Friday, May 31, 2019

Togolese commits suicide for losing N7,000

A 22-year-old petty trader has committed suicide after losing the N7,000 she realised from her trade.

Kaivi Kayode, the Togolese woman, was said to have gulped a bottle of insecticide known as Sniper at her 4, Jaz Street home, Aiyetoro in Ijanikin, a Lagos suburb, on Sunday.

Kaivi, it was gathered, had lamented the loss of the money she made on Saturday around 12pm, only for her body to be found inside the room where she locked herself up.

The Nation learnt that the deceased’s 15-year-old sister, Favour, was the first person to see her body and she raised the alarm.

A source said the deceased was bitter over the loss of the money because she was in debt and intended to pay off so that she could get new stock.

“It was her younger sister who shouted. She later went to the police station to report.

“I heard that the woman killed herself because the N7,000 she made from hawking on Saturday was stolen.

“She went inside and locked the door. When her younger sister did not see her after about one hour, she went to check on her. She discovered that the door was locked from inside.

“She knocked, but her sister did not answer. So she forced the door open and saw Kaivi on the ground lifeless. An empty bottle of Sniper was beside her. She screamed and people came to the scene,” the source further said.

Money laundering: Justice Ajumogobia hospitalised

A Federal High Court in Lagos was on Friday informed that embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia facing money laundering charges is currently on admission in the Hospital.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had fixed May 31, for hearing in a motion filed by embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging her trial in the court.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, on 18 counts bordering on Conspiracy, Unlawful Enrichment, Retention of Crime Proceeds and Money Laundering.

The only sugar in my tea! Wunmi Ajiboye celebrates son at 4

Nollywood actress, Wunmi Ajiboye’s son is a year older today. He turns 4, today, May 31st, 2019 and her mom is so excited over it. Calling him the only sugar in her tea, she wrote;

‘It's your day my boo boo️my sweetheart the only sugar in my tea️my baby of life @obadaraogungbe I love you so much son️ I pray for you today as you bear witness wonderful birthday today you wil not miss the purpose of almighty God for your life ijmn your fame wil not fade but spread to greater heightsyou shall live to fulfill your destiny in life ijmn enjoy your cake day to the fullest my love️️pls guys help me pray for him @obadaraogungbe’

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PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson, is dead

The President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Mr. Francis Johnson, has died. Johnson, it was learnt, died in the wee hours of Friday. The deceased, who became President of the union in 2014, was said to have passed on after an ailment. May God rest his soul.

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Twitter user calls out Popular Abuja pastor for demanding s*x from her

A twitter user, @ThirdEyeWitch has called out a respectable Abuja pastor, Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor of Firehouse Church, saying she met him on a flight from UK. He demanded for her number, and she gave him after saying he is a man of God.

She says afterwards, he started checking on her and one day, he asked her for s-x promising to give her N300,000 after the whole thing, but she refused. She said after refusing, he begged her to introduce her friends who were also law students like her, but she declined too and blocked his number.

This came up during a twitter conversation about how a popular COZA pastor sleeps with women.

BBN's Nina Ivy shares new photos as she turns 23

Ex-Big Brother Naija ‘s star, Nina Ivy is 23 today. She has shared hot new photos to celebrate her day. Captioning one of the photos, Nina wrote;

'‘I am not just a year older but also a year better and happier like never before. Happy birthday to me!...’'

Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil

Football legend Pele has met with former US president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pele shared the photo on his instagram page writing;

'‘Met with President Obama while he was in town. We spoke about our foundations and how we could work together to make the world better. I am happy we are on the same team. // Encontrei o @barackobama enquanto ele estava na cidade. Nós falamos sobre nossas fundações e sobre como poderíamos trabalhar juntos para fazer o mundo melhor. Eu estou feliz por estarmos no mesmo time.’'

