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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

$115 million scandal: Fidelity Bank appoints new MD

The management of Fidelity Bank Plc have appointed an interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Balarabe (right) to replace its embattled CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo (left), who is still being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for allegedly fraudulently receiving $115 million (23bn) from former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Herdsmen allegedly kill monarch, nephew in Kaduna

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly unleashed violence on the residents of Southern Kaduna killing the traditional ruler of the Fadan Karshi district in Sanga Local Council, Bala Madaki and his nephew, Emmanuel Tanko, in a night attack. Narrating what happened, a resident of the community who spoke on condition of anonymity, said;

Monday, 18 April 2016

Saraki's Trial at CCT will Henceforth be Conducted Daily- Judge Rules

Justice Danladi Umar of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT has ruled that the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki will henceforth be conducted daily. At the resumed hearing today April 18th, Justice Danladi Umar based the decision on provisions of sections 376 and 315 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015. 

Linda Ikeji Vs Wizkid Beef Takes New Turn: Why I reported Wizkid to the police – Linda Ikeji

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The ongoing feud between blogger, Linda Ikeji and talented singer, Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid took another twist, Sunday, after Linda confirmed that she had reported the public threat issued against her by Wizkid to the Nigerian Police. In a post on her blog, Linda wrote: ”



I’m sure many of you have read that the police is now involved in my issue with Wizkid. Yes, I reported his public threat to me two Sundays ago to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and I want to explain why I did it! Please pay attention and keep an open mind.


I’ve read a lot online from people saying I don’t like Wizkid. Even Wizkid himself thinks I don’t like him. Why he or anyone would think so is puzzling to me to be honest. Apart from his achievements after he started insulting me online a few weeks ago…everything else, every success Wizkid has recorded in the last 3/4 years is on LIB. All the awards, all the record breaking feats, his sold out concerts, his foreign magazine features, and collaborations, everything that has built him up to the young man he is today is on LIB. Please verify! Search my blog. Please continue…


I was a huge Wizkid fan. The only song I danced harder to than his ‘Dance For Me’ track was Fuse ODG’s ‘Antenna and Kiss Daniel & DJ Shabzy’s Raba. So, no, I had no dislike for Wizkid. But about a year ago, I noticed his indirect snide remarks at me…and when some other music star beefed with me, Wizkid showed his support and made disrespectful comments. That was when I noticed he had issues with me… but that didn’t stop me from writing about him and celebrating him.


Now to the issue at hand. When I reported that he was served quit notice at his Lekki home, I stated fact and I didn’t write it out of malice. It’s not everyday you get exclusive stories…and I’m sure any other blogger who got the story first would also have published it. So, there was no beef, I was just doing my job. A day or so after I wrote this story, Wizkid went on my instagram page to call me names and lied that I slept with some director of his…which I have said before is 1000% lies! But the insult and lies is not why the police is now involved.

Here’s the thing; You can insult me, insult my family, call me any names you like, even lie that I slept with your forefathers…but don’t threaten me. If you threaten me, I will act! 
I read people online saying that I reported to the police because I am scared of Wizkid. No, my darlings, I am not afraid of Wizkid. Though I do not take his threats lightly. I went to the authorities for two reasons…and please young boys of our generation, pay attention to what I am about to write below. 

You see, violence against women and threat of violence against women is not okay. Threatening harm to someone in a public space is a criminal act in every country of the world, including Nigeria. I bet some of you didn’t know that, yeah? You can not publicly threaten someone with harm. You will only get away with it if your victim doesn’t report to the authorities. If they do, you will have a case with the police and I promise you, the police take these things seriously.

I reported this case to the authorities because I want our young men to know this is not okay. You should not raise your hands on a woman. You shouldn’t even threaten to raise your hands on a woman. Wizkid wrote that he would send his 16 year old cousin to beat the shit out of me. Letting Wizkid get away with it is basically telling our young men that this is okay…and it’s not! 

After Wizkid made the threat to me, I saw a lot of teen boys hailing and applauding him. To them, this was okay. If their idol can threaten a woman with harm, and use derogatory words, they also can do it…and that’s how the circle of abuse of women continues. Women being called ‘smelly pussy’ trended online for a day or two! Little boys were happy to use the words. Sad!

It is appalling to me that anyone, especially women, would cheer Wizkid on. When he wrote RIP Linda, I saw a few young girls write same, laughing. This is not a laughing matter. It doesn’t matter whether you like me or not! This is not about Linda Ikeji. This is about abuse of women which has eaten deep into our society, so deep that it has now been accepted as normal. Men do it all the time and get away with it. So many women are battered by their husbands and they refuse to speak up because of the stigma. They refuse to seek help because they are afraid of what people will say. I am sorry, I am not one of those women. I refuse to be victimized. And as long as I have my voice and my platform, I will speak up. 

