Saturday, August 12

I’m Not Quitting Music For Acting - Ikechukwu


Rap artiste, Ikechukwu Onunaku shot into prominence in 2006 with his hit song, ‘My Name is Ikechukwu.’ Fast forward till date and the rapper is not as vibrant in the Nigerian music scene as he was over a decade ago.

However, it seems the rap artiste has discovered his passion for acting and like it is for him the music industry, his fan base as an actor seems to grow with each day especially after his role in the blockbuster movie, ‘The Wedding Party.’

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the rap artiste made it known that he was only expanding his horizon
and not quitting music for acting. He said, “I don’t see why I should quit music for acting; I don’t even see why it should be considered. I see it as an expansion so I do not have to give one talent up for the other.

They are both expressions of the talent God gave me so I cannot even choose which I love the most between acting and music but one thing is for sure; I am not quitting either of the two great talents that I have.

‘The Wedding Party’ was not my first stint with acting. I was actually in the award winning short film titled, ‘The Wages.’ I also featured in ‘Gidi Up,’ Season 2.

 I also featured in ‘Gbomo Gbomo Express’ and that was the project that made everyone believe I could act before I became a part of the cast of ‘The Wedding Party.’

I told Mo Abudu that I would love to work with her and when they were auditioning for ‘The Wedding Party,’ I was called. I auditioned twice and they invited me to be a part of the cast for the movie,”  he said.
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Ozubulu Killing: Osinbajo Sends Five Ministers To Anambra


The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is sending a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday.

According to Akande, the delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey
Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka.

He said during the visit, the delegation would present a condolence letter from the Acting President to the state governor, Willie Obiano.

He added that Osinbajo, in the letter, extended commiserations to the families, friends of the victims and the Ozubulu community on the death of their sons and daughters and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured still in the hospital.

He further quoted the Acting President as condemning the attack which has brought sorrow to many innocent families and, has rightly provoked widespread condemnation.

“Such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality,” Akande quoted from Osinbajo’s letter to the governor.

The Acting President said the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari remained undeterred and would continually commit to deploying all available resources towards ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Anambra State and across the entire country.

Osinbajo said he had instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the crime to justice without any delay.

He said he would remain engaged with Obiano, the police authorities and other security agencies to ensure that the lives and property of citizens of the state and all Nigerians are well protected anywhere they may live.
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Photo: Mother, Daughter Arrested For Selling Cannabis, Skunk In Ogun


A 43-year-old woman, Alaba Mulika and her 16-year-old daughter, Olamide (surname withheld) have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly trading in cannabis.

The mother and daughter were dwarfs, and the Nigerian Tribune gathered that dwarfism runs in their families, as the woman’s mother, sister and others were also dwarfs.

This was just as a total of 56 suspects were paraded by the Ogun State Police Command on Thursday, with the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, saying that various units of operatives had been
deployed in different areas of the state to curtail kidnapping, robbery, cultism and other crimes.

Among those paraded were those arrested for murder, armed robbery, impersonation, cultism, car snatching, rape, fraud, among others.

Speaking on the arrest of the mother and daughter at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, Iliyasu said that Mulika had engaged in sale of the illicit drug for more than five years

Iliyasu said that on August 5, at about 10:00 a.m., operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) got information about the sale of Indian hemp in Awa Ijebu, so they stormed the town and raided the suspects’ joint.

“On getting there, they found the woman and her daughter selling hemp, skunk and other drugs and arrested them with their exhibits,” he stated.

Nigerian Tribune learnt that Mulika was arrested by SARS about two years ago and handed over to the state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

It was further gathered that the woman was once a visitor of the anti-drug agency before her arrest by SARS two years ago.
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I’d Be Wicked If I Don’t Allow My Daughter To Date At 15 - KSB


Singer, Kenny Saint Best, doesn’t seem to joke with her two teenage kids, even as a single mother, she has so far, made sure she took good care of them.

