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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and US President Donald Trump are now meeting in the Oval Office.
The meeting is to discuss ways to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries and to advance shared priorities, such as: promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security.
The meeting will further deepen the US-Nigeria relationship as the United States considers Nigeria’s economic growth, security and leadership in Africa to be critical aspects of their strategic partnership.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
A controversial Nigerian senator is currently in detention at an Abuja hospital after allegedly jumping out of a police van to try and escape custody.
The incident is the latest in a series of scandals linked to the colourful politician, Dino Melaye.
The chain of events that led to Mr Melaye's exit from a police vehicle, through its window, began in mid-March. That month, the police arrested two members of an armed gang.
Kabiru Saidu, also known as Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, nicknamed "Small", confessed to taking part in a number of kidnappings and armed robberies.
They also accused Senator Melaye, 44, of supplying them with money and weapons - charges he denied. As a result, the police declared that Mr Melaye was wanted on a charge of supplying illegal arms to his political supporters, and they even said they had asked the international police agency Interpol to issue a warrant for his arrest in case he tried to flee the country.
However, the senator remained at large, his security detail was not removed by the police in the capital, his name does not appear on the Interpol Red Notice site - and he even posted a photo of himself on Instagram shaking the hand of a policeman:
He was eventually arrested at Abuja's Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport international airport on his way to Morocco. Mr Melaye's team says he was pushed out of the vehicle the following day and that the arrest was politically motivated. News of his alleged jump, or push, trended on Twitter shortly afterwards.But this is not the first time Mr Melaye has rocked social media.
The music video
Senator Melaye clearly loves the finer things in life. His Instagram profile features pictures of him posing in designer boutiques wearing bright coloured trainers and tight jeans, or in front of a row of luxury cars.
This opulent lifestyle has on occasion landed him in hot water. He was criticized late last year after making a cameo in a music video of Nigerian rapper Kach, who also happens to be the son of the country's oil minister, Ibe Kachikwu.
The video for the song, called Dino, features luxury cars, women in underwear, and $100 bills being thrown around. Mr Melaye is also seen stepping out of a sports car, wearing a T-shirt with the word "legend" written on it.
Some Nigerians criticised the senator on social media for the ostentatious display of wealth, particularly at a time when many civil servants in his home state of Kogi were owed several months' salaries.
The dark side The online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, reported in March last year that Mr Melaye did not have a degree from Harvard University as he had previously claimed. He had only attended a week-long seminar at the elite US university. Mr Melaye defended himself during a television interview, saying that anyone who had attended an institution and received a certificate was a graduate. But there is a darker side to the allegations against Mr Melaye. He first came to public attention in 2010 when as a House of Representative member he was suspended for taking part in a fist fight in the chamber during a move to impeach the then speaker. In July 2016, during a closed-door session of the Senate, he allegedly threatened to beat up and "impregnate" female colleague Oluremi Tinubu on the senate floor. Dino Melaye at a glance: Elected Senator for Kogi West in 2015 for ruling APC party Fallen out with Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, also from APC Allegedly threatened to beat up and "impregnate" a female senator Accused of making false claims about an assassination plot Faces recall petition Nigeria outrage at senator's rap video Mr Melaye denied saying this, claiming it would be impossible to impregnate Mrs Tinubu because she had gone through the menopause. Mrs Tinubu later said she forgave Mr Melaye, but added that she would not be intimidated by anybody.
Senator Tinubu is married to the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party, Bola Tinubu, who is considered one of the country's most powerful politicians.
The assassination plot? The federal government took Mr Melaye to court earlier this year for allegedly providing false information about an alleged assassination attempt on his life.
