Monday, 25 May 2020

Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail. PHOTOS

Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail. PHOTOS

The Sokoto state high court has granted bail to two Chinese nationals arraigned for allegedly offering bribe to an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abdullahi Lawal, head of EFCC zonal office in Sokoto state, had paraded the two foreigners, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Kuoi of China Zhounghao Nigeria Limited, a construction company, for offering bribe to cover-up an investigation against their company.

Lawal said the duo offered him and his team a bribe of N100 million which was to be paid in two tranches.

In a statement on Friday, Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesperson, said Muhammad Sifawa, the judge, granted the two Chinese a bail in the sum of N5 million each.

The defendants are to also provide two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be resident in the state.

According to the statement, the surety must also deposit a certificate of occupancy of landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.

“He also ordered the defendants to submit their international passports with the chief registrar of the court and demanded that they take an undertaking that they would not travel out of the country throughout the duration of their trial,” the statement read.

Lawal had said the Chinese company is currently being investigated by the EFCC over allegations of money laundering, misappropriation, diversion of public funds, among others.

According to the zonal head, the case against the company involves N50 billion worth of contracts awarded to it by the Zamfara state government, between 2012 and 2019.

He said the company received a payment of over N41 billion and allegedly diverted over N16 billion.
CORONAVIRUS: We don’t have money to import food, says Buhari

CORONAVIRUS: We don’t have money to import food, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria no longer has money to import food owing to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s economy.

While speaking with journalists during the Eid celebrations at the state house on Sunday, the president described the impact of the virus as “frightening”.

He said the pandemic has affected both the developed and the developing countries.

“Nigerians can see that the COVID-19 has reduced us, both the developing and developed countries, to the same level,” he said.

“In fact, we have fewer casualties than they have. So, it’s a very frightening development.”

The president asked farmers to maximise the season of rainfall to increase food production.

“I hope the rainy season would be bountiful so that we can get a lot of food,” Buhari said.

“I wish the farmers will go to farms so that we can produce what we need in sufficient quantity so that we don’t have to import food.

“In any case, we don’t have any money to import food. So, we must produce what we are going to eat.”

He appealed to Nigerians to continue to observe the health precautions issued by the federal ministry of health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“I advise Nigerians to be very careful and take the advice of the Ministry of Health,“ he said.

“The ministers of health have been doing very well, speaking and educating the citizens on the deadly virus. So, we should be very careful.”
Wife Cries Out After Her Husband Plans To Kill Her To Takeover Her Properties in Ife, Osun State. PHOTOS

Wife Cries Out After Her Husband Plans To Kill Her To Takeover Her Properties in Ife, Osun State. PHOTOS

A lady, identified as Oluwakemi Akingbehin, 33, is calling out for help as her husband of 10years, identified as Kolawole Akingbehin, 39, has constantly been physically assaulting her.

According to a source, the lady, who is a tailor and the breadwinner of the family, has been a victim of domestic abuse ever since she got married.

“This woman is like a sister to me. She stays at Ogo-Oluwa Street, Agaun, Ile-Ife, Osun State. She has truly suffered in the hands of her husband. They have two kids and she has been the one taking care of the family.

Even the house they both live in, which is the bone of contention , she was the one that built it. She claims the husband wants to kill her to take over the property.

Kemi has reported her husband to his family several times and they keep telling her to endure. Even her own family always says the same thing.

The last straw that broke the camel’s back was last night when the husband, in his drunken state, pounced on her because she tried to reach her mother on phone as he has warned her on several occasions never to have any relationship with her family.

He also told her not to work. She was rushed to the hospital by her neighbors and discharged this morning. This lady has reported to the police but nothing has been done yet and she wants help to walk away from the marriage as she is fed up“ the source said.

See Photos Below


Alleged DJ Cuppy Step Sister Was Once A Dancer Under Micheal Jackson. VIDEO

Alleged DJ Cuppy Step Sister Was Once A Dancer Under Micheal Jackson. VIDEO

DJ Cuppy's alleged kid sister sang and break dance for Comedian, Sydney Talker.

 In the video shared below, Cuppy step sister reveals that Billionaire Otedola is her father and she was a dancer under popular dancer, Micheal Jackson before he died.

