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15 Sep 2017

Guardian Torture Child With Hot Iron

A guardian, Mr. ThankGod Madubuchi, and his wife, Juliet, have been arrested by policemen from the Ilupeju division, for allegedly torturing a 10-year-old girl, Chinansa, with a hot iron.

Punch Metro learnt that Chinansa was ThankGod’s niece and she had been living with his family at their house on Anjorin Street, Mushin, Lagos State, for some time.

ThankGod and his wife were alleged to have always assaulted the victim over minor offences, as appeals from neighbours fell on deaf ears.

However, matter came to a head on Tuesday, September 5, when the couple used a hot iron to torture the victim.

What Rihanna Wore To Her 3rd Annual Diamond Ball In New York Last Night

A lot of celebrities attended last night, including new parents Jay and Beyonce. See two more photos of Riri after the cut!

Hurricane Max Now In Southern Mexico

Hurricane Max slammed into Mexico's southern Pacific coast Thursday, dumping rain on an area east of the resort city of Acapulco before rapidly weakening into a tropical storm as it moved inland into Guerrero state.

The coastline where Max made landfall is sparsely populated and dotted with fishing villages.

Guerrero Gov. Hector Astudillo warned that the rains would continue all night. Near Acapulco, the government worked frantically to widen a channel to the sea to prevent a coastal lagoon from flooding.

After Releasing His 2019 Presidential Campaign Poster In 'Hausa' Fayose Goes Igbo

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My Drugs Cost N1.7M, Nigerians Should Please Help Me- Sadiq Daba

Veteran actor, Sadiq Baba has finally admitted to having issues with his health.

Recall news broke a few weeks back that the October 1 actor is battling leukaemia, rumors he debunked, the ace actor has finally admitted he is indeed having some health issues, pleading with Nigerians to come to his aid.

Mr Daba reveals he lives off a drug called Gleevec, used for the treatment of the disease and gets supplies of the drug free-of-charge from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, courtesy of a donor agency based in the United States. However, if one needs to buy off of the counter, it is quite expensive.

Gastroenteritis Outbreak: 18 People Die, 198 Hospitalised In Kebbi

An outbreak of gastroenteritis has killed 18 people at Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 18 people were among the 216 victims that were admitted at the border hospital in Kamba area of Dandi local government area.

The Deputy Nursing Officer in the area, Mr Lawal Saidu, told the newsmen that the victims were stooling and vomiting excessively when they were brought to the hospital, but they died while on treatment.

Photos: Murdered 2006 GUS Winner, Hector Joberteh Buried In Ibadan

Hector Joberteh, the 2006 winner of Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3, who was murdered weeks ago in Lagos has been laid to rest. He was laid to rest yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State. His burial rites and interment was held at St James Anglican Church where friends and family came out to support his pregnant wife and young daughter.

London Attack: London Mayor, PM Speak

Sadiq Khan has condemned "hideous" terrorism after today's incident on a London Tube, adding: "We will never be defeated."

The London mayor issued his first statement after an incident injured at least 20 people on a packed rush hour train in Parsons Green, west London.

Theresa May also speaks. The Prime Minister said in a statement: "My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and the emergency services who, once again, are responding swiftly and bravely to a suspected terrorist incident."

Speaking further on his, Mr Khan said: "Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life.

30 Aug 2017

Photos Of Evans & His Gang In Court Today

He already pleaded guilty to Kidnaping. More photos...

Sandra Bullock Donates $1m To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Sandra Bullock has donated $1m to Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The actress joins other celebrities donating resources and cash to help those devastated by Harvey's flooding and destruction along the gulf coast of Texas.

'I’m just grateful I can do it. We all have to do our part,' said the 53-year-old Oscar winner.Huge!

The Rock Accepts Kevin Hart's Challenge Donates $25k To Hurricane's Victims

The Rock has stepped up to the plate in a big way, accepting Kevin Hart's challenge and donating $25k to the Houston relief effort, but in the process he made a point about calling out celebs by name.

Kevin donated $50k a few days ago and then called out The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfeld ... challenging them to donate big bucks.

The Rock knows what hurricanes can do, he has experienced it before. He however says he didn't go where Kevin went.

Cristiano Ronaldo Posts Sweet Photo Of Family

Cristiano Ronaldo posted an adorable photo with his growing family.The Real Madrid footballer, the 32-year-old looked incredibly proud as he posed with his newborn twins Eva and Mateo, eldest son Cristiano Junior, seven, and his pregnant 22-year-old girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

Captioning the photo 'family mood', the football ace smiled as he tenderly held one of his twins while Georgina cradled the other. Little Cristiano Junior grinned as he crouched behind the back of the sofa.

