For the umpteenth time, we like to clarify that the proposed plan of the immediate past administration to build a new official residence for the occupant of the Office of the Vice President, including the controversial gatehouse preceded this administration.
The project which started in 2010, was initiated and funded by the immediate past administration, but had never featured in the two budget proposals of the Buhari administration: neither in the 2016 nor the 2017 spending plans.
Any suggestion therefore that this project benefits our administration or that it reflects our spending style or preferences is not only misleading but blatantly false.
In a manner that recalls the devilish excesses of the biblical Jezebel, 24-year-old Jacinta Ewa Omiko, is alleged to have murdered her pregnant co-tenant, Ginika Gabriel, because the victim’s child defecated on the ground.
The evil act happened in the compound where they reside at Akpoh, a village in Afikpo North Local Government Ebonyi State, following an altercation.
Omiko was alleged to have hit Gabriel on the head with a kitchen stool and she slumped. She died within minutes following the failure of efforts by neighbours to revive her. Her body was subsequently deposited at God’s Seed Funeral Mortuary, Afikpo, awaiting autopsy.
Sunday Sun learnt from the Commissioner of Police, Eboniy State Command, Mr. Titus Lamorde, that the incident took place on January 28, 2017. On the fateful day, Omiko had a hot exchange of words over the fact that the little child of Gabriel defecated on ground in the passage of the house where they live.
An Anambra State indigene and father of five, 49-year-old Tochukwu Nwafor, has been nabbed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for ingesting 73 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.699kg.
According to the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the suspect was on his way to Dubai, when he was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja during a routine check on the passengers of an Ethiopian Airline flight.
NDLEA commander at the airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, said that when the suspect was discovered to have ingested drugs, he was put on observation.
“While under observation, he excreted 73 wraps of cocaine that weighed 1.699kgs” Hamisu stated. Nwafor said he was offered N1.5m to smuggle the drugs to Dubai.
As tongues continue to wag over the state of the marriage of actress Tonto Dikeh to businessman and Charity Provider, Olakunle Churchill, he has said that he has never subjected her for any form of domestice violence.
Signs that there is trouble in their home emerged last year, with the latest information from the actress pointing to the fact that she has moved out of Churchill’s home.
Good morning Madam KOO. My name is Ebiye Patience and I'm a dedicated member of Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt. Our Pastor, David Ibiyiomie is shamelessy frolicking with yoruba prostitute Iyabo Ojo. All these prostitutes in the name of actresses. We learnt that he has been spending the church's money on this girl and some other nollywood actresses to the point that Iyabo and Vivian Metchie had a nasty fight on him. After catching her in bed with a boy she picked from the club. She has used juju on our pastor. The range rover 2008 model she uses now used to be in our pastor garage before he dashed her. The Toyota corolla she claimed she bought her PA last year is one of the cars that her former minister ex boyfriend dumped her after church gave its members for christmas. This story was almost out last year but she paid off the press with cash and her body.
Recently engaged tennis champion, Serena Williams looks sexy, strong and fierce on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, wearing a teeny-tiny high-cut white Swim Like A Mermaid one-piece with wind-swept hair. See more photos inside...
Tonto Dikeh's son Andre is one and she took to her Instagram page to adorable photos for the first time since his birth on February 17, 2016. She captioned one of the photos:
"Happy birthday my Love! 🎂👼🏽🌞👶🏼👸🏼👑👑👑👑👑🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
Where do I even begin! This angel right here was sent from God to do wonders. My son! My little King! You have been my biggest strength and joy. Sometimes I feel as though I need a spare heart to help contain my love for you. (In tears)My baby boy,I have a son. The ocean to my eyes. The calm in my life. The one that soothes my soul with just a glance in your eyes. My prayer for you is that you walk in the path God has set for you. Everything else will fall into place! I will make sure you do not waiver from that set path. It is my duty as your mother. My obligation to you and the almighty God that put you in my care. As you enter your first year on this earth may you continue to experience abundant happiness and joy. Unexplainable success and favour! Incomprehensible blessing from all corners of the earth.
Senate President Saraki shared photos from his visit with the caption:
Buhari is Healthy, No cause for alarm, Says Saraki. Myself, Rt Honorable Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and leader of Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan paid a visit to President Buhari in Abuja House in London.
We were delighted to see that President Buhari is doing well, was cheerful and in good spirits. The president I saw today is healthy, witty and himself. The presiden’ts absence and imminent return shows that there is no vacuum in government and our system of democracy is working with all organs of government fulfilling their mandate. And let me use the time tested cliché, there is no cause for alarm!
Mr OladunniChurchill and actress Tonto Dikeh’s son will be one tomorrow and the excited father took to his Instagram page to wish his son happy birthday. The message also confirm the status of their marriage, which is over. He wrote;
Happy Birthday To My Darling Son King Andre in a bit............#Birthdayloading
Kings will come to your rising Son
Your Greatness will be heard all over the world
You'll be greater than your Father
You'll rule your generation.
And your place will always be on the throne
You'll have good direction in life and negativity will not derail you from reaching all your life goals As you turn one my little King.
A 40-year-old woman and a mother of two, Foluke Owolewa, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing her one-day-old baby, has said she took the step because her two other children were not being taken care of by her husband.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the incident, which happened at Ipamesan area of Sango Ota, was reported at Sango Divisional Headquarters by the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Association in the area.