We women have to come together to lend a strong voice to the plight of women in our continent. When we see a woman being physically and mentally abused, let’s act. Let’s speak up. Let’s not laugh and say she deserves it. If we continue to keep quiet, the circle of abuse will continue. And one day, You, yes You, will find yourself in the receiving end of a thundering slap, followed by heavy blows. If not you, then maybe your daughter? Let’s condemn violence and threat of violence against women! This is not acceptable! 

Young men like Wizkid, a father of two young boys himself, should never advocate violence against women. One day, he will have a daughter, how would he feel if another male threatens to put hands on her or even calls her a hoe?

I can’t count how many times Wizkid called me a hoe in his rant against me. That’s what boys do. When they get into a fight with a woman, they try to slut-shame her. Smelly pussy, hoe, ashawo etc. You call a woman, who gave another young woman, whose real name she doesn’t even know N500,000 just because she said she would rather work by carrying cement than prostitute herself, that’s the person you call a hoe? When your mind is so warped you can’t differentiate between a woman and a hoe, then this is what happens. Except you drive to Sanusi Fanfuwa at 2am to pick up a prostitute, who proudly describes herself as one, then you shouldn’t call any woman a hoe.

Even Tupac who was a well known thug could differentiate between the types of women he dealt with. When asked in an interview why he called women bitches, he said people shouldn’t confuse things, that he wouldn’t address a mother or a sister the way he would address a bitch, that the bitches were the ones he dealt with in the clubs who behaved like one. He reiterated that he respected women! 

In more civilized countries, Wizkid would have lost his endorsements and spent the next year or so apologizing and being in the fore-front of promoting anti-violence crusades against women. It took Chris Brown years to get back on his feet after his assault on a woman. Up till today, he doesn’t have any major endorsements and some countries still deny him entrance into their country i.e Australia for something he did 7 years ago. 

Yes, violence against women is serious! And there’s the case of incitement. When you have power and influence, you have to be careful what you say in public. Because you have such power, something you say can influence your followers. A fan can commit acts that even you may not support or might not even condone. But because it came out of your mouth, they think you mean it. So it is irresponsible to say things that might be inciteful. In Law, you can be held responsible when people act based on what you said in public. Tupac was charged to court and indicted after some thugs killed a police officer. The thugs went to court and mentioned that their idol encouraged violence against LA police officers in a song where he said ‘Drop a cop’. So, we folks with some measure of influence should be more careful with our utterances. People are watching and listening! 

The second reason I filed a police report is to encourage other women in similar situations to do same. My dear ladies, if a man threatens to puts hands on you, and you feel the threat is real, report to the authorities. Don’t wait until he does it. What if you don’t survive it? If he’s picked up and may be charged to court (yes, you can be charged to court for making threats…it’s a misdemeanor with a prison sentence), then he will think twice before making threats against you in the future or any other woman for that matter. 

I went as far as I did for me and for other women. This is to pass a strong message to our young men that these kinds of behaviour towards women will not be tolerated. Should not be tolerated. If you assault or even threaten to assault a woman, the law will come after you if she chooses not to be silent. Women, don’t be silent. Let’s break the circle. For your sake, for my sake, for the sake of our daughters, grand daughters, great grand daughters and all other women that will follow them. 

And that’s really all I have to say in the matter. Thank you guys for reading 

And to Wizkid fans, please be rest assured that I wish him all the best in life. He will continue to grow from strength to strength (as long as he doesn’t endorse violence against women) and his light will never diminish. God brought him to this level and will continue to keep him. I have nothing but love for his craft and hope that one day, we will put this behind us. 

God bless him, me, you and everyone else in the world. 


Cheers.


Fulani Herdsmen Invade Kwande


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Despite efforts by the Federal and Benue State governments to end clashes between herdsmen and farmers, indications emerged yesterday that Moor, a council ward in Kwande Local Government Area of the state had been sacked by armed herdsmen. 

Photos: Police arrest Woman Oover an Alleged Attempt to Kill her Husband after a Fight over Properties

at State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba has arrested a housewife over an alleged attemPolice pt to kill her husband of 18 years following a disagreement over properties.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Protesters Invade Nass Over Refusal To Swear In Rep-elect Chris Abah aka Mad Lion

Constituents from Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu  in  Benue State have appealed to House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara to exercise fairness and justice  in the case of Christian Adabah Abah, a People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) candidate, whose election was upheld by the Appeal Court.

