Former Ghanaian international footballer Nii Odartey Lamptey has
revealed that he recently found out that all three children he had with
his wife of almost 20 years are not his biological children. He made the
shocking revelation in a radio interviewed when asked why he was
divorcing his wife. “...I thought they were my children
but upon a DNA test, I got to know that they are not my biological children. The issue is in court so I’m
pleading, because it is a legal issue I don’t want to go through so many
things, but I am 100% sure that the children are not mine after
20-years of marriage.We had five children but two passed away so we were left with only 3 and they are not mine" The former Aston Villa player told reporters
Meanwhile, his estranged wife Gloria Lamptey (pictured above) is
claiming that it was Lamptey who suggested they use artificial
insemination after realizing he was
infertile. A claim Lamptey denies. A close friend of the former
During the 7th annual Town Hall Meeting on Security held in Lagos,
Governor Fashola said the two BMW cars bought for Stella Oduah will
purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the
“It is sad to know that the Federal Government that allocate three
patrol vehicles for one state police command of 370, 000 police men, is
unable to resolve how N255 million was used to purchase 2 saloon
vehicles for one officer. It is a very grave irony. The cost of average vehicle needed to patrol the state is just N5
million. And with such fund, we will have put at least 51 patrol
vehicles on the road, patrolling the streets of Lagos.”
A teacher in a New York school in the US is in the news for upsetting the parents of children in her class with a letter.
In the letter, Sharon D. Perry Dunnigan, a pre-K teacher of 30 years tells them that their children come to school dirty and sometimes even stink.
The letter read:
“Several children in pre-k ages 3-4 are coming to school (sometimes daily) with soiled, stained, or dirty clothes.
Some give off unpleasant smells and some appear unclear and unkept.
Parents please take care of this matter. It is a health and safety
A 12-year-old boy has been sentenced after he tried to re-enact scenes
from a porn film he watched on the internet by raping his younger sister.
According to Dailymail, the schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal
reasons, searched for hardcore films on the internet with a classmate -
then went home to practise what he had seen on his younger sister who was under the age of 10.He shares a bedroom with his younger sister.
Their parents discovered what was going on when the scared little girl confided to a relative that her brother had touched her.
The boy was questioned by another family member
and he admitted having urges he could not control. He knew what he was
doing was wrong and the sexual abuse had been going on for a year.
The boy was charged to court where he admitted to three charges of rape, and was sentenced to a three-year youth rehabilitation order.
The old rumor that O.J. Simpson
is Khloe Kardashian’s biological father has reared its ugly head again,
as the former professional football player’s manager, Norman Pardo, has
come forward, effectively telling In Touch, it’s possible.
“It’s all going to come out sooner or later. Khloé could be O.J.’s kid,”
Pardo told the magazine, though it should be noted he said could be —
not is — his daughter. Pardo says that whenever he brings up the subject
to Simpson, who is currently serving a 9- to 33-year sentence in a Nevada prison for kidnapping and armed robbery, he just giggles.
Simpson, who famously was acquitted of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, has never denied the rumor that he and Kris Jenner had an affair, wherein she became pregnant with Khloe.
Lionel Messi has taken a keen interest in life at Manchester City, according to his Argentina team-mate Pablo Zabaleta.
City defender Zabaleta, who moved
to the Etihad Stadium in 2008 from Espanyol, claims Barcelona star
Messi has often asked him about the club since his switch to Manchester.
Zabaleta is not the first City player to discuss the Argentine star,
with striker Alvaro Negredo recently claiming he could see Messi moving to Manchester in the future if he grows tired of life in Catalunya.
Messi, crowned the best player in the world for the last four years, has
been linked with a move away from Barcelona – Bayern Munich and City
are among his reported suitors – and Zabaleta revealed life with the
Premier League giants is something the pair regularly discuss.
Here are some photos from the All Progressives Congress (APC) congress march taking place at INEC HQ, Abuja. The APC says the protest to INEC headquarters is to register its disapproval
of the Commission’s string of failures in conducting recent elections,
including the ‘inconclusive’ Anambra Governorship poll. They are demanding the
cancellation of Anambra gubernatorial poll.
protesters were stopped by a detachment heavily armed policemen who
prevented them from reaching the INEC offices. Protesters include former
Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, former
military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, and Chief Bisi Akande. See
photos after the cut...
phones will now preinstall BBM™on TECNO phones running the Android operating
system.With BBM preinstalled, customers will be able to easily get started
chatting and connecting with friends and family on the popular private social
network from BlackBerry®.
