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Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election, Arauz concedes

65-year-old former banker and supporter of free-market policies, Guillermo Lasso has won Ecuador’s presidential election.   Lasso in his third attempt received over 52% of the vote to clinch the presidency, defeating Andrés Arauz, a 36-year-old leftist economist and protégé of powerful ex-president Rafael Correa.   Mr. Arauz conceded after more than 95% of votes were […]

Bandits reportedly kill eight in Katsina communities

Armed bandits have reportedly killed eight persons in two communities in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.   It was gathered that bandits attacked Sabon Bilbis community on Friday morning, April 9 and killed four youths.   PUNCH reported that bandits also stormed Yar Marafa Village, in Yar Malami ward on Saturday night, April 10, and started shooting […]

FAAN bars drivers from picking arriving passengers at the front of airport terminals

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a new directive barring drivers from picking arriving passengers at the frontage of the airport terminals.   In a statement released by Henrietta Yakubu, its general manager on corporate affairs, FAAN said the directive is in accordance with COVID-19 protocols set by the federal government to mitigate the spread of the […]

Prophet Odumeje and Actress Rita Edochie vow never to forgive comedienne Ada Jesus after her family brought her to his church to beg for forgiveness (video)

Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje and Actress Rita Edochie have vowed never to forgive comedienne Ada Jesus after she was brought to the Anambra-based Pastor’s church to beg for forgiveness.   Ada Jesus had accused Prophet Odumeje of conniving with Rita Edochie to stage fake miracles. She had also claimed that she helps Rita get men that sleep […]

South-East governors establish New security outfit, Ebube Agu, to tackle insecurity in the region

  To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU.   The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11.     According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the […]

Update: AKA’s family and Tembe’s family confirm death of the rapper’s 22-year-old fiancée, Nellie Tembe

The families of Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe and rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes have confirmed the death of 22-year-old bride-to-be.     Tembe, who is engaged to AKA, reportedly ‘fell’ from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town on Sunday morning, April 11. Read HERE   The Tembe and Forbes families, in a joint statement, […]

South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building

Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel in the early hours of Sunday, April 11.   The police said they are investigating the death of the 22-year-old lady which occurred at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape […]

There are many pedophiles in Nigeria. Every family has one – Singer Temmie Ovwasa

Former YBNL signee, Temmie Ovwasa, is of the opinion that paedophiles are on the rise in Nigeria and that every family has one.   She shared this opinion on her Twitter handle. It reads; ”There are many pedophiles in Nigeria, We’re not addressing it as we should and it’s stressing my brain out, Every family […]

A Senior Secondary school student identified as Philemon Igbokwe has been showered with cash gifts for his rare feat of honesty by returning a lost phone to the owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. A lawyer, Emma Okah, who disclosed this on Facebook on Sunday, April 11, said the boy saw the mobile phone forgotten by a wedding guest in the restroom of an event centre. Mr Okah gave the boy a cash reward of N50,000 while two other guests handed him $500 and N50,000. In total, the honest student went home with N340,000. Read his post below: The boy with me in this photograph is Master Philemon Igbokwe. He is a student of Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, PH, Rivers State. He has no phone, even the cheapest. Yesterday, I chaired the wedding event of Mr. Victor Emma Woke from Elele Town and his wife Joy from Eleme at Exquisite Event Centre, (Eliozu), G.U. Ake Road, PH. Philemon demonstrated a rare feat of honesty by picking and returning a new android phone forgotten by its owner in the restroom. The MC announced this at the event and people were excited to see such show of honesty from a young boy in a country riddled with vices. I announced a cash reward of N50,000. while Hon Josiah Olu did N50,000 and Co-Chairman Dr John Bosco – $500. By this, Philemon Igbokwe will go home with N340,000 for returning a phone which if sold as a stolen item, would not make N40,000. I am proud to Congratulate Philemon and his parents for the example he has shown that there are still young ones with integrity in our country. I pray God to uphold Philemon and his family in greatness, honour and success in life.

