Friday, 30 October 2020

Desmond Elliot Crying On Live TV Following Backlash

Desmond Elliot has broken down in tears on Live TV, following the backlash he's receiving from Nigerians over social media regulation.

Recall that the former actor, at the Lagos State House of Rep in his submission, pushed for passing if

Ganduje Reappoints Commissioner Sacked For 'Celebrating' Abba Kyari's Death (Pics)

Muazu Magaji, former commissioner for works and infrastructure in Kano, has been appointed as the state’s chairman, Gas Pipeline Project Delivery and Gas Industrialisation Committee.

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had sacked Magaji in April for his “unguarded utterances” over

Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly

As part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the State.

Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth

'Seyi Tinubu Controls All The Signage For Lagos' - Chief Bode George (Video)

Former PDP National Chairman, Chief Bode George has come out to criticize the system and structure in Lagos state. Speaking to Arise Tv, the former army general said that the system was not working and needs to be looked into, he also criticized Alpha-Beta, the Company of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.

He said the company is in charge of collecting the internally generated revenue in Lagos and grosses

Man narrates how he ended up closing his bank account after he offered to pay a lady’s bill at a club, and waiter brought N430,000 bill

A man, identified as London Akan on Twitter, has narrated how he emptied his bank account after he offered to pay a lady’s bill at a club, and the waiter brought N432,500 bill. See more below...

“I am being cursed in mosques” – Activist, Aisha Yesufu reveals

Nigeria activist, who was at the forefront of the EndSARS protest, Aisha Yesufu has opened up on the ill treatment she gets from mosques, following her involvement in the protest. See more below..

Policemen didn’t shoot #EndSARS protesters – IGP replies Amnesty Int’l

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has debunked reports by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at End SARS protesters.

He described Amnesty’s report that police officers shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence”.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the IGP said police officers

Judicial Panel visits Lekki tollgate, discover bullet shells 10 days after shooting (Photos/video)

Bullet shells have been discovered at the Lekki tollgate, by members of the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry, who visited the gunfire scene to access the damage. See more pics below...

Nigerian youths are ready to push back – Sokoto governor warns leaders

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has said for Nigeria to overcome its challenges, the country’s present crop of leaders must address poverty and unemployment amongst the youths.

Tambuwal made the statement at the National inauguration of a project tagged ‘Project 20 million’, on Thursday in Abuja.

The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises,

Thursday, 29 October 2020

'I Sincerely Apologise For Addressing Nigerian Youths As Children' – Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot has apologized for addressing the youths as 'Children' while making his submission during plenary at the Lagos state House of Assembly last week, Igbere TV reports.

In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker's submission on the Lagos carnage, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media was used to fuel the carnage.

Igbere TV reports that Nigerians on social media have been dragging him since for his comment.

In a statement he released on his Twitter handle today, the actor apologized for his choice of words

Celebrities React To Desmond Elliot Statement Over Social Media Regulation

Celebrities and other Nigerians have taken to their SM pages to criticize Nollywood actor turned politician "Desmond Elliot" for allegedly pushing for social media regulation.

Recall that few days ago, Desmond Elliot was called out on Twitter over calling for an anti-social media bill. The actor turned politician however denied the allegations.
Well, a video that captured the moment the lawmaker representing Surulere constituency in Lagos,

“Beware of girls, 93% of everything about them are lies” – Pastor Akpor advises men

Apostle Michael Akpor of the Palace of God Bible Church, Delta state, has sounded a strong warning for men seeking a life partner.

The clergymen during a sermon advised them to be wary of ladies, as 93% of everything about them are

“Most young people are high on drugs all the time. They go to social media to do all sorts of things” – Lagos Lawmaker, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay says (Video)

Honourable Mojisola Alli-Maculay has called for the re-orientation of Nigerian Youths.

According to the Lagos State House of Assembly Member, most youths are ‘high on drugs at all times.”

Hon. Mojisola represents Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency, and this statement was made during her submission during the House’s deliberation on the crisis that rocked Lagos State after hoodlums

Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra and its activities in the State .

The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities , the state government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic IPOB

#EndSARS Protests Will Return In 2 Weeks, If Issues Are Not Addressed - Ex Minister

There are fears that #EndSARS demonstrators will take to the streets of Nigeria in the next two weeks if it is perceived that the government has set up judicial panels across the country to buy time.

Former Nigerian Minister of External Affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi expressed this when he featured on ARISE News on Wednesday and called on the federal government to urgently address the

#WTO-DG: 'Despite Hiccups, We Are Keeping The Positivity Going' - Okonjo-Iweala

#WTO-DG hopeful, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to the US seeming desire to back her opponent, Myung-Hee, despite enjoying broad support from members.

Happy for the success & continued progress of our @wto DG bid. Very humbled to be declared the

Kogi Commissioner For Health Weeps As He Inspects Vandalized Medical Equipment (Pix)

Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu was moved to tears on Wednesday as he inspected the vandalized Kogi State Medical Store complex located in Lokoja, the state capital.

Audu, while addressing journalists in an emotion-laden voice said equipment worth billions of naira were destroyed by the vandals.