Friday, 15 April 2016

N400m paid to Metuh on Jonathan’s order –Witness

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, on Monday opened his defence before a Federal High Court in Abuja, where he is being prosecuted for money laundering and charges bordering on the N400m he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

Video shames those who doubt girls’ abduction


Kaduna State-born Senator Shehu Sani is vice chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He spoke with CNN on the authenticity of the ‘proof of life’ of the Chibok girls.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Tearful Parents Watch and Identify Their Daughters In new Chibok Girls’ Video

Three mothers of schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State two years ago shed tears as they identified their daughters in a video released by Boko Haram.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Three Fulani Kidnappers Killed in Niger State

Three Fulani kidnappers have been killed by Police in Niger state while five kidnapped victims have been rescued.

Presidency, Lawmakers Meet Over Budget

To avert a fresh lockdown on the 2016 Budget, a government delegation led by Minister of National Planning, Sen.  Udoma Udo-Udoma yesterday began talks with Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara and top leaders of the National Assembly.

13 Years Old ‘Cultist’ Arrested for Gang Robbery in Lagos - Photos


Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) today arrested 13-year-old Opeyemi Johnson who is believed to be a suspected member of the notorious Awawa cult group for robbery. Opeyemi, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student, was arrested around Fagba in Agege this morning after he, alongside 20 others attacked some road users and dispossessed them of their belongings.

British Mothers Who 'Beast Iron' Their Daughters May Now be Prosecuted

According to reports released last week, thousands of British mums across the UK practice the act of "breast-ironing" their daughters using rocks, hammers and spatulas in a ritual which they say prevent their daughters from looking attractive to boys.

Sunday Oliseh Appointed into FIFA's Technical Department

Sunday Oliseh has been appointed to be a part of FIFA's technical Department. He announced this on twitter.

Woman Gives Birth Outside a Hospital - Photos


According to this incredible post shared on Facebook, on Thursday, 7 April, this woman gave birth in the open air on the grass outside the regional hospital of Mellen in Gabon. 

Friday, 8 April 2016

Read What Happened to a Man Who Turned Cassava into a SexToy - Graphic


A man had no other choice than to have surgery after an 18 inch cassava he carved in the shape of a penis got stuck in his anal sphincters while trying to use it as a sex toy through his anus. The unnamed patient carved the dildo out of cassava, a root vegetable native to South America and Africa. He had sensibly covered it with two condoms before inserting it, but had to call in doctors after one of the cassavas broke inside. 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo unveils President Buhari's strategic implementation plan for the 2016 budget


Below is President Muhammadu Buhari's strategic implementation plan for the 2016 budget:

David Mark reacts to the Panama report, denies owning any offshore company in the British Virgin Island

Former Senate President David Mark, has released a statement, denying claims in the Panama report that he owned eight offshore companies in British Virgin Island. Premiumtimes on Tuesday April 5th, reported that an investigation carried out by them and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), showed that the former senate president was the owner of eight offshore companies in the Island. In his response, Mark in denying the claim, said some political elements were out to tarnish his image. Read his statement after the ccut

Mum Who Has Sexual Relationship With Her son Plans to Marry and Have kids by him


51 year old English woman, Kim West gave up her son, Ben Ford for adoption 30 years ago. Ben who was living in the US was able to track her down in 2013 and sent her a letter to let her know he was her son. Ben who had been married 2 years prior to contacting his mum began exchanging phone calls with his mum before they agreed to meet up.

Photos from singer Nomoreloss's service of song and tribute night


‎The  service of songs and tribute night of singer ‎Muyiwa Osinuga aka Nomoreloss held in Lagos yesterday April 7th.  The singer died on March 21st. His funeral holds today April 8th.  More photos after the cut...

FG Bans Govt Officials from Flying First Class


The Federal Government in a bid to reduce the amount being spent on overheard expenditure on Wednesday night banned all top officials of government from flying first class while embarking on officials trips.

Buhari Urges Doctors to Shelve Planned Strike

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve its proposed strike and give the Federal Government more time to address the grievances of doctors.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Tipper Driver Dies after Crashing into Tanker

A yet-to-be identified tipper driver has been killed after ramming into a stationed tanker conveying black oil.

Tambuwal visits Sokoto PDP Chairman to ommiserate with Him Over Fire Incident that Razed his Home

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal who is an APC governor, this morning visited the Sokoto PDP Chairman, Ibrahim Milgoma, to commiserate with him over fire incident that razed his home recently. Continue to see more photos...

Fuel Queues to end this Week, says Kachikwu


Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday said fuel queue will be over in Abuja and Lagos this week.

Soldier Killed as Kidnappers Abduct two Foreigners

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, yesterday, killed a soldier and abducted two expatriates on the Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State.

CCT: Saraki’s Trial to Resume Today


The trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on alleged false declaration  of assets is set to resumed at the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki today,  Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Monday, 28 March 2016

3,800 shops destroyed by fire at Sabon Gari market in Kano - DG NEMA


The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says at least 3,800 shops were destroyed by Saturday’s fire incident at the Sabon Gari Market, Kano.

