As Lagos pilgrims depart for Saudi Arabia President Muhammadu Buhari has charged officials of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) to ensure that Nigerian pilgrims are...
A Nigerian alleged email scammer wanted for fraud and taking part in international crime, was arrested on Monday by Immigration police at Chaeng Wattana, Bangkok.According to local media, Pol Maj-Gen Phaiboon Noihun and his team were waiting for Bertrand Ifeanyichukwu Akile following a tip-off from a member of the public seeking a reward that he would be at Immigration Complex to extend his visa.Once he arrived Akile was apprehended under a warrant issued for fraud and deception. “It was as easy as pie. He just came to us” Pol Maj-Gen Noihun told journalists.It is alleged that Akile was part of a 100 million baht scam headed by another Nigerian national, Onyekachukwu Elvis Smart Ebube, who is already in custody.See more posts about
As the Kaduna State High Court on Thursday adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by the Shi’ites leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29, 2019, his followers have alleged that their leader is being poisoned in detention.The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife had applied to the court seeking to travel and seek medical attention in view of their failing health condition while in detention.However, the Free Zakzaky Committee of the IMN in a statement it issued after the court sitting accused the court of failing to stand for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.This was also as they alleged that, their leader was obviously being poisoned in detention, claiming that, “Zakzaky has more than twenty times the toxic levels of lead poison in his body”.The State Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Dari Bayero, who briefed newsmen, shortly after the hearing, said the adjournment was sequel to an application by the team of Counsel prosecuting the IMN leader.He said that the team requested for time to examine the medical reports that accompanied IMN leader’s application and authenticate its geniuses before putting up their argument before the court.Justice Darius Khobo granted the request and adjourned till July 29, to give time to the state counsel who is prosecuting the substantive suit against the IMN leader and his wife Zinat.It would be recalled however that the IMN leader brought the application before the court seeking permission to travel to Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, India for medical attention following his failing health condition.El-Zakzaky in the application said if granted the permission to travel, he and his wife would return to Nigeria as soon as they are discharged upon satisfied medical report.The IMN leader has been in detention since 2015 is standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges in another court.Justice Gideon Kurada, who was handling the case, on April 25, adjourned the trial of the IMN leader indefinitely.The indefinite adjournment was to enable the judge serve on the panel of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe.Before the indefinite adjournment, the court had on Jan. 22, ordered the Kaduna State Government to avail the IMN leader and his wife Zinat, access to medical attention.Femi Falana (SAN), the lead counsel to the IMN leader also told newsmen after yesterday’s adjournment that his clients, El-Zakzaky and wife Zinat, were in dire need of medical attention.Falana said that his clients had not been given adequate medical care since their detention on Dec. 14, 2015.He expressed concern over the continued deterioration of his clients’ health, while expressing optimism that at the resumed hearing of the application on July 29, the Court would grant them the permission to travel for urgent medical attention.In the same vein, the Free Zakzaky Committee in the statement signed by its Chairman Abdurrahman Abubakar Yola said, it was unfortunate the, “the court once again shirked in its duties to be on the side of victims of extreme persecution by the government. When it mattered most, the court ducked and failed to stand for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.”It lamented that, “the applicants are known to be very ill in detention, consequent on the brutal wounds unjustifiably inflicted on them by the state agents in the name of Nigerian army, the resultant prolonged dehumanizing detention in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the obvious poisoning of the Sheikh.As a result of all these physical and psychological stresses, the Sheikh suffered series of mild strokes and is at the risk of further recurrences.“Meanwhile, he lost one eye following the military attack and is at a severe risk of losing sight completely in the other. He is now found to have more than twenty times the toxic levels of lead poison in his body! Similarly, the wife has been under excruciating pains with shrapnel deeply lodged in her body for all these years of inhuman conditions in detention. She now is able to ambulate only with the use of a wheelchair. Even today both were unable to walk to the court room and had to wait outside while the case went on.“In spite of all these, the court once again has allowed the government to kill these innocent people by instalments via unnecessary delays.“We continue to give praises to the Almighty for further evidence that the Nigerian government is both unable and unwilling to serve justice, not even through the courts. This further proves to the world that the Movement and its leader have been and continue to be only victims of impunity and mischievous plots by the Buhari-led government.“We wish to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all people of conscience, human rights activists and organizations, journalists and all those that continue to be on our side in the dogged campaign for justice for the victims of Zaria genocide. We will continue with our unrelenting campaigns to see that the needful is done,” It said.Source: TheNation.See more posts about