BBM, with its privacy,
control and immediacy, is very popular in the Nigerian market, where everybody
wants a BBM PIN.
Spanish police said Thursday they have arrested three Nigerians who
forced African women into prostitution in Europe, including by holding
two women’s children captive for at least four months. Five women in
different Spanish cities were freed from the clutches of the gang after a
long operation that began at the beginning of the year, on the basis of
information from a young African prostitute, a police statement said.
In August, police rescued two little children,
one of them aged three, from an address in Valmojado, some 50 kilometres
(30 miles) from Madrid. They were found in poor health and
malnourished. “They were kept locked in separate rooms… at times gagged
and tied to the bed” by captors who fed them tranquilisers to keep them
docile, the statement said.
“The children were to guarantee that
the women paid off their ‘debts’ by going into prostitution and to stop
them running away.” The mothers were eventually found in France, where
they were forced to work as pros…
around the globe, drifting from country to country, never staying in
one place long enough to get bored … If you like travelling, life on
the Freedom Ship, the world’s first floating city, sounds perfect.
only a couple of hitches – it’s not built yet, and it’s going to look
an awful lot like a multi-storey carpark when it is. This is definitely
bigger than the titanic. Watch the interesting video and more pictures
after the break ...
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has replied the federal government over its threat to sack university lecturers if they fail to call off its ongoing strike.
to the striking lecturers, the threat would not only fail but will
worsen the situation, hence “another long path to making the strike
linger more than necessary.”
ASUU National Treasurer, Dr. Ademola Aremu, while responding to the
government’s directive, said the threat does not hold waters as it has
confirmed the fears that the federal government cannot be trusted.
18-year-old Umar Abdullahi has been remanded in prison custody for
allegedly insulting Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo on Facebook. The accused was arraigned before the court on November 17 for allegedly using abusive words against the governor on Facebook.
Prosecutor, Sardauna Wukuma, told the court at a resumed hearing that
the police were still investigating the matter. He further applied for
adjournment to enable the police to complete investigations on the
matter. According to the Prosecutor, the offence was contrary to the Penal Code Law of Gombe State. The
Pantami Magistrates’ Court in Gombe State remanded Abdullahi at the
Gombe prisons after he pleaded guilty to the charge before the court on
November 27, 2013, Wednesday. The case has been adjourned till December 12, 2013, for sentencing.
This yellowing book of psalms which dates back to 1640 has sold-out for a record £9million. The
Bay Psalm Book believed to be one among the primary titles written
within the United States of America was one among 2 in the hands of
Boston’s Old South Church, that voted to sell it to get funds.
is big for us,’ said the Rev metropolis Taylor, senior minister of the
church. ‘It is life-changing for the ministries we can do.’ John Hames
Audubon’s Birds Of America held the previous record for a printed book
when it sold for about £7million in 2010. The book was bought over the
phone by United States businessman and phiulanthropist David Rubenstein,
who plans to lend it to libraries across the US.
is definitely an unexpected twist. The acting Minister of Education,
Nyesom Wike during a press briefing in Abuja this morning told
journalist that the Federal Government has given the Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU) one week ultimatum to call off the ongoing
bottles of beer gone just like that. According to AFP, on Wednesday, a
large bulldozer smashed confiscated 240,000 beer bottles to shouts of
“Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah
headquarters in Kano. Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local
alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also
leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid
Dokubo-Asari, who was arrested Wednesday in Cotonou, Benin Republic has
been released. Mr.
Dokubo was released after President Goodluck Jonathan personally
intervened on his behalf with the Beninoise President Yayi Boni. Festus Keyamo, a civil rights activist and personal attorney to Mr. Dokubo confirmed his release to Saharareporters. Dokubo,
who once bragged openly that his arrest will lead to the demise of
Nigeria spent 36 hours with the Beninoise gendarmes before his release
around 1 AM Nigerian time today. President Jonathan reportedly deployed a jet to ferry Mr. Asari to Abuja a few hours after his release.
