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A Maiduguri based businessman (name is not disclosed for security reasons) on Thursday turned in his biological son, a member of Boko Haram, to the Joint Task Force, JTF, with an order that he should be shot dead, witnesses said. The son, according to close family sources, had once threatened to kill his father before he fled home and returned only recently; as security operatives continue to clamp down on the sect me. He was said to have returned as a prodigal son, seeking asylum in his father’s compound. “After confessing all his crimes including how he participated in the killing of people and looting of banks to his father, the old man said he has no such conscience to keep a killer son in his home,” said the family member under anonymity. The 60-year old Kanuri man who lives in Babban-Line
Photo: Task Force Arrest Local Masquerade. Isn’t the masquerade supposed to be a spirit?
Soldiers and airport security officials have cordoned the plane. Reports indicate that a cargo plane that landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport has been grounded by security officers. Sources at the airport said few minutes after the plane landed on Saturday evening; security operatives conducted a search of the cargo. Though the content is yet to be disclosed, speculations among senior airport security officials is that the cargo was filled with ‘suspicious’ arms. Soldiers and airport security have now cordoned the area were the cargo plane is parked on the airport tarmac Efforts to reach the spokesperson of Nigerian aviation parastatals, Yakubu Datti, were unsuccessful as he did not pick or return calls to his phone. The spokesperson to the Aviation Minister, Joe Obi, however,
The Emir of Kano Ado Bayero celebrated 50 years of reign as the ruler of the emirate today as he asked Kano residents, traditional title holders, politicians and whosever feels offended by the 50 years of his reign to forgive him. The Emir was speaking during a special Durba organized to mark his golden jubilee as he celebrate fifty years on the throne of Kano emirate. Thousands of people including the Nigeria’s Vice President Namadi Sambo converged to witness the traditional Durba. Three years after the Nigeria’s independent, Alhaji Ado Bayero was turbaned the emir of Kano from the Fulani dynasty of the Emir Abdullahi Bayero. 52 years down the line, the emir was said to have exemplified a leadership style that transformed the ancient city of Kano into more vibrant commercial center of
Now that you’re in a happy, healthy relationship, there are some Facebook rules that need following to ensure it stays that way. 10 things to never do on Facebook if you are in a relationship: 1. Hide things from your spouse or significant other. If you don’t want your partner seeing who you’re chatting with online, that’s not a good sign. Facebook should not be a secretive escape from your relationship. 2. Befriend someone of the opposite s*x your partner is uncomfortable with. If your partner is uncomfortable with you “liking” photos of your ex — or chatting with your super-flirty co-worker online — respect his/her wishes. Don’t engage in behavior that will feed insecurities or threaten your partner. If you’re not currently Facebook friends with an ex, don’t add
The rumour in town about the love affair between Ghanaian screen goddess, Nadia Buari and Nigeria’s Jim Iyke may finally come to a halt as Nadia, the model and actress revealed her new lover named Bomb Bacious Clay. Sources said the issue of Nadia and Jim is just a publicity stunt as the ‘real owner’ of the property has come to claim his good back. B Clay who was born in Ghana but has Nigeria blood flowing in his system is in the US as you read this. Source -Nigeriafilms
Popular songstress, Omawumi Megbele, speaks to Ademola Olonilua about the “bad” things she did as a teenage girl back in the day, she also dishes on her latest work and sundry issues: Why it took me so long to launch my album I just wanted to take out time and make good music. There are some people who do yearly albums, I try to do like two or three years. There are people whom I emulate. I feel that as music is a craft, you must try to make sure you put out good materials that can stand the test of time. It is not something that can be relevant for only two months or a year. You want something that is good. My Lasso of Truth album I’m very happy, I have got a lot of positive feedback. The sales in the first week was great. They made about 500,000 copies and it is almost sold
Tragedy was yet averted on Sunday May 26, 2013 when the building of a Lagos stríp club, Ocean Blue collapsed. The club, located on 14, Opebi Street lost half of its two-storey-ed structure when it collapsed. Eye witnesses say the incident which happened at around 1:20pm startled the neighbours. An eye witness who talked to our reporter said, “I was just on my way out when I suddenly noticed the building crumbling from the top. I really hope no one was injured or has died”. Another witness, Nasiru Ahmed, who runs a provision kiosk confirmed to NET that no one was injured.”They are lucky that it happened in the afternoon, because if it was in the night when customers would have been around, it would have been very disastrous”, Ahmed said. The reason for the collapse of
