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Five lecturers and members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology have been released.
They were kidnapped while returning from the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of unions in all the six Oyo state owned tertiary institutions which was held at Oke-Ogun Polytechnic in Saki on Thursday September 19.

They regained their freedom after the members of staff of Oyo state college of Agriculture and Technology collectively contributed the sum of N5 million and paid as ransom to the kidnappers before they were set free.

A source, who spoke to newsmen said
“We just secured their release this night after payment of five million contributed by our members.
“I want to tell you that we have lost confidence in the Nigerian Police Force. Those who kidnapped our leaders were Fulanis.
“We are going to stage a protest to the government secretariat to remove totally the ‘Kara’ market in this area. We will down tools until the market is removed"

from The nation online



A house partially submerged in flood waters is pictured in Lokoja city, Kogi State, Nigeria September 17, 2018
A house partially submerged in flood waters is pictured in Lokoja city, Kogi State, Nigeria September 17, 2018
The state’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Sanusi Yahaya, disclosed this on Saturday, September 21, 2019, while speaking to journalists after stakeholders meeting at the State Emergency Operation Centre in Lokoja.

The commissioner disclosed that the State Emergency Operation Centre had been activated as the state was already experiencing flood emergency as a result of river flooding.

Yahaya, who also doubles as the state Coordinator, Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), said that, out of nine LGAs located along the banks of River Niger and Benue, seven LGAs were severely affected while other two were not so severe.

According to him, the LGAs severely affected are: Ibaji, Kogi Koton Karfe, Lokoja, Ofu, Ajaokuta, Omala and Idah, saying over 90 per cent of Ibaji communities have been submerged.

“Particularly, majority of communities at Ibaji are under water, and many households have been affected and displaced. “As we speak, the water level has risen very high to about 10.60m today (Saturday) in Lokoja from the report of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA).

“In the last few days, many communities, settlements have been displaced as a result of flooding,” he said.

He named some of the submerged communities as Adankolo, Gadumo, Egan, Budon, Kinani, Esikaku, Oreza, Edimose, Enumayi, Ogbangede, Iganumo, Bagana, Obakume, and Idirisu. Others are Edeha, Adabode, Edegaki, Akpaku, Okpaka, Adamogu, Kasemiya, Kpakpazi, Kelebe, Ozahi, Panda, Ikumo, Irenodu, Iganumo, Geregu, among several others.

He said that over 20 camps had been opened to accommodate flood victims which were spread across the nine affected LGAs.
He further advised those living in flood-prone and affected communities to relocate to safer locations or move to the nearest camps which had been opened by the state and local governments, in order to avoid loss of lives and property.

Similarly, the Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency has cautioned residents in flood-prone areas in Kwara state to relocate.


Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 71st Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received a record-breaking 32 nominations this year, the most ever by a drama series in a single year.

So far, it has won 10 awards in technical categories, handed out before the main gala.

Amazon comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was a distant second with 20 nominations. So far, it has six wins in minor categories.


“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

“Russian Doll” (Netflix)

“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop TV)

“Veep” (HBO)

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Milo Ventimiglia, “This is Us”


Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Robin Wright, “House Of Cards”


Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

Bill Hader, “Barry”

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”


Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

Alfie Allen, “Game of Thrones”

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”

Chris Sullivan, “This Is Us”


Gwendoline Christie, “Game of Thrones”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”

Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”


Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”


“When They See Us” (Netflix)


“My Dinner with Herve” (HBO)


Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”

Benicio Del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”

Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal”

Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”

Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”

Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”


Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”

Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”

Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”

Joey King, “The Act”

Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”

More in Entertainment

Nigerian passport restricts me whenever I travel –– Mercy Macjoe 

Entertainment should be part of extracurricular activities – Kenny Saint Best 

I stay away from negativity — Emmanuel Ikubese 

I do music for passion, not fame — Dre-sticks, producer 

17 years in comedy industry taught me patience – Lafup
Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”


Asante Blackk, “When They See Us”

Paul Dano, “Escape at Dannemora”

John Leguizamo, “When They See Us”

Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl”

Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”

Michael K Williams, “When They See Us”


Patricia Arquette, “The Act”

Marsha Stephanie Blake, “When They See Us”

Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”

Vera Farmiga, “When They See Us”

Margaret Qualley, “Fosse/Verdon”

Top five programs with most overall nominations:

“Game of Thrones” – 32

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – 20

“Chernobyl” – 19

Top five platforms with most overall nominations:

HBO: 137

Amazon Prime Video: 47

CBS: 43


Hip hop artiste, Naira Marley, was on Friday night stopped from performing at a show inside the campus of the University of Lagos, Akoka.

The event organised by mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix, is currently taking place at the Sports Centre of the institution.

According to findings by SaharaReporters, the decision to stop Naira Marley from performing stems from his poor public perception and ongoing court case over cyber fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.


Looks like Burna Boy and Stefflon Don have taken their relationship to the next level as the British rapper took to her IG stories to share these new photos and videos.

She's seen flashing what looks like and engagement ring and 'Burna Boy' hands lovingly caressing her hands.

Last month, Burna Boy during an interview on a radio show, Beats1, on Hot 97 FM in the United States of America. expressed his feelings for the British rapper and singer and how he hopes to raise the kid(s) they will have together. 