- Sahara Reporters
The Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis, resigned today Wednesday November 27th after saying
he is politically responsible for the collapse of a supermarket roof that killed 54 people and wounded at least 40 others
last week, the
Associated Press reports.
The roof of Maxima Supermarket located in Riga collapsed on Thursday
November 21 killing several people including three rescue workers. 39
others were seriously injured. The supermarket collapse is said to be
the worst disaster in Latvia since 1950.
Dombrovskis, who was the longest-serving prime minister of Latvia (2009 -
2013) felt so guilty about the tragic incident that he resigned
Yes she did. OJB's first wife (He has two others) and mother of his oldest children Mabel Okungbowa, popularly known as Mamma J donated her kidney to the renowned musician and music producer. What a great thing to do. I duff my hat to her! The successful kidney transplant took place on October 21st in India and OJB got discharged from the hospital a week later.
OJB and his wife stayed in an accommodation close to
the hospital where he continued to go for his post-operative check ups
with his doctors. OJB has been given a clean bill of health and will be
returning to Nigeria soon.
45-year-old farmer, Lawrence Adedapo, is now in Police custody for
allegedly forcibly having carnal knowledge of a 75-year-old woman, Grace
Asaolu, at Ogbese Camp, Ise-Ekiti in Ise-Orun Local Government Area of
Vanguard, Adedapo had invited the old lady to his house on November 7
this year under the pretense that he had some plantain from his farm for
Only for him to take advantage of the old woman’s fragile nature, overpowered her and had sex with her.Telling her story, the victim said:
Adedapo is my neighbour. He invited me to come and collect plantain but
instead he pushed me on his children’s bed and forcefully had carnal
knowledge of me. I later rushed to the police station to report the
Upon interrogation, the suspect confirmed that he had
carnal knowledge of the woman but denied forcing her, claiming that she
was his mistress.
weeks back, reports surfaced online that senegalese singer Akon and
Nigerian star Wizkid rejected dark skinned girls from appearing in their
music video shoot in Ghana saying they only wanted “Half-Caste” ladies. TMZ cameras caught up with Akon after the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday 24th November 2013 and asked about the reports. Well, Akon denied the reports and he was quoted as saying "It doesn't make sense, i'm no hater and i love all shades of black".
Moses has been named the Nigerian Footballer of the Year for 2013 at
the sports awards ceremony held in Lagos yesterday in recognition of his
recent contributions towards the Super Eagles success.
22, who is a Chelsea Fc player is currently on a season-long loan to
Liverpool, and he fended off stiff competition from his Chelsea team
mate Mikel Obi to the award after members of the public voted for a
three-man shortlist that included the Moses, Mikel obi and Sunday Mba.
actress and President of the Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo
Fiberesima has recently acquired a black Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. She has
already customized the plate number of the exotic automobile which
reportedly costs about N20m with the initials 'AGN 1'.
Employees of Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems have arrived
in Abuja to install a comprehensive spying facility that will assist
the Nigerian government in spying on citizens' online activities.
installation will be completed despite negative public reaction and
ongoing legislative probe of the project. Thus, the order of the
National Assembly to suspend all actions on the contract pending the
outcome of a planned investigation is being ignored. The officials of
the Elbit firm were accused by the Presidency of not being discreet
enough while handling the contract.
