Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Photo of Dino Melaye in handcuffs while being transferred to the National Hospital Abuja

Senator Dino Melaye was hospitalized yesterday after his battle with police while being transported to Lokoja, Kogi State to face criminal charges.

The lawmaker was initially admitted at the intensive care unit of Zankli hospital opposite the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mabushi in Abuja before he was transferred to the National Hospital.

Dino Melaye in intensive care, has not eaten in the last 24 hours - Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki led other Nigerian senators to the National Hospital Abuja to pay a visit to Senator Dino Melaye who was hospitalized yesterday after his battle with police.

Speaking to newsmen after the visit, Saraki said the embattled senator is in intensive care and has not eaten in the last 24 hours.

Beverly Osu leaves a word of advice for #BBNaija 2018 housemates

Beverly Osu, who came to the limelight after participating in the Big Brother Africa 8th Edition, has a word of advice for the new housemates who just returned from the Big Brother Naija house.

Having been in the same situation, it is safe to say she knows what she's saying.

#BBNaija finalists looking good & having fun as they continue media tour, Tobi's rumoured girlfriend fires shot, Alex replies

We are still keeping up with Big Brother Naija 2018 finalists as they continue their media tour and cashing in on their new found fame

Miracle, Cee-c, Tobi, Alex and Nina stepped out today looking and having fun as they go.

Boity Thulo & Pokello Nare host Davido’s 30 Billion Concert in Zimbabwe

South African media personality Boity Thulo and former Big Brother Africa housemate Pokello Nare were the hosts for music star Davido‘s recent 30 Billion Concert in Zimbabwe.

While Pokello was on red carpet duty wearing Navy blue shorts and a matching blazer, Boity held it down as the show host rocking a white and black two piece.

Forensic & eyewitness evidence proves Alizee was killed by husband – Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has said forensic and eyewitness evidence proves that Ali Zainab Nielsen popularly known as Alizee was killed by her husband Peter Nielsen, Punch reports.

Peter, a Danish citizen, had been arrested and charged to court after Alizee and her daughter Petra were found dead.

Korede Bello graduated with distinction from Nigerian Institute of Journalism, speaks on buying result

Mavin artiste, Korede Bello, has debunked claims that he bought his HND result from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

There were reports on social media suggesting that the singer must have paid heavily to get his result.

APC Governors endorse Buhari for a second term

Governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a 2nd term in office, The Cable reports.

The governors made this known after a meeting with the president at the State House.

SARS stops Senate delegation from seeing Dino Melaye at Hospital, Saraki shuts down session, summons IGP

Operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad have stopped the delegation of the Senate from seeing Senator Dino Melaye who is receiving medical attention at the National Trauma Centre unit of the National Hospital, Abuja.

Daily Post reports that the Senate delegation learnt that Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district was in a state of coma as at Wednesday morning.

“Being Vice President is very difficult” – Osinbajo tells Primary School Pupils

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on a visit to LEA Government Primary School, Life Camp, Abuja, discussed his job with students, Punch reports.

The visit was part of the activities to celebrate the 2018 International Book and Copyright Day on Monday.

Watch the trending PEN World Voices Festival Conversation between Chimamanda Adichie & Hillary Clinton

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered the 2018 Arthur Miller #FreedomToWrite Lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival.

After her address, Clinton sat down with Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in a conversation on everything from American politics to, of course, feminism.

#BBNaija’s BamBam throws birthday party & Beauty Oils launch (Photos)

Big Brother Naija‘s Bamike 'Bambam' Olawunmi on Monday had her birthday, and also launched her beauty oils Bam Beauty Oils.

The bash/launch was hosted by Famous Potatoes, and BamBam’s partner during the show, Teddy-A, was present to support her.

Herdsmen killings: Protesters shutdown Benue as CAN orders national protest against killings, bloodshed

Makurdi, the capital of Benue State has been brought to a standstill by protesters over the ongoing killings in the state.

Daily Post reports that the protesters have taken over major streets of the state, calling on the federal government to come to their aide.

Okonjo-Iweala reveals how Donald Duke urged her not to serve in Jonathan’s govt, he responds..and Nigerians react

Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed how former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, urged her not to serve in President Goodluck Jonathan’s government in 2011.

She said this was to deny Jonathan’s government credibility, so that it would be “weak and not succeed”.

"Queen Goddess in Red" TBoss is gorgeous in new photoshoot


Former Big Brother Naija housemate, TBoss shared these amazing photos from her latest shoot.