Storm chaser proposes to boyfriend as huge tornado swirls towards them

A storm chaser proposed to his boyfriend as a huge tornado swirled towards them. Joey Krastel, 27, got down on one knee in front of the tornado which hurtled through Tipton in Kansas on Tuesday.

In a sweet picture capturing the moment he popped the question to Chris Scott, 23, Joey captioned it: "The 2 loves of my life".

Joey, a meteorologist and risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, met Chris on Instagram and bonded over the fascination with natural disasters and storm chasing.

This week, the couple set out with two friends to 'catch' the Kansas tornado after the National Weather Service issued a 'tornado emergency'.

Heartbroken wife describes horrific moment husband was eaten by shark right in front of her

The heartbroken wife of an optometrist who died after he was attacked by a shark in Hawaii watched helplessly as he was eaten in front of her.

Dr Thomas Smiley was on holiday with his wife Gale at their summer home in Maui and had been swimming about 60 yards from the shore when he got into difficulty in the water.

Gale says she had spotted someone struggling in the water but did not initially realise it was him.

It was only when she saw a police rescue unit run past her that she realised it was her husband because of his bathing suit.

Thomas, from Granite Bay, California, was brought out of the water on a jet ski and given CPR but could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gale, who had been married to Thomas for 42 years and had three kids with him, told ABC News: "I looked out and I thought, well, he was an amazing swimmer, he was a swimmer in school, snorkeler, water skier.

"I thought, that can't be him. So I watched for awhile, and the police rescue unit wave runner started over in our area."

When she realised it was her husband she said she screamed out.

"I must have probably hollered down in horror and got down there and they had him in the ambulance...I saw his face...I was pretty much in shock," Gale said.

Reports say warning signs had been set up along the beach but Gale believes there were none where Thomas was attacked.

She said: "They should've had that warning. It's an unfortunate thing. I come from a family of first responders. He should have been made aware when there was a problem."

But Gale insists she does not want to blame anyone.

Couple who met on Christian dating site are getting married one month after first meeting

A couple who met on a dating site are getting married just one month after first meeting. Christopher Rimmer and Viktorija Vakulenko, both 34, met on Christian Dating for Free - a site that brings Christian people looking for love together.

The couple, both church ministers, started chatting around a month before Easter and met for the first time on April 22.

And after starting to discuss marriage from their very first date, Christopher decided to pop the question.

He proposed to Viktorija, originally from Latvia, on the spot where they had one of their first dates.

Christopher, originally from Liverpool, has lived in Southport since he was 12.

He said: “The view in the Pavilion was just beautiful, it was a beautiful day.

“I went and spoke to the staff and said I’m going to propose in the next 15 minutes, can you get the video on a phone.

“They were very nice and they made our day special.

“They even blessed us with a bottle of Prosecco.”

Christopher had had an account on the dating site for a few years.

And after being encouraged by her sister, Viktorija made an account and a week later began chatting to her soon-to-be husband.

The couple said they were both praying to be married and had both given up before then.

Christopher Rimmer said: “That’s why we were using the Christian dating site because that’s what we wanted: to meet someone to get married. I think this is cheesy, but I actually fell in love with her profile.

“We were chatting on the site but then I added her on Facebook and was looking through her pictures.

“And I said who is this in these pictures? Who is this girl? I need to meet this girl. One day, I just decided to call her and she was shocked and said you sound so British and I said English and you sound so Latvian."

Christopher said the couple's shared interests included the sciences.

He added: "We're both really geeky, we like science and astronomy and space and stars. We also both like fashion, but our main common interest is faith, that's around everything for us."

Prior to the proposal, a few of the couple’s loved ones knew they were talking about making it official. But they were still equally shocked as they were excited when they heard the news.

Christopher said: “We were talking about it from April 22, but I wanted to do it properly.

“I asked for her hand in marriage in Russian and I don’t speak Russian, so I learnt some Russian and made her dad smile anyway. They’ve been really supportive and caring.

“They see how happy she is, which is good.

