Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sahara Group head Tonye Cole reveals how going bankrupt made him a better entrepreneur on Forbes Africa TV My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

The penultimate episode of the first season of the Forbes Africa hit TV show My Worst Day with Peace Hyde profiles the story of one of the largest indigenous oil companies in Nigeria, Sahara Group.

How President Buhari's Sins Caused Nigeria's Meningitis Outbreak By Reno Omokri

Perhaps the most outlandish thing I have heard this year, other than the fact that one set of President Buhari's aides told us he was not sick while another set simultaneously asked us to pray for his recovery, is the claim by the All Progressive Congress governor of  Zamfara state that the outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria is as a result of our sins. His exact words were as follows:

Photo: Six Nigerian businessmen arrested for drug peddling in Liberia

Operatives of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested six Nigerians for allegedly involving in selling and distributing narcotic substances.

Photo: Six Nigerian businessmen arrested for drug peddling in Liberia

Operatives of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested six Nigerians for allegedly involving in selling and distributing narcotic substances.
The Chief of Operations of LDEA, Johntor Wole, who confirmed the arrest while speaking with journalists at the Head office of DEA in Fiama Sinkor in Monrovia, said they found 182.8g of Narcotic and Heroin worth L$ 666,960.

Photos: Romanian woman who plunged into river during Westminster terror attack has died

Andrea Cristea, the Romanian woman who plunged into the Thames during Wednesday, March 22, Westminster terror attack died on Thursday, April 6th, confirms Metropolitan Police.

The 31-year-old who had been receiving medical treatment in a hospital following the attack, was taken off life support on Thursday.

1000 Lead Advocates| 30 Limbs | 30 Locations as The Irede Foundation goes ‘Out-on-a-Limb’ for Child Amputees.

…Identifying Ability in Disability
A group of Nigerians concerned about the plight of children with acquired or congenital limb loss has inaugurated a Non-Governmental Organization called The IREDE Foundation to give succor and relieve to the children and their parents by providing them with artificial limbs to enable them to live well and move freely.

Tunisia sentences British DJ for playing 'Muslim call to prayer' in a club

 A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail by a Tunisian court after he played a dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer in a night club
DJ Dax J, who had already fled the country was charged with public indecency and offending public morality in the court case, according to a BBC report.
He was said to have performed at the Orbit Festival in a club located in the coastal city of Hammamet on Friday and caused controversy on social media after he played a remix of the Muslim call to prayer at the event. 

Aftermath of U.S attacks on Syria: 'What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible' -Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad who this week ordered the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria, killing hundreds, with kids left to gasp for air while they died, has called U.S President Donald Trump's retaliatory attack on their military base today 'Irresponsible' and 'foolish'.

Indian man who battered his wife is taught the lesson of his life by his in-laws

The video of an Indian man getting thrashed by a group of men has taken social media by storm after it was discovered that the beating was spurred by the man physically abusing his wife.

Photos: Corps member dies of heart failure in Sokoto

Anthony Ochai pictured above, a corps member serving in Sokoto state has died.

According to the state NYSC Coordinator, Musa Abubakar, Anthony who is from Benue state, died shortly after playing a match with his fellow corps members.

Graphic Photos: Man allegedly hacks his mother to death in Edo State

According to Facebook user, Uju Patricia, the man pictured, allegedly hacked his biological mother to death earlier today in Uzebba, Edo State. More photos after the cut.

Truck ploughs into shop in busy Stockholm street, killing at least three and causing injury to many others

Stockholm, Sweden, has been thrown into a state of shock after a vehicle crashed into shoppers in Drottninggatan, resulting in the death of three. The truck drove into Ahlens Mall, a department store in Klarabergsgatan, crashing through the wall before it went up in flames.

Turn your car into a money maker. Register your car on Uber for free while you shop

Visit the Uber stand at the mall closest to you in picture above. We'll be there every Saturday this April to get you started.

- Free Sign-up
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- Free N20,000 (after 20trips, Ts & Cs apply)

Bisi Alimi slams Nigerians voting for BBNaija housemates

He shared the post above and captioned it; "I am sure there are still some Nigerians with a little bit of common sense left."

Adele breaks Billboard record after her album '21' spends 319 weeks on the chart

This week, Adele's album “21,” which was released in 2011, surpassed Carole King’s 1971 “Tapestry”, for time spent on the Billboard 200 by a woman. Billboard confirms that “21” just completed its 319th week on the chart where King’s album spent a nonconsecutive 318 weeks.
That’s over six years. Billboard also notes that while Adele’s album has appeared on the chart every week since its debut, King’s dipped out of the ranking in 1977 after 302 weeks, and reappeared in 2010.Overall, Adele’s “21” is the 11th longest-charting album on the Billboard chart.

