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Hushpuppi Scandal: We Can Demote And Dismiss Him Says Police Force

  This is obviously not a good time for Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari as he is about to face more woes over his alleged involvement with Hushpuppi. The Police Service Commission has said it could dismiss Abba Kyari after he was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1million internet fraud.

My parents gave me name I was ashamed of – IDOKO ANGELINA

  For fast rising actress, Angelina Idoko she used to be very ashamed of the name her parents gave her, which is Jerina.  According to Idoko, she was named after her grandmother who was such an amazing woman, however, her parents didn’t know the meaning of the name Jerina. Due to the fact that at that point, she couldn’t lay her hands on the meaning of Jerina, she decided to adopt a new name which is similar to Jerina. Explaining her present predicament via her Instagram page, she Angelina Idoko wrote, “The story behind my Name is a very Long one but i’ll try & keep it short. My Parents Named me “Jerina” sweet name! But each time someone asked me the meaning i’d say I didn’t know as Google wasn’t very common at the time…  I asked my parents the meaning severally but they’d say they didn’t know, they only named me after my Grandmother who was such an Amazing person.” “People would Laugh at me when i told them I didn’t know the meaning of my own name & It became so embarrassing f

Actress Rachel Oniga died of health related-issues and not COVID-19 says her Family

  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.

EXCLUSIVE: APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalised In US, Undergoes Surgery

 T he 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.

Nollywood Veteran actress Rachael Oniga is dead

  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.

'I was domestically abused and blackmailed in my first marriage’ Actress Funke Akindele

  Nollywood actress  Funke Akindele  has revealed how she was domestically abused and blackmailed by her ex-husband, Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof. A post shared by Instagram blogger Cutie_Julls alleged the actress recounted all her ordeal in a scene of her self produced popular comedy series, Jeniffer’s Diary, aired on scene One TV dated, 18/07/2021

‘Supercop’ Kyari In The Eye Of The Storm

  Nigerians woke up on Thursday to the shocking news reports that a US fraud investigation has linked Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari with notorious internet fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas as part of a $1.1 million heist. Further details indicate that a US court issued a warrant for the arrest of DCP Kyari popularly referred to as ‘Supercop’ for his numerous exploits in high-profile crime-busting, and directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track him.

Kaduna Files Fresh Charges Against El-Zakzaky

  T he K aduna State Government has filed further charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. This is coming less than 24 hours after a Kaduna State High Court discharged and acquitted El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

‘Why I Helped Hushpuppi’, Super Cop Abba Kyari Breaks Silence

  Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has reacted to the allegation of suspected billionaire fraudster, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi. Hushpuppi, who is known for his luxury life, was arrested in the UAE last year and extradited to the US over allegations bordering on hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.

Hushpuppi: Check out the Court Documents Indicting Abba Kyari and others

  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.

Toyin Abraham appreciate her godparents after they did the unexpected for her

  Actress, Toyin Abraham has penned down an appreciation post to her godparents on her Instagram page after the unexpected thing they did for her. According to the mother of one, the production of her soon to be released movie was done during the fuel scarcity but her godparents would always ask that all her crew members get their cars filled with fuel for free at their filling station.

Abba Kyari reacts to Hushpuppi’s ‘bribery’ allegation says: 'It’s a lie'

  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.

Hushpuppi: 3 Nigerians arrested, Abba Kyari, 2 others on FBI list

  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.

I never collected kobo from Hushpuppi, he only sent N300k to buy native clothes, caps

  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.

Richard Mille wristwatch Hushpuppi worn on Instagram and How he bought it —FBI

  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.

‘I deserve a Range Rover Vogue’ Don’t make me just a workaholic, Actress Biola Adebayo cries out

  Nollywood actress Biola Adebayo has declared that she doesn’t just want to be a workaholic but a wealthy person as she cries to God for a Range Rover Vogue. This comes amidst the growing trend of Range Rover and houses acquisition by many Nollywood stars.

Release Kanu or we lockdown Southeast: IPOB issues FG deadline

  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.

Court Acquits, Discharges El-Zakzaky, Wife, Orders Immediate Release

  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.

My Colleagues filled my husband's DM with messages’ Actress Nkechi Blessing cries out

  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.

Presidency makes Aso Rock staff that leak information swear oath

  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.

Video: Pastor Bakare mulls national movement to fight Buhari tyranny

  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.

Princess denies authorising the release of CCTV footage

  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.

Retains lending rate, CBN stops forex sales to Bureau De Change operators

  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 files fresh charges against Sunday Igboho

  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.

UBA staff Hassan Abubakar murdered by his house help in Damaturu

  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 chase out Igboho’s supporters from court premises

  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 Rally: Bakare faces murder charge, as police arraign 48 suspects

  A popular Ogboni chief, Tajudeen Bakare, who was among the suspects arrested during the July 1, 2021 Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos, has been charged with the murder of Jumoke Oyeleke, who was killed allegedly by a stray police bullet during the protest. This hint was given in a statement by the Media Communications Secretary of Yoruba Nation, Maxwell Adeleye, on Monday.

Sunday Igboho arrives court for trial

  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.

LIVE UPDATES: Sunday Igboho Extradition Trial Continues…

  The extradition trial of Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, continues today Monday, July 26, 2021. 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.

BREAKING: Sowore has been arrested at the venue of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

  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.

Buhari Departs for Medical Check up in London Monday

  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.

PDP governors meet Monday over state of nation

  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.

Olubadan Sends Delegation to Benin Republic for Igboho's Trial

  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.

Update: Tears, joy as 28 released Bethel students reunite with parents in Kaduna

  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 th eir 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.

Oti Letike O! Oyedepo opens up on pastors consulting native doctors for charms for miracles

  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 latest landlord in Banana Island; Actress Tayo Sobola

  Nollywood actress Sotayo Sobola popularly called  Sotayogaga  has allegedly become a house owner in the Banana Island axis of Lagos State. This comes a few months after her low-key wedding that left many of her fans and colleagues wondering who the mystery man is.

Breaking: Kaduna Abducted Students of Baptist High School has been released.

  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.

‘Sunday Igboho May Be Released Tomorrow, Faces Three Stage Trial’

  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.

Igboho: Lawyer Salami reveals what will happen on Monday, warns supporters

  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.

'We will resort to self-defence if noting is urgently done' CAN youths protest banditry,

  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.

Living abroad doesn’t make you Wealthy or Rich’ Actress Yetunde Bakare tells Nigerians in diaspora

  Nollywood actress  Yetunde Bakare  has slammed some Nigerians living in the diaspora, advising them to be humble. In a post shared on Instagram, the actress averred some Nigerians in the diaspora always think they are automatically rich because they do not stay in Nigeria, including those living with their partners and those doing fraud.

Tinubu, Fashola, Ambode missing as Lagos holds LG poll

  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.

God Is In The Midst of me says Actress Clarion Chukwurah as she goes topless

  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 killed Seven Cameroonian soldiers in an attack

  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.

We are five Lawyers handling his case says Salami, one of the Cotonou lawyers of Sunday Igboho

  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 governors are working behind scene for Igboho’s release

  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. 

Biafra: IPOB closes bank account

  The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has confirmed that the group has closed its bank account domiciled in the US. The account was shut down over suspected fraudulent activities by “some unknown persons”.

Pastors’ sack: No room for laziness, Fatoyinbo backs Oyedepo

  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.

BREAKING: Court orders DSS to produce Igboho’s aides

  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.

Sunday Igboho arrested with Nigerian, German passports -Lawyer

 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.