Her daughter is gradually growing to become a beautiful damsel and when asked what age she would allow her teenage daughter to have a boyfriend, the singer hinted that it would be when she attains the “penis envy” stage.

 The singer said that her Philosophy lecturer in school defined it as a stage in a young girl’s life when
she realises that she attracts the member of the opposite sex.

KSB noted that she started dating when she was 15 years old so she would be a wicked mother to deny her child from dating a man at that age.

“When I was in the university, I took a course in Philosophy and they taught us that there is a particular age that girls start dating and they call it the age of ‘Penis Envy’.

 It is not that the girls are necessarily looking for sex, it is just a stage in their life whereby they realise that they are pretty and they can be attractive to a guy.

For me, once my daughter is 15 years old then it is okay for her to date. It is not that they would be walking around holding hands but it has to be a civil and responsible relationship. I am not a regular parent, I feel it is okay for a female child to be aware that she is attractive to guys and she should also know that the guy would woo her.

That was the age it happened to me and I would be a wicked mother to expect that at the age of 15, my daughter would not have someone wooing her or telling her the usual lies guys tell ladies.

“So for my boy, if he is 17 and I notice that he is always talking to someone on the phone and always smiling, it is okay.

 It does not mean that they are going to be practising sex; it just means that they are understanding matters of the heart and love apart from the love they get from their parents,” she said.
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I’m No Longer Bitter At Wizkid - Samklef


A while back, it was in the news that music producer, Samklef, was bitter at Wizkid because he refused to acknowledge the part he (Samklef) played in his life.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, Samklef, who is also a singer,  said he is no longer bitter at Wizkid but added that it was impossible for Wizkid to write his story without mentioning his name.

He said, “I am part of Wizkid’s history whether he likes it or not and he cannot write his story without mentioning my name. I have always respected Wizkid’s hustle from day one. He has a strong
will. So far so good, we have settled the misunderstanding between us in 2015 after one of my trips from America. We are all busy now, so I am no longer worried about whatever people say because at the end of the day, we all have our journey in life and success is the most important thing. I am no longer bitter at Wizkid, the past is gone.”
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I’m Not A Fraudster, Please Pray For Me, Dammy Krane Pleads


Recently, news went viral on social media that Amin crooner, Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, aka Dammy Krane, was arrested and detained in Miami, USA, for allegations of credit card fraud which seems to have tarnished the image of the once very much loved singer.

In a new development, while speaking in a recent interview, the handsome singer called on the general public and his fans to pray for his discharge and acquittal on the court case which comes up again at an undisclosed date in Miami.

“Everybody knows that I’m just all about my music; I’m a musician I don’t do flight bookings, I’m
innocent of the allegation. Everyone should please pray for me to come out of this successfully”, he pleaded.

Speaking on the present situation of the case, he said; “I’ve a hearing soon, but my lawyer tells me I don’t have to be there, like I said God is in control; everybody should just keep praying and supporting me. I did a song I recorded a day after I actually got out of jail, I was talking about all these things, especially the prayers my fans said for me, I actually appreciate everybody and I put it in a song and I’m going to be dropping it soon”, he said.
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Taylor Swift Victory In Butt Groping Case ... DJ's Claim Tossed

 
Taylor Swift just scored a big win in her butt groping trial,  the judge threw out DJ David Mueller's case against her.

Mueller sued Swift, her mom and management team in 2015, saying they cost him his job after Swift alleged the DJ grabbed her ass during a meet-and-greet in Denver.

However, Swift fired back countersuing Mueller for sexual assault and battery. The two sides have been locked in court this week ... but the judge just ruled the case against Taylor be dropped.

The judge's reported reasoning was that in only informing her mom and team about the alleged assault, Taylor did nothing wrong -- she didn't tell Mueller's employer directly so the judge said it wasn't possible to prove Taylor's the person who got him fired.

