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|Politics / PDP Will Not Support Separatist Agenda – Akpabio by Nullen: 7:37pm On Aug 12, 2017|
The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has assured Nigerians that the party will not support any separatist agenda in the country.
Akpabio made this known while speaking at the Non-Elective Convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the party would continue to promote anything that would ensure the peace and unity of the country.
|Foreign Affairs / Trump Insists ‘nobody Really Knows’ Who Meddled In Election by Nullen: 8:04pm On Jul 06, 2017|
President Trump on Thursday appeared to cast doubt again on the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying before a major speech in Poland that there could have been others involved and that "nobody really knows for sure."
"I think it was Russia, but I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement. Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure," Trump said in his first press conference overseas as president.
He also again placed blame on his predecessor Barack Obama for not taking stronger action to confront Russia for interfering in the election, accusing him of not taking action because "he thought [Hillary] Clinton was going to win the election."
|Politics / DEADLY DRIVE Husband Shoots, Kills Wife In Their Uber Car, Cops Say by Nullen: 11:30pm On Jul 04, 2017|
A man in Seattle shot and killed his wife after a drunken fight in their Uber car over the weekend, polce have revealed.
Cameron Espitia, 31, is being held on $3 million bail for investigation of homicide in the death of 29-year-old Jennifer Espitia early Sunday morning in the city's Queen Anne neighborhood, Q13 Fox reported.
The suspect told police he'd been having a bad night with his wife — and he was drinking, investigators said.
The Uber driver told cops Jennifer Espitia was sitting in the front and Cameron Espitia was in the back seat shortly after midnight when they began arguing, according to probable cause documents.
The driver said Cameron Espitia cursed repeatedly at his wife before the driver heard a boom and thought a tire had burst — but quickly realized Jennifer Espitia had been shot, documents said.
|Foreign Affairs / DEATH THREATS & HATE Colo. Baker Harassed Over Gay Wedding Cake Refusal by Nullen: 8:44am On Jun 30, 2017|
The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, Phillips ignited a national debate after he refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012. Since then, Phillips says he has lost a chunk of his business revenue, received death threats and been subjected to vile online reviews.
But that’s not the worst of it, Phillips told Fox News in an exclusive interview. For him, the most trying piece of the whole controversy is the hateful comments directed — even unintentionally — at his wife and daughter.
“In all of this, the threats against me or disparaging comments, the worst part is that I have to answer the phone so they’re not threatening my wife or my daughter when they pick it up,” Phillips said. “They don’t wait to see who’s on the phone. You pick up the phone, they’re already talking.”
|Foreign Affairs / White House And First Lady Defend Trump’s Tweets About TV Host – by Nullen: 8:13am On Jun 30, 2017|
The White House and first lady are standing by President Trump after he published a series of tweets this morning disparaging cable news hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent much of the afternoon's press briefing defending Trump's actions.
"I think that the president is pushing back against people who attack him day after day after day," she said.
|Foreign Affairs / Supreme Court Agrees To Review Trump Travel Ban Case – by Nullen: 6:35pm On Jun 26, 2017|
The Supreme Court announced today that it plans to review the case over President Trump's travel ban.
The announcement came today, on the final day of the court's term. The court will take up the case in October.
Trump's executive order, titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was issued in March. It would ban for 90 days entry into the U.S. of people from six predominantly Muslim countries and suspend for 120 days acceptance into the U.S. of refugees from anywhere in the world.
Such an action requires five of the nine justices to agree to temporarily stay the lower-court injunctions so that the executive order can go into effect and four to vote to take up the case when the court convenes again in October.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
|Foreign Affairs / ‘FOX & FRIENDS’ Exclusive: Ivanka Tries ‘to Stay Out’ Of Politics – by Nullen: 6:20pm On Jun 26, 2017|
Ivanka Trump, the media-savvy first daughter who’s also an adviser to her president dad, has a surprising admission for a woman who has become one of the most influential voices in Washington, D.C.: “I try to stay out of politics.
Ivanka, speaking Monday morning to “Fox & Friends,” made no secret that she’s still in her political infancy – “I don’t profess to be a political savant,” she said – however, Ivanka was also clear about what, and who, she’s fighting for.
Vice President Pence, left, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner watch as President Trump speaks. (AP)
“I instead like to focus on areas where I can add positive value, where I can contribute to the agenda,” Ivanka said. “Policies around workforce development, around ensuring that barriers are removed from around the working family. Policies that enable that family to survive. Focusing on how we can help our veterans – and how we can really deliver them the care that they so need. Focusing on issues related to the really devastating opioid problem we have in this country.”
|Sports / Africa Cup Of Nations Winner Tiote Dies While Training by Nullen: 8:10pm On Jun 05, 2017|
Ivory Coast international midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 while training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, his spokesman announced in a statement on Monday.
