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Revealed: Bill Gates scared of Mosquitoes more than Sharks

Founder of Microsoft and one time world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates said that he is more scared of Mosquitoes than Sharks. Gates wrote on ‘Gates Notes’ that a bug bite scares him more than a shark attack‎. “I really hate mosquitoes. The diseases they spread kill more than half a million people every year. But […]

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Chimamanda’s needless bickering by Okechukwu Nwafor

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently responded to one of her traducers in Facebook over her comment on ‘wife’ during her interview with Hilary Clinton. The caption of her response reads thus: “Dear Unnamed Person Who I Am Told Is On Social Media Saying I am Her Family and Telling Me to Shut Up”. I read Chimamanda’s […]

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Go to Benue, Nigerians react to senators’ visit to Dino Melaye

Nigerians on social media have expressed their displeasure that senators cancelled the Wednesday plenary to visit Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja. Melaye on Tuesday had escaped from police custody while being taken to Lokoja, Kogi State, and in the process sustained injuries from his scuffle with the officers. He was thereafter conveyed in […]

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Court sends Nigerian senator to prison

A federal court in Lagos has remanded Peter Nwaoboshi, a Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Delta North, in Ikoyi prison. Mohammed Idris, the judge, ruled that Mr. Nwaoboshi be remanded till Friday pending the hearing of the senator’s bail application. Mr. Nwaoboshi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a two-count charge […]

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Why I parted ways with Buhari – Atiku

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has explained why he parted ways with President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku said this in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service in London, which was monitored by Daily Trust. The former vice president, who resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), returned to his former party, […]

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Nigerian Lawmakers want President Buhari impeached

Some members of the house of representatives have called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s impeachment for approving the withdrawal of sum of $496 million without their nod. This follows a letter which Buhari wrote to the house on Tuesday, defending his approval of the money used for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US. The […]

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I Have Everything, I Can’t Steal If Elected, says Davido’s Uncle

The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ademola Adeleke has promised that he won’t steal from the coffers of government if he is elected as the next governor of Osun state. The Senator who is popular for his dancing skill made this known at the first memorial lecture organised by […]

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All Eyes On Him : American rapper Meek Mill released from prison

American rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison after being incarcerated for violating his probation. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered that the rapper be granted bail on Monday. “I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my […]

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We returned $322.5m Abacha loot with $1.5m interest in 2017 — Switzerland

Switzerland said it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Nigeria’s Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest. Amb. Pio Wennubst, Assistant Director-General and Head, Global Cooperation Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York. […]

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2019: I’m not desperate to be Nigeria’s president — Atiku

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is not desperate to become Nigeria’s president, come 2019, as some Nigerians have said. “If I am desperate, I wouldn’t have stepped down for M.K.O Abiola in 1993 presidential race,” he said. Mr. Abubakar stated this on Tuesday, in an interview with BBC Hausa morning programme. He said […]

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Breaking: Senator Dino Melaye jumps out of moving police vehicle, lands in hospital

Dino Melaye has landed in hospital after reportedly jumping out of a moving police vehicle in Abuja, according to Premium Times. Mr Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, submitted himself to the police earlier today. But he was being taken to Lokoja, the capital of his home state, where he is expected to be interrogated by the […]

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Controversial Writer cum Human Rights Activist, Nwafor Chigozie aka Don Saint Declares Intention To Run For Presidency 2019

“The future is Now : Enough is Enough! Enough of the hardship, sufferings, corruption, Fulani herdsmen & Boko haram attacks! They said the youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but that tomorrow starts from today! They said we are lazy, that we don’t want to work. So now is the time to prove them wrong. […]

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Porn actress sandal : Most men can’t keep their zippers up —Trump’s first wife

Donald Trump’s first wife has an observation to share with the world: Not many men “can keep their zippers up.” Ivana Trump divorced her husband in 1992 after 15 years of marriage when she discovered he was cheating on her with his soon-to-be-second wife, Marla Maples. He later married Melania in 2005. “I divorced Donald […]

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They snatched my passport, I snatched it back, Senator Dino Melaye speaks on arrest

Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has given more insights into his arrest and detention at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport when contacted by Punch correspondent on the telephone. He said, “‎My self and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and others were to be on an official trip to Morocco but while […]

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Xenophobia: South African mob burns another Nigerian alive

The Nigerian Community in South Africa has announced the killing of Clement Nwaogu, who was burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country. The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, confirmed the killing from Pretoria in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt […]

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2018 Big Brother Naija makes N5.1 billion

The just-concluded third season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija “Double Wahala”, has made N5.1billion from viewers, a Premium Times analysis shows. The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, revealed that over 170 million votes were cast in the course of the season, 30 million of it coming in the final week. Based […]

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Ignore British PM on same-sex marriage, CAN urges Nigerian government

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday advised the federal government to disregard the counsel of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on same sex marriage. The advice is contained in a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Olasupo Ayokunle, in Abuja. The News Agency […]

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Nigeria 2019: Buhari not desperate for power – Presidency

The Presidency said an important motivation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for second term is that the gains made from 2015 should not be frittered. According to the Presidency, Buhari “is not involved in corruption and is not desperate for the office.” The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba […]

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Beyoncé Reunites With Destiny’s Child Again

Beyoncé mixed some things up but still brought out some welcome familiar faces during her second Coachella show. The singer once again brought out Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for a Destiny’s Child reunion onstage on Saturday. The trio performed the same medley as they did at Bey’s first Coachella show last weekend—which included the songs “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name” and “Soldier”— but […]

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Nude gunman kills three at restaurant in US

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the shooting occurred at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville, […]

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Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs, police urge Nigerian musicians

The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Chike Oti, has said that Nigerian musicians should stop promoting gangsterism with their songs. Mr Oti said music had the potency to checkmate crime and other vices in the society, stressing that many musicians in other climes used their brands of music to promote peace and harmony. According to […]

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US orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US airspace regulatory agency, has directed airlines with the same engines as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to carry out a thorough inspection of the engines’ fan blades. The Southwest Airlines aircraft suffered an engine failure which forced it to make an emergency landing on Tuesday. The aircraft uses the […]

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