The firm was secretly awarded a
$40million contract to make it possible for the Nigerian government to
track citizens' Internet communications and get the data from their
computers - under the pretence of national security and intelligence
to the information available, the Elbit firm announced it won the
contract in April 2013. In a global press release, t…
A press release from lawyer Festus Keyamo explain that his friend and client, ex-militant Asari Dokubo was arrested in Benin Republic today. Read the press release below... Today, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, my friend and client, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, was
arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, around the hours of 1:00pm and 2:00pm by
the country’s gendarmes (Police Force).He was picked up around the
Lubeleyi roundabout and taken to an unknown destination.We want to emphasise that
Alhaji Dokubo-Asari carries on legitimate business and has been living partly
in Benin Republic for many years now. In fact, he owns houses, schools and an academy
in that country. All these places have been searched as at this evening and
nothing incriminating was found. We think his arrest and
detention is a ploy by certain forces in Nigeria in unholy alliance with the Beninoise
government to keep him away as 2015 approaches. We call on the Nigerian
government to immediately intervene and ensure that no h…
A 15 year-old boy named Kieran Obazee was shot and stabbed on Friday Nov. 22 at his east London home by gang members in what police believe may
have been a case of mistaken identity, Daily Mail reports. Fortunately, Kieran survived the vicious attack and but is in a serious condition in hospital. Five men wearing balaclavas and armed with kives and a gun forced their way into the home in Plaistow just before 3am on Friday.A 23-year-old man has been arrested on
suspicion of attempted murder. Detectives believe the attackers were
looking for a member of a gang and attacked him by mistake.This
morning a Scotland Yard spokesperson said: 'The person who may have
been involved in a gang was staying at the address and they may have
been the target, but the boy who was attacked had no criminal
45 year old plantain farmer, Lawrence Adedapo, has been arrested by the
Police for allegedly Molesting a 75 year old woman, Grace Asaolu, at
Ogbese Camp, Ise Ekiti in Ise-Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
was gathered that Adedapo invited his victim into his room to collect
plantain, which he brought for her from his farm on November 7
The suspect reportedly took advantage of the old woman by overpowering her and had carnal knowledge of her.
said, “Lawrence Adedapo is my neighbour. He invited me to come and
collect plantain but instead he pushed me on his children’s bed and
forcefully had canal knowledge of me
“I later rushed to the police station to report the matter”. The suspect confirmed that he had canal knowledge of the woman but denied forcing her into it. He claimed that Asaolu was his mistress.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi,
ASP, said, “In the course of investigation, facts emerged that the
suspect knew the v…
O recently celebrated its 16th anniversary at the Dollhouse Night Club
in Victoria Island, Lagos. This precedes its award ceremony slated for
November 30. Check out the stars that attended after the break
Deputy Governor of CBN, Tunde Lemo, who disclosed this while speaking
to journalists at the NIBSS 20th anniversary conference held in Lagos,
said in one to two months from now, the N5000 notes would be in
According to him:” We only stopped the project due to the low level of
understanding of its benefits among Nigerians, but we now plan to
educate the people about the importance of the notes to our economy
before we eventually launch it”.
He added that Nigerians would soon see the notes in circulation and start to enjoy its benefits.
Speaking on the cashless initiative, Lemo noted that it has been a great
success within the experimented states, stressing that the apex bank
has deployed 120,000 Point of Sale (PoS) Machines across the states
where cashless policy is being experimented in Nigeria.
He frowned at reports that 70 percent of the PoS deployed within the
country are ineffective, explaining that a lot of things could have
caused the ineffectiveness”.
Stephen Keshi insists he is not worried he could be sacked before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Under Keshi’s guidance Nigeria reached next year’s finals after a 4-1 aggregate win over Ethiopia in the play-offs.
But the former Super Eagles captain has twice before missed out on the tournament after a successful qualification campaign.
In 2002 Keshi was assistant to Shuaibu Amodu when Nigeria qualified for
the World Cup, but the pair were sacked and replaced by Adegboye
Onigbinde before the showpiece in South Korea and Japan.
Four years later Keshi experienced a similar fate when he was sacked by
Togo ahead of the 2006 World Cup in Germany despite having guided them
to the finals for the first – and to date only – time in their history.
Keshi could therefore be forgiven for feeling nervous history could
repeat itself once more, but the 51-year-old is philosophical about the
nature of football.
A female teacher is reported dead after allegedly being assaulted by
relatives of a pupil she had punished for wrong doing at Asuafu, near
Nsuta in the Ashanti Region.
The deceased, identified as Charity Nyarko, 22, was a Kindergarten
teacher at the St. Joseph Anglican Preparatory School at Nsuta in the
Sekyere Central District.
Sources at the education office confirmed the incident, but are unable to give details.
According to Nhyira FM's Ohemeng Tawiah, the deceased, who taught at the
Kindergarten department of the school, had disciplined a pupil who
suffered injury as a result. The family assaulted her last Friday after
Ohemeng Tawiah said the deceased on Monday together with the
headmistress, went to apologise to the family of the pupil but a furious
family member picked up a chair
to hit Charity and in her attempt to flee from the scene, she fell into a
gutter and died later while being sent to the Mampong Hospital.