“I told my dad we’re getting married and I literally saw the colour drain from his face.

“He’s fine now, though, he’s adjusted.”

Christopher and Viktorija are set to tie the knot on June 15 and will honeymoon in Barcelona.

When they return, they plan to open their own church in Southport under the organisation Covenant Life Ministries International (CLMI).

The couple also added how they can't wait to be established in Southport as a family with Viktorija’s two children, Christopher, aged seven, and Grace, two.

Christopher said: “We’re ecstatic. If you would have told me six months ago I would be getting engaged and opening a church in Southport, I would’ve said you’re on another planet.”

Owners of Southport Pier Pavilion, Natalie and Joanne, said: “We were ecstatic that the couple chose our pier as their special place, and we wish them all of the luck and happiness in the world.”

R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts in sexual assault case, with victim’s age between 13 and 16

R. Kelly has been charged with 11 additional counts of sexual abuse, it has been revealed. Chicago prosecutors charged him with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The alleged victim is between the ages of 13 and 16.  The four aggravated criminal s-x assault charges are class X felonies in Illinois, which are punishable by six to 30 years in prison. All 11 charges are felonies.

The charges are far more serious than any of Kelly's additional pending cases.

'We'll see what it is, and we'll deal with it accordingly,' Steven Greenberg, Kelly's attorney, told the Chicago Tribune.

Sanwo-Olu visits family of slain LASTMA official

New Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited the family of Mrs Folasade Arogundade, a LASTMA official who was killed by a truck on Sunday morning. Sanwo-Olu visited her family in Ajegunle alongside his deputy, promising they will do more to protect ‘our own’.

"We will do more to protect our own. This evening, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and I were in Ajegunle to visit the family of late Mrs. Folasade Arogundade, a LASTMA officer who lost her life in the line of duty this past week. Losing a loved one is never easy. May her soul rest in peace", the Governor wrote on Facebook, while sharing photos...

Beautiful! Patience Ozokwor and Pappy Luwe strike a pose

Patience Ozokwor and comic actor, Sunday Omobolanle, popularly known has papi luwe came together to strike a pose when they met for a Glo shoot. Talk about raw talents! Beautiful!

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Sanwo-Olu appoints former Head of Service, Folashade Jaji as SSG

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu has appointed former Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Folashade Sherifat as the Secretary to the State Government, SSG.

Sanwo-Olu announced this yesterday. Sherifat was born on March 3, 1957 in Surulere, a metropolitan city of Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria. She attended Anglican Girls Primary School in Surulere, Lagos before she proceeded to Queen’s College in Yaba, where she obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1974.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ibadan, where she was trained as a chemist before she enrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration at Administrative Staff College of Nigeria after she completed the compulsory one year Youth Service at the Nigerian Breweries. Having completed the diploma program in 1985, she proceeded to the University of Lagos where she received a Master of Business Administration’s degree in 1989.

Photos: EFCC arraigns young lady, four others for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Thursday, arraigned five suspected internet fraudsters at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.

The suspects were arraigned on five separate charge bordering on obtaining money by fraudulent trick and impersonation, an offence punishable under Section 14(2)of the cybercrimes (prohibition, prevention etc) 2015.

Three of the suspects Gabriel Akhibge, Isaac Christiana Nkemdirum and Innocent Uyioshoria were arraigned before Justice A A. Demi-Ajayi. They pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Two other suspects, Osawaru Samson and Onineh Dickson Imaboyor were arraigned before Justice M G. Umar, Imaboyor pleaded guilty to the charge but Osawaru pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

In view of the plea of the defendants, the cases were adjourned to June 13, 17, and 24 for review of facts and sentencing.

Photos of President Buhari has he lands Jeddah

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 14th session of the Summit Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC after leaving the country yesterday, Thursday, May 30th, 2019.

He was met at the Royal Terminal of King Abdulaziz Int’l Airport by Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Governor Makkah region.

The summit will begin today.