Thursday, July 2

Aisha Yusufu, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls campaign group, blasted President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is doing same work as Huspuppi, the Nigerian Instagram celebrity and alleged internet fraudster, real name, Raymond Abbas.

Aisha Yusufu, took to her social media page where she wrote;

Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari and Hushpuppi are in the same business.

“They both defrauded millions of their money! Where is the 2015 Buhari campaign donations, statement of account?

“While Hushpuppi defrauded financially, Buhari defrauded both financially and politically.”

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Hushpuppi’s arrest should not be used to judge Nigerians living abroad. To this, Aisha Yesuf added that ,

Buhari should also not be used to judge Nigerians. 

Raymond Igbalode Abbas (Hushpuppi) and Olalekan Jacon Ponle (Woodberry) have been extradited to the United States.

Dubai Police revealed in a statement that the Nigerian fraudsters, Huspuppi and Woodberry have been extradited to the United States after they were arrested in Dubai for allegedly committing multiple money-laundering and cyber crimes.

FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray thanked the Dubai Police for their cooperation.

Statement by the Dubai Police reads;

The Director of the Federatal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented bu the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the rrecent arrest of Raymod Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacon Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in opetation “Fox Hunt 2”.
Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes, to the United States.

Reverend Chris Oyakhilome, senior pastor of Christ Embassy, during a live sermon on Wednesday, July 1, said what is happening to churches with regards to the guidelines qualifies fully as persecution.

In his words;

”What is happening to Christians and Churches qualifies fully as persecution because in many countries, many states and many cities, people are allowed to go to the shops, market places, crowded places for hours without wearing a mask.

“Nobody cares about social distancing…and yet we have those who have the audacity and the foolishness to go into churches and say they are monitoring churches because the virus only attacks people who go to church”

The Nigerian police have denied detaining Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused singer, D’banj, of rape.

Vanguard reported that a Police source said D’banj reported on three separate occasions at FCID for interrogation and statement, while Seyitan repeatedly refused to show up. Claims that her non-appearance led to the prompt dispatch of officers by the Force CID to Lagos, to invite her for written statement and interrogation on the alleged rape incident.

According to the police source, there might be a mix up by the legal representative of Seyitan over claims of being arrested and detained by Police operatives at Ikeja in Lagos for 24 hours. Insists that Seyitan was only invited to give her written statement and also to be interrogated as it was necessary for her to come forward to give a statement to back up her accusation.

The Oyo state government has announced some important guidelines which schools are expected to follow to ensure a smooth resumption in the state. 

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,  Olasunkanmi Olaleye who made the announcement on Wednesday, July 1, said school heads, principals and teachers have undergone training on how to monitor and report any suspected case of Coronavirus. 

An Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) has been set up in the State capital and at the zonal levels. Incident Managers have also been appointed for each school in the state, and they are expected to report any emergency directly to the EOCs through special communication lines.

Each class will also have Warder whose obligation is to relate with the Incident Managers on his or her observations. Schools in the state must also observe compulsory hand-washing points at its entrances and at the entrance of each classroom. Alcohol-based sanitizers must also be provided for students and teachers.

Olusunkanmi said; 

“Throughout last week, what we have been doing was to train school heads and teachers of public and private schools, preparing them for this task of taking firm control of preventing the spread of Covid-19 into our schools as we resume.

“Each school has been mandated to strictly enforce social distancing and observe other protocols against Covid-19 among teachers and students as laid down by NCDC.

“Students are to come to school with their facemasks and follow instructions on the guidelines from the management, these are imperative the government cannot lock down forever and education is an aspect of life that should not be allowed to suffer backwardness.

“I can boldly tell you that with these measures in place, the children are safer with us in school than even many homes, imagine situations whereby students are asked to go to private lessons that provided no safety measure, many follow their parents to the market and workplaces where the possibility of contracting the virus is high, so they are rather better kept at school than home."

The Commissioner also allayed fears of members of the public on risks associated with reopening of schools. 