Ezra Olubi who is one of the co-founders of Paystack, an online payment platform, caused a stir on Saturday April 10, after he shared photos of what he wore to a friend’s wedding.   He shared the photos on his Twitter handle and wrote; ”my friend invited me to her wedding party and all i […]

Honest secondary school student gets cash reward of N340,000 for returning lost phone to owner in Port Harcourt

A Senior Secondary school student identified as Philemon Igbokwe has been showered with cash gifts for his rare feat of honesty by returning a lost phone to the owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.   A lawyer, Emma Okah, who disclosed this on Facebook on Sunday, April 11, said the boy saw the mobile phone forgotten by […]

The idea that Governor Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency is absurd – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Yahaya Bello, has described as ”absurd” the idea that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, should not run for the presidency.   Bello who is a member of the APC has since signified interest to run for Presidency in 2023.   In a tweet posted this morning, FFK said it is also absurd for […]

Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja slams Media Personality Omoyele Sowore over his ‘prayer’ for his daughter

Kogi Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja has slammed Media Personality Omoyele Sowore over his prayer for his daughter, Oma Onoja who matriculated on Friday April 9.   Sowore had prayed for the Deputy Governor’s daughter to excel and live in a Nigeria where the current challenges the country is facing are a thing of the past. […]

Ben Murray-Bruce shows off his new electric car

Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has shown off his newly acquired electric car.   Ben Murray-Bruce said his Lucid Electric Car which will be delivered early next year, is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla.   He also called for the Nigerian government […]

Historical photos of the life and times of Prince Philip as the world continues to mourn the late Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip died on Friday morning, April 9, aged 99.   His death comes weeks after he was discharged following surgery on a heart condition last month . He was respected for his deep wisdom, sense of humour and was the Queen’s companion as she […]

Nigerian Naval officer escapes from kidnappers den after disarming one of his abductors and using the weapon to kill them

A Nigerian Naval officer has regained his freedom weeks after he was abducted while on his way to Kebbi on leave.   According to former Army spokesperson,. S.K Usman, who shared the story online, the brave Naval officer, AK Bala, successfully disarmed one of his abductors and then used the weapon to kill the kidnappers. […]

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of the table (As it happened)

  33-year-old Benzema was first to meet Lucas Vazquez’s low cross towards the near post, squeezing a backheeled flick past Marc-Andre ter Stegen for his 25th goal in 35 appearances this season. Barcelona fell further behind when Kroos’ free-kick took a deflection off Sergino Dest on its way past Ter Stegen.   Federico Valverde could […]

Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with commanding win

  Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9.   Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9.   […]

Yemi Alade vows never to lend anyone money again after someone she gave money refused to pay back

Singer, Yemi Alade, has vowed never to lend anyone money again. She disclosed this on her Twitter handle. ”I’m never borrowing anybody money again! What happened to integrity and empathy! I borrow you money, na LIES you wan use payback”

Rangers extend Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun’s contract after helping club win Scottish premier league (photos)

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard’s side as […]

I’ll stop making music when I make $1 billion – Rapper Nasty C

South African superstar rapper, Nasty C has said that he will stop making music when he makes $1 billion (R14.5 billion).   In an interview with Sizwe Dhlomo, the rapper talked about how his approach to music has changed and how he thinks he could have done better in his rap career. The 24-year-old also talked […]

Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look

A homeless man looks unrecognisable after he got a free haircut, thanks to a barber who travels the world,  giving the homeless free haircuts.   Joshua Santiago took to TikTok to share his latest job and viewers were amazed at the magic he worked on the homeless man’s face.   In the video, the barber […]

“Wrapper is one of the sexiest house outfits a woman can wear”- Nigerians react as lady reveals what her husband did when she wore wrapper at home

A Nigerian woman, Honourable Sisi Tomi, said that her husband couldn’t keep his hands off her when she walked around the house wearing only wrapper.   “Tied wrapper around the house yesterday and na every corner dem just dey catch me. It is well” she tweeted on Tuesday, April 6.   “Me: *stands up to […]

If my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven than pay any ransom – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that even if his own son were to be kidnapped by suspected bandits, he will not pay any ransom for his release.   The governor who has consistently kicked against negotiations with bandits terrorizing the nation, said this during a radio interview on Friday April 9.   When asked if his […]

43-year-old man arrested after his 9-year-old daughter recounted how he allegedly raped her (video)

  A Nigerian man residing in Lagos has been arrested after his nine-year-old daughter accused him of consistently raping her for a long time. In a video shared online by humanitarian worker, Oluwafunminibi Ojewale, the little girl, Esther, alleged her father had consistently raped to the point that she began to experience pains in her […]