An army commander and at least 20 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe.The troops were ambushed on their way from Borogozo where the headquarters of the army’s 29 task force brigade is to Benisheikh where they have a forward operating base (FOB).A military source in sector 2 headquarters of operation Lafiya Dole told TheCable that the incident happened around 6pm on Wednesday.“They were on their way to Benisheikh when they ran into the enemy. The commander of that brigade, a colonel, and about 20 soldiers were killed,” he said.A reinforcement was reportedly sent to the town and it was confirmed that the brigade commander had been killed.Musa Sagir, army spokesman, was yet to respond to a text message sent by TheCable as of the time this report was filed.See more posts about
Do you want to listen to something fresh and danceable? Juls and Mr Eazi team up for a new song and the result pleases by its quality. If you love great music, then we are sure that Juls - Cake will end up in your playlist. Listen to this addictive song and a potential replay banger and find why people go crazy about it on the web.This collaboration is amazing and will not be able to resist it!Juls - Cake descriptionReleased: July 17th, 2019July 17th, 2019 Format: mp3mp3 Genre: Hip-hop, rapHip-hop, rap Length: 2:29 min2:29 min Label: Julian Nicco-Annan, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations LimitedJulian Nicco-Annan, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited Producer(s): JulsBritish-Ghanaian DJ, singer and record producer, shared another banger before releasing of his full album "Colour." So now you can enjoy the musical collaboration and their hot tune. Increase the volume and get ready to listen to something really hot.Juls - Cake reviews and commentsThis track is relatively new, so there are few comments about it. Nevertheless, a lot of fans are glad and satisfied to listen to the new jam by the singer. Check out some of the listeners' comments on the musician's Instagram. With an excellent jam such as this, it is not surprising that people liked it.READ ALSO: Nasty C - Strings and Bling: video, lyrics, reactionssonziguitarist: My brother thank youtiggsdaauthor: Straight firelaces_walker: Mr Juls again ahveronicawi: SOOO GOODi_amfez: I love this oneImages: instagram.com, @julsbaby_ (modified by author)Source: InstagramJuls - Cake lyricsStop humming, keep the lyrics to sing along this wonderful song.[Chorus]Trap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeiiTrap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeii[Verse 1]You dey give me that feelingThis your baka e go kill meYeah yeah yeahSo girl you got me falling, fallingLike I hear your body calling, callingYou know am a trying to bag itYour body be the baddestYeah yeah yeah yeah[Chorus]Trap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeiiTrap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeii[Verse 2]S*x on the roof does it cherry on topDrink up the love to the very last dropAnything you likeGive me a sugar rush tonightGirl I want you naked below talking diamond chainsCoz you're such a f*ckin' ladyI like it, I like itSo girl you got me falling, fallingLike I hear your body calling, callingYou know am trying to bag itYour body be the baddestYeah yeah yeah yeah[Chorus]Trap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeiiTrap trap trap in a bundleToo much cake for your back oSomebody ring alarm oSomebody call police o, eeii[Outro]Too much cake for your back oSomebody call police oToo much cake for your back oSomebody call policeAnything you likeJuls - Cake downloadChoose one of the following sources to download this song and enjoy it anytime:We are sure that once you listen to this song, you will not be able to prevent yourself from playing it on repeat. Juls - Cake ft Mr. Eazi is a perfect tune that you can play at a party with your friends. Download the mp3 version and enjoy this song again and again.READ ALSO: Prin$ Boateng - Bella Vita ft. Ty Elliot: video, lyrics, reactions
Instagram has started testing a much-rumored feature in several countries that will hide from your followers the number of likes you get on your posts.Instagram announced Thursday it was "running a test" on some users, a couple months after rumors first emerged that the photo-sharing platform was testing such a feature. Hiding the number of likes is designed to put "focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get," Instagram wrote on Twitter.The experiment with hiding likes affects "some people" in seven countries — Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. The "like" feature won't be hidden completely; users can see the number of likes on their own posts, but not on others' pictures and videos.Instagram confirmed in May that it was testing hiding likes on users' newsfeeds. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, told Buzzfeed News that the purpose of the test was to create "a less pressurized environment where people feel comfortable expressing themselves."Read more: Instagram experiments with hiding like counts from your newsfeed to create a 'less pressurized environment'But Instagram isn't the only platform to weigh the effect of like-count on users' mental health. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said if he had to go back and re-design the platform, he "wouldn't even have a like count in the first place." Dorsey has floated the idea before of getting rid of the "like" button to ensure the platform is "incentivizing healthy conversation", but Twitter has denied that will happen anytime soon.There are several studies and numerous psychologists that have found a link between the amount of time teens spend on social media and depression. Celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have publicly spoken out about needing to take breaks from their social media accounts in order to care for their mental health. Gomez has said social media has been "dangerous" for both herself and for teens.Any number of people who have spent time on social media can attest to its addictive qualities, which is even apparent in this viral video of a chimpanzee mindlessly scrolling through an Instagram newsfeed.Some young users in Canada who have already had a chance to test out an Instagram with hidden likes told the Huffington Post that their experiences have been positive."Personally, I love not seeing the like count," 22-year-old Sarah Roberts told HuffPost. "It feels a bit weird to say, but I've stopped comparing myself to bigger accounts. I've also been more personal with the things I actually like versus what everyone else is liking.