Kanye West has embarked on yet another rant against a fashion powerhouse with the rapper urging fans to boycott Louis Vuitton after the head of the brand refused to meet with him.
The 36-year-old is known to have been a huge ambassador for the fashion
house and declared himself the “Louis Vuitton Don” on his 2003 debut
album ‘The College Dropout,’ but it seems relations between the ‘New
Slaves’ rapper and LV have deteriorated after he was denied a meeting
with the brand’s vice-president Yves Carcelle.
During an interview with 92.3 NOW
radio, Kanye explained their fall-out saying: “I was made for this
moment. What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with
the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don’t understand why we need to
meet with you.
“I said, ‘let me explain to you why you need to meet with me.’
‘Everybody in New York City right now don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until
after January,” he explained.
Kanye continued: “Now do you want to meet with me? Now do …
In this recent interview with the Tribune,
D'Prince who is Don Jazzy's brother and also an artiste under Mavin
records speaks on Wande Coal recent exit from the record label and and
other issues. Read excerpts from the interview below..
You are a member of Mavin group. How do you feel about the goings-on in the group?Mavin is not just my label, it is my family. It is my home and I am
happy with it. I am enjoying my contract because I am working with a
great set of people who share the same vision with me about my career.
So, everybody is working to take the label to an enviable height and I
know God is in control of our affairs. From the boss to the least person
on the label, we all work together as one big family. We always make
sure we produce good music that people will always say good things
about. You must have noticed that we know how to do it, that’s why
everybody appreciates anything that comes out of that label. What
matters in life is how happy you are with…
Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho will sign a deal with Manchester City, according to the player's father. Iheanacho
was named the best player at November's Under-17s World Cup after
scoring six goals, including one in the final, as his country triumphed
in the United Arab Emirates. He
has since been linked in his homeland with moves to Porto and Chelsea
but his father, James, claims that the Etihad Stadium will be his next
Sharia court in Bauchi has sentenced a 30-year-old man, Umar Mohammed
Kandahar to death by stoning, for impregnating his younger sister. The
court records, made available to journalists on Wednesday in Bauchi ,
showed that Umar was arraigned before Upper Sharia Court Unguwar Jaki,
by the Bauchi State Shari’ah Commission, where he was accused of
impregnating his younger sister from the same father.
to the Shariah Commission, Barrister Dayyabu Ayuba, told the court that
the suspect is married with three wives, but forcefully had sex with
his younger sister.
rapper who was supposed to be in Nigeria last weekend for Ice Prince's
Fire of Zamani concert but couldn't make it due to some unresolved issues is
finally in Nigeria. The rapper is set to headline the Johnnie Walker
'Step up to VIP' event alongside D;Banj on the 30th of November at the
Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
APC, has announced a merger with the Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, tagged ‘New PDP’ The merger was announced at the end of a meeting at the Kano Governors Lodge in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr. Baraje read the terse communique to journalists at about 11.46 a.m. The merger means the APC now has its 11 governors and the seven governors who are members of the New PDP; making a total of 18 state governors. The seven New PDP governors were expected to have a last meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan before taking a decision. The meeting is yet to be held. Among those at Tuesday’s merger meeting were APC leader and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu; APC National Chairman, Bisi Akande; Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso: former Kwara governor and serving senator, Bukola Saraki; former Nasarawa governor and serving senator, Abdullahi Adamu; former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva; and Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako. Others were former Speaker of the …
Lucy Luckayanko is perhaps the only New Yorker to have an eye-stud. She spent $3,000 on a one-minute procedure to have a heart-shaped piece of platinum inserted into the white of her right eyeball. Harvard and NYU-trained Dr. Chynn performed the procedure. Interestingly, he has been featured here on OC before. He made news last August as a love-crazed doctor desperate to find his soul-mate. He spent thousands of dollars on high-end matchmaking services and charity donations in exchange for dates. When nothing worked out, he began to offer free cosmetic procedures to anyone who would introduce him to the girl of his dreams. Going by this, we don’t know if Lucy has had to pay for her treatment or got it free in exchange for setting up Dr. Chynn on a date. In any case, she