Suspected kidnapper caught chanting incantation, spewing alligator pepper on toddler’s head

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A suspected kidnapper was caught while allegedly chanting incantation and spewing alligator pepper on a toddler’s head
The 30-year-old man, Tunde Adebiyi, who allegedly attempted to hypnotise and kidnap a toddler, was on Friday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Adebiyi had appeared before Chief Magistrate Mr. Tajudeen Elias on a charge for attempted kidnap, which he pleaded ‘not guilty’ to.

Fuel scarcity: Stop punishing Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

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The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, as Minister of Petroleum Resources, to find a quick solution to the lingering fuel scarcity now ravaging many parts of the country.
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It called on the President to stop punishing Nigerians.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary,  Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, in Abuja, insisted that it was wrong for the President to sit in his comfort zone and put the blames of the fuel scarcity at the doorsteps of marketers, while Nigerians continue to suffer untold hardship.


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Contrary to the rumour bruited in some quarters that the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano is nursing an ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election in the country the members of the public have been urged to discountenance such stories as they are handiwork of mischief makers.

It has been confirmed that the governor has no such plans rather he is more interested in improving the welfare of his people and expanding the frontiers of development in the state. What the governor achieved in his first term in office is nowhere close to what he intends to do in his second term and as such does not want to be distracted by idle rumours of the type making the round.
In the same vein the story that the governor is threatening that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will take over the remaining four states of the Southeast zone during the next election was unfounded. The word threatening is alien to Governor Obiano who in the face of provocation during the just concluded governorship in the state maintained dignified silence. The governor is urbane and understands

Factional group: Buhari plans to be sole candidate in 2019, says PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to be the sole presidential candidate in the country during the 2019 elections.

It argued that this was the reason agents of the All Progressives Congress were bent on causing dissatisfaction among PDP members ahead of 2019.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said those who opened an “illegal office” of the party at the Asokoro District of Abuja were being deceived.

BREAKING: Osun workers declare strike over half salary

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Workers in Osun State have declared their intention to begin an indefinite strike following  the refusal of the state government to revert to paying them  full salary and arrears despite the receipt of the third tranche of N6.3 billion Paris Club loan refund.

The workers under the umbrella of the Osun State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council gave the strike notice  in a statement issued on Friday following an emergency meeting of labour leaders on Thursday.


Cyril Ramaphosa, Possible Successor To Jacob Zuma of South Africa

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Ramaphosa became deputy president after his election to the position in the ANC in 2012. At the time he was wooed by President Jacob Zuma’s camp to give the slate “credibility” when then ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe contested Zuma for the top post.

Before that he was the chair of the national planning commission that produced the National Development Plan, the country’s blue print for growth towards 2030.

HIS UPSIDE: Ramaphosa founded one of the biggest and most powerful trade unions in the country – the National Union of Mineworkers.


Trump nears tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul

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The US Senate narrowly approved a sweeping tax overhaul early Wednesday, putting President Donald Trump on the brink of his first major legislative triumph nearly a year after he took office.

Hours earlier, Trump’s $1.5 trillion deficit-busting tax cuts cleared the House of Representatives, but a rare last-minute snag over parliamentary rules will force the lower chamber to vote on the updated package once again Wednesday.

The deepest rewrite of the US tax code in three decades provides dramatic tax breaks to corporations, and families at all incomes levels will see their income tax drop starting next year, with the largest benefits going to the wealthy.

Seven money-saving apps to help you eliminate debt

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For a lot of people, budgeting, saving money and tracking their finances is difficult. That’s because we are bombarded with a bunch of marketing schemes every day that makes us want to spend rather than save our hard-earned money.
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With these seven powerful money apps listed by, you will learn to like budgeting and saving. Check out the list below to find an app that suits you best.

Era of endless wait for Nigerian visa over, Consul-General claims

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Mr. Tanko Suleiman, Acting Consul-General at the Nigerian Consulate in New York has said that the era of an endless wait to obtain Nigeria visa was over with the biometric system.

Suleiman told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in New York at the inauguration of the Nigerian biometric visa project that it was another achievement of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
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The Nigerian official said, “The essence of this new system is to make it easier for Nigerians and other people who have legitimate reasons to visit Nigeria, to obtain Nigerian visa.

Abuja mansion: You’re chasing shadows, Mark tells EFCC

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Immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has described the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he purchased his house in Apo Legislative Quarters Abuja illegally as “spurious, contrived and baseless.”
Mark, in a statement on Tuesday by his Media Assistant, Mr. Paul Mumeh, said the EFCC or any other agent of government were chasing shadows as the property was duly offered for sale, bided for and he purchased it in line with the Federal Government’s monetisation policy, which was started by the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Anambra Rice, Safe and of Best Quality -NAFDAC

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The Anambra Rice brand has been satified safe and of good quality by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) contrary to a sponsored fake and malicious news being peddled by individuals who were out to score cheap political points by demarketing the product.
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Mrs Christiana Essenwa, a Deputy Director of NAFDAC had on Monday during a visit to the state Ministry of Agriculture in Awka, warned against the adultration and counterfeiting of the popular Anambra Rice brand by outgrowers and individuals trying to boost sales of local rice during the Christmas holidays.


