Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Kidnapped Ondo state monarch, Oba Joel Daodu, released by his abductors

Oba Joel Daodu, the Oniyani of Iyani Akoko, who was kidnapped on the 16th of April by gunmen along Owo/Ikare- Akoko highway in Ondo State, has been released.
The Oba was found walking by the roadside in Ayede-Ogbese, along Akure-Owo highway from where he was then taken to the police station.

Buhari commends Ministries, Securities agencies, others over re-opening of Abuja Airport.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and Housing and the security agencies over the successful completion of work on the runway and re-opening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the scheduled time.
The President also lauded the efforts of Kaduna State Government, the contractor, Julius Berger, and others, on the successful completion of the airport project. Buhari gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates 90th Birthday With Beer (Photos) - Religion

Benedict sipped the beer alongside his brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger, and received a gift basket that included pretzels.

The retired pontiff was born on April 16, 1927, in southern Germany. But since the birthday coincided this year with Easter Sunday, the occasion was celebrated on Monday.

On a sunny, mild day, guests sat outside the monastery on Vatican City grounds where Benedict has lived since he became the first pope to resign in 600 years.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ikoyi $43m: Rivers State Govt claims ownership. Gives FG 7days ultimatum to return the funds they claim was diverted by Amaechi

Read the press statement below...
Rivers State Governor has given the Federal Government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi to the Rivers State Government, failure which the State Government will take legal measures to ensure that it gets back her stolen resources, declaring that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment in Ikoyi belongs to the Rivers State Government.

Friday, 14 April 2017

NDLEA nabs jewellery and auto parts dealers with drugs at Lagos Airport

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have discovered cocaine hidden inside the boxer shorts and luggage of a passenger. Two suspected drug traffickers, a jewelry and auto parts dealers have been apprehended in connection with unlawful importation of narcotics.
The suspects according to the Agency are Okonkwo Godwin, 57, an importer of jewellery found with cocaine in his boxer shorts and Nnaemeka David Chinedu, 37, an auto parts dealer who ingested 94 wraps of heroin.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lagos Government To Host AMAA 2017 At The National Theatre - TV/Movies

Five years after a whistle stop in Lagos for its eighth edition, the African Movie Academy Awards, popularly referred to as AMAA awards, will be back in the Centre of Excellence.

We exclusively gathered that the pan-Africa awards aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture, has received the nod of governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to be this year’s host state.

It was gathered that the governor on Thursday held a meeting with the top executives of the AMAA Awards at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja with seven key members of the Lagos State Exco in attendance.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Train Goes Through The Centre Of A 19-storey Block Of Flats In China(photos).

City planners built a railway station in the building, from the sixth to eighth floors.

Residents can hop on the train from their own Liziba station.

A light railway track has been built to go through a hole in a residential 19-storey building in China, a bid to solve the space crisis in the city of Chongqing, China.

Kidnapping victim who escaped by jumping out of car trunk reveals how her insulin pump helped her make the brave escape

Video footage emerged last week of a brave kidnapping victim who escaped her abductor by jumping out of a car trunk at a gas station in Alabama (read here). The woman has been identified as Brittany Diggs, 25, and she has shared the story of how she was able to pull off the escape.

In an interview with the Today Show, Brittany, who is a nursing student, said her abductor threatened to kill her if she didn't withdraw cash from her bank accounts and ATM card. He forced her into her car trunk and was driving her to Birmingham where he was to withdraw the money. He also forced her to give him her PIN number after he found her wallet with her cards in the car.

Passengers feared injured as plane crashes during landing in South Sudan

A plane carrying 44 passengers has crashed in South Sudan. The South Supreme Airliner burst into flames after crash landing at the Wau Airport at about 3 p.m. local time. The crash is believed to have occurred when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.
Initial reports from local news sources suggested that everybody on board died in the crash. However, new details have emerged that everybody survived.

Sunday, 19 March 2017