Thursday, June 26, 2014

Soldiers’ attack: NSA apologises to Tambuwal

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Wednesday apologised to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, over the incident in Kaduna where soldiers searched his official car.

This came as the House of Representatives ordered investigation into the incident.

Dasuki, in a letter to the Speaker, tendered an “unreserved apology” to Tambuwal, assuring him that such an incident would not happen again.

20 suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Enugu

Twenty suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, were arrested in Enugu on Wednesday after a commercial bus conveying them was intercepted by security operatives.

The bus was reportedly stopped at Obollo Afor in the Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It was learnt that the bus, with registration number AKD816XG, was conveying the alleged insurgents from Aba in Abia State to the northern part of the country.

Boko Haram Attacks Military Post, Kills 16 Soldiers

Men suspected to be members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect on Tuesday night attacked a military post at Bulabulin Ngaura in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State and killed 16 soldiers.

One of the soldiers that narrowly escaped the attack, who confirmed this to journalists in Maiduguri, said, “We were totally subdued by the insurgents.”

Pics: Jay Z & Beyonce finally release footage from their secret 2008 wedding

The power couple wed secretly in April 2008 after dating for about 6 years. And for the first time, we see photos of them as they exchanged their vows. Jay Z and Beyonce last night Wednesday June 25th projected footage from their secret wedding ceremony on the screen in a stadium in Miami, as they kicked off their tour 'On The Run'. The intimate home video was played in between performances from the mega stars to the excitement of the massive crowd. See more photos after the cut...

Photos: P-Square Shoots Music Video With Rapper T.I in Atlanta

They aren't saying much about it yet but a source close to the singing duo confirmed they just did a song and shot a video with US rapper T.I in Atlanta. Peter Okoye pictured above with T.I yesterday during the video shoot. Will get details later. See more photos after the cut...

New Telegraph’s Managing Editor dies in Emab Plaza bomb blast

The Managing Editor (North) of the New Telegraph newspapers, Alhaji Suleiman Bisalla (pictured above) sadly was among the 21 people that died in yesterday's Emab Plaza bombing in Abuja.

Bisalla, 46, a native of Gindiri in Mangul LGA of Plateau State, had left the New Telegraph office in Abuja around 3.30pm to Emab Plaza to go and repair his phone. The bomb went off 30 minutes later.

Photos: Kim Kardashian goes back to blonde

Kim Kardashian West took to instagram yesterday to show off her new blonde look, writing along with the pic "It's baaaaack!! #BlondeHairDontCare". She later admitted it was a wig, writing "just a wig. 'Looks so real though right?'. You like?...More pics when you continue...

Ritualists’ Den Owned by a Pastor Uncovered in Lagos, 8 Kidnapped Victims Rescued

A ritualist den owned by one pastor Ernest Nwankwo, the General Overseer of Holy Family Ministry a.k.a House of Mercy was yesterday June 25th uncovered at Ogolonto area in Ikorodu, Lagos, with 8 victims rescued.

According to Vanguard, the den was discovered after a failed attempt by a woman identified as Mrs Rosemary Chukwu, a member of Pastor Nwankwo's church, to kidnap her neighbor's 7 year old son, Emeka Emmanuel to the den for rituals.

PAINED ASS? Freeze CoolFM Comes for Etcetera, Calls Him a Moron, Shameless (SEE Tweets)

Last Saturday, singer turned writer Etcetera wrote an article titled 'On-Air-Personalities, you have killed radio' where he criticized OAPs saying all they do is glorify celebs, recycle their music, chase fame and fake accents, amongst other things . Well, one of the OAP's has replied him.

Freeze Coolfm, who doesn't mince words, fired shots at him on Twitter this evening. He may not have mentioned Etcetera's name but which other singer turned columnist has been criticizing some of his colleagues in his controversial write ups? See more tweets after the cut...

Is BOKO HARAM Finally in LAGOS?? Explosion reported in Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos. 4 People Dead

A bomb blast in Adamawa, Abuja and now we are hearing about another one in Lagos on the same day? According to an eyewitness who claimed to have witnessed it and according to a breaking news report on Vanguard, a bomb-laden car went off at Folawiyo Fuel Depot close to a Petrol Tank Farm at Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos around 8.30 yesterday evening. The eye-witness said the explosion came from a Benz car parked right beside a LPG tanker

The explosion is said to have affected four buildings including two banks. Four people are said to have lost their lives. Details later...(photo credit - Vanguard)

"I'm not a thief, I'm catholic" ex-bank PHB MD standing trial says

Francis Atuche, the former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB now Keystone Bank, who is standing trial for allegedly embezzling N25.7 billion from Bank PHB told Justice Lateefat Okunnu of an Ikeja High court today June 25th during cross examination that he's never stolen in his life as he is a devout Catholic.

Solange Knowles reportedly engaged to her 51 year old boyfriend

According to multiple reports, Solange Knowles, 28, got engaged to her boyfriend of five years Alan Ferguson, 51, on her birthday yesterday June 24th. Beyonce's sister didn't confirm the reports but posted a photo of herself and Alan on her instagram page describing her birthday as 'perfect.'. A source close to the couple revealed that the longtime partners got engaged on Monday June 23rd.

UPDATE on Emab Plaza Bombing In Abuja, 21 Confirmed Dead, 17 injured

The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, has confirmed that 21 people died yesterday afternoon when a bomb went off at the very busy Emab Plaza in Wuse 2, Abuja. He also confirmed that 17 people were seriously injured and have been taken to Maitama District Hospital, Gwarimpa hospital, Wuse hospital, Garki hospital and National hospital.

NDLEA arrests 11 School Children Over Drug Abuse and trafficking

Eleven secondary school students and a hotel manager were recently arrested in Kaduna by officials of the Kaduna State National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, after being caught in a hotel taking Psychotropic substances.

Man Detained in Mental Institute in Kano For Saying There is no God

Mubarak Bala has been held up at a mental institute in Kano state since June 13th despite being given a clean bill of health because he declared he does not believe in God.

According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Bala is being held against his will and forcibly medicated at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where he has been kept since June 13.
The chemical engineering graduate is allegedly being held on the grounds of a “personality change” because he declared himself an atheist despite being raised in a Muslim family in Kano, which is a mainly Muslim state.

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