While Taylor's in the clear . Mueller's case against Taylor's mom and team is still alive. Swift's case against David is still ongoing, with a final verdict expected next week.
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Return Home To Prove Your Worth, Bello To Melaye

 
The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday challenged the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that fled the state to return home and build the party together with government.

Apparently referring to the leaders that include the state chairman of APC, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, and members of the State Executive Council, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the last governorship election, James Faleke, the governor said they should return home and prove their political worth.

The leaders, particularly the state chairman and majority of members of the executive council, have since the emergence of the governor fled the state to Abuja, which led to their being referred to as diaspora politicians.

Bello, who spoke at the stakeholders meeting of the party held at the party secretariat in Lokoja, preparatory to the state congress scheduled for Saturday, said every grassroots politician should return to the state to play politics.

He stated that he had never pursued anybody out of the state, saying the people should come back home to build the APC.

The governor said, “We must respect our party since the party is supreme, people that are on ground are here, those that are not here should come down home and participate in this state congress.”

“Every politician that is deeply rooted in the grassroots should come back home, we must join hands together to build a strong party. We are going to ensure that APC sweeps the next election in Kogi state.”

Bello however noted that the party in the state remained strong and united, saying efforts would be made to make it grow and be a preferred platform for electoral victory.

The chairman, Kogi state national delegate committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, said the congress was meant to further strengthen internal democracy in the party.
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Three Killed In Protests Against Disputed Kenya Vote


Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya in opposition protests which raged overnight into Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against an election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged.

An AFP photographer saw the body of a nine-year-old boy whose family said he had been shot in the back while watching the protests from a fourth floor balcony in Mathare, a slum in the capital.

Attention is now focused on Odinga and his first reaction to Friday's official election results. He previously said the loss was a result of massive rigging of Tuesday's polls, which his party denounced as a "charade" and a "disaster".

Protests erupted in Odinga's strongholds in western Kisumu county and poor areas of Nairobi almost immediately after the election results were declared Friday, with gunshots ringing out and fires in the streets.

"We have one person killed and four others admitted in hospital with gunshot injuries," said Dr Ojwang Lusi, the regional health chief in western Kisumu county.
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Bodybuilder Rich Piana Alive And Fighting - Girlfriend


Bodybuilding superstar Rich Piana is alive and fighting for his life after a medical emergency in Florida this week  so says his girlfriend.

TMZ Sports has learned Piana's fitness model girlfriend, Chanel Jansen, was with Piana when he collapsed and hit his head on Monday afternoon.

Sources tell TMZ  Chanel administered CPR on the massive 46-year-old until help arrived.


He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was put in a medically induced coma. There were rumors that Piana died from his injuries  but Chanel says that's just not true.

" I just want to be clear [Piana] is still alive," Chanel says ... "All myself and his family are asking for is positive thoughts, prayers, and love."
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Husband kills wife as crying children watch, then takes own life


A 30-year-old man has murdered his 26-year-old wife while their three underage children watched in horror.
Afterwards, he proceeded to kill himself, leaving their three children at the mercy of relations.

The three children are all under the age of eight.
Police were called out to the family home on Saturday after a concerned neighbour heard the cries of the two young children and a small baby at the address.

A neighbour who asked not to be named said: “One of the children was running in the road crying that her mummy was bleeding.
“She must’ve been about seven or eight knocked on the neighbour’s door. There’s a small baby and another child who live there and were all taken out.”
“I left the house about 1.30pm and came back at 4pm and there were police cars everywhere and forensics.
=“The family always kept themselves to themselves so we didn’t see them very much. It’s a shock and it’s scary but you don’t know what going on behind closed doors.
A neighbour alerted police at around 2pm on Saturday heard the cries of three children all under eight in their Oldbury home, West Mids.
He said: “This is a truly tragic incident: it’s understood the woman was violently attacked before the offender took his own life.
“The timeline of exactly what happened is unclear but we believe the two people died during the morning.
“There were three children, including a small baby, present at the address when officers made the discovery − they are being looked after by loved ones and will receive specialist support.”
The incident, reported by the Telegraph, happened in Oldbury, United Kingdom.
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Corps member recounts how he was almost killed in Rivers for being ‘less Biafran’