This is coming after the state government announced that teachers of public schools in the State are to resume on June 29, while students are to resume on July 6. 

Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba who spoke ahead of the planned reopening of schools, has disclosed that some parents are already engaging their children in street trading following the closure of schools over the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking on a Channels Television programme on Wednesday evening, the Minister assured parents and teachers that the Federal Government has instituted adequate measures to ensure the safe resumption of schools for exiting pupils.

Nwajiuba who insisted that graduating pupils in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 resuming school is not a matter of compulsion, said the decision was taken so these pupils can have a brief revision before their promotion examinations as not all of them had access to technology or devices for online learning.

He said; 

"We understand the limitations of Nigerians. Most people cannot afford laptops and devices and we know that not all our children have the same access. And if there are people who do have this access and who feel confident that their children are ready for these exams, nobody is compelling anybody to go to any school.

“What we have done is to make the facilities of our schools available. Each school should have places to wash hands, check the temperature of the children constantly, have sanitisers. Private schools should be able to provide these and state governments too. The Federal Government owns just about 104 unity colleges.

"So, it’s really not a compulsion; we are just making the facilities available for the purpose of taking the exams for those who want to take the exams. But it will not be a responsible act by the government to then say because there are some people who may not want to take the exams, that we should not make the facilities available for those who may want because life is a continuous journey of choices and our children have been at home.

“We have 1.5 million children registered for WAEC this year and we know that internet penetration for this group is less than 300,000. So, it will be the height of injustice not to make these facilities available for others to learn.

“We know that children at the moment are at home; they mingle with their parents, with friends or with those who go to the market and come back or those who go to the mosques or churches. They do all kinds of activities. Those that are well off could afford to keep their children watching TV but some are using their children as hawkers – we are losing people we are trying to bring back to school and if do not do anything about this, we will just lose all the children altogether and you will not be able to return them back to school eventually.”

Prince Harry called out Institutional Racism and commits to being “Part of the Change” in a video recorded for the 2020 Diana awards in honour of his late mother, Princess Diana.

Prince Harry called on young people to help fix the current ills in our society and praised what the recipients had already accomplished.

“My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven’t done enough to right the wrongs of the past,” Harry said. “I too am sorry—sorry that we haven’t got the world to the place that you deserve it to be.”

“Institutional racism has no place in our societies yet it is still endemic,” he said. “Unconscious bias must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you.”

“I want you to know that we are committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change that you are all leading,” Prince Harry said. “Now is the time and we know that you can do it.”

Wife of Peter Okoye, Lola has recounted her experience battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) saying she was in so much pain and doesn’t wish it for her worst enemy.

Peter Okoye had revealed a little while ago that he, his wife and daughter tested positive to coronavirus but are gratefully doing fine now as they have tested negative to the pandemic.

Taking to her social media page to share her experience, Lola wrote;

“I want to thank my doctor Dr Ayo who took good care of me, my family and staff. I want to thank everyone who reached out to us during this terrible Covid-19 experience. My dear friends and family, thank you so much for your love. Your phone calls and prayers helped me and my family heal faster. The grace of God is upon my family and I am so grateful to God Almighty. My love and prayers are with those currently battling this disease, you are not alone. We will continue to pray for your healing. For those who lost loved ones, we pray for you too my heart bleeds for your loss. We need to keep our parents safe. Please encourage older people to stay home. Please stay home. Load up on your vitamins. Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Zinc! Covid-19 is real! The healing is slow but hopefully I will be 100% real soon. We need to beat this together. I love you all and I am so grateful to God for life. ❤❤❤πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #grateful #blessed #covid-19 #f*Covid-19 #corona #thankful”
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I want to thank my doctor Dr. Ayo who took good care of me, my family and staff. I want to thank everyone who reached out to us during this terrible Covid-19 experience. My dear friends and family, thank you so much for your love. Your phone calls and prayers helped me and my family heal faster. The grace of God is upon my family and I am so grateful to God Almighty. My love and prayers are with those currently battling this disease, you are not alone. We will continue to pray for your healing. For those who lost loved ones, we pray for you too my heart bleeds for your loss. We need to keep our parents safe. Please encourage older people to stay home. Please stay home. Load up on your vitamins. Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Zinc! Covid-19 is real! The healing is slow but hopefully I will be 100% real soon. We need to beat this together. I love you all and I am so grateful to God for life. ❤❤❤πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #grateful #blessed #covid-19 #f*Covid-19 #corona #thankful

