Thursday, January 31, 2019

Nigerian Migrant Commits Suicide In Italy After Being Denied Residency

A 25-year-old Nigerian migrant identified as Prince Jerry, has committed suicide in Italy after after his request for a residency permit in the country was rejected.

Meghan Markle Steps Out In Her First Top Knot During University Visit

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle officially completed her tour of all four of her new causes with a visit to the Association of Commonwealth Universities today.

German Doctor Sentenced To 9yrs In Prison For Killing His Lover By Sprinkling Cocaine On His Penis Before Oral Sex

Dr Andreas David Niederbichler, 43, has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm leading to the death of 38-year-old Yvonne M., and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Empire Star, Jussie Smollet Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

Jussie Smollet
Empire star, Jussie Smollet has been hospitalized after being jumped by two men who repeatedly shouted “this is MAGA country” as they attacked him.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

House Of Reps Passes Bill To Make Minimum Wage N30000

House of Rep
The House of Representatives has passed the bill which will see the new minimum wage increase to N30,000.

BBNaija 2019 Winner Will Go Home With N45million!

Multichoice has announced through its Chief Customer Officer in Nigeria, Martin Mabutho that this year’s BBNaija will hold in Nigeria instead of South Africa where it normally holds.

Monday, January 28, 2019

INEC Office In Rivers State Set Ablaze Few Weeks To Election

INEC office, Oyigbo, River State
This morning, the INEC office at Oyigbo LGA in Rivers state was set ablaze by hoodlums.

Missing 13-Year-Old found Naked In Church With 'Pastor'

Missing teenager found naked in church with pastor
A 13-year-old girl who was declared missing by her parents over three months ago has been found with a 26-year-old man who allegedly took her as his wife without her parent’s consent.

Malaysia Banned From Hosting 2019 Paralympic Event Due To Anti-Israel Policy

Malaysia will not be allowed to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship after the country refused to allow athletes from Israel to compete.

President Trump Tweets Support As US Introduces Bible Reading In Schools

Donald Trump Supports Bible Reading in Schools
President Donald Trump has shown support for the introduction of bills that would allow more students to study the bible in schools in the US.

Lagos Marathon: List Of Roads To Be Closed And Alternative Routes

Lagos Marathon 2019
Due to the commencement of the Lagos Marathon 2019 which kicks off on February 2, a number of roads in Lagos State have been marked to be closed down. This is to ensure the safety of all those who will participate in the marathon.

Female Teacher Arrested For Coercing Student To Have Sex With Her In Her Car

Casarah Velez
A female school teacher, Casarah Velez has been arrested after being accused of having sex with a high school senior in Central Texas.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

'Top Chef' Fan Favorite, Fatima Ali Dies At 29

Fatima Ali who was a contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef" has passed away at the age of 29 after nearly a yearlong battle with cancer.

DMX Released From Jail, Reunites With His Family

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons has been released from jail, one year after he was sentenced for tax evasion.

Diamond Xtra Season 11: Expect Bigger And Better Rewards

Diamond Xtra Season 11
Diamond Bank Plc will be launching the 11th season of its Diamond Xtra rewards programme as it rounds up its season 10 in February 2019. 

Naomi Osaka Wins Back-To-Back Grand Slams At Australian Open

Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open
Naomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2) 5-7 6-4 in a dramatic final at the just concluded Australian Open.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Lionel Messi Pleads For Search For Emiliano Sala To Resume

Fellow Argentine player Lionel Messi has pleaded with investigators and search parties to continue the search for missing striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson after the police called off rescue operations and admitted that the chances of finding him were extremely remote.

Update On Missing Plane Carrying Sala: Pilot Did Not Have A Commercial Licence

Sala and Pilot
It has been reported that the pilot of the missing plane with Emiliano Sala on board did not have a commercial licence.

Two Teenage Sisters Who Disguised As Boys To Keep Father's Barbershop Running

Two teenage girls have earned the accolades of the nation after they disguised as boys to run their father’s barbershop when he fell ill.

Armed Robbers Leave Three Dead As They Attack Polaris Bank In Osun

A branch of Polaris bank was attacked by armed robbers leaving a policeman and two other persons dead in Ila-Orangun, Osun State.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race

Oby Ezekwesili
The presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, has withdrawn from the presidential race barely three weeks to the 2019 Presidential Elections.

Plane Carrying Emiliano Sala And Pilot Goes Missing

Cardiff City Striker Emiliano Sala and his pilot, David Ibbotson were in a plane that vanished from radar above the English Channel between UK and France on January 21.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Serena Williams Loses At Australia Open

Serena Williams
37-year-old Serena Williams lost to Czech player Karolina Plíšková at the Australian Open today.

10-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Because Of Bullying at School

Seven Bridges
A 10-year-old boy identified as Seven Bridges committed suicide on Saturday after constant bullying at his school for wearing a colostomy bag.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Usain Bolt Retires From Football After Just 2 Matches

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt has confirmed he has retired from professional football after failing to agree to a contract with Central Coast Mariners late last year after a trial.