Listen to Godwin Donatus recount his experience on how he accepted he was Biafran to escape lynching.
HOW I ACCEPTED I AM A BIAFRAN
Viewing the beautiful sight of the Garden City Port Harcourt i decided to visit the popular mile one market to get some stuffs.
I was trying to make purchase when i heard a guy shouting the price of what he was selling in Biafra currency, i asked him ” you are using biafra currency in a Nigerian
State” playfully, that was the only thing i said, he dropped the cloths move towards me and Asked me who i was, where i came from, who is my president, which State is Nigerian State, as all these questions dropped at once.
He shouted am a Biafran, my people the next thing i saw i was rounded up in the market, when i look at their faces i know am in Trouble, some of them felt like hitting me, Thank God for my stature and the little Igbo i know, even the guy i wanted to buy something from denied me, i had to speak a little Igbo and declare i was a Biafran.
Now am trying to process the information in my head, what would have happened if i didn’t admit
As a Corper
Nigeria is Ours
Nigeria we serve.
I pray for this Country Called Nigeria, History should not repeat itself in a Violent manner.
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Reno Omokri Hits Lauretta Onochie On Instagram


Trump spokeswoman V PMB's media PA.
There's a difference btw a girl who runs media for a President and a runs girl working for a President!
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Italian girl denied job for dating an African man


A girl in the Piedmont, Italy was turned down for a retail assistant position by a shopkeeper because she is in a relationship with an African man.
According to Corriere della Sera, the shopkeeper is purported to have told the girl:
"As far as I'm concerned, you can go out with the Monster of Florence (ED: a serial killer who butchered women in the 1990s), but allow me to not entrust the safety of my store to those who share
their life with an African,"


The story went viral after Chiara del Gaudio shared the exchange on her Facebook profile. According to reports, Claudio, the shopkeeper, advised the 18-year-old to not show photos of her relationship if she wants to find a job.
Reacting to the incident, Maria Luisa Coppa, president of the Torino Union of Traders, said: "Respect and integration are values that animate our activities,"
"Episodes such as the one reported do not belong to our culture," added Coppa, stressing the role that immigrants play in the city's economy."
Ms Coppa also posted Huffington report on the incident and wrote:
"The history of our businesses is also made by many immigrant workers who are engaged in their desire to work, for their professional skills and with the hope of offering them a better future. Respect and integration are values that animate our activities and incidents such as that in the denucia of trade unions do not belong to our culture."


Torino has a large North African and Muslim community. Millions of Italians and foreigners have migrated to Torino to work for Fiat and other major industrial companies in the last decade.
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"I am used to insults" Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy


Be it corn eating on the street, patronizing Bole sellers, frying akara balls, Nigerians are tired of the campaign strategies employed by politicians to strike emotional connections with the electorates during political campaigns. This time they are say "Our Mumu Don Don Do!"
 
However, this particular photo of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar eating with children was taken early 2015 at an IDP camp in Yola, Adamawa state.
 
Atiku has however, debunked claims that it was all a strategy for 2019 elections. His tweets below:
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'Kim Jong-Un will not get away with what he's doing, he'll regret it fast' - Donald Trump goes hard again!