Burna Boy also stressed that their relationship isn’t a publicity stunt and it means so much to both of them.

He said, “It’s not the business part of us, it’s our life. I’m trying to make it right because I don’t want to bring no kid into this life and everyone is disturbing the kid and looking or wondering what’s Steflon Don and Burna Boy’s kid doing. I want to raise a kid the way I was raised.” 

“It’s lovely (being with Stefflon Don) I don’t know how to explain it. It’s just that I try to now kind of like keep it between us. I don’t want to be putting our thing out there in front of everybody anymore. Like you’d be there and you can see it but I don’t want to put it out there for everyone”.

Beautiful photos of Blac Chyna, her mum and children

It's good to know that Blac Chyna has squashed her beef with her mother.

Charges against Sowore confirm’s FG’s unprecedented level of paranoia — Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, says the Muhammadu Buhari administration has attained an “unprecedented level of paranoia” following the charges of treason filed against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

In a statement on Saturday, Soyinka said the nation had failed to learn from past experiences.

He said, “This is utterly depressing news. So, the Sowore affair has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. Outside the country where I happened to be engaged at the moment, I can testify that the immediate reaction around me was to dismiss this as yet another grotesque product of fake news, of which Nigerians have become the greatest practitioners. I confess that I also joined in this school of thought – at the start.

“Further checks have however confirmed that this government has indeed attained an unprecedented level of paranoia. I do not believe that the Justice department itself believes in these improbable charges, as formally publicised.

So, once again, we inscribe in our annals another season of treasonable felony, History still guards some lessons we have yet to digest, much less from which to learn. Welcome to the Club, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.”

The Federal Government had on Friday filed seven counts of treasonable felony and money laundering against Sowore.

Five wedding guests die in Ekiti accident

No fewer than five persons said to be wedding guests reportedly died on Saturday evening in a road accident along Ado-Ikere Road in Ekiti State.

The accident involved an 18-seater bus belonging to Ekiti State Market Women, which was reportedly conveying some guests from a wedding reception when the accident occurred.

While three of the occupants were said to have died on the spot, sources said that two among the injured persons earlier rushed
to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti for medical attention died from the injuries they sustained.

Sources said the driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle while speeding and it somersaulted several times.

A source said, “The injured occupants of the vehicle have been taken to hospital for medical attention while the remains of the three dead persons
have also been evacuated to the morgue.

I’ll make sure policemen who slapped me is punished – ID Cabasa

Popular producer, ID Cabasa, was a victim of police harassment during the week when he was dealt a dirty slap by a police officer. Cabasa had taken to his Instagram page to narrate what happen.

According to the producer, a man driving a Range Rover had almost hit the Uber he was in, and when they got down to settle the issue, some overzealous policemen in the area had slapped him before realising who he was.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Cabasa revealed that the policeman in question had been arrested and he would pursue the case to its logical conclusion to serve as a deterrent to others.

He said, “When the policeman slapped me, I intentionally didn’t retaliate. I just picked my phone and called other police officers that I knew. At that point, people had gathered and were shouting at the policeman that didn’t he know my identity? His colleagues then started pleading with me on his behalf to forgive him. He also came to me personally to beg.

However, I told him I was not fighting for myself but for other people because if it were someone else that doesn’t have a voice, that is the same way the person would have been assaulted. Because of that, I am going to pursue the case to a logical conclusion. Eventually, the policemen that I called arrived and picked him up. They remanded him in their custody while I wrote a statement detailing what happened. I feel he needs to be punished, and I am also happy that the Uber driver was protected.”

Abducted Oyo ASUP leaders, others regain freedom

Five members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-ora, who were reported to have been kidnapped  on Thursday on their way from Saki have regained freedom.

The five lecturers were  freed by their abductors on  Saturday night after payment of N5 million ransom, according to the leaders of ASUP.

A source from the institution told reporters on condition of anonymity that the abducted leaders regained freedom on Saturday night after the payment of the said ransom.

Opadijo Oluyide, the ASUP Chairman, his Secretary, Mr. Gbenga Alayande and three others were kidnapped on Thursday night while returning from Saki.

It’s unfortunate I allowed Halima Abubakar into my life – Cossy Ojiakor

Actress, Cossy Ojiakor, has been in the news lately for different reasons. From dancing on a pole to posting raunchy videos on social media and injuring her ankle, the role interpreter elicits attention anytime.

Cossy had also lambasted her former friend, Halima Abubakar, calling her a snake. She alleged that Abubakar’s ex-boyfriend had written a story that she (Cossy) slept with a dog for money.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Cossy insisted that she wasn’t looking for an apology from Abubakar, but she just wanted closure. She said, “I told my story so as to let go of the burden I had been carrying for long. When one doesn’t like certain people, one lets them know and set oneself free. It’s not about getting an apology, it’s about my history. It’s so unfortunate that I allowed her (Abubakar) into my life.”

Geek Trivia: What Is The Most Abundant Element In The Universe?

What Is The Most Abundant Element In The Universe?

  1. Oxygen
  2. Carbon
  3. Silicon
  4. Hydrogen

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APC snatches one House seat from PDP in Oyo

Oyo State House of Assembly Tribunal on Saturday nullified the election of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Kazeem Olayanju, representing Irepo /Olorunsogo, and declared All Progressives’ Congress (APC) candidate Azeez Ajibola winner of the March 9 poll.