Oyeyemi further said the suspect delivered the baby yesterday morning, but before anybody knew what happened, she had killed the baby girl.
He said: “Immediately the case was reported, the DPO, Sango Ota Division, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, led detective to the scene, 17 Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Sango Ota, where the woman was promptly arrested.
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh replied a fan who wrote her an open letter, asking her to go back to her husband before another woman takes over. Tonto wrote:
"Dear 'concerned' fan, Good day.
How are you and your family? My regards, love and greetings to them.
Now to address a little bit of your letter, firstly I say I do appreciate your concern. Then I move on to say thank you. When a woman leaves her husband, she takes her child because absolutely nothing else matters to her but the child. This is what I did and I happily give all access for his father to see him. Now my question to you is that did your source also tell you that he has never called for once to Ask how his son is doing? I will admit, I personally blocked his access to me for the sake of my emotional stability. But nonetheless he has the nannys no, my assistants contact,my part time helps number, and many other mediums of reaching the son your source claims I "took away". He could use all possible mediums wisely if he wished to.
President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President. The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment. President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.
President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.
Most people for Naija dey Craze, we dey Sick, many of us dey Mental. I am sure you must have heard/read about the former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu who typifies what is Damaging the Nigerian brand. I even know some for my village Oguta.
The Evil in the hearts of these men/women who are Mindless and Mean is for sure the Bedrock of our Recession; Unemployment; Suffering; Hunger and an Infrastructural decay as trillions and billions of our monies are diverted to personal pockets.
Just recently, see how much of our looted fund was forfeited to the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Beyonce slayed as she performed at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Pregnant 35-year-old megastar, who is mother to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, debuted her baby bump at the show in both a gold bikini and a gold sequin gown, since announcing she is expecting twins.
Ten days after Saturday PUNCH’s report about the alleged rape of a 16-year-old orphan housemaid by her ‘uncle’ and torture by his wife, the police from the Iyana-Iba division, Lagos have apprehended the suspect.
The suspect, Afrobest Chinedu Eze, a trader at the Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos, was arrested on Wednesday after several efforts by the police to track him down.
Saturday PUNCH had reported on January 28 how the victim, 16-year-old Blessing, was brought to the home of the Ezes to work as a housemaid about three months ago.
She was said to have lost her two parents and had been living without care in the village before a relation brought her to Lagos. Janet (not real name) accused the man she refers to as ‘uncle’ of forcing himself on her at three separate times when his wife was not around.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, February 10, 2017 arraigned the duo of Elijah Jeremiah and Obasa Isaiah before Justice M. A. Adegbola of the High Court of Oyo State sitting in Ibadan, on a 6-count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit forgery and forgery.
The accuse persons, however pleaded not guilty to the charges. In view of their plea, counsel to EFCC, Oluwatonyin Owodunni asked for trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendants in prison custody. However, counsel to the 1st and 2nd defendants, C.C. Amede and Richarmond Natha-Alade informed the court of their application for bail and prayed the court to grant the defendants bail.
One of the count reads: “That you, Elijah Jeremiah and Obasa Isaiah sometime between the month of June and October 2016 at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division with intent to facilitate your procurement of United States’ Visa forged an identity card in the name of Elijah Jeremiah and purported same to have been issued to you by Datsol Industries Limited”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered a $37.5m (N11.75bn) luxury high-rise building on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, allegedly belonging to the embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
This is just as the EFCC revealed on Friday that it discovered $9.3m and £74,000 belonging to a former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu. The money was allegedly kept in a bungalow situated in the slums of Kaduna.
The two discoveries were made as part of investigations into a string of fraudulent activities in the NNPC, which cost the nation over $20bn at a time the oil price stood at about $100 per barrel on the average
A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 3rd February, 2017 on a building belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna yielded the recovery of a staggering sum of $9,772,800 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seven Two Thousand, Eight Hundred United States Dollars) and another sum of £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) cash.
The huge cash was hidden in a fire proof safe. The surprise raid of the facility was sequel to an intelligence which the commission received about suspected proceeds of crime believed to be hidden in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna.
On arrival at the facility, the caretaker of the house, one Bitrus Yakubu, a younger brother to Andrew Yakubu, disclosed that both the house and the safe where the money was found belong to his brother, Andrew Yakubu.
Nollywood moral police, Uche Maduagwu shared photos of Cossy Ojiakor on his social media page with the caption:
"How did we get to this? Wait a minute... Am I still in Nigeria or California? Just saw this online and am like WTF! Acting is not by force abeg, if we want to do pornography please let's officially join the Play Boy mansion and stop misrepresenting nollywood. Enough is enough.
Let us always have this at the back of our mind that our body is the temple of God and if we use it as a tool to seducing others, God is watching. Personally, I feel you are a very good actress but must you always turn everything upside down? You are very talented and beautiful, in fact, your beauty is so flawless and natural, but you don't need to pop out your nipples before you get noticed dear.
You are very creative, no doubt, but please behave yourself in public, a lot of kids out there really admire you but what example are you leaving behind for them when you come out in public like this? Why is it that most of us always like to copy American celebrities? We always forget that we are Africans and what makes us unique is not just the beautiful color of our skin, but our rich cultures and traditions which is by far the best in the world.