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A BBC feature shows family members of the late Alexander Khareem pleading for information about his killers.

Alexander, 20, the younger brother of BBNaija's Khafi Khareem, was shot dead on June 8, 2020,  just after midnight. He suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd's Bush.

It later emerged that his death on a London street was a case of mistaken identity.

Detectives said a white Range Rover Evoque linked to the murder was later found burnt out nearby in Ealing.

In a statement, Kareem's family said they were "truly heartbroken" by his death.

"Alex was a loving and caring boy who was loved by so many," his family said.

"He was so enthusiastic about what he did, he loved IT and computers. His life was tragically cut short by such a senseless act of violence which no one should ever have to endure.

"He will never have the ability to grow up and live the life we all can, he had plans to go to university in September."

If you know who killed my brother come forward, I beg you - BBNaija

Khafi Kareem took to Twitter to beg for information about her brother's killers. She shared the video of the BBC feature on her brother and accompanied it with a plea.

"On the 1st of January 2020 I had no idea I would be going into the 1st day of the second half of the year without my little brother," Khafi wrote, adding, "Almost a month on and the person who has broken my family still has not been found. The hardest thing was not being there for my brother when he cried out for help. I'm praying we can help him now. If you know who did this please come forward. I beg you. #HelpAlex."

In the BBC feature, members of Khafi's family members spoke about the late Alexander and pleaded with his killers to turn themselves in.

"If you did this and you are watching this at home, Please turn yourself up to Police. No mother should go through this. This is everlasting sorrow," Khafi's mother said in tears.

Watch the video below;

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 790 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria and for the first time, Delta state has the highest number of new cases.

As of July 1, 2020, new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria hits 790, taking the number of total confirmed cases to 26484.

Of the 790 new cases, 166 were recorded in Delta state, 120 in Lagos state, 66 in Enugu.

See full breakdown as reported by the NCDC below.

790 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;


26,484 confirmed
10,152 discharged
603 deaths

Wednesday, July 1

Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph, while reacting to people criticizing her over her ‘attack’ on actress Akupem Poloo, has disclosed the age a child is allowed to see a parent naked.

In her opinion, once a child is above the age of 2, he should not be allowed to see his parents in their naked form.

She wrote:

I never saw my Mothers Nakedness Godforbid “

Some mothers Justifying this rubbish i weep for the Damage your causing your child ..

Once a child is more than 2years he or she shouldn’t see you naked !!
How do you bath naked with a child of 8,7,3,4,5,6, old anyway haaaaaa

No worry one day the child will kukuma Ask you mummy mummy what is this Black thing as he or she draws it So you start explaining what your public hair is !!

So let me ask you when you bath with your 7 and 8years old boys,how do you bend to wash your kpekus I mean private part ???????

Kukuma allows your husbands or baby Daddy’s too to bath and take naked pictures with your children too !

Try and enlarge it too..Maybe you find it sweet or Bonding like some of you said..

There are so many ways to bond with your child 
Not getting naked in front of them

Messing up with their innocent minds”

You are gradually abusing that child with your naked self ..

Please don’t stop oh. continue bathing with your kids let them even help you wash your back inugo .

One day in school he will tell his friend how him mama body be.

And Use it to do Analysis on BIOLOGY class

Talk to my back incase you wana throw tantrums ARAMASHIOGIRI !!