Why We Won't Meet With FG Today - ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has shunned a meeting scheduled with the Federal Government today to address the concerns raised in an earlier agreement between them for which ASUU has been on strike. 
 
ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi told newsmen that the education body had submitted a proposal to the federal government and is yet to receive a reply from FG, hence, would not attend any meeting with it until the union gets a reply.

Uche Jombo Reacts To Divorce Rumour AGAIN

Jombo has reacted to yet viral reports that she had secretly divorced her husband, Kenney Rodriguez, who is alleged to have cheated on her with a 22-year-old American. The rumours began in July when leaked photos of Kenney in a compromising position with a young lady surfaced online. The images were allegedly taken in Kenney’s home, same one he shares with Uche whenever she visits the United States. See what she wrote after the cut.

23 Aug 2017

Refuse To Give Up And Hold On - Tonto Dikeh

Actress Tonto Dikeh has some deep words of advice for everyone.

Rocking a pretty orange dress that saw her kissing her image in the mirror, the mom of one penned a lengthy spiritual and motivational post advising people never give up on their dreams, goal.

She wrote:
When God changes the rule for your sake, IT STIRS SPECIAL MERCY/FAVOUR: Matthew 12:4 says: "How he (David) entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?" That means in the days of David, the rule was that only the priest could eat of that special bread called showbread. But David in his desperate condition and state of acute hunger when he was running away from King Saul broke this rule and yet survived. He did not only survive, those that were with him survived.

26- Yr-Old Superstar Bodybuilder Dies At Home After Choking On Food

Bodybuilding superstar Dallas McCarver aka "Big Country" has died after apparently choking on food at his Florida home.

McCarver's girlfriend, WWE superstar Dana Brooke,was contacted and she says the 26-year-old was found unconscious just after midnight Tuesday morning by a friend at his home shortly after they spoke on the phone.

McCarver was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Law enforcement sources also say there appears to be no signs of foul play.

Brooke says McCarver told her he was about to make dinner and the last thing he said to her was, "I love you. Goodbye."

Malia Obama Checks Into Harvard Dorm With Help From Her Parents

Malia Obama is officially a college student. The oldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama moved into her Harvard University dormitory on Monday afternoon, one day before her fellow students began arriving with their parents.

The family was joined by members of the Secret Service as they pulled up to Malia's new residence in a two-SUV envoy, managing to avoid detection despite the thousands of people around the campus and in Cambridge.

That was due in large part to their timing, with the Obamas electing to get everything moved and Malia settled into her new digs during the solar eclipse.

The World's Most Expensive Holiday! Saudi King Blew $100m On Month-Long Summer Break

He reigns over a kingdom where the average salary is around $33,000 (£25,000), but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia's king splashing out $100million on holiday.

King Salman travelled in style to his favourite holiday spot, Tangier, in the north west of Morocco, along with an entourage of more than 1,000, who were booked into luxury hotels.

The king himself stayed in his 74-acre summer palace, one of his many properties around the world, which boasts lavish restaurants, and impressive views of the sea.

Expenses during the month-long break included more than 200 cars, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports. The 81-year-old's summer palace has been renovated extensively over the past 12 months, with helipads among the features added.

Rats Damaged President Buhari’s Office Furniture – Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, Garba Shehu says.

The animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment, he further said.

“These are also general works and it is not uncommon for Nigerian presidents to also work from the presidential villa. He has used the residential office for many years,” said Shehu.

“What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room or his anteroom — it does not matter. Let the job be done. And the job will be done.”

17 Aug 2017

Olori Wuraola Releases Statement On Alleged Marriage Crisis

Below is a statement from  Abraham Adedeji, Olori Wuraola’s Press Secretary on her alleged marriage crisis.

It has come to the attention of our office – the slanderous rumors and sensationalist distortions about Her Majesty, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi through unnamed and unseen sources. The sources are also citing deplorable claims involving Her Majesty Wuraola and that of prominent businessmen in Nigeria, all of whom are good friends of the King and Queen & financial contributors to projects that have advanced our good work in the communities of Ife and Nigeria as a whole.

We are deeply disturbed by these rumors and there is absolutely no truth to these absurd claims of infidelity and we vehemently deny them.

Landslide Kills 40 In Northeast DR Congo

A landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 40 people, a regional official said Thursday.

Part of a mountain engulfed "a fisherman's camp after heavy rains caused a landslide" the deputy governor of Ituri province, Pacifique Keta, told AFP.

He said 40 people were killed in the disaster in the village of Tora on the banks of Lake Albert, yesterday.

I'm Ready To Heal Buhari- Satguru Maharaj

Founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has called on the Nigerian government to bring ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to him as he will heal him of his ailment.