WATCH VIDEO BELOW

Burnaboy's Mum Gave Mannerless Naira Marley Handshake After Prostrating For Her. VIDEO

Burnaboy's Mum Gave Mannerless Naira Marley Handshake After Prostrating For Her. VIDEO

Like A Well Cultured Yoruba Boy Mannerless Naira Marley Prostrates For Burnaboy's Mother, Before then Proceeding to Lead his No Manners geng to disturb Burnaboy's Noisy Neighbours with Loud Music.

Burnaboy's Mum later gave Naira Marley a handshake after prostrating for her.

Watch Video Below

Oyo State Governorment Changes Curfew Time

Oyo State Governorment Changes Curfew Time

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force said it has relaxed the existing curfew imposed on the state between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has reviewed the curfew in the state and also promised to commence mass testing of the people.

The governor had put in place a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 but this has now been reviewed to 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. despite increase in the number of recorded cases.

According to the chief press secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, the decision was reached at the COVID-19 Task Force meeting presided by Mr Makinde on Sunday.

“The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force headed by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved that the curfew currently in force in the state runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new directive replaces the initial order which pegs the curfew at between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.


He also said efforts have been made to provide more beds for the isolation centre in the Oyo capital, Ibadan.

“Agreement has been struck with the management of a facility in Ibadan to provide bed spaces for a number of positive cases, whose status have been well considered by the experts
,” his statement read.

He also said the government was renovating isolation centres located in Agbami, Jericho, Ibadan, Igbo-Ora, Ogbomoso, Saki and Aawe, near Oyo town.

Mr Makinde said the planned community testing, which could not be kickstarted at the weekend owing to the festivities and public holidays would commence by the end of the week.

He said training of health workers who will participate in the exercise will also begin soon.
Nigerians Lament After Seeing Some Men Pushing The Keke Napep Ambulance That Was Donated To Edo State by FG. VIDEO

Nigerians Lament After Seeing Some Men Pushing The Keke Napep Ambulance That Was Donated To Edo State by FG. VIDEO


Nigerians Complained After Seeing Some Local Lads Pushing Alleged New Tricycle Ambulance That Was Given To Gorvernor Obaseki By Federal Governorment In Benin City, Edo State.

Watch Video Below

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Burna Boy's neighbours call in police officers to arrest him and his father (videos)

Burna Boy's neighbours call in police officers to arrest him and his father (videos)


The singer's neighbours who compared him to Jude Ighalo who lives quite close, said the footballer mantains decorum in the neighbourhood and is not noisy. They also alleged that Burna Boy has not made complete payment for the land he built his house in, as he is allegedly owing N100m. 

Here is a video which captured the rowdy confrontation below; 

Davido Reaches Out To Cynthia Morgan, Offers To Help

Davido Reaches Out To Cynthia Morgan, Offers To Help

Multiple award winning singer, Davido has revealed how he intends to help Cynthia Morgan recover her dead career as a musician. Recall that in the early hours of today, 29 year old Cynthia disclosed that she has been having a hard time and how her manager, Jude Okoye ruined her career as a musician.
Cynthia Morgan was one of the promising young musical talents from Nigeria alongside Wizkid, Skales, Ice Prince, Burna Boy and many others at that time. Unfortunately, she has been unable to realize her potential to the fullest due to series of incidents that has now led her into depression and generally being in the shadow of herself.
Davido who many know to be a philanthropist, has decided to reach out to Cynthia Morgan on twitter. According to the 27 year old, he wants Cynthia to call him so that they can record a song together.
The father of three wrote ” Tell Cynthia I got an anthem for her …. I’ll record my verse now”



Cynthia is a Nigerian born songwriter and singer. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap. She shot into limelight following the release of two singles titled “Don’t Break My Heart” and “Lead Me On”, which received massive airplay and positive reviews from critics. Cynthia made her acting debut in a 2016 Nollywood movie “The Wrong Number” Directed by Saint Joseph ovensehi, and Ay’s comedy movie A trip to Jamaica.
Despite high COVID-19 cases in Kano, Eid prayers hold without social distancing. PHOTOS

Despite high COVID-19 cases in Kano, Eid prayers hold without social distancing. PHOTOS

