Sunday, 15 September 2019
A notorious cult leader and rapist identified as Emmanuel Olatunde aka “Pastor” has been arrested by detectives from the Bariga Police Station in Lagos.
According to a statement by spokesperson for the police in Lagos, DSP Bala Elkana, on Sunday, the suspect was arrested in connection with some robbery and murder cases within Bariga Local Government Area.
Elkana disclosed that 31-year-old Olatunde is an ex-convict and a member of the ‘Eiye Confraternity’, a notorious cult gang responsible for terrorising residents of Bariga.
He said, “He is responsible for the murder of one Ahmed Karowi, an ‘Aiye Confraternity’ kingpin on September 11, 2019. “Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will soon be charged to court.” Elkana also said that one Innocent Ifunayachi, 34, has been arrested for defiling a 14-year-old-girl in her family house after he laced her food with Indian hemp.
He added, “The suspect, being a friend to the family, visited and found the girl eating noodles. “While she left to get him some drinks, he quickly put some dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in her food. “She lost consciousness after eating the food and he took advantage of that to rape her. The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to court soon.”
American singer, Chris Brown, on Saturday, brought out Nigerian popular singer, Davido to perform alongside him at the Barclays Centre stop of his Indigo Tour.
Brown shared a photo of the duo on his verified Instagram handle on Sunday, simply captioning it with Davido’s handle.
Davido and Brown had months back released a song, on which they both worked, titled, ‘Blow My Mind.’
Davido shared videos of his performance via his Instagram stories in the early hours of Saturday.
Housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Naija threw a fun-filled beach party on Saturday night.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that this party garnered better response than that of last week, which fans have described as boring.
Housemates were dressed in colourful beach outfits by Hype and Steam with Carribean vibes, shorts and floaty dresses dominating the evening.
The housemates spent time dancing in groups and in front of the mirror while DJ Sparrow provided great music mixes.
Fans applauded the clothes the housemates were given and cheered them for sticking to the theme during the lively party.
@Anitalovelyne said, “Best of the Best shout out DJ Sparrow. Life of the party Frodd and Khaffi.”
@Efebuddy said, “The party was lit. Thank you, DJ Sparrow.”
@KingMackhalifa said, “Ain’t no party like a Big Brother’s Party. The Party Was Lit #BBnaija.”
@Mpume_lelo tweeted, “High 5 to outfit sponsor for tonight party.”
@VMselle said, “Mike has improved his dance moves, enjoying him more every Saturday.
Saturday, 14 September 2019
|SA president Ramaphosa at MUGABE'S funeral|
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa was on Saturday booed by a crowd while giving a speech during the state funeral held for Zimbabwe’s ex-leader, Robert Mugabe, in Harare, the capital, according to the AFP.
At least 12 people were killed in series of violence against African migrants in the former apartheid nation, forcing wide criticisms from across the world.
Speaking at the event on Saturday, Ramaphosa said, “I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country.”
But unsatisfied with his plea, the crowd went on booing him, disrupting much of the activities for a few minutes before calm was restored.
Following the xenophobic attacks, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the evacuation of Nigerians affected by the crisis with at least over 180 citizens already airlifted back to Nigeria.
Anthony Joshua has branded concussion a “weak term” after his trainer Rob McCracken sparked controversy by admitting he knew his fighter was concussed during his fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. McCracken’s comments sparked a discussion about the safety of fighters, but Joshua dismissed the idea he was finished the minute he suffered the concussion. Joshua, speaking to the Guardian before McCracken’s comments were made, explained he was ready to fight through the concussion to beat Ruiz Jr last June. “I knew where I was,” Joshua said
“But definitely they call it concussion…That’s what they call it. But I think concussion is a weak term. ‘You’ve got to be stronger than it. You’ve got to fight through the concussion if you can. ‘That shot on my head (to the left temple in round three) made it really difficult…If concussion is what they’re calling it, that punch that gave me concussion, made it difficult.”
After causing a storm with his original comments, McCracken moved to clarify his position on concussion. “I am not a doctor and it may be that concussed is not the right term to have used,”
McCracken said. ‘The health of all the boxers I work with is of paramount importance to me and I have always used my judgment and experience to do what is right for them.
“There is no formal concussion protocol where the doctor steps in to assess the boxer, so you have to use your experience as a coach and your knowledge of the person to make a decision on whether you think they can recover. ‘I have had this a number of times in my career in professional boxing where boxers have recovered from a difficult round to go on and win the fight. ‘I have also pulled boxers out of fights because I knew it was not in their interests to continue.”
Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of “they/them” on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”
The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some detractors who questioned the need to change pronouns, an increasingly common practice both within and outside of the LGBTQ community.
“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM,” the 27-year-old Smith wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”
Smith said they were excited and privileged for the support, adding that they’ve been “very nervous” about the announcement because they “care too much about what people think” but finally decided to go for it.
“Love you all,” Smith wrote on Twitter, adding they’re scared “but feeling super free right now. Be kind.”
The singer noted: “P.s. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.”
Smith won an Oscar in 2016 for the song “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the James Bond thriller “Spectre” and received global attention in 2015 by winning four Grammy Awards, including best new artist Grammy and record of the year for “Stay With Me".