According to him, the Kogi State Health sector as lost its medical equipment which includes Magnetic

EndSARS Has Political Undertone, Influencers Must Be Fished Out - Lagos Lawmaker

Member of the Lagos State House Of Assembly Representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Honorable Sanai O. Agunbiade has added his voice to the statement of his colleague, Member representing Surulere Federal Constituency, Honorable Desmond Elliot, to condemn the negative impact of social

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Lagosians Ask Police To Return To Work

Lagos residents have appealed to the police to return to their duty posts and ensure the safety of lives and property.

The appeal was made on Tuesday on social media platforms following the continued absence of the police on Lagos roads.

Lagosians reminded the police that it was their job to protect lives and property, urging them to forget

Buhari, TY Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

The meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, took place after the weekly

Outrage Over IGP’s Failure To Stop Looting, Cops Shun Adamu’s Order

Federal, Lagos and Oyo state governments have received no fewer 126 petitions on human rights violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

Government officials, who disclosed this in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Tuesday, stated that 65 petitions had been received by the Federal Government, 46 in Oyo and 15 in Lagos.

But as federal and state governments intensified efforts to investigate human rights violations by

Suspects who burnt BRT buses, 518 others arrested (Photos)

The police in Lagos on Tuesday paraded 520 suspects arrested for their roles in last week’s violence.

Six policemen and four others were killed in the state during the mayhem unleashed on Lagos, the police added.
No fewer than 38 policemen were injured; 16 police stations were torched and 13 vandalised by

Amnesty releases timeline of Lekki shootings, warns govt against cover-up

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has released the timeline of the October 20, 2020 shootings at the Lekki toll plaza.

Amnesty, which stated last week that at least 10 persons were killed at the tollgate, detailed the events leading to the incident and warned the authorities against a cover-up.

This is contained in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria: Authorities must stop attempts to cover-up Lekki Toll

#WTO-DG: US, EU divided over Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala

US says it will continue to back South Korean candidate.

The World Trade Organization’s General Council Chair David Walker said Wednesday that Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had garnered the most support among WTO members to become the next global trade chief, a WTO spokesperson said.

The United States said, however, it could not support the candidacy of Okonjo-Iweala and said it would

Court Refuses To Order Diezani’s Arrest, Demands AGF’s Extradition Evidence

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu rejected the EFCC’s request for an arrest warrant citing the commission’s failure to enforce the earlier criminal summons which the court issued on the former minister as far back as

FG Slams ASUU For Using UTAS As Condition For Ending Strike

Ministry of Education's spokesperson, Ben Goong, said the demand of the body is ridiculous

- Goong further stressed that ASUU cannot dictate how varsity lecturers should be paid their salaries.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has come under attack as the federal government described the condition set by the body before it can end its strike as "unreasonable."

It would be recalled that ASUU said it would end the strike action after its home-grown University

Edo Police Parade 126 Suspects For Jail-break, Looting, Others - Crime

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail -breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the # EndSARS protests which rocked the country.

According to the breakdown given by the State Commissioner of Police , Johnson Kokumo, 106 suspects were arrested for breaking stores , looting and arson. He also said 10 escapees were re

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

'COVID-19: Governors Received N1bn Each From Buhari, N1.1bn From World Bank'

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of N1.1billion for the same purpose.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State made this revelation on Tuesday while featuring on Channels

#EndSARS: Buhari’s Failure To Address Protesters Led To Loss Of Lives - Alaafin

Ibadan – His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi the Alaafin of Oyo, on Monday confirmed that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the youths that protested against the police brutality led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties recorded after the protests.

Alaafin, speaking on Monday, during the stakeholders meeting that was held at the House of Cheifs, the Parliament Building Agodi Secretariat Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, stressed that, if the President

They Took N650,000 From Me, All My Phones, Destroyed My Car - Actor Clem Ohameze

Veteran actor, Clem Ohameze has recounted how he was attacked by hoodlums in Akwa Ibom state, NaijaCover Reports.

Speaking in an interview on BBC Igbo, the actor revealed that he was on his way to a movie location in Abak Road on Thursday October 22, when he was attacked by the hoodlums.

Clem who said he initially thought they were #EndSARS protesters, said he was attacked by the

CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country.

The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the

Monday, 26 October 2020

Man & Woman Who Kidnapped And Sold A Child Confess After Being Caught In Anambra

A man and a woman who kidnapped and sold a child have being caught in Anambra state, IgbereTV reports.

In a video shared online, a number of people are seen surrounding both suspects as they confessed to their crimes while being questioned.

The male suspect said he was paid 400, 000 Naira to kidnap the child from his home and hand him over

Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity - Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to state governors still ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 palliatives at different warehouses in the country to distribute the relief items to citizens immediately.

The rights lawyer described as crime against humanity, the alleged ‘hoarding’ of the food items donated to states by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID.

He made this known on Monday in an interview with Arise TV monitored by The PUNCH.