Justice Anthony Akpovi declared APC’s Ajibola as the authentic winner of the House of assembly election.

Ajibola had challenged the election of PDP’s Olayanju on the ground that INEC falsely declared that election did not hold in Irepo Ward 3 because result for the ward was burnt at collation centre.

But the tribunal held that the election held and the result was issued as Ajibola tendered the carbon copy of the result issued to APC agent at the polling unit to establish his case.

Justice Akpovi, in his judgment, said APC scored a total of 12, 224 votes while PDP scored 12, 070 votes in the election.

Akpovi said the difference was 154 votes and declared APC as the winner.

J.Lo stripper film Hustlers banned in Malaysia

A film about scheming strippers starring Jennifer Lopez has been banned in Malaysia because of its "excessive obscene content".

The country's film censorship board said Hustlers' n.a.k.e.d b.r.e.a.s.t.s, erotic dances and scenes featuring drugs made it "not suitable for public screening".

Square Box Pictures, the company distributing Hustlers in Malaysia, confirmed the ban on social media.

The film is currently riding high in both the US and UK box office charts.

Temi Otedola Stuns in new garden photos

The billionaire's daughter and fashion blogger looked stunning as she posed in a garden, wearing a plunging blue gown with a super chic patterned head wrap.

Driver masterminds boss’ kidnap over failure to get loan

The family of Dr Smc Maduagwu, the Chief Accountant of an oil servicing firm in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, ran from pillar to post few months ago, searching for how to raise a ransom of N20m reportedly demanded by his captors. They had no faintest of hints that the company driver, Uchechukwu Ibekwe, was behind their ordeal.

Ibekwe had reportedly connived with a kidnap gang to abduct his boss for a ransom in February 2018.

His grievance was that the accounts officer of Plantgeria Company Limited refused to approve a loan he wanted to collect from the company.

City Round learnt that after the release of the victim, a petition was sent to the office of the Inspector-General of Police and the IGP Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari was directed to go after the suspects.

It was gathered that the team, in the course of tracking the gang, established a link between the group and Ibekwe, leading to his arrest.

He was said to have confessed to the crime and led detectives to arrest some of his members including, one Tony Rafael, Nnaji Romanus and Nwobodo Uche who were apprehended in their hideouts in Rivers and Imo states.

The leader of the gang, Christian Kenjika aka Schoolboy, who was also a cult member, was said to have been killed by a rival cult group.

Ibekwe explained that he had requested a loan from the company which he woul repay with his next salary.

The 37-year-old native of Omodeme Community in the Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers State, said he went to Maduagwu’s office to get the loan approved but the accountant turned down his request.

He said, “I am a driver at Plantgeria Company Limited and I was employed in 2007. I was transferred to Shell to work as a driver in 2017. I was recalled and posted to the head office of our company to work as a driver of an expatriate. In 2018, I applied for a loan from our company, requesting that my salary should be paid in advance. I met the Chief Accountant of our company to perfect the loan.

“He shouted at me and sent me out of his office. I left his office angrily and was thinking of how to deal with him. I got a call from a friend of mine known as Stanley, who is also from my community but was into armed robbery and kidnapping. I related what happened between the Chief Accountant and he suggested we should kidnap him (Maduagwu) or any of the expatriates. I chose the accountant and gave him information about the man.”

Ibekwe, a father of three, said Maduagwu was returning home from office when he alerted Stanley and Uche who kidnapped him.

He said he was given N800,000 as his share of the ransom, the sum of which he claimed he didn’t know, adding that he bought a Nissan Primera with the money.

“I was with my wife at home when the police came and arrested me. I have told the police all I knew about the kidnapping and I also told them that I have never gone out with the gang to carry out any form of kidnapping or armed robbery,” he stated.

30-year old man who robs prostitutes nabbed in Edo

A 30-year old man, Godstime Ogechi, who specialises in robbing prostitutes in Ugbiyoko, Egor local government area, has been arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command.

Ogechi is a one-man gang that uses a rod-like gun to rob call girls on the pretext of paying them to spend the night with him.

When he takes them to a dark street, he would bring out the rod and the girls thinking that it is a gun would give him their phones and money including the one he paid them.

Luck ran out on him when one of his victims ran away when they got to a dark street at Ugbiyoko area and when Ogechi went back to collect the money he paid her for the night, some girls recognised him which led to his arrest.

Speaking to newsmen when he was paraded at the police headquarters, Ogechi said he has lost count of the number of girls he has robbed.

According to him, “I don’t have any gang. I operate along Ekenwan road. I pick street girls at night and rob them. I will chat with them and tell them I want to take them for day break. When we get to a dark corner, I will bring out this thing like a gun and threaten them.

“They will give me their phones. I cannot remember the number of girls I have robbed. I was caught when one of the girls ran away after I have paid her. I went back to the spot I picked her from and demanded for my money, where she raised alarm.”

UI releases 2019/2020 admission cut-off marks

The University of Ibadan, UI, on Saturday released the cut-off marks of all courses for 2019/2020 admission with Medicine and Surgery maintaining the highest merit cut-off point of 78.87 percent with the score for the Educationally Less Developed States, ELDS, standing at 78.37 percent.