Okafor’s Law Top Box Office in First Week Showing at the Cinemas

Everyone knew that Omoni Oboli’s ‘Okafor’s Law’ movie would do well as her previous works did but after the court injunction saga, no one was sure anymore. The movie topped the box office record for last week and currently topping this week also. It is undoubtedly the highest selling movie at the cinemas presently beating movies like John Wick, Beauty and the Beast, Kung: Skull Island, Life, Logan, Pathetic and Ojukokoro.

Syrian refugees in the US commend Trump for his missile strike against Syria

Syrian refugee, Rashid Mahmoud, who arrived the United States less than 2 years ago rejoiced at the news of American missiles pummeling a Syrian air base Thursday night, and struggled with praise for President Donald J. Trump, who has more often seemed like an antagonist than an ally.
Mr. Mahmoud, said in an interview on Friday at his new home in Lowell, Mass said:

Caitlyn Jenner admits regrets and mistakes in new Diane Sawyer interview

Two years after the initial Diane Sawyer interview where Bruce Jenner announced that he was transitioning into becoming a woman, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) has had a follow up interview with Diane Sawyer, where she talks about the mistakes she's made since her transition.

Nigerians have seen that APC party has nothing to offer them except lies- Gov Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says Nigerians have realised that the ruling party, APC, has nothing to offer except the circulation of lies. In a statement released by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike said this at the Rivers state government house, Port Harcourt when he granted audience to the Abuluoma Council of Chiefs Friday. He said:

Photos: Nigerian surgeon arrested in Texas, US for sexual assault

Nigerian orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba has been arrested by McKinney police, Texas on suspicion that he sexually assaulted two female patients while they were under his care.
Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, 44, faces two charges of sexual assault, according to court records. McKinney police arrested him Friday, March 31, and booked him at the Collin County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000.

Don't judge Donald Trump by 2013 Syria tweets because he wasn't president then - White House

Yesterday, we shared Donald Trump's series of Tweets in 2013 where he warned then US president Barack Obama to desist from attacking Syria because the US would gain nothing from it.
Now that he has just launched a military airstrike against Syria, his Deputy assistant, Sebastian Gorka says that Trump's past tweets arguing against military action in Syria shouldn't be held against him because Trump wasn't president then.
In his words, Sebastian who spoke to radio host Laura Ingraham, said :

Photo: Six Nigerians drug dealers sentenced to over 53 years imprisonment in South Africa

The Secunda District Court in Mpumalanga, South Africa on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, handed hefty sentences to six Nigerian nationals, who were found guilty of manufacturing and dealing in drugs.
Chibuzor Paul Ezekware, Samuel Okafor and Goodwin Addo Abunne were each sentenced to 36 years imprisonment. Henry Ulangu Ukaegby and Innocent Akuziele will spend 16 years in jail each, while Junior Okafor was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Between Nnamdi Kanu and Joe Igbokwe- Reno Omokri

As he shared on his page.

Graphic photos: Pregnant woman, one other burn to death after Danfo somersaults, catches fire in Lagos

A commercial bus popularly known as Danfo with the registration number, KTW 479 XQ descending Maryland under bridge yesterday afternoon 7th of April, somersaulted and crashed, leaving two fish sellers completely burnt, while four other occupants of the bus sustained injuries.
The danfo was reportedly coming from Oyingbo and was heading towards Ikeja when the accident happened.

Twitter files lawsuit against US government

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to block a request to provide personal information about the user behind @ALT_uscis. The account, whose name stands for alternative U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is one of several alternative government accounts created after President Trump took office.

Photo: See message elderly man sent to little girl on Facebook

Perverted pedophile!
Credit: SiminBAHH/twitter

Photos: Florence Ita-Giwa defects to APC

Former presidential adviser, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa on Friday defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC. She signed APC membership register in Bakkasi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Four South Carolina prisoners found dead!

Sommer Sharpe, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections confirms that Four inmates were found dead at a South Carolina prison. Guards found the four men at about 10:35 a.m. in a dorm at Kirkland Correctional Institution, a state maximum security site outside Columbia that holds approximately 15,000 offenders. The men were identified by the South Carolina Department of Corrections as Jason Kelley, 35; Jimmy Ham, 56; John King, 52; and William Scruggs, 44.