Speak against herdsmen’s atrocities, media chief tells Buhari

The Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation Newspapers, Mr. Sam Omatseye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speak publicly against the atrocities being committed by some herdsmen in the country.

Friday, 25 March 2016

First Pictures of Wizkid's Son With American Lover Binta Diamond Diallo


Wizkid recently welcomed his second son/first child with a lady named Binta Diamond Diallo. Now here are first adorable photos of the baby boy. So cute! More photos after the cut...

Ciara and Russell Wilson Set To Wed - Russell Says He Won't Have Her Sign a Prenup


27 year old Russell Wilson and 30 year old Ciara got engaged recently and will be getting married in the near future, but according to HollywoodLife.com, an insider told them that Russell said Ciara wont have to sign a pre-nup when they get married.

Seven Lassa Fever Patients Declared Missing from Medical Centre in Taraba State


Seven patients with Lassa fever who were admitted at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo Taraba State have are reportedly missing. The management of the Hospital said they are doing all they can to arrest the patients and return them to the hospital.

Lady exposes Lesbian Who has Been Sending her Raunchy Love Messages Like: 'I want to squeeze your boobs all nite'


A Kenyan TV presenter Elizabeth Irungu exposed a woman who has been sending her raunchy messages asking her for sexual favours. Elizabeth took to her Facebook page yesterday to share a screenshot from her conversation with the lesbian writing: "Still in the spirit of exposing perverts who inbox me almost daily.

See What Doctors in China Remove From Man Who Loves to Eat Raw Meat - Photos


Tapeworms in humans aren't an odd sight, unless of course they measure in at 16ft. 45-year-old Chen from Guangxi, south China who loves to eat raw beef and fish complained of stomach problems to doctors. Tests were carried out by his city's Gastroenterology department which revealed the tapeworm and even then, it took five days to extract.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

God is Angry with Buhari says Fayose


Following the violence and maiming that characterized last Saturday's rerun election in Rivers state, Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, says God is angry with Buhari. Fayose said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday March 22nd. He said:

Osun state Propses Law Which will make Kidnapping Punishable by Death


According to the Speaker of Osun state House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam, the assembly has proposed a review of the state’s criminal law to provide death penalty for kidnapping in the state.

Police Get new AIG, 10 Commissioners

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 156 police officers including Kano State  Commissioner of Police Musa Mohammed,  who was elevated to the rank of  Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

APC Panel to Resolve Kwankwaso, Ganduje’s Fight


The All Progressives Congress has set up a three-man panel to resolve the crisis in the Kano State chapter of the party.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

PSquare is Finally Dead! Peter Okoye Exposes All The Problems Within Psquare in new Interview


Peter and Paul Okoye seem to have settled their differences and resolved to sing together albeit with different managements. However Peter Okoye  had granted an exclusive interview to the NetNG  on Thursday March 17 about the genesis of the problems within Psquare, Jude Okoye and the feud in general. The interview took place at Peter's home in Lekki.  It is a very long interview but it's worth reading. Read below:

Friday, 18 March 2016

Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima's Bail Application Denied

Looks like the actress and mother of three will really spend years in prison over a car accident in 2005 that took a man's life. Her bail application suffered a setback yesterday Thursday March 17th at the court of Appeal in Lagos after the judges ruled that her application was incompetent.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Stephanie Linus Officially Recieves the SUV She Won at AMVCA - Photos

Stephanie Linus' movie 'Dry' won Movie of the Year at AMVCA and the win came with a car which she collected yesterday. See another photo after the cut...

Aisha Buhari hosts Nigerian women and wives of Diplomats in Abuja, Launch Her Pet Project - Photos


In celebration of International Women's Day, wife of the president Hajia Aisha Buhari hosted some Nigerian women and wives of diplomats in Abuja.

See Photos as Ooni of Ife Marries His Benin Queen in a Traditional Wedding in Benin Yesterday


Wuraola Zynab Otiti yesterday traditionally married the Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in Benin, Edo State..More photos after the cut...

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saraki’s Tral stalled again


The scheduled commencement of the trial of Senate President  Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was put on hold again yesterday, courtesy of a  fresh  motion he filed challenging the tribunal’s jurisdiction.

House of Reps okays sale of NITEL/MTEL to NATCOM



The House of Representatives yesterday approved the sale of Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (NITEL) and its mobile arm, MTEL, to the NATCOM Consortium.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Breaking News: Explosion Rocks CBN Calabar, Scores Killed



Eighteen people were on Friday morning roasted while others sustained third degree burns in an inferno at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, following an explosion at the premises of the Bank located at Calabar Road by the Millennium Park .