ADVERTISEMENTKano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday inaugurated a committee that will ensure the establishment of Ruga settlement for herdsmen from the state and other herders from across the nation.Addressing the committee after their inauguration, Ganduje said the establishment of the Ruga settlement will stop the herders from wandering and by extension expands their economic capability. He said it will also tackle insecurity and other attributed social vices.ADVERTISEMENT“The committee is expected to identify suitable areas within the state for the establishment of Ruga settlement and also identify market for the products that may come out from the Ruga settlement among other things that may be required in making the Ruga more comfortable for the herders which include provision of animal clinics, health care facilities, schools among other social services,” Ganduje said.ADVERTISEMENTThe committee has Dr. Jibrila Ahmad as its chairman and has three weeks to submit its finding and recommendation to the state government.ADVERTISEMENTIn a similar development, the governor also inaugurated a high-powered committee on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state.According to him, the present internally revenue generation needs to be boosted, adding that the high powered committee is expected to device measures that will ensure 300% increase in IGR within 6 months.RelatedDear Esteemed reader,As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better.Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.Thank you for your time. Click here to beginDownload Daily Trust News App
Angry Nigerians are attacking 2face online after the singer endorsed a provoking post criticising the bible.As we earlier reported, Ikhide Ikheloa, popularly known as Pa Ikhide, criticized Africans for still believing in the Bible and the ‘White man’s God.’The literary critic said the Bible “is a great work of fiction” and “a tool of oppression created by feuding brothers to oppress women, children, and the vulnerable.” Read his full post here.Taking to his Instagram page, 2face shared a screenshot of the post and then wrote:‘Africa Wake up#openyourmind #openyoureyes #ONELOVERELIGION Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.’2face comes under serious attack for endorsing post criticizing the bibleMeanwhile, the legendary singer has been receiving serious bashing over his comment.See reactions below:-See more posts about
Related NewsThe Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested Christian Akanihu, the owner of Metro View Hotel which collapsed in Abakaliki on Wednesday night.The arrest was facilitated by an assistant to the state governor on infrastructural maintenance, Ali Odefa.Mr Odefa said the state government will conduct integrity test on all public buildings in Abakaliki.More than 60 persons escaped death when a wing of the popular Metro View Hotel collapsed.The hotel, which is located close to Presco Campus of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, collapsed on Wednesday evening, around 7 p.m.Following the collapse, the Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Authority sealed the 26-room hotel on Thursday morning.The special assistant to the governor, David Umahi, on capital territory, Ejem Okoro, led the team that sealed the hotel.He said the hotel would remain sealed pending investigation by the government.The hotel, PREMIUM TIMES gathered, was commissioned on May 2005 by a former governor, Martin Elechi .A member of the hotel management, Autsine Orji, who spoke to journalists on behalf of the company, said they had noticed a crack on some of the pillars holding the building and they immediately cordoned off the side of the building and whilst they began renovations.Advertisement“It was in the process of the renovation that the building collapsed.”Mr Orji said those who lodged in the hotel were outside the building for a seminar when the incident happened, stressing that no life was lost.A number of building have been collapsing in different parts of Nigeria, the latest being the building that collapsed in Jos on Monday evening at Dilimi Area of Jos North Local Government Area in Plateau.A total of 14 people died from the Jos incident while four were injured.
Tiger Woods admitted age and a troublesome back will make competing for more major titles all the more difficult after shooting a seven-over par opening round at the British Open on Thursday.Woods captured the world’s attention by winning his 15th major at the Masters in April and his first for 11 years following a series of injuries and scandals.Spinal fusion surgery allowed him to return to elite level golf in December 2017, but the 43-year-old never looked comfortable in the cold as wind and rain battered the Portrush coastline.“I’m just not moving as well as I’d like. Unfortunately, you’ve got to be able to move, and especially under these conditions, shape the golf ball,” said Woods.“I didn’t shape the golf ball at all. Everything was left-to-right and I wasn’t hitting very solidly.”Woods has not played since the US Open last month and conceded earlier in the week that he will have to scale down the number of tournaments from his calendar to try and keep competing for more majors.“It’s just the way it is. Just father time and some procedures I’ve had over the time,” he added.“One of the reasons why I’m playing less tournaments this year is that I can hopefully prolong my career, and be out here for a little bit longer.”Followed by swathes of spectators, Woods struggled off the tee from the start, but was rescued by his short game to make four straight pars.“My warmup wasn’t very good. I had a hard time moving and just trying to piece together a swing that will get me around a golf course,” he added.“Then all of a sudden I made probably one of the best pars you’ve ever seen on one today. That was a pretty good start, but it was kind of downhill from there.”Woods dropped six shots in his next six holes with bogeys and at five, seven, nine and 10 compounded by a double bogey at the par-three sixth.There was one moment for the gallery to cheer as he nailed a long putt for his only birdie of the day on 15, but that followed another bogey on 14 and he dropped another shot at the last to leave his chances of even making the cut in danger.Woods found himself 12 shots behind clubhouse leader J.B. Holmes, who birdied the 18th for a five-under par round of 66.Vanguard
Suspected armed bandits have killed over twenty persons in Dan Tatsako village in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto State.A source in the local government says the assailants arrived in the village at night armed with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.He says apart from the twenty persons killed, houses and other properties were destroyed by the bandits.He explains that survivors of the attack fled the village to seek refuge in nearby communities within Goronyo and Isa Local Government areas of Sokoto state.Sokoto State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Sadiq, who also confirmed the attack, said the casualty figures were yet to be ascertained.Vanguard