Nigerian artiste Small Doctor has been honoured by the prestigious Oyo ruler, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.
Born Michael Owusu Addo, the artiste took to his Instagram page on Thursday, to post a picture of the Oba parting him on the back and perhaps praying for him.
The optimistic “Omo Iya Teacher” crooner captioned the post “👑👑 iyanu MASHELE SOONEST✍🏽✅”
Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted.
With the aim of clearing the overflowing central morgue, burials began around 1800 GMT in Waterloo, a nearby town where many victims of the Ebola crisis that hit the nation in 2014 were also laid to rest, according to a morgue official and an AFP journalist at the scene.
President Ernest Bai Koroma was accompanied by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose nation also lost thousands to Ebola, both wearing surgical masks as the decomposing bodies were put into the ground.
More than 100 of the dead are children. "We will not bury our hopes," Koroma told mourners. "Sierra Leone will rise again."
Dammy Krane was arrested in June after private jet service company, TapJets alerted the US police that the singer made a booking totalling $10,943 with stolen credit card details. US court has struck out the nine charges of credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against Nigerian singer Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga, popularly known as Dammy Krane.
He was detained alongside one Ilochukwu Gabriel at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center before making bail. However, Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, in the Criminal Division, Judge De La O Miguel on Thursday morning, discharged Krane of all charges.
The singer thanked his fans on Twitter, he said: “Sometimes life puts you through trials and tribulations, not to bring you down but to make you stronger. It will also show you who is truly with you, who really cares.
“Case closed. I’m a free man. Let’s get back to the music. One love. Back in the studio! New music on the way.”
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has said the first thing he would do after acquiring Arsenal football club is to sack Arsene Wenger. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dangote said he had always wanted to own the English club since the mid-1980s.
“The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck,” he said. Dangote added that he would persuade Stan Kroenke, American billionaire and Arsenal’s biggest shareholder and Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov to sell their shares to him.
So, this staunch UK Arsenal fan says he would wear a traditional Nigeria dress to every Arsenal games if Dangote buys Arsenal and sack Arsene Wenger.
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An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of an Islamic cleric, Babatunde Suleiman of Oloje area, Ilorin for allegedly being in possession of human parts.
The prosecutor, Inspector Isaac Yakubu, told the court that the defendant exhumed the corpse of his friend and severed the head, two legs and two hands for ritual purposes. He said that the human head, two legs and two hands were recovered from the ceiling of the defendant’s room.
The prosecutor said that the parts were traced as a result of offensive odour from the defendant’s house.
He said that the defendant was docked on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of human parts, offences that contravened Sections 97 and 219 of Penal Code.
The defendant denied committing the offences, while the prosecutor objected to the bail application, adding that investigation was still ongoing.
Magistrate Bio Saliu ordered that the defendant be remanded at Oke-kura Prison, Ilorin and adjourned the case until August 31 for further mention.
Osun State Government has declared Monday, August 21st as a work free day in the state to commemorate ‘Isese Day’ the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion.
A statement issued by Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival.
Two men suspected to be magicians, Abubakar Mohammed and Ali Umar have been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly abusing the Nigerian currency through their conducts.
The incident happened at Ishaga Road at Idi-araba area in Mushin Lagos where they were performing some magic with N500 and N200 notes. According to PM Express
, the suspects were caught eating and swallowing naira notes in form of magic to deceive the public and probably dupe.
It was learnt that before they could continue their magical acts, police detectives rounded them up and they were forced to vomit the money they had already swallowed to the surprise of those present.
They were taken to the station to explain why they were eating, swallowing and vomiting the Nigerian currency in the public but they could not explain their actions.
They narrated that they were not actually destroying the currency but were only performing some pieces of magic to make a living.
However, the police charged them for conspiracy and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.
The suspects pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Mr Oje Uagbale did not object to their bail but urged the court to give the suspects bail that will enable them to come to face trial in the interest of justice.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.O. Ogbe granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The two were remanded in prison pending when they will perfect their bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 20 September, 2017.
Source: PM Express
A suspected Badoo member, Ahmed Adeleke, 29, has been arrested after his plan to kill a member of Ori-Oke branch of a white garment church at Irapade area of Agbowa Lagos, was foiled.
The suspect, Ahmed Adeleke, 29, who disguised as a worshipper, attended the church’s vigil, at the end which a female member, who was sleeping at a corner of the church, was heard shouting that she had been attacked. According to Vanguard, when curious members got to her, it was discovered that her head had been smashed.
She was said to have pointed to the direction where the suspect took.
Some church members went in the direction and reportedly found the suspect changing his clothes.
He was said to have denied the allegation.
But on further observation, the white garment which he pulled off was discovered to be blood stained.
Parading the suspect yesterday at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, the Lagos State Command boss,
Fatai Owoseni said:
“Policemen from Ipakodo Division rushed to the church. “Although the suspect denied the accusation, when the area was searched, three handkerchiefs (white, blue and red) were recovered from him. Also, a grinding stone, which he used to hit his victim on the head, was also found.”
The suspect, however, denied being a Badoo member. He said:
“I was a Muslim, but later converted to Christianity. I live at 9, Ojokoro Street, Agric. I was invited to worship there that night by a senior colleague, Kehinde, at the tailoring shop where I work.” However, asked if Kehinde had come to identify him, he shook his head, saying “how would she come? She may be afraid of being arrested as well.”
Young Man Beheaded In Elele, Rivers State, According to Facebook user Okah Chris. The unnecessary cult killings and bloodshed appear to have started again in Rivers state following the gruesome murder of another person. Residents of Elele area of Rivers state woke up this morning to a shocking discovery as a young man was found beheaded in the area by unknown assailants.
Reports reveal that security operatives are yet to arrive the scene.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Justice has demanded for the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Government is asking the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Kanu.
FG argued that Kanu had not only breached the conditions attached to his bail but had conducted himself in manners that threaten public peace. Kanu was granted bail on April 25, 2017 on health grounds.
It cited Kanu’s alleged threat that elections would not hold in South East states until the Federal Government conducts referendum on whether or not Biafra should secede and instances where the IPOB leader addressed crowd exceeding 10 and threatened civil disobedience, as against the court’s directive that he must not be seen in a crowd of over 10 people.
This was part of a counter-motion, filed by Magaji Labaran of the Ministry of Justice, urging the court to dismiss an application by Kanu, seeking a review of the bail conditions.
The Federal Government said, ”The offence for which he (Kanu) is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; the court, not withstanding, granted bail to the 1st defendant/applicant (Kanu) on health grounds on 25th April 2017.
”Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies; that he should file, in court, medical updates of his health status every month. The bail conditions were perfected by the 1stdefendant/applicant, which he is currently enjoying.
”Rather than observing all the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant, in fragrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions given by the court.
”The 1st defendant equally incited his members to disrupt, disallow and boycott elections in South East states, starting with Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government failed to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra.
”The 1st defendant has already declared the bail conditions given by the court unconstitutional before approaching this court with the application for variation. Rather than showing remorse for his actions, the 1st defendant approached this court with an application for a review of the same conditions for the bail which he grossly flouted.
”Considering the above, that the 1st applicant has violated the conditions on which the terms of his bail were premised, we urged this court to commit the defendant to prison by invoking the provision of Section 173(2)(B) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.”