Tiote, who was part of the Ivory Coast squad that delivered the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after a 23 year drought although he was injured for the final, had only moved to China in February after ending a seven year stay with English outfit Newcastle United.
|Religion / S-african ‘snake Pastor’ Mnguni Visits TB Joshua’s SCOAN For Deliverance by Nullen: 10:36pm On Jun 04, 2017|
Pastor Penuel Mnguni popularly known as the ‘Snake Pastor’ who was reported to have one time told his church members to “UnCloth in church and start masturbating until they reached orgasms.
The ‘End Time Disciples Ministries’ pastor who is also known to have feed snakes, live rat to congregants in South Africa was said to have undergone a spiritual deliverance at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos.
|TV/Movies / Wonder Woman Berths In Nigeria – by Nullen: 8:08am On Jun 04, 2017|
The latest American superhero film ‘Wonder Woman’ hit all cinemas across the country on Friday, June, 2, 2017.
The superhero adventure movie is distributed in Nigeria by Africa’s leading distribution company, Blue Pictures.
Wonder Woman is the story of Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
|Politics / $1trn Stolen From Africa To Western Countries In 50 Years – UN by Nullen: 6:12pm On Jun 01, 2017|
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western countries, every year.
Mr Adeyinka Adeyemi, a senior adviser at ECA, told our Correspondent in New York that illicit financial flow had serious negative development impacts on the continent.
|Politics / New Barca Coach Vows To ‘revisit’ Tiki-taka by Nullen: 5:26pm On Jun 01, 2017|
Newly-installed Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde vowed Thursday to “deepen” and “revisit” the renowned slick passing game of the Catalan giants in a bid to lead the club to success in all possible competitions next season.
“I know the style because I played here” between 1998-90, Valverde said at his first press conference after being named successor to Luis Enrique on a two-year contract with the option of a further year.
|Sports / Arsène Wenger Agrees Two-year Contract To Continue Arsenal Stay by Nullen: 9:22pm On May 30, 2017|
Arsène Wenger Arsène Wenger agrees two-year contract to continue Arsenal stay
• Club will confirm manager’s new deal on Wednesday
• Stan Kroenke stands by Wenger after strong end to season
Arsène Wenger has agreed a new two‑year contract at Arsenal, bringing months of uncertainly to an end that even he admitted was damaging to the club over this past season. There will be an announcement on Wednesday to confirm the news.
|Foreign Affairs / Egypt Sacks Local Security Chief After Attack On Christians by Nullen: 12:12pm On May 30, 2017|
CAIRO – Egypt has fired the security chief of a province south of Cairo where Islamic State militants last week killed 29 Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery.
The removal of police Maj-Gen. Faisal Dewidar from his post is an acknowledgment of the security agencies' incompetence or failure in dealing with the attack in Minya province.
|Crime / Lagos Bizwoman Accused Of Beating 8-yr-old Maid To Death – by Nullen: 1:55pm On May 26, 2017|
ALagos-based businesswoman, Obiageli Emenike, who allegedly beat her eight-year-old maid, Miracle Edogwu, to death, was yesterday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s court, Lagos.
She was, however, released on a N500,000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum.
|Politics / Heartbreak Of Man Bullied His Whole Life Because People Think He Is Cursed By... by Nullen: 6:49pm On May 24, 2017|
A man with a rare skin condition, which makes his face look like he has been burned in a fire, has been relentlessly bullied his entire life by people who think he is cursed.
Some people even believe Antonio Reloj, who was born with a severe form of ichthyosis which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned, is not actually human..
|Politics / 3 Suicide Bombers Killed In Another Foiled Attack In Borno by Nullen: 5:26pm On May 24, 2017|
The Police in Borno on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three suspected female suicide bombers after a failed attack near Maiduguri.
Mr Victor Isuku, the spokesman for the command made the confirmation in a statement in Maiduguri.
“Today at about 17.55hours, three female suicide bombers, suspected to have been conveyed by motorcycle and dropped at a distance to Mamanti village in Molai area, were sighted and intercepted by vigilant security operatives..
|Crime / 96 Suspected Rapists Nabbed Within 2 Months In Kano by Nullen: 11:14pm On May 23, 2017|
The Kano State police Command, on Tuesday said it had arrested a total of 96 suspected rapists in the state between April and now.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, said at an interaction with newsmen in Kano that 77 of the suspects had been charged to court, while eight cases were under investigation.
He gave the average age of the suspects to be from 75 to 23...
|Foreign Affairs / Amber Alert For Abducted 12-year-old Girl In New York by Nullen: 10:37pm On May 23, 2017|
The New York State Police have activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Shady Lane, in Lyndon, New York at about 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 23, 2017.
The child, McKenzie R. Wilson is a white female, approximately 12 years 10 months old with strait, blonde hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 100 pounds...
|Jobs/Vacancies / Police To Recruit 30,000 Personnel Annually— I-G – by Nullen: 4:10pm On May 23, 2017|
The Inspector- General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police have concluded arrangements to recruit 30,000 personnel annually.