Council Of States Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage

The Council of States today approved N27,000 as the new minimum wage for states, while Federal government workers will receive N30,000 as their minimum wage.

US Singer Chris Brown Arrested In Paris

Chris Brown 
Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following an accusation of aggravated rape by a woman. 

Female Tourist Killed After Falls On Her In Hong Kong

A female tourist was killed in Hong Kong when a window from a hotel fell on her.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lawyer Shot Dead By Robbers Who Trailed Him From Bank In Bayelsa

A lawyer identified as Pumokumo Abel Ozi was reportedly killed by robbers after withdrawing money from a bank in Bayelsa State.

Sports Betting, Gambling Banned In Uganda

Sport betting and gambling banned in Uganda
Uganda’s Finance minister, David Bahati has revealed that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has ordered officials not to issue or renew licenses for sports betting firms.

APC Exempted From Participating In Elections In Rivers State

APC exempted from elections in Rivers State
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will participate in the upcoming 2019 elections in Rivers State.

Nigerian Student Jumps To His Death In Cyprus While Hiding From Landlord

Tiombe David Afeah
A Nigerian student identified as Tiombe David Afeah has reportedly jumped to his death in Cyprus over house rent issues.

Atiku Abubakar Lists 30 Corrupt People Working With President Buhari

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has listed thirty corrupt people he claims are working with President Buhari.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Olusegun Obasanjo: Buhari Planning to Rig Election, Behaving Like Sani Abacha

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has alleged during an emergency press conference at his house in Abeokuta, that President Buhari is planning to rig the upcoming 2019 election.

Roger Federer Eliminated From Australian Open By Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas Stefanos
Roger Federer’s dreams of winning a third consecutive Australian open title died as he as eliminated by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver Arena.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pensioner And Grandson Killed By Moving Train After Ignoring Barrier

Will Harlet and his grandfather, Barry Hearnshaw
A retired teacher and his 15-year-old grandson have both died after their car was torn in half by the impact of a train travelling at 74mph.

Married Female Teacher To Be Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Performing Sexual Acts On 15-Year-Old Student

Lauren Coyle-Mitchell
A former elementary school teacher from New Jersey faces years behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Nigeria To Experience Lunar Eclipse On Monday Jan 21, 2019

Lunar Eclipse
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that Nigeria will experience a total lunar eclipse on Monday along with other countries of the world.

Friday, January 18, 2019

52-Year-Old Pedophile Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years For Kidnapping And Raping 15-Year-Old Student

Tad Cummins and his victim
A 52-year-old teacher has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for the kidnap and rape of a 15-year-old student in 2017.

Former Hotel Dishwasher Granted $21 Million For Being Forced To Work On Sundays

Marie Jean Pierre 
A 60-year-old former hotel dishwasher identified as Marie Jean Pierre, has been granted $21million by a jury in Miami after being forced to work on Sundays which went against her religious beliefs and ultimately getting fired.

Man Apprehended While Trying To Buy Goods With Fake Alert

A man was apprehended while trying to swindle a store owner with a fake bank alert at Promaxx plaza Iyana-era bus stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.

Wife Sets Husband Ablaze For Refusing To Give Phone Password

Dedi Purnama
A 26 year old man was set ablaze by his wife in Indonesia for refusing to give her the password to his phone.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Britain's Prince Phillips Involved In Car Collision

Prince Phillip's Landrover overturned at scene of accident
Prince Phillip has been involved in a car collision with another vehicle while he was driving close to the Sandringham Estate.

Manchester United Set To Make De Gea Highest Paid Player In EPL

De Gea
Manchester United has made 28-year-old De Gea the highest paid footballer in the English Premier League (EPL) by offering him a £400,000 per week pay and bonuses to commit his future to the club.

Company Staff Forced To Crawl On The Street As Punishment For Missing Annual Target

Employees forced to crawl on the street as punishment for not meeting target
According to reports, a company in China reportedly forced their staff to crawl on the street for failing to reach their year-end sales target. 

Security Guards Stationed At Church Arrested For Missing Pants Belonging To Pastor's Daughter

Two guards stationed at the Mission House of an orthodox church in Akure, Ondo State have been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing the pants of the resident pastor’s daughter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Meghan Markle's Bodyguard Quits After Six Months On The Job

Meghan Markle's bodyguard
Meghan Markle’s bodyguard has quit after barely six months on the job.

Michael Jackson's Daughter Checks Into Mental Health Facility

Paris Jackson
20-year-old Paris Jackson has checked into a mental health facility in an effort to realign her emotional and physical health.

Big Brother Naija Season 4 Audition Dates

The Big Brother Naija season 4 #BBNaija2019 will be holding in Nigeria soon and will start airing after the general election.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

President Buhari Receives New 10-Year International Passport

President Buhari receives 10-year International Passport

President Buhari and Vice President Osibanjo have both received a new 10-year international passport for diplomats from the Nigerian Immigration Service.