Falana said, “It is almost like a crime against humanity just as some public officers have diverted

We Kept Palliatives Ahead Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 - Governors

Some Nigerians upon the recent discovery of undistributed relief materials have taken to carting them away, berating the governors for stealing items meant for the public.

Nigerian state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors' Forum said the recent cache of palliatives discovered by citizens in warehouses across the country was kept in anticipation of a second

Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki - Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has admitted that Nigerian Military officers ordered the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate last week Tuesday.

Sanwoolu, during a live interview on CNN, disclosed that according to CCTV footage gotten from the scene of the shooting, officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the attack.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Lekki shooting generated a massive outcry from human

Looting: Release All COVID-19 Palliatives Now - NLC Tells Governmet

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged federal and state governments to release forthwith , all COVID- 19 palliatives still stored in warehouses across the country .
The union also condemned the mass looting of both COVID- 19 palliatives and non -COVID -19 items in the country .

This was contained in a statement on Monday titled , ‘ NLC Demands The Immediate Release Of All

Lekki shooting: We’ve identified barracks where soldiers who shot protesters came from – Femi Falana (Video)

Popular Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has revealed that the barracks where soldiers who shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate came from have been identified.

Falana further revealed that the investigation gathered so far by ASCAB, a group he oversees, facts

Nigerian woman reportedly stabs her Nigerian boyfriend to death in India during heated argument (photos/video)

The police in India has arrested a Nigerian woman, Oge Florence for allegedly stabbing to death, her boyfriend, also a Nigerian, following a heated argument in India. See more below....

Visa Ban Threat : I don’t mind living the rest of my life in Nigeria — Buratai

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has reacted to calls by International bodies calling for a travel ban to be placed on some military officers accused of human rights abuses in the country.

Buratai responded to these calls during a meeting with Army Commanders in Abuja today October 26,

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu’s staff of office reportedly returned

The staff of office of Lagos monarch, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, which was stolen after some suspected hoodlums invaded the Palace of Oba of Lagos, has been reportedly returned. See more below....

”We are not a collection of angels but we are doing our best” – Nigerian Police

In the wake of the #EndSars protest, a movement to an end to police brutality and also a commencement of police reform, the Nigerian Police have seemingly sent a message of hope to the

”It can only be passed at Federal level” – Desmond Elliot reacts after he was dragged for allegedly pushing an anti-social media bill (Video)

Lagos State House of Reps. member, Desmond Elliot, has reacted after he was criticized on social media by some Nigerians who alleged he is supporting an anti-social media bill in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Desmond Elliot is one of the trending names today on Twitter NG and it is due to series of tweets from

I Will Never Support APC, PDP Politicians Again — Actress, Iyabo Ojo Vows

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo on Sunday vowed never to support any politician from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The mother of two also said even if her family member was running for a post under the aforementioned parties she won’t vote for such person.

“I Alice Iyabo Ojo, will never support, campaign or vote for any APC or PDP member ever again in my

Buhari Is Avoiding The Lekki Incident Until The Facts Are Established - Garba Shehu

As the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, one of the more dozen states to do so, starts sitting on Monday, President @MBuhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted.

The President, who said he had all along avoided going into a debate about the Lekki Toll Gate

Fani-Kayode Blasts Tinubu: 'A Bat From Hell And The Asiwaju Of Blood', By FFK

Even if the whole country is cowed and mesmerised by you and applauds your callousness, vanity, evil, subterfuge, deceit, ruthlessness, obsessive ambitions, lack of fear of God and doubkespeak I FFK, the Voice of the Voiceless, the Servant of Truth, the Lover of God, the Beloved of the Lord, the Otunba of Jogaland, the Sadaukin Shinkafi, the Odum Agu and the Odugwu Eze will not.

Your spell cannot silence, bind or blind me like it has done to others. I see you for what you are and

Palliatives Distribution: FG Never Asked Governors To Wait For Approval - Officials

There no time were governors of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) asked to await any further directive before distributing the palliatives given to them by the federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID- 19, credible sources have told Daily Trust.

Since Wednesday last week, hoodlums across the states have been breaking into stores and strategic

Banks Lose Over N1bn As Hoodlums Wreck ATMs, Branches

Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country likely lost over a billion naira, last week, to the destruction of their facilities across the country by hoodlums hiding under the umbrella of the #End- SARS protests, findings by New Telegraph show.

The protests, which began on October 7 with calls to disband the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), an infamous Police unit that had long been accused of extortion, torture and extra-judicial killings, had

#EndSARS: Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Death Threats

Yesterday a video that went viral on various social media platforms, Which was reposted by herself. Showed the moment a group of people made a short clip describing her as an enemy to Islam and a supporter of LGBTQ, and even made a threat to her life.

In way of redeeming her Image, Mrs. Aisha Yesufu posted various pictures of how she has stood

Enough Is Enough: Obiano Urges Youths To Defend Anambra From Hooligans

Enough is Enough!

I have clearly fortified Anambra State. I call on Anambra Youths to come out and defend our dear State from hooligans from other States

# AnambraIsOurHome !

Lagos state government relaxes curfew

The Lagos state government has relaxed the statewide curfew
According to a tweet shared by the press secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, restriction