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Gunmen kidnap Hotelier and 8 others in Oyo, demand N15m as ransom

Unknown gunmen over the weekend stormed Agbo Hotel at Ajaawa community, Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, kidnapping the owner of the hotel, Olukunle Oyedokun, his younger wife with the child she is nursing, two daughters, granddaughter, sister-in-law, her son and a guest at the hotel.   Daily Independent reports that the wife of […]

Gunmen attack Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s home in Ibadan

The Ibadan, Oyo state home of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, was attacked by yet-to-be-identified persons on Monday April 26.   Olayomi Koiki, media aide to the Yoruba nation agitator made the announcement in a Facebook post. ”“Chief Sunday Igboho’s house came under attack this morning 26th April 2021 around 2am with heavy gun shots.”he wrote […]

“Sometimes I Ask Myself Why I Ended Up So Razz” – DJ Cuppy Wonders Why She’s Different From Her Sisters

DJ Cuppy has taken to social media to share that, she sometimes wonders how she didn’t end up like her sisters, Tolani and Temi. Cuppy, who sees herself to be ‘so razz,’ shared that, sometimes, she wonders how she turned out to be so when her sisters are not. She shared this in a tweet she made today, retweeting […]

Actress Iyabo Ojo slams her colleagues in the movie industry defending Baba Ijesha who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl (video)

  Actress Iyabo Ojo has lashed out at her colleagues in the movie industry who have been defending actor Baba Ijesha after news of him allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl made headlines.   The actress who stressed that there’s no excuse for rape, told those defending the actor by claiming he was framed/setup to get him a […]

See photos of the three abducted Greenfield University students killed by bandits

The identities of the three students of the Greenfield University Kaduna who were killed by suspected bandits have been revealed.   They are Sadiq Yusuf Sanga, Precious Nwakacha, and Dorathy Yohanna.   BIGJ had earlier reported that armed bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday […]

‘Hope Uzodinma has murdered sleep so he should be ready to stay awake — IPOB reacts to killing of ESN top commander by security operatives

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has reacted to the killing of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) identified as Ikonso by a combined team of the Nigerian army, DSS and Police. In the early hours of Saturday morning, April 24, a combined raid by troops of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police […]

Boko Haram cuts off network in Acting IGP’s hometown

Residents of Geidam town in Yobe State, which is the hometown of Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the immediate former governor of the state Ibrahim Geidam, no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed down masts belonging to Airtel and MTN in the town.   Daily Trust reported that […]

‘Inability to put youths on career paths has turned them into rebels – Dogara

  Speaking at the 10th convocation of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo state on Saturday April 24,  Dogara added that the inability of those in public service to put youths on career paths has turned them from dutiful labourers to disaffected rebels.   He also disclosed that the immediate challenge now is to bring disparate peoples together and […]

Eedris Abdulkareem hits back after Festus Keyamo accused him of singing about him following an alleged failed attempt at blackmail

Singer Eedris Abdulkareem has responded to Festus Keyamo’s accusation of blackmail.   The singer had released a song titled “Jagajaga Reloaded” with a line that goes: “Where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o.”   Responding, Minister of State, Labour & Employment, Festus Keyamo, accused singer Eedris Abdulkareem of attempting to blackmail him. […]

Monster truck carries DMX casket as thousands of bikers escort his remains to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for his memorial service (Videos)

  Hip Hop legend, DMX passed away on April 9, at the age of 50 after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. On Saturday, April 24, DMX’s casket was put on the back of a monster truck as thousands of bikers led the funeral procession from his birthplace […]

Instagram comedian, Pankeeroy arrested by EFCC for alleged Internet Fraud

Instagram comedian/social media Influencer, Pankeeroy has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.   Pankeeroy, whose real name is Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, was paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others.   According to EFCC, the suspects were […]

Labour declares strike over mass sack of workers in Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress has declared a five-day strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna State to protest mass sack of workers by the state government.   The announcement was made on Thursday April 22 after the Central Working Committee of the NLC met in Abuja over the disengagement of 4000 workers across the […]

Actor, Baba Ijesha arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl starting from when she was 7

Yoruba actor, Olarenwaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.   The 48-year-old actor was arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl over the course of 7 years.   The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement titled, “Lagos police arrest, investigate popular […]

NDLEA will go after supermarkets, confectionaries selling “Abuja drug cookies” – Marwa

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned owners/operators of supermarkets and confectionaries to rid their stores of drug cookies, biscuits and other products laced with illicit substances.   The NDLEA boss gave the warning while receiving further briefing on follow up operations from the […]

‘If somebody interprets our good intentions as weakness our reaction will be rapid and harsh’ – Russian President, Putin warns US and NATO

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has warned the US and NATO not to cross a “red line” with Russia and condemned what he called a coup plot against the Belarus government.   Speaking in his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday, April 21, Putin claimed that the West shouldn’t misjudge Russia as tension mounts […]

Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Claudia Jordan claims Kanye West tried to date her while still romantically involved with ex Kim Kardashian

  Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, Claudia Jordan has claimed that Kanye West tried to date her while he was still romantically involved with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. The 48-year-old talk show host and reality star made the claims during an appearance on The Domenick Nati Show this week. When asked directly if she would […]

Power star, Rotimi shows off a magnificent rented home where his fiancee, 16 of his best friends, and family members will be spending 6 days with him to celebrate his album (video)

Nigerian-American actor/singer, Rotimi has finished recording his album and wants to celebrate the project in a very special way.   The Power star took to Instagram to show off a magnificent home he rented in the US and revealed that his fiancee, Vanessa Mdee, 16 of his best friends, and family members will all be […]

Nine suspected attackers of ex-CBN Gov Soludo arrested

Nine suspected attackers of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo have been arrested in Anambra State.   Recall that three of Soludo’s police orderlies were killed while others were injured in the attack which occurred during a town hall meeting in Isuofia last month.   Update of the arrest was given by Governor Willie […]

Man breaks bottle on policeman’s head for trying to impound his car (video)

Another road user has been seen in a viral video assaulting a policeman who tried to impound his car.   The video which showed the policeman clinging to the man’s car, also captured moment the driver broke a bottle on the security operative’s head.     Watch the video below;  

Historical photos of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II as she turns 95 today

British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 today.   Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI. She became the longest-reigning living monarch on 13 October 2016, upon the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. During Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign there […]

Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

A Minneapolis jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd after he knelt on his neck for over 9 minutes.   Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday, April 20, for his involvement in George Floyd’s death, a verdict that could send […]

200-level OAU student commits suicide

A 200-level student of the Management and Accounting department of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Emmanuel Adedeji, has committed suicide.   Late Adedeji was said to have drank a popular insecticide in the school premises and died a few minutes later behind the Mechanical department popularly known as Spider building. Confirming the incident, the […]

Two young men shot dead by suspected cultists in Anambra (graphic photos)

Two young men were shot dead by gunmen suspected to be cultists in Awka, the Anambra state capital.   The men were gunned down at Ifite, all in Awka South local government area of the State on Sunday night, April 18.   One of the victims has been identified as Anthony Onwudinjo, a fitness instructor in one […]

Nigerian porn star, Marame Edet ‘Ugly Galz’ reacts after a follower said he sees her private part for free (video)

Nigerian porn star, Marame Edet a.k.a Ugly Galz has reacted after a follower said he sees her private part for free.   Ugly Galz who served a response via a TikTok video, stated that she is a porn star and also thanked the follower for watching.   Watch the video below;      

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 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 […]

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 […]