U.S President Donald Trump has issued a 'new red line' concerning the ongoing war rhetoric between the White House and Pyongyang, saying North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-Un will not get away with his threats towards the United States and that if he makes one more threat towards the United States, Guam or allies of the United States, he'll regret it fast.
The warning came a few hours after an early morning tweet from the U.S president saying US military options were “locked and loaded” for use if Pyongyang “acted unwisely”- further creating more tensions among citizens within the Korean peninsula.
 North Korean warned it will launch four missiles at the waters around US Pacific territory of Guam
if Trump continues to threaten the safety of the North Korean government to which Trump responded by saying the U.S will respond with 'fear and fury'.
Trump stood by his words when asked about them at his golf resort in New Jersey on Friday evening.
“I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean,” Trump said. “Those words are very, very easy to understand.”
“If somebody else uttered the exact same words that I uttered, they’d say: ‘What a great statement, what a wonderful statement,’” Trump said. “But I will tell you, we have tens of millions of people in this country that are so happy with what I am saying, because they say, ‘Finally, we have a president that’s sticking up for our nation and frankly, sticking up for our friends and our allies.’”
He then issued an ultimatum to Kim Jong-un himself. “This man will not get away with what he’s doing,” he said. “If he utters one threat in form of overt threat – which, by the way, he’s been uttering for years – or if he does anything in respect to Guam or anyplace else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it.”
“We want to talk about a country that has misbehaved for many many years – decades, actually – through numerous administrations, and they didn’t want to take on the issue and I had no choice but to take it on, and I’m taking it on. And we’ll either be very, very successful quickly or we’re going to be very, very successful in a different way, quickly.”
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Ludacris gifts his daugter a Range Rover for her 16th birthday

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Photos: Father rapes his two year old, brutalizes her in Kaduna

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Access bank reacts to viral video of one of their ATMs in UNILAG that displayed pornographic content


A video showing a tablet at Access bank ATM gallery inside the University of Lagos UNILAG campus that was displaying pornographic content on its screen, went viral yesterday.  Access bank has now released a statement reacting to the incident. According to the bank, one of its customers used the in-house tablets at the ATM gallery to watch porn. Read the statement below

Our attention has been drawn to an obscene video being circulated on different social media platforms purportedly recorded on one of our in-branch mobile tablets at the Access Bank Unilag
Branch. Please be informed that these tablets were placed there to enhance customer experience in the banking halls, as customers can walk over to any of these tabs to transact online. We think it is dishonorable for users of our in-branch tablets to visit inappropriate sites using any of the Bank’s platforms. We regret any inconvenience this would have caused to customers that would have come in contact with the video. We are working on measures to prevent a future re-occurrence. Thank you for being our eyes and ears .
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Charly Boy, na your mumu don do, you are a mumu- Asari Dokubo says in new video


In a new video shared online, Ex-militant leader, Asari Dokubo, slammed Musician, Charly Boy, for holding a protest against President Buhari which he tagged "Our Mumu Don Don".
Asari in the video says the reverse is the case with regards to the musician's slogan. He attacked former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani, for refusing to give Niger Delta youths oil wells while she was in office. He also attacked former President Goodluck Jonathan. He described President Buhari as a "photo president" who everyone travels to the UK to meet to take pictures with.
 Watch the video below...

         
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Segun Bucknor, father of radio personality Tosyn Bucknor dies at 71

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Photos of a fake Instagram shop operator arrested in Ibadan


Afolabi Ojo pictured above is currently in the EFCC, Ibadan office detention for allegedly operating a fake Instagram and Whatsapp shop. According to a statement by the EFCC, Ojo reportedly engages unsuspecting members of the public in a phony online shopping on Instagram and WhatsApp respectively.
Ojo who is a student of the Polytechnic, Ire, Osun State, was arrested following a petition from a complainant alleging that sometime in June, 2017, while window shopping on Instagram, she came
across some slippers and shoes on a page “Best Classic Store” owned by one purported Kemisola with WhatsApp number 08106802815 displayed on the page. The transaction turned out to be fraud.


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Sean Tizzle welcomes a child with his America based girlfriend


Singer, Sean Tizzle has welcomed a baby girl with his America based girlfriend. He made the announcement on his Instagram page. Congrats to them. More photos below...


