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Oba of Benin reacts to reported humiliation of Benin ‘chief’ – ‘He was carrying abominable objects’

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has denied ordering the humiliation and banishing of one of his chiefs from the kingdom. A video emerged online during the week showing some chiefs forcing a half naked man identified as one of the chiefs out of the palace for allegedly disrespecting the Oba. Dailypost reports that the Oba has  ordered an investigation into the alleged manhandling of the elderly man. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Desmond Agbama, the Oba dismissed the claim that the man was a Benin chief. He also said that though the elderly man was found with “abominable objects,” he (Oba) never ordered him to be manhandled. “For the avoidance of doubt, the man in question is not a chief in Benin Kingdom as has been ascribed to him. “The man came to ...

Female babysitter arrested for forcing 4-year-old boy left in her care to perform a sex act on her

A teenage girl working as a babysitter is accused of committing sordid sexual acts with the four-year-old boy she was left in charge of. Esmeralda Marie Medelli, 18, was arrested after police allege DNA tests on both the babysitter and the boy confirmed allegations raised by the child’s mother. Police said they were shocked at the graphic nature of the alleged offences. Detectives are still piecing together exactly what they know about the incident but they have arrested the girl. Police in San Antonio, Texas, claimed Medellin was babysitting the boy when the alleged assault happened back in March. According to an arrest affidavit, the boy told his mother Medellin forced him to perform sex acts on her. The mother was distressed. She called in police immediately and officers made the decisi...

Nigeria donates relief materials, cash to Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Nigeria has donated 315 tonnes of assorted relief materials and one million dollars to Sierra Leone to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by flood and mudslide in the country. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the presentation to his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Samura Koroma, in Freetown on Tuesday. The relief items included bags of rice, beans, maize, sorghum, milk, spoons, plates, mattresses, blankets, roofing sheets, soaps, mosquito nets and mats. Others were medical supplies, such as anti-malaria drugs, antibiotics and disinfectants. Mr. Onyeama, while making the presentation, said President Muhammadu Buhari sent him to express to the government and people of Sierra Leone his profound sadness over the tragedy that occurred last week. “We have co...

Nnamdi Kanu reveals why he set-up Biafra secret service

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that he set up the Biafra Secret Service so as to provide security for Igbo people. Kanu, who spoke yesterday shortly after his visit to Senator Enyinna Abaribe, claimed the federal government had failed to protect the people. He said Fulani herdsmen were killing Igbo people while the police failed to address the issue. He said: “I will not do anything that will bring dishonour to my people. There is no reason for people to be afraid of the internal operation of IPOB. “We want to stop the menace of Fulani herdsmen in our land. In the north, they have the Hisbah police, they have the Sharia police. They even have the Janjaweed police. Here, we have nothing. “We need to protect this very land. We want to protect the...

“Straight Outta Compton’s” Suge Knight Charged With Assault — Again

Green Brook, NJ – Richard Taylor, who played Suge Knight in Straight Outta Compton, was reportedly involved in a violent altercation on August 9 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Green Brook, New Jersey. The actor allegedly punched at least two people, including the manager of the restaurant, after a fight broke out following an argument. Several employees had to drag Taylor out of the restaurant in order to put an end to the chaos. Taylor was charged with four counts of assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of disorderly conduct. TMZ reached out to Taylor who said he was jumped, but he wouldn’t elaborate any further. His attorney claims Marcos never punched or kicked anyone, and was simply defending himself. Taylor was arrested back in May for a similar incident at the Sunny ...

Ghen Ghen! Buhari cancels FEC meeting, to receive report on Babachir, NIA DG, today

The weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not hold Wednesday, according  to President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Mr. Adesina,  in a statement, said Mr. Buhari will rather  receive the report of the investigation committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke. The committee is headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and it will submit its report to the president in his office at noon,  Mr. Adesina said. Mr. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday after spending 103 days in London for medical treatment. The president had constituted the panel to investigate the corruption allegation levelled against t...

10-year-old boy delivers his baby brother, saves mother after she went into labor in bathroom

A 10-year-old boy saved two lives when his mother unexpectedly went into labor on their bathroom floor earlier this month. Jayden Fontenot delivered his baby brother Daxx after his mom Ashly Moreau went into labor six weeks early August 11 at his home in Sulphur, Louisiana. Then, when he realized Daxx wasn’t breathing, the 10-year-old made the quick decision to grab a nasal aspirator to pump air into the infant’s lungs. And making the story even more incredible is that the 36-year-old mother was bleeding profusely during the birth, and that the baby was initially in the breech position – meaning he came out feet first. A breech birth is dangerous because it can cause the infant’s head to get stuck in the birth canal and cause brain injury or even death. On the morning of August 11 Ashly’s ...

Joey Bada$$ Cancels Shows After Tweeting About Staring At Eclipse

After pulling a handful of tweets from Brooklyn rhymer Joey Bada$$, the folks on the Hip Hop Heads board at Reddit have uncovered that the musician canceled three upcoming shows after boasting about looking at the solar eclipse without any eye protection. In the weeks leading up to Monday’s (August 21) solar eclipse, many warned of the harmful effects of staring at the sun without protection. Joey’s reasoning for gazing at the eclipse? If the ancestors did it, then he can too. “Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho…This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind,” Bada$$ wrote in two separate tweets on ...

Buhari orders Service Chiefs to tackle Biafra’s secret army

Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, has revealed that the issues of the alleged Secret Service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram menace and the various security threats plaguing the country were among what was discussed at the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs. He said President Buhari has given some directives including tackling the threats, which, he said, would be carried out by the military and the security agencies soon. Recall that a video recently in circulation captured Nnamdi Kanu inspecting a uniformed group said to be Biafra’s Secret Service (BSS). The meeting between President Buhari and the national security council lasted three hours at the President’s residence in Abuja. Olonisakin said that Buhari was b...

Nigeria ranks 3rd in global internet crimes behind UK, U.S.

The Nigerian Communications Commission says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference’ theme is: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”. Danbatta, at a breakout session with the sub-theme: “The Business of Cyber Law, Internet Policy and Privacy Rights”, moderated by Mr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN) a former NBA President, said the number of internet users in Nigeria has hit 91.6 million. “About N127 billion was the estimated loss to cyber crime in Nigeria in 2015; Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes behind t...

JAMB fixes new cut off marks for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. The minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria was set for 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110. Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.Also, admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while for private institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018. Also, decisions on first choice candidates by universities will end on October 15, and second choice candidates will end on December 15; after which the remaining students will be av...

Senator Dino Melaye shares vacation photos with his kids

Senator Dino Melaye, has shared photos from the vacation outings he had with his three kids on Instagram. The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, had a Safari boat cruise with his kids, as well visited rabbits in the pen. Here are photos below; To Receive Free News Updates , Add Us To Your WhatsApp: 08080810909; BBM Pin: D8CB58EE

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