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With Okorocha’s vision in mind, UK appoints Minister for loneliness

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, has appointed Tracey Crouch as the country’s minister for loneliness. Crouch is the current junior minister for sport and civil society. The appointment is one of the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP. Cox, who campaigned about loneliness, was murdered by […]

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Pay me as high as Messi or I leave, Ronaldo tells Real Madrid’s bosses

Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar has reportedly told his bosses at the Santiago Bernabeu to pay him as much as his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, earns at Barcelona or he will leave. According to reports from Europe, the 32-year-old talisman is demanding a whopping £17m pay rise that will increase his earnings at the La Liga and […]

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Teenage girl auctions virginity to fund university studies (Photos)

A teenager is auctioning off her virginity with the goal of raising enough money to fund her university studies. The 18-year-old Italian student dreams of studying business at Cambridge University and plans to buy her parents a house in the near future. Nicole revealed: “I wanted a good education; so I started looking on the […]

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Leave Politics for Politicians, Nigerian Presidency tells Christian Leaders

The Presidency on Tuesday advised the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, to stick to his religious duties and leave politics for politicians. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the advice in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Shehu was […]

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Jermaine Dupri Laughs Off Janet Jackson Romance Rumors

The music producer was a guest on Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club on Tuesday and laughed off the romance speculation that’s been circulating for months. “I don’t know anything about it,” Jermaine said in response to the many rumors about him and Janet. When asked if they are at least friends, Jermaine said, “I don’t know if that’s… […]

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Oh Happy Day singer, dies at 74

Award-winning gospel singer Edwin Hawkins, best known for a hit arrangement of “Oh Happy Day,” has died at the age of 74. Credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music, Hawkins died Monday at his California home after battling pancreatic cancer, US media reported, quoting the artist’s publicist, Bill Carpenter. “Oh Happy […]

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West welcome 3rd child

Kim Kardashian  and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl. Kim shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts early Tuesday, which she linked to with a joyful tweet announcing, “She’s here!” “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one […]

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“I have what it takes to be president of this country” – Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has indicated his interest to run for president. According to a report by Vanguard, Mr. Duke made his interest known at the third Mike Omotosho annual lecture titled: “Millennials as Protagonists in Nation Building” on Sunday night in Abuja. Mr. Duke was governor of Cross Rivers […]

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Boko Haram leader Shekau mocks Chibok girls parents, says we’re ‘in-laws’

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has taunted distraught parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, telling them to accept the insurgents as their sons-in-law. At least 100 of over 200 Chibok girls kidnapped by the terror group in 2014 remain in captivity. A new video released on Monday by the group showed more than a dozen […]

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What we told Nigerian govt about Trump’s remarks — U.S. Embassy

The United States charge d’affaires, David Young, met with the Nigerian Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Monday, amidst a row over disparaging comments allegedly made by U.S. President Donald Trump against Africa. Russell Brooks, a spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, said Mr. Young and Mr. Onyeama met on Monday afternoon. Mr. […]

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World is one step away from nuclear war – Pope warns

The world is on the “brink” of nuclear war, Pope Francis warned on Monday, as he set off on a trip to Chile and Peru that threatens to become overshadowed by sexual abuse scandals. “Yes, I am really afraid. We are on the brink. We only need an accident to trigger war,” Francis said in […]

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‘I am Not a Racist’, Says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump denied he is a racist Sunday, three days after he reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as coming from “s—hole countries.” “I am the least racist person you will ever interview,” Trump responded to a reporter’s question at his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. Trump said he is “ready, willing […]

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Nigeria summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump’s usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations. The US president is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and African nations. The comment was reportedly made in […]

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Unlike “shithole”countries, Germany pays customers to use electricity

… just as California pays neighbouring states to use excess power generated, on Christmas Eve and early into the next day, Germany’s power trading exchange, EPEX Spot, had to pay companies and other large energy consumers up to $60 per megawatt-hour to use energy. The company bills consumers negative rates when too much power is […]

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Michelle Obama Turns Heads In Miami Beach (Photos)

Stunning Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter Malia made a rare appearance in swimsuits as they are enjoying the sun in Miami. The mother and 19-year-old daughter were spotted walking off Miami Beach on Saturday surrounded by friends – including former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett – and Secret Service personnel. Michelle, 53, looked sensational […]

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‘Ooni of Ife is my father, not lover’

There have been reports that popular singer and drummer, Aralola Apake, popularly known as Ara, is in a relationship with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and that she may be his next queen. However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Ara rubbished the stories. She said, “There is no iota of truth to such […]

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I didn’t lie about N14m stolen from me – Mr. Ibu

Last week, it was widely reported that the house of comic actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, was robbed and that he lost over N14m to the thieves. While many sympathised with the actor, others also questioned why the actor would keep such a large sum of money in his house, considering the cashless policy […]

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IBB warns against senseless bloodshed in Nigeria

A former president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday urged Nigerians and governments at all levels to serve as national vanguards in resolving some recent disturbing incidents affecting national security. Mr. Babangida, a retired army general, made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. According to the statement, […]

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