Other departments close to Medicine and Surgery are Dentistry 73.12, ELDS 71.37; Pharmacy, 72.62, ELDS, 71.37; Medical Laboratory Science 70.12, ELDS, 69.12; Law 70.12, ELDS, 68.87; Nursing 70.5 and Physiotherapy 70.5, ELDS, 68.75.

Courses in the neighbourhood of 60s category are: Mechanical Engineering, 68.62, ELDS, 68.0; Electrical Engineering, 68.25, ELDS, 65.62; Communication and Language Arts, 66.0, ELDS, 64.12; English Language 65.5, ELDS, 64.37; Physiology 65.0, ELDS, 64.5; Linguistics 64.25, ELDS 61.62;

Political Science, 64.12, ELDS, 62.25; Computer Science, 64.0, ELDS 63.62; Education and English, 63.87, ELDS, 62.75; Biochemistry, 63.62, ELDS, 61.87; Economics, 63.0, ELDS, 61.0; Industrial Chemistry, 62.25, Civil Engineering, 62.25; Theatre Arts, 61.87, ELDS, 60.0; Petroleum Engineering, 61.87, ELDS, 60.75; Human Nutrition, 61.87, ELDS, 60.62; Education and Communication & Language Arts, 61.75, ELDS, 61.62; Sociology, 60.87, ELDS, 60.0,;Microbiology, 60.37, ELDS, 59.12; Environmental Health Science, 60.25; French, 60.0, ELDS, 58.87 and Psychology 60.5, ELDS, 58.5.

In the neighbourhood of 50s are: Education and Geography, 59.12; Architecture, 58.62; Arabic Language 58.12; Chemistry 58.12, ELDS, 56.62; Philosophy 57.87; Islamic Studies 57.12; Veterinary Medicine, 57.12, ELDS, 56.12; Industrial Production Engineering, 57.5; Music, 57.0, Education and Biology, 57.0; Library, Archival and Information Science, 57.0, ELDS, 53.62; Guidance & Counselling, 56.37, ELDS, 54.25; Classical Studies 56.12, ELDS, 54.0; History 56.12l Education and Political Science, 56.0; Agricultural Economics, 55.25, ELDS, 53.12; German 55.5, Russian 55.0, Education and Physics 54.87, Animal Science 54.75, Education and Arabic Language 54.0, Education and Islamic Studies 54.625, Wildlife and Ecotourism Management 54.62, ELDS, 51.87, and Education and Religious Studies 54.37.

Others are Agronomy 53.12, Education Mathematics 53.25, Education and Chemistry 53.12, Religious Studies 52.87, Mathematics 52.87, Geography 52.75, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 52.62 , Ecotourism and Aquaculture 52.62, Education and History 52.37, Education and French 52.25, Geology 52.12, Educational Management 52.0, Archaeology 52.0, Agriculture 51.75, ELDS, 51.62, Physics 51.75, Wood Products Engineering 51.75, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering 51.75, Health Education 51.62, ELDS, 50.0, Early Childhood Education 51.25, Adult Education 51.37, ELDS, 51.12, Human Kinetics 51.12, Education and Economics 51.12, Education, Yoruba 51.5, Geography 51.0, Yoruba 51.5, Special Education 51.5, Zoology 50.75, Statistics 50.62, Anthropology 50.37, Botany 50.37, Food Technology 50.12, Anthropology 50.5, Archaeology 50.0, Forest Products 50.0, and Social and Environmental Forestry 50.0.

According to a statement from the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayina, the Faculty Admissions Committee, on behalf of the Senate of the University of Ibadan, met from Wednesday 18th through to Friday 20th September 2019 and agreed to the respective cut-off marks.

Another Nigerian Hope Uzodima arrested in India

A Nigerian identified as Hope Uzodima has been arrested by India’s Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) in Navi Mumbai.

The 40 year-old Uzodima, living in Bonkhode village in Koparkhairane was arrested for possession of ivory and a sword cane. His arrest was made possible with the help of another Nigerian King Chukwudi Fidelis, who is also in police net.

Fidelis, 30, was arrested at Sector 13 in Koparkhairane last week for the possession of 64 gm of methamphetamine powder worth ₹3.2 lakh.

Investigations revealed that he got the drug from Uzodima, and hence the police set out to nab him, The Hindu newspaper reported.

“While searching Mr. Hope’s house, we found a 12 inch-long elephant tusk worth ₹1.65 lakh and a sword cane. Upon interrogation, he confessed that he had smuggled them from Nigeria,” senior police inspector Ravindra Budhwant, ANC, said.

He said the duo had entered the country on tourist visas, which looked fake to the police, and they would be verifying them.

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau confirmed the authenticity of the seized ivory, after which the police has booked the duo under sections of the Wildlife Protection Act along with those of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and the Arms Act.

Mr. Hope and Mr. Fidelis are currently in judicial custody.

Pep Guardiola's wife to returns to Spain after three years

Pep Guardiola's wife has gone back to live in Spain – but Manchester City have no fears about losing their record-breaking manager.

Sunday Mirror Sport understands that Guardiola’s spouse, Cristina, has returned to Barcelona with one of the couple’s three children to look after her business interests.