Sherifat Olagunju, one of the wives of the late iconic Nigerian musician Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju better known as Fatai Rolling Dollar who pased on today, has told Nigerian Entertainment Today exclusively, that the 85-year-old highlife musician and band leader died of the deadly Cancer disease. Speaking with a NET Correspondent at the late musician’s family house located at Block six, Millenium Housing Estate, Oko Oba, Alimosho area of Lagos State, Sherifat explained that Fatai Rolling Dollar had been diagnosed with Cancer while on tour in the US sometime last year. ‘We confirmed it when he returned to Lagos. He was a loving and caring husband. He not only saw me as a wife, but also as his child. We had many plans together and I will miss him greatly‘, Sherifat told NET as she
A brave tanker driver yesterday morning avoided crashing into other vehicles along Zuba road in the FCT as he veered out of the road, somersaulted and died instantly. Two other passengers in the tanker however survived the accident and were rushed to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. Weekly Trust gathered that the driver whose name was Mustafa, raised alarms to on coming motorists to clear the road before be veered off and crashed to death. A witness said the tanker was coming from Madalla along the Kaduna-Abuja express way. He said barely two days ago, a similar accident took place near the spot that involved another tank, adding that though there was no death, the driver of a Golf car sustained injuries.” According to him, five cars were damaged and were removed
Report reaching us now from an impeccable source has it the the mother of the National Leader of Action Congress of Nigeria and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Mother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji is Dead. Mama died on Saturday evening at the age of 96 in her Lagos home town, Ikeja. Before her death, She was a frontline leader of Lagos State Market Women Association. Mogaji recently received an honorary Doctorate Degree from the Ahmadu Bello University during its 50th anniversary. Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, described the death of the matriarch as a great loss to millions of people. In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Osun State, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the governor said Mogaji’s death would leave a big vacuum both in
The late Apostle Timothy Obadare would be buried in a gold-plated casket as a mark of honour for his contributions to Christendom. This was disclosed by his first son, Pastor Paul Obadare, during a press briefing organised by the family and his protégés in Lagos on the burial arrangement. Obadare said, “The coffin to be used for the burial of our father, Apostle Timothy Obadare, is taken after the type used for the burial of the late Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.” However, Saturday PUNCH’s check showed that these celebrities were buried in Batesville-branded golden caskets, which cost between $25,000 and $30,000. He said the late founder of World Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry deserved to be so honoured. Paul, who is the General Overseer of the church in the United States
Before you get married please read… 1. Once you are hooked to the wrong person the battle is over, you will either be managing or patching till you die. If a goat marries a fish, how would they live or where would they be meeting each other? It is only when the goat is thirsty and goes to the river to drink water that they will only see briefly as the fish will jump out to greet the goat and swim away. Any marriage where both partners see each other once in a long while is likened to the goat and fish illustration above. Marriage does not make marriage. It is the people in marriage that make marriage. 2 .Compatibility is worked out, of course you may never get a perfect person. But with dedication,knowledge and wisdom compatibility will start building, that is if he or she is the right
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Nigerian society has failed, which according to him, has led to incidents of cultism, armed robbery, murder, kidnapping and other social vices in the country. Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama Pepple, made this known at the official flag-off of National Christian Campaign on Social Transformation, themed: Be The Change You Want To See, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja. According to the President, indeed Nigerians have lost their moral values and principles and that so much have gone wrong in family lives, schools, churches and the society in general. He added that Nigerians have lost the values for hard work, respect for their elders, truthfulness, honesty,
Multiple media outlets like Daily Mail, Us Weekly, Celebuzz and TMZ are reporting that Kim Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl, five weeks before she was due. From TMZ Kim Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl … TMZ has learned. Sources close to KK tell TMZ the baby and Kim are both in good health. We’re told Kim delivered the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this morning (Saturday June 15th)… 5 weeks sooner than originally planned. Our sources say BF Kanye West was there for the entire thing. We’re told Kanye cancelled his appearance at his own record release party last night when Kim told him she was feeling “a little off.” It is the first child for Kim and Kanye.