Maharaj ji, who spoke at the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria also assured Nigerians that challenges confronting the nation would soon be over.

He said he was ready to heal Buhari if the presidency could bring him home.

Pictured! Anambra Lawmaker Dies In His Sleep

Anambra State House of Assembly member representing Idemili North Constituency, Hon. Francis Mmegbuanaeze has died in his sleep. Francis died last night according to a family source who spoke to Anambra Broadcasting Service.

Shockingly, hours before then, the lawmaker attended the APGA Governorship primaries.

Check Out This Adorable Photo Of The Okoye Twins

So adorable... Their dad, shared the photo online.

INEC Registers New Party

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has registered an additional party, the African People’s Party, APP, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 46.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while swearing in nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs on Wednesday in Abuja. Wehdone!

14 Aug 2017

ASUU Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike

Rising from a National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, held in University of Abuja at the weekend, ASUU National President Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi has declared a nationwide strike to commence today.

According to Ogunyemi in a document titled, “Strike Bulletin No.1”, the strike is to be a total, comprehensive and indefinite action whereby no form of academic activities, including teaching, attendance of any meeting, conduct and supervision of any examination at any level, supervision of project or thesis at any level should take place at any of the nation’s universities.

8 Aug 2017

Suspects Arrested Over Anambra Church Killings

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Garba Umar, has said that some suspects have been arrested in connection with Sunday’s killings at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in the state.

Mr. Umar told journalists yesterday that the number of arrest would not be disclosed so as not to jeopardise ongoing investigation into the massacre of 11 persons by unknown gunmen.

Apart from the dead, 18 others were hospitalised for gunshot injuries.

Godzilla Actor Haruo Nakajima Is Dead

Godzilla will never be the same again. Haruo Nakajima, the man who brought the Japanese monster to life, has died.

Nakajima wore the Godzilla bodysuit -- which was originally made out of cement for nearly 20 years of movies, starting in 1954. He also played Mothra and King Kong in the 60s.

He started his career in samurai and World War II films before scoring the fire-breathing role in "Godzilla, King of the Monsters." Nakajima was 88. May his soul rest in peace.

Danbaba, Ex-Lagos Commissioner Of Police Dies

James Danbaba, a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has died.

A member of his family, Clement Dah, has confirmed the news. Dah says he died on Sunday at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, after a brief illness.

The Lagos Police Command spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, also confirmed Mr. Danbaba’s death, saying that “the command has lost a gallant police officer to the cold hands of death.’’

Rihanna In Revealing Bejeweled Bikini For Barbados Festival

She's proud of her Barbados heritage and Rihanna made sure to pull out all the stops in celebrating the annual Crop Over Festival in her native land on Monday.

The 29-year-old donned the skimpiest of bejeweled bikinis with matching garters and plumed wings for the colorful harvest celebration.

Seeming to embrace her revamped tresses, Rihanna - who is reportedly dating Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel - looked confident as ever in her attire. More photos…

See Photos Of Miss BumBum Brazil 2017 Contestants

Contestants of the 2017 competition, stormed the famous Avenida Paulista, the main street in Sao Paulo wearing sexy black swimsuits.

The ladies are gearing up for the famous competition which holds every year.see more photos after the cut.

15-Year Old To Have Hand Amputated Due To Science Lab Accident

A 15-year-old secondary student Safiya Abbas, is set to have her hand amputated. Safiya, had not so long ago sustained serious injuries at her school following an accident at the Science lab. A chemical poured on her hand during a practical class at Science Secondary School Miga, Taraba state,which damaged a entire finger.

Reports have it that the school management tried to manage the situation for two days, but had to contact her parents when things were only getting worse. She was later taken to the state hospital, where doctors said the only remedy is to have her hand amputated.

Mentally Challenged Man Spotted Backing His Lover

A Facebook user, Chima Collin Akudike shared the photos. He claimed the mentally challenged man was seen n Faulks Road, in Aba, Abia State backing his lover!

Are Liam And Miley Already Married?

Speculation about his upcoming nuptials to Miley Cyrus has been swirling for months. And Liam Hemsworth, 27, has prompted more chatter after he was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding band while spending time with Miley's mother Tish Cyrus on a Kentucky farm over the weekend.

Dressed in a casual singlet and shorts, it was hard not to notice that the Hunger Games star donned a thick gold band around his left ring finger.

However, TMZ says Liam and Miley have not yet been married, and that Liam's ring was nothing more than a false alarm.


It was revealed in January 2016 that the couple had reunited and that their engagement was back on.

One Injured As Police Tear Gas ‘Return Or Resign’ Protesters

One person was injured today in Abuja when policemen fired tear gas canisters at protesters demanding the return of President Muhammadu Buhari who had been on medical leave in London, United Kingdom since May 2017.