Mrs Guardiola owns a successful fashion company in Catalonia and has been managing the enterprise by commuting regularly from Manchester for the last three years.

But the plan is for her to base herself in Barcelona for the next few months before returning permanently to the luxury city-centre apartment that has become home to the Guardiola family.

The arrangement means husband Pep will take care of the couple’s other two kids - as well as masterminding his club’s bid for a third successive Premier League title and Champions League glory.

Princess Shyngle & Senegalese boo, Frederic Badji engaged

Gambian born actress Princess Shyngle is officially off the market. According to the actress, her Senegalese boo, Frederic Badji proposed to her during their romantic dinner on September 1st 2019 and she said yes. Sharing a video from the proposal, Princess Shyngle wrote; '

    I said yessssssssss. Omggggg I’m literally still on cloud nine right now, on the 1st of September 2019 the love of my life got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, it’s been weeks already and I honestly still I’m in shock.

 I’m about to be a whole wifey to the love of my life, God has been so good to me and I honestly can’t thank him enough. I want to thank all my friends that kept this news a secret, I love y’all so much.

omgggggg I’m a whole freakin fiancĆ© with the dopest diamond ring ever. I love you so my Frederic Badji my tall, dark, sexy fine ass, Senegalese king I cannot wait to start forever with you honey.

 Guys please take 5 minutes of your time and please watch my engagement video 1st September 2019 a day I will never forget'.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Man dies during underwater proposal to girlfriend

A Louisiana man drowned while trying to make an underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend while the couple was on vacation.

Steven Weber Jr., of Baton Rouge died this week while proposing to his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine underwater while in Tanzania.

Antoine, an attorney, posted about the tragic accident on her Facebook page early Friday with photos and videos of the proposal.

She wrote: 'There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered.'

'You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!".'

'We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable.'

In the video, Weber can be seen swimming underwater and holding a Ziploc bag with a hand written note inside.

One side reads: 'I can't hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But...everything I love about you I love more every day!'

On the back, Weber asked Antoine to marry him.

He then pulls out a ring and opens the box as Antoine excitedly laughs in the background.

'Just a couple days before you died, you said to me, “I’ve seen a few cancer patients on this trip, and it dawned on me that this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to experience before they die. And here we are in the prime of our lives doing this. We are so blessed".'

'Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next... I love you so much, and I always will.'

Don Jazzy speaks on the detention Of Sowore

Don Jazzy has spoken on the detention of the Presidential Candidate for the AAC in the February, 2019 Election, Omoyele Sowore. He wrote;

"This dangerous precedent of stifling opposition voices and dissenting opinions has survived enough. Let's not pretend our nascent democracy isn't being sabotaged when citizens shudder at the thought of people they elected into power. I plead for Sowore #FreeSowore"

Seven PDP governors meet in Rivers state

Governors of seven states of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday met in Port Harcourt.

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).

After the meeting, Tambuwal explained that the governors were in Rivers to commend Wike “for his sustained projects delivery”.

He said the governors urged him to continue to deliver quality projects and sustain good governance for the development of Rivers State.

Tambuwal also said that PDP remained strongly united in friendship and brotherhood.

He said: “We are here as brothers and friends to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the spirit of brotherhood and friendship.

“We are here to encourage and support him for the good governance he has given to the good people of Rivers State.

“The 100 days of the second term of Governor Wike is also why we are here.

“The spirit in Port Harcourt and Rivers State is that of celebration and thanksgiving and gratitude to God for such a wonderful leadership by Governor Wike.

“We are also here to join him and the good people of Rivers State in thanking God for his leadership and to thank God for giving the state a wonderful leader like him.”

Music: MBBN theme song by Kemena

Finally, the long awaited theme song for Miss Bold and Beautiful Nigeria has been released.
This song was exceptionally created by popular music act - Kemena.

Cop this song while we await the glamorous MBBN event.

Daddy Showkey remembers late dad 41 years after

Musician Daddyshowkey has remembered his late dad who dad 41 years ago. Taking to his instagram page, he wrote;

I can’t Believe that is 41 years today that I lost my hero! my icon!! My role model !!! A Great and Wonderful Man My DADDY! The Daddy wey born Daddy " JOHN ASANIOMATA PAUL ASIEMO " Father I miss you like it was yesterday you left us, I hope I Made you proud because everyday I think if you are here will me will be proud of me and the little I achieved, I know you will have wanted higher institution I am sorry dad but my children are going now for me, so I am sorry dad please forgive anywhere you’re Pls appreciate the little I achieved I miss you the Great Palas

Apprentice commits suicide three months after boyfriend killed self

An apprentice tailor in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, has committed suicide barely three months after her boyfriend, Bayo Atanda, reportedly did the same thing.

Fatai, who hailed from Kwara State, reportedly took a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper around 8.30pm, last Thursday.

The 25-year-old woman lived with her mother on Igbekele Street, Iyana Cele bus stop, Shibiri area of Lagos State.

City Round learnt that Fatai had been battling depression since her boyfriend, whom she was living with in Orile, a neigbouring community, reportedly took a poison and died.

It was gathered that family and friends of Bayo did not believe the photographer committed suicide, accusing Fatai of killing him. The accusation allegedly heightened the trauma Fatai was going through.