This shot at EFCC though

The EFCC twitter page is one hilarious page to visit and recently EFCC has been giving epic clap backs, but this shot at EFCC is quite deep. How true is this though?

Al Sharpton calls for 'Arab' shop owners to 'go back to their country'

A viral video of two store owners “brutalizing” an alleged South Carolina shoplifter with a sword and gun has sparked a heated protest in the city of North Charleston. At the center of the incident is 38-year-old Tyrone Mazyck, who the owners of Andrew's Discount Market say they had to forcibly subdue after he attempted to steal from their convenience store.
As Live 5 News reports, however, community activists are now demanding not only that the store be closed, but that its employees be charged for what a bystander filmed them doing to Mazyck.

The video, which appears to show store clerks armed with a gun, sword, and piece of wood hit and threaten Mazyck, was uploaded on March 29.

The owner of the store has said that Mazyck “frequently causes trouble at the shop,” claiming that he used a knife that police recovered at the scene to cut and threaten to kill his employees.

A group of protesters, including Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network (NAN) — a civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton — see things very differently, however. Saying that there are dozens of “foreigner” and “Arab”-owned business in the area that they would no longer allow to “rape our community” — and that the violence seen in the video is indicative of “Sharia law” — Johnson urged his community to boycott the store.
Johnson, the South Carolina state representative for NAN, added:
"They need to go back to their country where their laws are different from our laws ... We sending a message to all the Arab and the foreigner stores in North Charleston and the city of Charleston that we gonna stop you from taking money from our community and putting none back in it."
Since then, the Rev. Nelson Rivers — a vice president at NAN — has pushed back on the comments made by his fellow National Action Network representative, saying that if there's a perception “that National Action Network is speaking against foreigners ... that was not Johnson's intent.”

He also announced that Johnson's position at NAN will be reviewed later in April. Nonetheless, the scene inside Andrew's Discount Market has remained heated, as a reporter for local The Post and Courier newspaper witnessed on Monday.

North Charleston police are continuing to investigate the incident with Mazyck that sparked the protests, though they confirmed that Mazyck himself remains the only individual charged.

Meanwhile, a clerk inside Andrew's says he's confused about all the racial overtones involved, telling protesters that:

“I’m brown, too ... I’m African, you don’t know that?”

Photo: Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido walks the street of Oxford UK in traditional regalia

Royal swagger!

Can you grill? Then take part and win N750,000 in the Jack Daniels BrothersOfTheGrill MasterGriller Competition

Do you love to cook? Do you live in Lagos or Abuja? Do you think you have the creativity to craft the most delicious and savory BBQ dishes? Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned a Brother Of The Grill? Two winners – Michelle Obiano and Chef Ben have emerged so far and now this is your chance.

Photos of Julius Agwu as MC at Omotola Ekeinde's traditional wedding 16 years ago

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde wished Julius Agwu a happy birthday with throwback photos of the comedian, who was the Master of Ceremony at her traditional wedding, 16 years ago.

Viewers discretion! Photos/videos: Woman brutally murdered in Anambra, suspect burnt to death

A woman identified as Mrs Theresa Obalum was brutally hacked to death by one Mmadubueze Orakwulu on Friday morning in Mgbakwu, in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to villagers, Orakwulu allegedly used a machete to hack Mrs. Theresa Obalum, (who was about 40 years of age) to death, while on her early morning routine of selling pap to customers.

J. Lo stuns in new photo

Stunning woman!

Angry JAMB applicants in Maiduguri embark on a night protest over registration frustration (Photos/Video)

Over 70 angry applicants in Maiduguri on Wednesday night stormed the Nasara Computers, one of the only four registration centers in the city to protest over being registered for the upcoming Jamb examination. According to a Facebook user, Abubakar Terab, who shared the post, the students were protesting because the officials of the center were getting people who were not in the queue registered.

PDP Crisis: Fayose lambasts Sheriff over his walkout on party leaders..says Sheriff is an impostor, betrayal, enemy of Nigeria

Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has lambasted factional chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff for walking out on party leaders on Thursday, during a pre-reconciliation meeting held in Abuja at the instance of the party leaders and elders, saying;

Facebook user claims she misses being a sidechick

According to this Facebook user, she would rather be a side chick than main chick.

Peter and Paul Okoye show off their first SUVs in Throwback photo

As Peter shared on his IG page.

Twitter withdraws lawsuit against US Govt

Twitter has withdrawn its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security just a day after it filed the lawsuit against the Govt, read here. They withdrew the lawsuit after the agency abandoned efforts to identify a user, @ALT_USCIS who’s been criticizing the Trump administration.