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Dapper Men! Odunlade Adekola strikes a pose with Aki and Paw Paw

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Married former Trump staffer fathered love child with fellow aide on campaign trail while his own wife was pregnant


The scandal and drama in Trump's administration never ends. This time, it involves two of President Tump's former employees who just welcomed a baby while one of them is still married.
The former aides had an extramarital affair while working together on Trump's 2016 election campaign and it resulted in a pregnancy. Former White House communications director Jason Miller, who is married with two daughters, and ex-transition advisor A.J. Delgado separately confirmed on Wednesday that they welcomed a son, William, last month.
Miller confirmed the birth in a statement to Page Six which read: "My wife and I, along with our two daughters, are excited to welcome William into the world and into our family, and we appreciate the
well wishes we’ve received from so many."
Meanwhile, Miller’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child in January. Meaning his wife and his mistress were both pregnant at the same time.
Delgado first tweeted announcing the birth of the child earlier on Tuesday, writing: "Dear friends: Beyond thrilled to share with you that I’m now the proud mother of a beautiful son (!), William!!! Born 7/10."
After Miller's statement was published, Delgado took to Twitter to set the record straight about her son's father. She seemed angered that Miller mentioned his wife in his announcement and stated that he had told her he was separated from his wife. She also said she had no idea Miller's wife was also pregnant at the same time.
"The father and I were dating for two months (he was separated from his wife, he said, and had been since June),"  she wrote along with the follow-up tweet: "I’m not sure what Jason means that he and his wife are excited to welcome Will. Really? News to me."
In another tweet, Delgado clarified, "I dated someone who was separated (or at least said he was)."
Delgado went ahead to accuse Miller of having never contributed even a single Dollar or a single gift item to their child's welfare. Page Six says that Miller and Delgado have not spoken since she revealed she was pregnant and are only communicating now through lawyers.
See some of Delgado's tweets below...

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DSS Arrests B’Haram Cell Leader, Kidnappers, Others


The Department of State Services said it had arrested a suspected Boko Haram cell leader and six other accomplices.

It said that the suspect, Usman Musa, was arrested in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State on July 1.

The service, which stated this in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Mr. Tony Opuiyo in Abuja on Friday, also said that other suspected criminals were apprehended.

He said, “In furtherance of its counter-terrorism/insurgency fight against the extremist elements, the
service conducted a tactical operation against fleeing Boko Haram fighters on July 1, at Sakwai in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.


“During the operation, one Usman Musa, a high profile Boko Haram cell leader, was apprehended alongside six of his accomplices.

“The accomplices are Isa Halidu, Ibrahim Dauda, Bature Mohammed, Buhari Dauda, Inusa Usman and Adamu Ibrahim. Light arms, ammunition and radical literature were recovered from the cell.”

He said that in Taraba State, the service had also intercepted one Usman Halaji, aka Abubakar Mubi, on July 5, at Bali town, where he was said to have been hiding after fleeing Sambisa Forest following the military bombardment of the area.

He was said to have been advancing the doctrines of the terrorist group, as well as recruiting vulnerable minds to join the group.

Opuiyo added that on July 13, another cell leader, Yusuf Isah, was arrested at Sabuwar Yelwa area of Dala in Kano State. He said the suspect’s arrest also led to the arrest of another member of the cell, Yakubu Usman, who was said to have fled from Sambisa Forest following military operations in the North-East on July 28.

Furthermore, he said that on August 3, two suspected Boko Haram fighters, namely, Buba Gebj, aka Dogo Dan Cameroon, and Manu Isah, were apprehended by the agency at Tamburawa, Dawakin Kudu, Kano State. The two suspects were said to have been arrested while heading to Lagos, in furtherance of the group’s cause.

Opuiyo added that the service also arrested Bashir Yahaya, a suspected member of an ISIS-affiliated extremist cell and close associate of Bilal, aka Malik, another extremist element at Nagazi in Adavi. Yahaya, he said, had been indoctrinating and recruiting vulnerable youths in the state for the extremist group.

He said that on August 10, at Kwatte Village, Rigasa District, Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State, the service, in conjunction with the military, raided the hideout of a notorious armed robbery/kidnap gang, led by Salisu Lawan.