Although no suicide note was found in the room, our correspondent who visited Fatai’s Facebook page observed that her status updates revolved round death and depression.

On June 30, she bemoaned the loss of her boyfriend, who had died two weeks earlier.

She wrote, “How would you do this? Why! Adebayo Olaleye Atanda Peter; still can (can’t) believe this is happening to me. I can (can’t) even say goodbye to you. Ifemi, ayomi; may Almighty Allah forgive all your sins. Rest on!”

Less than a month after, on July 25, she took to Facebook to express how much she missed her lover stating that, “The saddest part in life is to say goodbye to someone you want to spend your lifetime with.”

“Feeling angry with myself,” she wrote in the comment section of the post with a friend appealing to her to stop thinking negatively. The following day, she wrote, “Yaa Allah (Oh God); heal my heart, make it steadfast and make it strong enough to accept what you have destined for me.”
Speaking with City Round during the week, the deceased’s mother, Tawa, said she met her dead when she returned home from a prayer session that evening.

She stated, “That day, she finished cooking around 7pm and ate. She was outside after eating while I went to the mosque. Around 8pm, she came to the mosque to collect the key to our apartment and I told her to check the shop.

“On getting home some minutes after, I saw her lying on the floor with a bottle of sniper beside her. I called for help but it was late.”

Revealing the events leading to the relationship between the lovers, the mother said plans were ongoing to choose a date for their introduction.

She said, “She was learning tailoring in her sister’s place in Ikorodu. All of a sudden, her boss sent her away. She told me she had got another place to learn the vocation in Orile and that she would be living with a friend. I asked her to come and learn it at my place but she refused.

“Whenever I asked to see the friend, she would say she was not around. It was when I threatened to disown her that she told me she was living with her boyfriend. I tried to convince her that what she did was wrong, but she said the man’s (Bayo’s) house was close to where she was learning tailoring. I met with the man and he said he really wanted to marry her. He looked very gentle. We were planning the introduction when he died.

“On a Sunday around 11pm, my daughter called me and started crying on the phone. She said Bayo drank sniper. They took him to the Lagos Island General Hospital, but he died the following morning. That time, she said she would follow him and I tried to caution her.”

Tawa said Fatai became depressed and relocated to her sister’s house in Ikorodu, adding that she returned to her house after her condition had improved.

“I never thought she was thinking of suicide because she looked happy. Some clerics warned us that death was hovering around her and I prayed over it.

“I learnt she called somebody that evening and told the person that she wanted to go and meet Bayo and that she would drink sniper. I don’t know the kind of love she had for him.

“There was a day a friend of Bayo called her and accused her of killing him. I told her to ignore them. The mistake I made was that I should have changed her SIM card,” she added.

The deceased’s father, Idris, said, he did not know his daughter was battling depression as they hardly saw each other.

He stated, “Since her mother and I separated, I usually talked to her (Fatai) on the phone. Probably she would have told me what was bothering her if we had the opportunity of seeing each other.”

The deceased’s neighbour in Shibiri, where Fatai died, told our correspondent that she liked to be alone.

“I have observed recently that she rarely mingled with people, but I didn’t know she was contemplating suicide. It was so unfortunate,” the resident, who identified himself only as Sola, said, adding that the incident was reported at the Ojo Police Station.

Nigerian rapper Pelepele allegedly commits suicide

Young Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju PelePele allegedly commits suicide a week after talking about his battle with depression on social media. Pelepele shared an emotional video online talking about how depressed he was and his plans to take his own life due to his inability to fully break into the Nigerian music industry despite 10years of hard work. He was found stone cold dead in his apartment yesterday. So sad.


An apprentice tailor in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, has committed suicide barely three months after her boyfriend, Bayo Atanda, reportedly did the same thing.

 Fatai, who hailed from Kwara State, reportedly took a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper around 8.30pm, last Thursday.

The 25-year-old woman lived with her mother on Igbekele Street, Iyana Cele bus stop, Shibiri area of Lagos State.

City Round learnt that Fatai had been battling depression since her boyfriend, whom she was living with in Orile, a neigbouring community, reportedly took a poison and died.

It was gathered that family and friends of Bayo did not believe the photographer committed suicide, accusing Fatai of killing him. The accusation allegedly heightened the trauma Fatai was going through.

Although no suicide note was found in the room, our correspondent who visited Fatai’s Facebook page observed that her status updates revolved round death and depression.

On June 30, she bemoaned the loss of her boyfriend, who had died two weeks earlier.

She wrote, “How would you do this? Why! Adebayo Olaleye Atanda Peter; still can (can’t) believe this is happening to me. I can (can’t) even say goodbye to you. Ifemi, ayomi; may Almighty Allah forgive all your sins. Rest on!”

Less than a month after, on July 25, she took to Facebook to express how much she missed her lover stating that, “The saddest part in life is to say goodbye to someone you want to spend your lifetime with.”

“Feeling angry with myself,” she wrote in the comment section of the post with a friend appealing to her to stop thinking negatively.

The following day, she wrote, “Yaa Allah (Oh God); heal my heart, make it steadfast and make it strong enough to accept what you have destined for me.”


Tboss is currently bereaved as her father, Engr Vincent Idowu, passed away today September 20th.