The wounded citizen was taken to a clinic at the Federal Secretariat complex, a few kilometres from the scene of the incident.

31 Jul 2017

Aluu 4: Court Finds Three Persons Guilty

A High Court sitting in Rivers today has found three persons guilty of the murder of four students who were lynched in Aluu community in 2012.

The court presided over by Justice Nyordee also discharged and acquitted four others, who were standing trial for the 2012 murder.

According to the Judge, the prosecution failed to prove its case of murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every reasonable doubt.

He, however, found the 1st to 3rd defendants guilty of murder, Punch reports.

Britain's Prince Philip To Retire This Week

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire this week, conducting the last of more than 22,200 solo public engagements, the palace said today.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who served as a naval officer during World War II, will attend a parade of Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. He is captain general of the commando force.

"This concludes the duke's individual programme of public engagements. But he may choose to attend engagements alongside the queen from time to time," a spokeswoman said.

19 Jul 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Confirms His Girlfriend Is Pregnant With His 4th Child

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has finally confirmed his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant after months of rumours. He confirmed the news to newspaper El Mundo. He was asked if he was “happy” to have another child on the way, he replied: “Yes, very much.”

Dad-of-three Ronaldo, 32, also said his newborn babies are “precious” and that he has a lot to learn when it comes to changing their nappies.

"I do not get on very well, but I try," he laughed when questioned about his diaper-changing skills.

The news comes just weeks after he welcomed baby twins Eva Maria and Mateo on June 8

Lagos Lawmaker, Kazem Alimi Dies

Kazem Alimi, a Lagos House of Assembly Member, representing Eti-Osa 1 Constituency is dead.

He died yesterday, 18th of July, 2017, two weeks after his 50th birthday after a brief illness. He clocked 50 July 3,2017.

Police Finally Makes Arrest Over Death Of NURTW Big Boy, Hamburger

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested two men in connection with the murder of the Chairman, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, Oshodi chapter, Rasaq Bello, a.k.a Hamburger,
who was killed on May 29 during a Local Government primary election of APC in Shogunle area of Oshodi, Lagos.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen that the alleged principal suspect, Samson Agbetoye a.k.a Golden, was arrested alongside one Babatunde Saka, a.k.a Hanger.

Photo: Popular Actress, Toyin Adegbola Is A Grandma Again

Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Adegbola who welcomed her first grandchild, last year is a grandma again. The actress welcomed a grandson yesterday in far away Dublin, Ireland. We say big congrats to her.

Abducted Lagos Pupils Are Fine, Says CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has said the six abducted pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, are fine.

Owoseni, who spoke at a press briefing yesterday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, added that the police were committed to reuniting the children with their parents.

The pupils – Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf – had spent 55 days (as of Tuesday) in captivity. Owoseni commended the parents for their patience on the incident.

Owoseni said, “I want to tell you that the children are fine. We will continue to intensify efforts with a view to ensuring that the children are reunited with their parents.

Davido's Dad Secures Release Of 200 Inmates, Donate Mattresses, Pillows

The Chairman, Springtime Development Foundation, Dr. Deji Adeleke, has secured the release of about 200 inmates of the Ilesa Prison in Osun State.

The Vice-Chairman of the foundation, Mr. Banji Adesuyi, said this at the Ilesa Prison on Tuesday when the group was donating 700 mattresses and the same number of pillows to the inmates.

Adesuyi said Adeleke became aware that inmates of the prison were sleeping on the bare floor when he went to pay a visit to an embattled chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Diekola Oyedele, who was detained at the prison.

He explained that the foundation paid for the release of inmates, who were incarcerated because they could not pay fines as low as N5,000, stressing that the foundation did not secure the release of any inmate convicted because of crime.


Adesuyi said Adeleke was not prompted  to secure the release of the inmates because of political reason but purely on humanitarian ground.

Chaos In Apapa As Police Officer Attached To Diamond Bank Allegedly Kills 3 Truck Drivers

According to multiple sources, there is chaos in Apapa, as a policeman attached to Diamond Bank on Burma Road, Apapa is accused of  shooting three trailer drivers dead.

Their angry colleagues however gathered in front of the bank to demand the release of the officer, but the Bank authorities allegedly refuse and the Bank was set on fire. According to Twitter users, security agents are now at the scene and are trying to scare the crowd away.

Top Boko Haram Leader, 3 Others Surrender To Nigerian Army

A high-profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian Army, Premium Times says on its website.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, according to the news outlet.

Mr. Usman said that the four repentant terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri in Borno.

He described Fanami as the Ameer (leader) of “Kafa hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists group that operates on Ajigin-Talala-Mungusum axis.’’