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The Kidnapper of Yahaya Bello’s Mother Has Been Caught

The five suspects involved in the abduction of Yahaya bello’s Mother have been arrested and paraded on Tuesday, July 25. The spokesman for the police force, Mr Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a press conference yesterday in Abuja. The alleged suspects are Iliyasu Suleiman Danjuma Ibrahim 44, Iliyasu Obadaki, 26, Alhaji Nasiru, 35 and Hafiz Yakubu, 43. These suspects were caught with items such as two AK 47 rifles, 20 live cartridges, one army camouflage inner wear, two army camouflage pair of trousers and two army camouflage caps, one black Beretta, two plastic guns, three sharp knives and one axe. Mr Jimoh Moshood added the suspects confessed to the kidnapping of the governor’s mother and other robberies in FCT, Kogi and Niger. While the other members of the kidnap gang are still a...

Senate Passes Peace Corp Bill

The Senate has passed a bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. Both the Senate and House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year. However, after the harmonization of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonized version, which has now been approved, by the senate president Bukola Saraki. The bill will be sent to our President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House approves‎ the harmonized version.

‘Why I Cannot Employ A Woman To Work For Me’ – Rick Ross Reveals

Popular American rapper, Rick Ross has revealed that he cannot allow a woman work for him. The rapper made the revelation in a recent interview on American radio show, The Breakfast Club. Rick Ross, who co-owns popular Music Label, Maybach Music Group, was asked why he had not signed a Female artiste to his label, and he had this to say; “You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up bleeping a female rapper and bleeping the business up,” Ross replied. “I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you.” He added: “You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta Bleep a couple times.”

Trump Bans Transgender People From US Military

The President of the United States, Donald Trump has announced a ban on the recruitment of transgender people into the US military. Trump stated that the decision to opt for the ban was based on the “medical costs and disruption” that arises from allowing transgender individuals serve in the US military. The President made the statement in a series of tweets today. He wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank y...

Ghanaian Student Builds a New Search Engine

19-year-old Ghanaian university student Gabriel Opare, is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. Gabriel Created a new search engine ‘Mudclo’ which according to him, will challenge both YouTube and Google. Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and stream videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place. Gabriel had this to say “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that YouTube is a video hosting website, but they are two different entities. While YouTube is a video hosting website, Mudclo combines the power of YouTube and two other video hosting websites in order to create Mudclo,” he said. Gabriel Opare...

Edward Mukayi Arrested for Insulting The Zambian President om Facebook

The authorities of Zambia have arrested a student for insulting the President Edgar Lungu and other government officials on Facebook. Edward Makayi (facebook name Royson Edwards M), a 35-year-old male student of DMI St Eugene University in Lusaka was arrested in connection with defamation of character of the presidents and government officials on popular social media site ‘Facebook’. The police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo, confirmed the arrest and released a statement to the publiic: “We wish to inform Members of the Public that investigations in other cases where people are using social media to make defamatory and insulting remarks have continued. The Zambia Police working in conjunction with ZICTA have intensified investigations in crimes committed through social media...

Senate Approves INEC To Conduct LG Elections

Following the recent moves for reforms in the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has today, voted to denude State Governments of the power to conduct elections for their respective Local Government Councils This new move brings to 33, the items proposed in the report on the 1999 Constitution amendment bill presented on Tuesday by Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President. The DPS’ report had 32 items originally, which included the autonomy of the local government councils Senator Dino Melaye, (APC Kogi), however, noted that the conduct of local government elections by states does not support the idea of autonomy of the local government areas. According to Sen. Melaye, the local government elections should be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, saying “How do we speak...

Publisher Withdraws Book Written About The Last Days of Nelson Mandela.

A new book about the life and last days of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela titled ‘Mandela’s last years’ was withdrawn by the publisher. The family of Late Nelson Mandela complained that the book, which was written by his doctor, Vijay Ramlakan, contained personal details about the last days of the former president and freedom fighter. The publisher ‘Penguin Random House’ issued a statement saying it had pulled the book “out of respect” for the family, saying the author had told the publishers that Mr Mandela’s family had asked for the book to be published. Here’s the publisher withdrawal statement.  

Veteran Actor Adebayo Faleti Dies at 86

Veteran actor, Adebayo Faleti was a NIgerian Poet, journalist, writer, and also known as a translator (translates from Yoruba to English) died yesterday 23rd July, 2017. Late Adebayo Faleti translated the Nigerian anthem from English to Yoruba. One of his sons Adeniyi told reporters about his father’s passing, according to him, his father observed the early morning devotion with his family members and soon after told them that he had prayed to God to send someone else to continue his mission as he was tired and longing for home. He also said that he asked for hot pap, which he took before his death. Rest In Peace Adebayo Faleti. We all miss you

Jerusalem Clash: Isreali and Palestine

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces broke out again across Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, with the mood tremendously intense around Jerusalem’s Old City. A Palestinian man died at a hospital Saturday evening after he was injured in clashes with Israeli forces earlier, the man was involved in a clash in the town of el-Eizariyah near Jerusalem. Meantime, a rocket fired from northern Gaza exploded midair Sunday morning local time, with no injuries reported, the Israeli Defense Forces tweeted. With tensions rapidly rising, Palestinians called for more protests Sunday and the Israeli government planned meetings. A security session was held to discuss the recent implementation of metal detectors at entrances to a key holy site in the Old City. The r...

Christian Association of Nigeria Commends the Federal Government on the Reinstatement of CRS and IRS as Separate Subjects.

It was announced few months ago that several subjects taught in secondary schools would be merged together including CRS and IRS. There have been some backlash received  from the public, including Pastors. However, the Federal Government has called for the re-instatement of IRS and CRS to be taught as separate subject. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended the Federal Government for reversing the controversial merger of the Christian Religious Studies and the Islamic Religious Studies as a subject by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). In Abuja yesterday, the CAN president, Rev Samson Ayokunle noted that the merging of the two subjects had been rejected long before the emergence of this government because it was done without the consent of ...

Qatar Gulf Dispute

Investors aren’t taking sides in the biggest political crisis in the Gulf in decades because their focus has already returned to oil.  Seven weeks after Saudi Arabia led a coalition of Arab states in cutting ties with Qatar over allegations that it supports terrorism, holders of both countries’ stocks and bonds are paying almost identical risk premiums. The Gulf dispute remains in stalemate after Qatar denied the charges and rejected the Saudi bloc’s demands, which include rolling back ties with Iran and shutting the Al Jazeera news channel. Meanwhile, the feud is taking a back seat to oil for investors, said analysts including Saad Siddiqui at JPMorgan Chase & Co. The price of crude is languishing under $50 a barrel, far below the level many Gulf producers need to balance their budget...

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