The former reality TV star's brother, Christopher, announced the passing of their dad on Instagram this evening. Posting the photo above of their dad, Christopher wrote
To say that I'm devastated is an understatement. Rest in peace Dad! We didn't always agree but I always understood you.
Reality TV star, TBoss, loses dad
TBoss also took to her Instastories to react to the demise of their dad.

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The Sokoto State police command have confirmed the arrest of Usman Abubakar, a 21-year-old man for raping 10 of his boss' children. 

According to the Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person and other Related Matters, Hassan Tahir, the young man confessed to the act following his arrest by police officers. 

Abubakar has allegedly been sodomising the children since he got into their parents' home at Rungumi area of Sokoto South Local Government Area of Sokoto State 10 years ago. He said he was introduced to the act by one Mallam Muntari when he was only five years old. 

Tahir confirmed that that the suspect will soon be charged to court.


Nigerians spent over 1, 294, 602, 827 billion naira watching movies in the cinemas for July and August.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the figures are according to data provided by the cinemas and compiled by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria.

Following its lead in June, ‘Bling Lagosians’ led the first week of July by raking in 37, 409, 372 million Naira. However, it was one of only two Nigerian films in the top 20 movies.

The other was Kunle Afoloyan’s ‘Mokalik’ starting the month at number nine while ‘Avengers: Endgame’ sank to 18th position, earning 151, 966 Naira that week.

By the second week, ‘Spiderman: Far from home’ edged ‘Bling Lagosians’ out of the first position. It had a 34 per cent decrease in revenue while ‘Spiderman’ earned 64, 072, 680 million Naira.

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‘Spiderman’ remained on top for the third week, although earnings decreased by 36 per cent. However, general grosses dropped by 20 per cent while ‘Lion King’ debuted for a few days, raking in 4, 040, 854 million Naira.

By the fourth week, ‘Lion King’ had settled in and climbed to number one with 108, 447, 093 million Naira. ‘Bling Lagosians’ stayed at number three with ‘Mokalik’ at number 13.

Other Nigerian films in top 20 included ‘Rant Queens’ at number eight, ‘The Gift’ at number eleven, ‘Wakill’ at 15 and ‘Coming From Insanity’ at 17.

The buzz around ‘Lion King’ dropped by the fifth week with earnings down by 33 per cent, totalling 73, 040, 701 million Naira. All the top 20 films earned 136, 936, 341 million naira in total.

‘Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’ debuted and snatched the number spot with 104, 443, 577 million Naira. On Nollywood’s side, ‘The Set Up’ entered late into the week and raked in 187, 500 naira.

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Although revenue dropped by 48 per cent, ‘Fast and Furious’ maintained the number one position while ‘The Set-Up’ made its real box office debut at number three with 25, 634, 606 million Naira.

By the next week, all films maintained their positions but the ‘Bling Lagosians’ sank to number eight after spending eight weeks in the box office. ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ debuted leading to a week total of 113, 615, 730 million Naira.

In week nine, ‘Angel Has Fallen’ climbed to the number one spot, making 64, 227, 240 million naira. ‘The Set Up’ was pushed to the fourth position with a 49 per cent drop in revenue.

For the last weekend in August, ‘Bling Lagosians’ settled at number 20 with ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ struggling at number 19. ‘The Set Up’ had dropped to number five.


Sowore slammed with treason, money laundering, cyberstalking Buhari

The Federal Government has slammed a fresh seven-count charge against detained political activist and convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, accusing him of treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari.

The case was filed at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and it comes 24 hours to the expiration of the 45-day period the court permitted the DSS to hold him.

Also charged with Sowore in case FHC/ ABJ/CR/235/2019, is Olawale Adebayo Bakare (aka Mandate), who was arrested in Osogbo, Osun state.

According to the charge, the Federal Government alleges that the defendants conspired to commit treasonable felony, contrary to section 516 of the criminal Code Act Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and punishable under the same section of the Act.
He has been in custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, since Agust 2 when he was arrested.

The Court had granted DSS leave to detain him for 45 days to enable the agency to conclude its investigations.

The court gave the agency the leave to apply for extension of the detention order after September 21.

DSS had told the court that Sowore got foreign sponsorship to wage war against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

India police arrest Nigerian Onwumere for overstaying

A Nigerian, along with a Sri Lankan was detained by the Kancheepuram district police near Mamallapuram on charges of staying illegally in India.

The two men were caught during a door-to-door inspection ahead of the informal meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping scheduled to take place in the coastal town from October 11 to 13.

While the travel documents of the Nigerian had expired, the Lankan national was found to have entered the country illegally a decade ago, Times of India reported.

Police identified the Nigerian as Chukwa Onwumere Zef, 36. He was staying in the house of Nagamuthu in Venpurusham, a village near Mamallapuram.

“Both his passport and visa have expired but he hasn’t applied for extension,” said a police officer. The Mamallapuram police registered a case and detained him.
Inquiries revealed that he had entered India illegally in 2009 and was working as a painter. He was staying at the house of Balakrishnan, police said.

Kancheepuram district police said the house owners will be interrogated about housing foreign nationals in their premises without checking for relevant documents.