Hollywood actor Will Smith has denied he gave singer August Alsina permission to engage his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith in a year-long relationship.

After Alsina spoke publicly about allegedly being romantically involved with the actress, including the claim that her longtime husband gave Alsina his “blessing,” Jada’s reps have called the claims “absolutely not true,” TMZ reports.

August, 27, told The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee that he was in love with Jada, 48, and said:

‘I sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… he gave me his blessing.’

According to Page Six, it was Jada’s son Jaden, 21, who introduced her to August in 2015.

August said the two became very close and holidayed together with the family in Hawaii a year later and they even attended the 2017 BET Awards together.

“People can have whatever ideas that they like, but what I’m not ok with is my character being in question when certain things are questions that I know its not me or that I know I haven’t done.”

“Contrary to what some people believe, I’m not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. The drama actually makes me nauseous…I also don’t think that it’s ever-important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date.” he said in the interview.

Jada had previously denied rumors that she and Will are in an open relationship and said they will never divorce.

Talking on Sway’s Universe radio show in 2018, she said:

‘I’m just, like, keep [the divorce rumours] coming. Here’s the thing about Will and I – [we] are family. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.

‘We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.

‘All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.’

Jada also denied their marriage was open, saying in a Facebook post:

‘The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist

The Federal Government has announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, July 1, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th. Other airports are also expected to resume operations on the 15th.

Sirika, however, noted that a date for the international airports will be announced in due course.

The Nigerian airspace has been closed since March this year following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The statement in part reads

''The flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.

Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later.

Passengers are highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.'' 

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per liter for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.

A circular released on Wednesday, July 1, from the PPPRA to marketers reads;

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market. On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per liter for the product.

Child Rights International, a non-governmental organization in Ghana, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police to investigate actress Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, over her nude photo with her son.

The picture shows a totally nude Ms. Brown kneeling before her standing son who was just in his underwear, who was celebrating his 5th birthday.

In its petition to the IG of Police, Child Right International said the actress should be investigated for indecent exposure.

“As a child’s right organisation that believes in upholding the rights of the citizenry, we deem this act as a violation of the welfare principle of the Children’s Act and abuse of the child’s right to privacy and dignity. We wish to notify your esteem office to investigate the taking of the said images and its circulation,” Child Right International said in its petition.

Ms. Brown took the pictures and posted them on her Instagram page to celebrate her son’s birthday.

The picture was accompanied by the following unedited statement:

“Son today reminds me of the very day I gave birth to you with no stress and with no regret…30th June 2013 exactly 4:46am Sunday Haha I still remember this date paa because it’s really meant a lot to me, I only felt the 30 minutes pain when you were turning to come out you were soo good to me. I gave birth with no complication, no cut no disability

Haha I love you son. You see how you looking at me always remember that I love you. I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life.”

The year 2020 has been labeled as the ‘DARK YEAR’ as a result of the deaths of many prominent Nigerians, especially in the month of June.

The month delivered unpleasant surprises for families of these deceased. Many of this month’s prominent personalities' deaths were quite unexpected and very painful.

1. Music legend, Majek Fashek

Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek, died on June 1.

According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday, June 1.

He was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Ijesha father but identifies with his Benin roots.

The ‘rainmaker’ as he his fondly called has worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and BeyoncΓ©.

Majek’s life and work are still prominently celebrated by Nigerian music fans and beyond. His legacy of excellence in music and worldwide impact through instrumentation will live imminently.

2. Former Ondo Gov, Bamidele Olumilua

Former governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, also died in the month of June.

Olumilua died at 80 in his Ikere-Ekiti country home after a brief illness. It was gathered that the second civilian governor passed on a few weeks after his 80th birthday.

The late Olumilua was the Governor of old Ondo State from January 1992 to November 1993 during the Third Republic.

He was elected under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) until General Sani Abacha truncated civilian administration and restored a military regime.

3. Alhaji Abubakar Tsav

A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav also died in the month of June.