He said that security operatives also smashed a kidnap syndicate at the Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, Abuja on July 14.

According to him, the group was led by one Ebifagbe Dickson and five others, namely, Williams Jephter, Messiah Philips, Sample Reuben, Prosper Ebitari and Charles Krobo James.

He said that the gang was responsible for the abduction of five German expatriates at Bayelsa Coastline in Brass, and that they were intercepted while plotting to perpetrate series of kidnap operations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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Why We Are Silent On Diezani’s Loots - PDP


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will not comment on several billions of naira and millions of dollars traced to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The former minister, who is a member of the PDP, played a prominent role in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, especially in his failed re-election bid.

During the week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had traced at least N47.2bn and $487.5m in cash and property to the former minister.

But the spokesperson for the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the
former ruling party would not make any comment on the allegations against Diezani and other members of the party, who were being tried for corruption.


Adeyeye, at a press briefing at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja on Friday, said that it was wrong for the anti-corruption agency to try the suspected looters in the media.

Rather, he said that the commission ought to have taken the matter to court and get the suspects convicted.

He noted that the publicity given to the corruption allegations against Diezani and others were intended to portray the PDP as a party of corrupt people.

He said it was wrong for the anti-graft agency to make itself the investigator, prosecutor and judge, adding that the people with corruption cases, who had defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress from the PDP, had been forgiven .

He said, “The only thing you need to do today is to defect to the APC and all your sins would be forgiven. All APC members are saints and others are sinners.

“How can the EFCC make allegations and convict us by itself? It is the one making allegations and it is the one convicting people.

“Until a court of competent jurisdiction pronounces the suspects guilty, they remain just suspects and innocent as well. So, we won’t talk about those issues.

“If there is a genuine case against her or any other person, please go to court and establish that they are corrupt. You can’t just claim that you have found someone with money you suspect was illegally acquired and pronounce such person guilty. You need to go to court and establish it.”

Punch
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Kenyan President Re-Elected, Opposition Rejects Result


Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, results showed today, setting off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in opposition strongholds in the capital and the west of the country.

Speaking after the result of Tuesday's election was announced, Kenyatta offered an olive branch to the opposition, urging national unity and peace with rivals who have rejected the result and raised the prospect of street protests.

Many Kenyans fear a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 disputed election, when about
1,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced as protests over the result led to ethnic killings.

Kenyatta got 54.3 percent of the vote, ahead of rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.7 percent, according to election commission figures. Nearly 80 percent of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots.
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Drake & Future Sued By Woman ... Claims She Was Raped At Concert


Drake and Future are being sued by a woman who claims she was raped at their concert by a man associated with the venue  according to a report by People.

The woman- listed as "Jane Doe" says she attended the duo's show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last August. According to People, the woman claims she was approached by "a man associated with Bridgestone Arena" who told her he'd take her backstage to meet Drake and Future.

The woman says she followed the man -- identified as Leavy Johnson -- who then allegedly violently
attacked her, causing severe physical and psychological injury. According to The Tennessean, Johnson has since been arrested and charged with rape and is awaiting trial.

According to the lawsuit, Johnson had outstanding warrants for assault at the time of the alleged attack.

She says Drake, Future, the arena and multiple others should have known that employing Johnson had the potential to cause a dangerous situation for others. She's asking for no less than $25 million.
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I Was Begged To Return To Acting —Emeka Ike


Emeka Ike, who took a long break from acting after he got involved in the leadership tussle of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN,  has finally staged a comeback to his first love.  But the popular actor reveals that some concerned industry operators begged him to return to Nollywood.