The intensive checks will continue in the coming days, a senior police officer said. The two detained on Friday were booked under Section 12 of The Passports Act and section 14 of the Foreigners Act.

Governor Wike reacts to arrest of Port Harcourt serial killer

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the arrest of a suspected Port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious David West, 26, who confessed to have killed seven women.

Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt after an emergency meeting of the Rivers State Security Council on Friday, Wike said that the meeting was impressed by the successes recorded by the Police in the last few days, especially the arrest of three suspects.

Spleaking on behalf of Wike, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, said that the meeting commended the painstaking efforts of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies, which had led to improved security across the state.

“The Rivers State Government has absolute confidence in the ability of the Police and other security agencies to tackle the challenge posed by these killers who target young women,” Danagogo said.

He said that given the confession by the prime suspect of the killings, he has operated successfully in Lagos and Imo States and evaded arrest, but was apprehended in Rivers State because of the alertness of the Police in the state.

“The Police and other security agencies in Rivers State are on top of their game because of the support that they receive from the Rivers State Government under the leadership of Governor Wike.

Police confirm abduction of ASUU chairman

Reports on abduction of some lecturers of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology(OYSCATECH), has been confirmed by the police on Friday.

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics of the college, Mr. Opadijo Olujide; his secretary, Gbenga Alayande; and three others were reportedly kidnapped on their way from Saki on Thursday.

It was gathered that they were returning from a union meeting when the incident occurred. No fewer than five persons had been abducted at different times, in the last two months, in Ibarapaland.


The Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has reacted to the suit accusing him of raping  Busola, wife of inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo.

In his preliminary objection he filed against the suit on September 20, 2019, Fatoyinbo told the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja where the suit was instituted that the prayers contained in the case should not be granted.

Apart from seeking the dismissal of Busola’s suit, Fatoyinbo asked the court to award the cost of N50m against her and her solicitor.

Describing the suit as being statute barred, having not been filed within three years of the occurrence of the event complained about, Fatoyinbo urged the court to dismiss it without hearing its substance.

He said the prayers in the suit are not “grantable” by the court, adding that the suit was frivolous and a palpable abuse of court process.

His team of lawyers led by Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), said the suit could not be pursued while Busola’s rape allegation against his client and her claim that the pastor caused her emotional distress remained the subject of police investigation.

Fatoyinbo also accused the plaintiff of attempting to scandalise and embarrass him by going to the press about the suit before even serving it on him.

The Executive Senior Assistant to Fatoyinbo,  Ademola Adetuberu, deposed to the affidavit filed in support of the suit.

The supporting affidavit read in part, “That I am aware that the claimant made an allegation of rape and emotional distress before the Nigeria Police Force against the defendant which is still  the  subject of investigation.

“That I am also aware that the same claimant also filed this suit claiming psychological and emotional distress inflicted on the claimant by the defendant as a result of the said rape allegation  levelled against the defendant.
That the reliefs sought in this instant suit are not grantable and same incompetent.

Meanwhile, a coalition of women rights organisation have called on survivors of sexual abuse to always muster the will and courage to speak out and seek assistance.

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The organisations also demanded that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, should swiftly finalise investigation and make public the report of findings about the alleged rape of Busola Dakolo by Fatoyinbo about 17 years ago.

A statement by the group was signed by Josephine Effah-Chukwuma (Project Alert on Violence Against Women); Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi (Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre); Iheoma Obibi (Alliances for Africa)and Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (Stand to End Rape Initiative).


A woman has been handed a sentence by a court for killing her four children with rat poison.
A South African woman identified as Zinhle Maditla has been handed four life sentences for killing her four children aged between 11
months and eight years old.
The four life sentences were handed by an Mpumalanga high court on Friday September 20.
Ruling on the case, Judge Sheila Mphahlele said she couldn’t find any reason to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence. eNCA reported that she further stated that a life imprisonment for all four children is the right sentence.
“Their mother was meant to nurture and protect them. . . She betrayed her own children” she said.
It was gathered that earlier, Maditla had gone to meet the father of two of her children who had promised to buy them food and Christmas clothes when she allegedly found him with another woman. She reportedly got into an argument with him thereafter.
The lady who killed her children identified as Ethan, Shaniqua, Blessing and Minenhle on December 26, 2018 and confessed.

We are hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 Appropriation Bill – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.

“We are hopeful and optimistic, as well as hungry and thirsty, to receive the 2020 appropriations bill,” Lawan told reporters shortly on his arrival from a private visit abroad.

Lawan seized the advantage of the National Assembly’s current recess to travel on a private visit to Morocco and Germany.

“I am aware that the executive arm of government is working assiduously to ensure that the appropriation bill for the year 2020 is presented to the National Assembly by the end of this month.

“The National Assembly will work so hard to ensure that the 2020 budget is passed before we go on Christmas break,” Lawan said.

The Senate President said budget is one issue that the National Assembly will take head-on to ensure that the undesirable trend of the budget is reversed.
“We believe this can be achieved, as doing so would make the economy better and predictable.

“We also think an early passage of the 2020 appropriations bill will have a desirable impact on Nigerians,” Lawan said.

Lawan also disclosed that the executive has forwarded to the Senate the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) which will be considered when the Senate is back from its recess next week.

Wizkid's 3rd son, Zion Balogun is so grown (photos)

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