I love threesome porn — Maheeda

Whenever the name Maheeda is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is controversy, sex and nudity. Maheeda The goddess of X and Naija Bad Girl as she is usually called isn’t afraid to go unclad constantly releasing nude photos of herself online and sexually explicit videos but at the beginning of year 2017 the mother of one promised to sheath her wantonness and be more of a mother figure to her daughter. Whether the Lasgidi Girl has wholesomely kept to her promise is a matter for another day, but her recent post on her Instagram page gives enough hint of her fidelity to her promise as she made public her preference when it comes to pornographic films. In the post,

Davido didn’t sack me via social media- Kamal

In an exclusive chat with Sunday Scoop, Kamal insisted that he wasn’t fired via social media. He said, “Davido didn’t give me the sack via social media. DAVIDO WITH HIS AWARD (PHOTO GETTY) “He was in Gabon when he wrote ‘I am now my own manager’ on Snapchat. Funnily, I was the one who drove him to the airport. “ Before then, we had had conversations about moving forward and I realised that what he wanted was different from mine. I wanted something bigger for him, but he was comfortable with what he wanted to do.” It will be recalled that it came as a rude shock when Davido announced on social media in January this year that he had parted ways with his former

Hip Hop star, Burna Boy docked for robbery, granted bail of N100,000

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Hip hop musician, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy was on Monday docked before an Ikeja Magistrate Court by the Lagos State Police, over his alleged role in robbery of his fellow musician, Abiye David Jombo aka Mr 2Kay, last October. Dancehall musician, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Friday, December 15, 2017.   Mr 2Kay who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on October 22, during the “Buckwyld ‘N’ Breathless” concert where he also performed, lost some items including Swiss Audemars Piguet wrist watch to the thieves. The police invited singer Burna Boy in connection with the robbery, but only appeared after two months. He was subsequently arrested and detained after he turned himself in. It would be recalled that some suspects including Joel Kantiock, Burna Boy’s road manager, was paraded among the robbery suspects arrested for the robbery

You can’t make decent life in journalism – Osinbajo

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo Monday said journalists in the country with the poor remuneration cannot live a decent life. . From Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Guest Speaker, Mr Tony Elumelu and the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi during the End of the Year Seminar of the State House House Press Corps with the Theme “Journalists and Retirement Plan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (18/12/17)
The Vice President also lamented that the private sector in the country does not respect the national minimum wage. He spoke on Monday in Abuja during an end-of-year seminar of the State House Press Corps with the theme: ‘Journalists and Retirement Plans’. The Vice President said that although remunerations were generally poor in the country, including his own and that of the President, the case of journalists was unique because many media owners are making the revenues but simply refuse to pay journalists better as and when due. He noted that while he earns about N1.5m as Vice-President, President Muhammadu Buhari earns about N1.75 million, which was not commensurate with the offices they occupy. The Vice President recalled his brief

Worst US train accidents

Here is a look at the worst train disasters in the United States, after Monday’s deadly accident in Washington state. “Multiple” people were killed when the Amtrak passenger train derailed, sending cars flying off a bridge and onto a busy interstate, officials said. The train, which was carrying 78 passengers and five crew, was part of a newly expanded faster rail service along the route linking Seattle and Portland, Oregon — featuring new locomotives. / AFP PHOTO – 1972, Chicago: 45 dead – The worst rail accident over the past 40 years or so goes back to October 1972 when two suburban trains collided in Chicago, leaving 45 dead and more than 330 injured. – 1993, Alabama, 44 dead – In September 1993, 44 people died near Saraland in the southern state of Alabama when a train derailed as it crossed a bridge over the Mobile River. – 2008, Chatsworth: 25 dead – The worst accident over the past decade took place on September 12, 2008, when a commuter train with 222 passengers on

Nigeria should not be allowed to disintegrate during – Zik’s wife

Prof. Uche Azikiwe, Wife of Nigeria’s First President Nnamdi Azikiwe, has urged Nigerians to remain united in honour of the memories of the nation’s founding fathers. Pro Uche Azikiwe Azikiwe made the plea on Monday at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi during the institution’s 2nd Convocation Lecture with the theme, ‘National Reconciliation and the Role of Universities’. According to the nation’s former First Lady, Azikiwe and his contemporaries, Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and others, sacrificed a lot for the unity of the

NEMA receives another 167 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received 167 stranded Nigerians from Libya, bringing the total number of Nigerians brought back to the country in the last four days to 532. Another 142 Libya returnees arrive Nigeria Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with Registration Number 5A-DMH, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 7:47 p.m. The returnees were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). They comprised of 21 adult females, 145 adult males and one child. The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, who received the returnees confirmed that


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