Explaining why he returned to acting, in a telephone chat with HVP, the actor said the producer has been on his neck  for two years  now after which he decided to oblige him his request. “ He has been begging me to star in his film for two years now. At a point, I decided to oblige him his request,” he
said.
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Thank God for change- presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, feels disgusted by photos of UK property allegedly owned by Diezani

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Gambia begins financial probe into ex-President, Yahya Jammeh

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'I want to leave'- Philippe Coutinho hands in transfer request after Liverpool reject €100m bid from Barcelona


Liverpool and Brazil star, Phillipe Coutinho, has sensationally handed in a transfer request to leave the club barely hours after Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group revealed that the mercurial attacking midfielder wasn't for sale at any price.
Coutinho was one of the best players in the premier league last season, and has been courted by Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Liverpool have rejected bids for the Brazilian, the last being a 100 million euros bid from Barcelona- stating that he will not be leaving the club;
We wish to offer clarity as regards to our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho,” a
statement on behalf of FSG read.
“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”



The 25 year old Coutinho just signed a new 5 year deal with Liverpool in January, making Liverpool to be at a strong bargaining position, but it's clear that the player's isn't interested any longer and according to Sky Sports, he has handed in a transfer request as Barcelona plan to make him Neymar's replacement.
'Philippe Coutinho has issued Liverpool with an official transfer request following the owners' statement that he is not for sale', according to Sky sources.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, said;
"If FSG is saying something like this, then that’s the statement. I’ve said it already a few times, but maybe it’s not been 100% clear, but now you can read it - maybe that’s the difference!," he noted.
"That’s the way it will go and there’s nothing else to say about this."
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Jailed Athlete, Oscar Pistorius to be freed from jail for a second time on 'compassionate leave'

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Anthony Joshua's team disappointed Amir Khan got his wife to apologise for him


Anthony Joshua's team are reportedly disappointed that Amir Khan seemingly got his wife to apologize instead of Khan to do it himself after publicly accusing Joshua of having an affair with his wife.
Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua resolved their issue online after Khan's wife Faryal Makhdoom revealed that a fake chat was sent to her husband, making him believe she was having an affair with Joshua. Faryal apologized for the false accusation and Khan retweeted his wife's apology, adding that
he was glad all was cleared up. Joshua accepted the apology but he is reportedly not happy that Khan did not apologize by himself.
Khan only tweeted: "Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best."

No where in his tweet did he apologize or acknowledge that he did wrong. Instead, he tried to explain away his action. Joshua has forgiven him but an insider told Sun Online that members of his team are furious.
The insider said: "AJ’s name has been dragged through the mud through no fault of his own which is totally unfair. We think an apology is the least he should expect. Anthony’s team are furious at what they consider to be a publicity stunt. They don’t want to be dragged into the Khans’ business.
"Anthony’s legal team got in touch as soon as it happened and Amir immediately promised to apologise. But it seems he has got his wife to do it – which is disappointing."

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Checkout Basketmouth and his wife's Game of Thrones inspired photo


Baskemouth's wife shared the photo on her Instagram page. See the full photo below...

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Now it's getting serious! Donald Trump shares photos of U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers ready to 'Fight Tonight' if called upon to do so (Photos)

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Ryan Giggs' Marriage To Wife Of Ten Years Is Over


Ryan Giggs's marriage to estranged wife Stacey Cooke was ended today as the latest round of their protracted split was signed off by a senior judge.

The pair were granted a decree nisi at London's Central Family Court, paving the way for a financial settlement to be finally agreed later this year.

The former Manchester United star, 43, has been locked in a lengthy battle with Stacey, 39, since last year, with a judge set to rule on how their assets are shared if their lawyers cannot reach an
agreement.

Neither Giggs nor Stacey attended today's short court hearing, after which her lawyer made a statement on her behalf.
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Bride Killed On The Way To Her Wedding



A young woman has been killed in a shocking head-on crash - while driving to her own wedding.

Guzel Zakirova, 23, was heading to meet her groom after getting her hair done ahead of the civil ceremony.

But what was meant to be her 'happiest day' instead became one of sadness and horror for friends and relatives after her car was 'crumpled like a tin' in the Bashkortostan region of Russia.  

The bride was pronounced dead at the crash site and her body was shown lying on the ground under a
cover.

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