The reality star and model captioned the photos:

Here’s Why Melania Trump’s White Hat was trending yesterday

Yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron paid a visit to the White House, but at the traditional state arrival ceremony, Melania Trump stole the spotlight because of her oversized, wide-brim hat.

Chimamanda Adichie responds to comments following her question to Hillary Clinton

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has responded to comments direct at her following her question to Hillary Clinton.

The Nigerian author interviewed the US 2016 presidential candidate at the PEN World Voices Festival lecture on Sunday night.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Meek Mill released from Prison

American rapper Meek Mill has just been released from prison custody, a statement on his Twitter page confirms.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania made the decision to release him following a long legal battle challenging his conviction.

Dino Melaye foiled attempt by Kogi govt to kill him – Media aide speaks on senator’s escape

The Special Adviser to Senator Dino Melaye, Gideon Ayodele on Tuesday faulted reports that his principal jumped out of a moving vehicle in an attempt to stop police move to take him to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

Ayodele in a statement titled ‘Today’s Incident Involving Senator Dino Melaye: A Last Resort’, noted that it was not possible for Melaye to have jumped out of a moving police vehicle when he was surrounded by armed policemen.

Dino Melaye unresponsive while being stretchered into hospital (Video)

A viral video has shown the moment Senator Dino Melaye was stretchered into a hospital in Abuja.

The Senator had attempted to escape from the police while being transfered from Abuja to Kogi State to be paraded.

Sex-for-mark: What OAU student, Monica Osagie told panel

Dr Abiola Akinyode-Afolabi, the defence counsel for Miss Monica Osagie, the alleged victim in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said on Tuesday that her client affirmed before an investigative panel that Prof. Richard Akindele deliberately failed her because she refused his sexual demand.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Osagie had appeared before the committee set up by the institution’s authorities in company with her counsel.

Reps call for Buhari’s impeachment over $462 million payment for 12 Super Tucano jets

Kingsley Chinda, the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, has called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s impeachment over the withdrawal of $462million to pay for 12 Super Tucano jets.

Buhari had approved the withdrawal of the money from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the procurement of the aircraft, without prior approval from the National Assembly.

BBNaija: I don’t think Cee-C, Tobi should be in a romantic relationship – Tboss

Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate , T-Boss has spoken on the relationship between housemates in the just concluded BBNaija reality show, Tobi and Cee-c.

TBoss, 2017 second runner-up of BBNaija, speaking with NET said she does not think Tobi and Cee-c can have a romantic relationship.

Nigeria Police explains how Senator Dino Melaye attempted to escape

Force Headquarters has come up with details on the circumstances leading to Tuesday’s escape of Senator Dino Melaye.

Melaye jumped down from the vehicle conveying him to Lokoja, Kogi State for possible parade and subsequent arraignment in court.

#BBNaija's Princess shares some steamy body paint photos

Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Princess Onyejekwe has released some steamy body paint photos on her Instagram page.

More photos below..

Supporters of suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege release Saraki's 'obituary'

Aggrieved supporters of suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege, have released an obituary banner for the ''burial'' of senate president, Bukola Saraki.

The supporters who are mainly from Delta Central accuse Saraki of ''conspiring'' with other senators to suspend their representative.

Police releases statement on senator Dino Melaye's arrest


The Nigerian police force has released a press statement over the arrest of senator Dino Melaye.

Some armed policemen and Melaye were on Tuesday afternoon engaged in a rough struggle at the Area 1 part of Abuja metropolis.

Video of Dino Melaye sitting on the ground after his rough struggle with police in Abuja

Some armed policemen and Senator Dino Melaye were on Tuesday afternoon engaged in a rough struggle at the Area 1 part of Abuja metropolis.

The police operatives had reportedly told the embattled lawmaker that they were taking him to court in the metropolis of the nation’s capital but suddenly made a detour to move him to Kogi state.

Dino Melaye injured, rushed to hospital after struggling with police (Photos)

Senator Dino Melaye Tuesday was reportedly rushed to hospital after he was injured after struggling with police in his Abuja residence.

The Senator said to be in the intensive care unit of Zankli hospital opposite the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mabushi in Abuja.

#BBNaija's Cee-c thanks fans for gifting her N2 Million, shares photos

The first runner-up of the 2018 Big Brother Naija reality show, Cynthia Nwadiora aka Cee-C, was presented with a cheque of N2 million from her fans, declaring her their winner.

This took place at the Lagos airport after she landed from South Africa with other BBNaija finalists.
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