In April 2017, Mr Melaye accused Yahaya Bello, Kogi's state governor, of being responsible for a failed assassination attempt on his life. Mr Bello and Mr Melaye are both members of APC, but frequently clash in what many see as a struggle for control of the state. Mr Melaye has posted videos on social media of himself singing songs taunting the Kogi governor, earning him the nickname of the "singing senator". His political future Senator Melaye is currently fighting for his future in politics. He is challenging a recall of his senate seat after a petition of almost 200,000 voters demanded his dismissal. The petition, which was submitted in July 2017, cited his "poor performance". It also says that the senator is un-reachable, and has distanced himself from his constituents. But, Senator Melaye argues that the signatures are not from Kogi state voters.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) says it will proceed with the recall process, and will verify the signatures on the petition. The results are due to be released in the coming days. This will be followed by a referendum in Kogi, where voters will be able to decide whether he stays or goes. If he loses the vote, he will be the first senator in Nigeria's history to be recalled by his constituency. The singing senator may end up singing a much sadder tune.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
According to Reports, Controversial Housemate of the Just Concluded Big Brother Nigeria #BBNaija Double Wahala Housemate CeeC was Dragged and Molested at the Airport upon her Arrival to Lagos state after losing out in the Gameshow.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Breaking News: Sen Dino melaye has just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on his way to Morocco
Sen Dino melaye has just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on his way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in, more stories developing keep reading
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Codeine reportedly found in the bags of ninety percent of women who attended a naming ceremony in Kano
It will be recalled that the menace of drug abuse in Northern Nigeria has been in the news recently and a lecturer with Bayero University, Dr Bala Muhammad accused Igbo people of being behind the ugly trend In the paper titled: “Nexus Between Youth, Drugs, Crime and Insecurity”, Mr Muhammad blamed the Igbos, with the connivance of local people, for the prevalence of drug abuse in the northern region, especially Kano state.
A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate appeared to have burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday in a grisly protest against ecological destruction, police said.
The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were found by passers-by in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Police told the Associated Press he was pronounced dead at about 6:30 a.m. While it appeared he burned himself to death, the NYPD said the cause of death is still under investigation.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
A mum whose son has a rare life-threatening illness has hailed Peter Kay as an “absolute legend” for joining the fight to find a cure. The big-hearted comic raised £34,000 for The Lily Foundation – set up to support children with mitochondrial disease – through charity screenings of new episodes of his huge TV series Car Share. Now Kitty Banks, whose lad Arthur, seven, has the chronic condition, says she and husband Marcus were stunned when Peter revealed where the money from last weekend’s Blackpool event was going. “We are shocked, thrilled and so grateful to him,” says Kitty, 46. “We couldn’t believe it when we heard he’d chosen to support The Lily Foundation. “Mitochondrial disease has been low profile.
Peter’s involvement is amazing in getting people to talk about what it is. “It gives us hope. Peter comes across as really genuine on TV. It seems he is that nice in real life.
He’s an absolute legend.” Kitty and Marcus, 49, hope other families will benefit from the publicity about the little-known condition, which Arthur was diagnosed with at eight months old. “Doctors said my son could just die one day,” says Kitty. “It was shocking,” Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness. It causes debilitating physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as seizures, learning difficulties and organ failure.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded an awful lot like his "Terminator" character after undergoing open-heart surgery on Thursday. His first words upon waking from the procedure?
"I'm back," Schwarzenegger's spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell, revealed on Twitter. "So he is in good spirits," Ketchell added. Schwarzenegger, 70, who served two terms as California governor from 2003 to 2011 after a long and successful Hollywood career, underwent a planned surgery to replace a pulmonic valve (also known as a pulmonary valve) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ketchell said in a statement.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners and said: ‘Jesus is ready to cleanse their sins and forgive them’. The Pontiff visited Rome’s Regina Coeli prison and celebrated Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the prisoners.
The Vatican News reported four were Italian, two were from the Philippines, two from Morocco, and one each from Moldova, Colombia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Eight of the 12 were Catholic, two were Muslim, one was Orthodox, and one was Buddhist. The 81-year-old pope said: ‘The sign that Jesus serves us today in Regina Coeli is that he wanted to choose 12 of you today for the washing of the feet. ‘I am a sinner like you, but I represent Jesus today.