Idris, represented by Mr Shuaibu Gambo Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ilorin while addressing officers and men of Kwara Police Command....
|Foreign Affairs / Trump Condemns ‘evil Losers’ Behind Manchester Attack by Nullen: 3:27pm On May 23, 2017|
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the “evil losers” behind a bomb attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people.
“So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers,” Trump said after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the occupied West Bank...
|Foreign Affairs / Tory Damian Green Refuses To Tell Pensioners How Much Money They’ll Lose ... by Nullen: 10:32pm On May 21, 2017|
Tory welfare secretary Damian Green squirmed under questioning on the Tories uncosted manifesto and plans to slash winter fuel payments.
He was skewered by the BBC’s Andrew Marr for subjecting Labour’s manifesto to heavy scrutiny, then failing to include any figures in their own policy document.
The Work and Pensions Secretary said the Tories wanted to focus winter fuel payments on those who really need it...
|Foreign Affairs / Big Game Hunter Crushed To Death By Elephant As It Collapsed After Being ...... by Nullen: 7:00pm On May 21, 2017|
Big game hunter crushed to death by elephant as it collapsed after being fatally shot.
A professional big game hunter is dead after he was crushed by an elephant cow that was mortally wounded by a gunshot.
The elephant was shot by a member of the hunting group as it stormed them and then fell on top of Theunis Botha, 51, while he was leading a hunt in Gwai, Zimbabwe.
|Foreign Affairs / Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Grabbing Young Girl, Pulling Her Underwater – by Nullen: 6:33pm On May 21, 2017|
Dramatic video shot Saturday shows a large sea lion grabbing and pulling underwater a young girl sitting on a dock near Vancouver.
Canada's CBC News reports that an adult jumped into the water and rescued the girl, who was not hurt.
College student Michael Fujiwara recorded the terrifying scene at the Steveston Fisherman Wharf in Richmond, B.C., with his cell phone, according to the station:
|Foreign Affairs / Russia Works On Powerful ‘penicillin’ Pill For Enemy Guns - by Nullen: 1:11am On May 21, 2017|
Russia is working on the final stage of official tests for Penicillin complex.
It does not go about medicine at all. Penicillin is a sound-thermal complex of artillery reconnaissance, capable of greatly reducing the time of detection and neutralization of enemy artillery weapons.
The serial production of the complex is scheduled for January 2019, a message from the press service of RosElectronica, the maker of the complex, said...
|Politics / Osinbajo’ll Sign When Budget Is Ready — AIDE – by Nullen: 7:58am On May 18, 2017|
ABUJA—THE Office of the Acting President yesterday cleared the air over the assent of the 2017 budget affirming that it would be singed into law when and if the Acting President expresses satisfaction with the bill.
Fielding questions from State House Correspondents earlier after the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed also disclosed that ministers were studying the budget as passed by the National Assembly....
|Politics / NBC Reporter Facing Jail by Nullen: 4:46pm On May 17, 2017|
A reporter is facing the threat of jail time after allegedly violating a judge's order not to take video of "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules appearing in court in his hit-and-run case.
Prosecutors are pursuing contempt of court proceedings against KWWL's Elizabeth Amanieh, a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Waterloo, in what could be the first case of its kind against an Iowa journalist in decades. If convicted, she could be punished with a $500 fine and up to 180 days in jail....
|Webmasters / Terror Virus Ransomware Spreads Panic Around The World by Nullen: 4:35pm On May 17, 2017|
THE deadly ransomware virus that hit no fewer than 150 countries across the globe at the weekend is spreading panic around the world, causing widespread damage.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse....
|Politics / I Still Haven’t Ruled Out Sunday Being My Last Game, Says Chelsea’s John Terry by Nullen: 3:58am On May 16, 2017|
Chelsea icon John Terry scored in what is likely to be his penultimate game for the newly-crowned champions and suggested unless a good offer came along he might retire after Sunday’s final Premier League match.
The 36-year-old — who has spent 22 years at the club winning 15 trophies including this season’s title — opened the scoring in the 4-3 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge his 67th goal in 716 appearances for the Blues......
|Health / Meningitis Kills 8 In Kaduna – Commissioner by Nullen: 8:43pm On May 15, 2017|
The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January.
The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths from 11 confirmed cases of CSM as at May 5....
|Sports / David Luiz Reveals Desire To Win The Ouble by Nullen: 8:37pm On May 15, 2017|
Chelsea defender David Luiz accepted he would be a “liar” to say he was ignoring the prospect of winning a Premier League and FA Cup ‘Double’ with the Blues.
The Blues are already halfway to that achievement after wrapping up the Premier League title ahead of their FA Cup final against London rivals Arsenal on May 27.
But before that showpiece match, Antonio Conte’s men could become the first club in the Premier League era to win 30 league games in a season with victories over Watford on Monday and already-relegated Sunderland on Sunday’s final day of the season....
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