Despite having the second highest COVID-19 cases in the country, social distancing was not fully enforced during the Eid prayers in Kano on Sunday morning.
Kano currently has 883 COVID-19 cases, the second highest in the country.
During the prayers, religious faithful clustered behind what appeared to be a glass partition.
While Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor, and those around him sat apart, though not up to two meters as recommended by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the people behind the partition were close to one another.
Photos of the Eid prayers were posted by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, media aide of the governor.
See them below:




Imam bars worshippers without face masks from Nasarawa mosque

Imam bars worshippers without face masks from Nasarawa mosque

Khalud Ibrahim, imam of JIWIS central mosque, Gudi, in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state, sent out worshippers without face masks from the mosque on Sunday during the Eid prayers.

Nasarawa state government, on May 19, lifted the ban on religious gatherings for two weeks, with conditions that worshippers must wear face masks and maintain social distancing in churches and mosques.
The state also directed religious leaders to provide water for hand washing as well as hand sanitisers in order to contain further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa state, was among worshippers who observed prayers at the Gudi central mosque.
Ibrahim said the decision to send out worshippers without face masks from the mosque was in compliance with the state government’s directives to contain the spread of COVID-19, NAN reported.
He, however, urged Muslims to always be obedient to God and their leaders at all levels for the overall peace and development of the country.

Ibrahim added that the ills in the society was due to the disobedience of the people and urged them to seek God’s intervention.
“God will answer our prayers over the killings and other vices in the country if we collectively turn to Him for solution,” he said.
President Buhari observes Eid prayers with family members at Aso Rock. PHOTOS

President Buhari observes Eid prayers with family members at Aso Rock. PHOTOS

President Muhammadu Buhari observed this year’s Eid-el-Fitr with his family members at Aso Rock on Sunday.

Only some aides of the president and his family members joined him at the occasion which marked the end of Ramadan.
During prayers, Aisha Buhari and her children observed social distancing and some of them wore face masks in line with the safety protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The president’s family members later posed for photographs.
See Photos Below





“Stop Living In Luxury While Nigerians Are Suffering” -Atiku Abubakar Advises Governorment Officials

“Stop Living In Luxury While Nigerians Are Suffering” -Atiku Abubakar Advises Governorment Officials

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has advised governments at all levels to ensure that the welfare of the people is a priority in planning for the post COVID-19 era.

Abubakar gave the advice in a statement he issued on Saturday in Abuja to mark this year’s Eid-il-fitr celebration.

He urged people in leadership positions all over the world to learn from countless examples of how Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and his immediate disciples who took the welfare of the people as priority in administration of a state.

“This time calls for sacrifice in leadership. This is no time for extravagance and living in luxury,”  the former vice president said.

Abubakar enjoined Muslims to continue to remember that it was part of their faith to protect all lives and to abide by regulations from those in authority.

He said that the protocols about avoidance of crowded places, social distancing and regular washing of hands were for the benefit of humankind.

According to him, it is incumbent upon Muslims to do their best both in action and in prayers to ensure that the world is healed of this deadly virus in the earliest possible time.

Quote
“Just as it was a Ramadan like none other, the Eid-il-fitr celebrations marking the end of the fasting this year too would be epochal.

“I am sure there would be very few Muslims alive today – if any – who had witnessed a Ramadan fasting like the one we just had, and Eid celebration such as we would have this year without the mandatory congressional prayers.

“We fasted this year without spiritual acts of worship that accompany the Holy month of Ramadan like attending tafsir (evening sermons before breaking of fast), sharing of iftar with family, friends and the needy, and even the voluntary seclusion during the last ten days of the blessed Ramadan.

“But all these strictures could not have made our fasting less valid because, as Muslims, we believe that everything that happens is with the command of Almighty Allah.

“We are taught in the scripture and the Sunnah of Noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that God would test our faith individually and as an Ummah.

“The current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic is a test from Allah, and having fasted as we are enjoined as Muslims, let us continue to remember that it is part of our faith to protect all lives and to abide by regulations from those in authority, especially during a time of great uncertainty like this.”

He wished all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts across the world a more special celebration, filled with pleasant moments as they pray together and enjoy the day with their families.