Tsav died at Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi.

He was buried in Makurdi according to Islamic rite.

4. Ibidun Ighodalo

The demise of Ibidun Ighodalo (nee Ajayi), wife of Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo remains shocking to everyone.

The eye-turning Ibidun married Pastor Ituah Ighodalo 13 years ago when the latter’s first wife left.

The late Mrs. Ighodalo was Founder/CEO of Elizabeth P, Nigeria’s top events planning company and Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a non-profit organization created to raise awareness on issues of infertility in couples.

Ibidun, 40, is survived by her husband and two kids.

5. Lagos Senator Bayo Osinowo

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo also died in the month of June.

Popularly known as Pepperito, he was a member of the Lagos House of Assembly for four consecutive terms from 2003 to 2019.

He died in the early hours of Monday.

Survived by wife and children, the late Osinowo was 65.

6. Emeritus Prof Akinkugbe

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe also died in the month of June 2020.

The late Akinkugbe, a foremost Nigerian professor of Medicine at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State, died in the ancient city.

He was 86.

The late Akinkugbe was the Chairman of the Board of Management of University College Hospital, Ibadan, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He served as Pro-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt; former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin; and former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Before hanging the stethoscope, Akinkugbe practiced medicine for 60 years during which he pioneered the establishment of two critical clinics, one in hypertension and the other in renal disorders at the UCH, Ibadan. Both clinics were firsts in Africa.

7. American radio presenter Dan Foster dies

Popular Nigerian-American broadcaster, Dan Foster also died in the month of June.

The late Foster, real name Daniel Foster, is a Nigerian-based American radio personality, formerly an Idol series judge who held a similar position with the Got Talent franchise.

Foster, better known as Big Dawg, worked with numerous radio stations, including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5, both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN, before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM and quickly became popular among Nigerian listeners.

In May 2016, Dan Foster left City FM 105.1 to join Classic FM 97.3 radio station where he worked until his demise.

Foster had a son, Joshua, from his previous marriage. Now married to a Nigerian, Lovina, the couple is parents of daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.

8. President Kogi Customary Court of Appeal

The President of Kogi Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga also died in the month of June.

The report had it that Atadoga, who was called to the Bar in 1986, died after a brief illness.

Atadoga, who had been in private practice since he was called to Bar, hailed from Omala LGA of Kogi State.

He was said to be instrumental to the creation of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state.

Atadoga became popular when he swore-in Capt. Idris Wada as Governor following a controversial court verdict, which gave room for two Governors as the then Speaker Abdullahi Bello was also sworn-in by the Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.

9. Abiola Ajimobi

The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi also died in the month of June.

The former Chief Executive Officer, National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Nigeria, died due to underlying health conditions.

The late Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949 to the Ajimobi family of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan.

He completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin.

He studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University of New York, in Buffalo.

He married Florence Ajimobi in 1980. He had five children. He was a senator from 2003 to 2007.

He became the first Oyo State governor to serve two terms (2011-2019).

10. Nollywood veteran Ogun Majek

Popular Yoruba actor, Gbolagade Akinpelu popularly known as Ogun Majek, also died in the month of June.

The Nation gathered he died at his Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan home.

The actor battled prolonged-sickness before his eventual demise.

11. Kogi State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Nasir Ajanah

Kogi State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Nasir Ajanah, also died in the month of June.

The chief law officer hailed from Okehi Local Government Area of the state.

He was 64. The late Justice Ajanah was appointed CJ in 2009 under former Governor Ibrahim Idris.

12. Chief Bode Akindele

The Parakoyi of Ibadanland and Chairman, Madandola Group, Chief Bode Akindele, died on the 29th of June.

Akindele, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, died in his Apapa, Lagos home. He was 88.

President Muhammadu Buhari described the death of Chief Akindele as an irreparable loss to the country

Similarly, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said Akindele’s death was a great loss to the state and country.

Babagana Wakil, the Chief of Staff to Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has died.

The Governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, announced this in a statement on Wednesday, July 1. According to Gusau, late Wakil died this morning and will be buried today in line with Islamic rites. He, however, did not state the cause of Zulum's death. 

The statement reads

“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, Dr Babagana Wakil is to hold 4pm today at his extended family residence in Shehuri North, Maiduguri.

“May Allah, Subhanahu Wa ta’ala, in His infinite mercy, forgive his shortcomings, admit him into aljanna and give his family the strength to bear our collective loss.”

 The late Wakil served as Chief of Staff to Zulum for a year before his demise. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

Egoagwuagwu Agnes Maduafokwa was rewarded with ''16 million Naira'' by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

Agnes scored 365 in the last JAMB exam, making her the overall best student.

For her hard work, at the unveiling of UTME examination engineering candidates, a cheque of sixteen million Naira was presented to the teenager by the NSE.


Actress and billionaire wife, Regina Daniels has disowned the photo of the baby that went viral of the internet a day after she gave birth.

The proud new mother welcomed her son for her husband, Ned Nwoko two days ago, and ever since then, several photos of babies have been making the rounds on social media as the actress’ son.

Of all the photos that have been going viral across the internet, the photo of one baby stood out and many social media users have been asking if he was the actual baby of the actress.

Reacting to this, the actress who is yet to upload any photo of her son stated via her IG story that the ‘cute’ child is not hers.

Regina’s brother was one of the first relatives to announce the birth of the actress’ newborn on his Instagram page.

Sharing a cute picture from Regina’s pregnancy shoot, her brother wrote

‘OFFICIALLY AN UNCLE YOU KNOW? Congratulations my diamond..It’s a bouncing baby boy..Iyanu ti sele..@regina.daniels @regina.daniels..Gods the greatest”.

The actress after delivery of her baby, disclosed that it was her husband who first noticed she was pregnant.

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has advised Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, to remain humble after his successful season in France.

Osimhen recently won the Marc Vivien Foe award for best African player in League one, and Napoli also confirmed they have agreed to sign the striker in a mouth watering deal.

Osimhen won the Marc Vivien Foe award after his incredible debut season in Ligue 1, where he provided 13 goals and four assists in 27 appearances. He is now the second Nigerian player, after goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who also played at Lille, to clinch the award.

Congratulating the striker on his success, Oliseh praised Osimhen’s hard work but warned him to remain humble.

“First of all, I would like to congratulate Victor Osimhen for being elected winner of the Marc-Vivien Foe Prize. This trophy is important since it rewards the best African player in the French Championship. It is important for us Africans,” Oliseh told RFI .

“I find his victory even more surprising when we see the competitors that Victor had to surpass to win this title. Many people will wonder if he deserves it, if he is stronger than these players.

“But what Victor has done this season is truly exceptional. Thanks to him, his team managed to make a magnificent season.

“I think Victor frankly deserves it because he brought a lot to his club. We really saw the difference when Victor was on the field and when he was not. We see the possibilities he offers his teammates to go forward. We also see the weight it places on the enemy’s defences.

“Frankly, congratulations Victor! You deserve it. But I advise you my little brother to always remain humble and ambitious at the same time.

“Stay professional and good luck. Congratulations again, little brother!”

“When I was coach, I was trying to assemble a new team. In fact, the bases of the current national team are made up of players that I put together. For me, it was important to have young people of the future who were hungry for national team matches.”

“Victor Osimhen was playing at the U17 World Cup at the time. I had watched the meetings with my assistants, including the final won by Nigeria. He had done it with such ease, the way he eliminated his opponents.

“We had planned to invite him to the national team but I left the selection. Otherwise, I would have invited him.

“Because, since Rashidi Yekini left the selection, we have not had a player of the calibre of Victor Osimhen. My plan was to integrate him very slowly into the Super Eagles, to give him a few minutes, before launching him 100% as we did with Wilfred Ndidi or Alex Iwobi at the time.”