- The wife of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald
Trump, has filed for divorce in New York, according to court records.
Trump, a former model and actress, and Trump Jr. said in a joint
statement on Thursday: "After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to
go our separate ways."
The statement was provided by the Trump Organization, the president's business empire, which his son helps manage.
details were not immediately available on the uncontested divorce
filing by Vanessa Trump in a New York state court. She and Trump Jr.
have "enormous respect" for each other, according to the joint
statement, which also asked for privacy.
Okah, the brother of the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of
the Niger Delta (MEND), who was given a life sentence for terrorism,
has been secretly moved from Kuje Prisons, Abuja, to one of the prison
facilities in Borno State, THISDAY has learnt.
Worried about his
seeming familiarity with the prison environment and the officers at the
Kuje Prisons, the authorities of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) last
Tuesday transferred him quietly.
governor is my son, the wife is my daughter and my children cannot be
in trouble and I will fold my arms and do nothing. I would have come
here before now but was guided by the spirit not to visit Benue before
the President. The challenges are enormous but we know who to run to,
and that is God almighty.
Statement made today by the General
Overseer, Redeem Christian Church of God, Papa Adeboye who is in Benue
State with his wife for a condolence visit and prayers for the state.
FC goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he made a mistake for
Lionel Messi’s two goals following Chelsea’s defeat to Barcelona in the
Champions League. The defeats means Conte's side were dumped out of the
champions league on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte’s side are out of
Europe after a 3-0 loss at Camp Nou which began with Messi opening the
scoring in the third minute. Ousmane Dembele doubled Barca’s lead before
Messi completed the victory in the second half. For both of Messi’s
goals, the Argentine put the ball through Courtois’ legs, and the
Belgian admits the Barcelona forward exploited his weakness from close
Paul Manafort could face the rest of his life -- and almost 300 years or more -- in prison, a federal judge said Tuesday.
"Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent
weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real
possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison," federal judge
T.S. Ellis III of the US District Court for the Eastern District of
Virginia wrote Tuesday.
Ellis last week placed Manafort under home incarceration while wearing a GPS monitor and set a $10 million unsecured bail.
Manafort, 68, has been under similar home arrest and bail conditions for
a separate case in Washington, DC, federal court that was filed in late
Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack
on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister
Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single
expulsion in over 30 years.
May told parliament Britain would also freeze Russian state assets
wherever there was evidence of a threat and downgrade its attendance at
the soccer World Cup this summer.
Former spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found
unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury on March 4 and remain in
hospital in a critical condition.
Due to the recent unrests in some of local government areas of Kaduna
state and the need to protect lives and property of members of National
Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ), the scheme said today that, it has
suspended posting Corps members to such areas.
This is also as the scheme said, it had withdrawn all corps members
serving in Kajuru local government area of the state following the
recent crisis at Kasuwan Magani area of the local government.
A 26-year-old man raped a frail 72-year-old woman before smothering her
with a pillow in her bungalow, a court heard. Craig Keogh is accused of
raping and then murdering Jane Hings during a drink and drug-fuelled
attack in the early hours of September 24 last year.
Keogh, who occasionally walked Mrs Hings’ dogs, denies murder, rape and
burglary. Birmingham Crown Court heard that Mrs Hings was found dead in
her bed at her bungalow in Fleckney, Staffordshire. Prosecutor Mary
Prior said Keogh, now 27, had been on a night out in Oadby before
getting a taxi home, walking to Mrs Hings’ home in Elizabeth Road, and
Mrs Prior said that as well as twice raping Mrs Hings and killing her,
Keogh stole her wedding and engagement rings from her fingers, along
with her purse, handbag, cash and other items. She said: ‘Craig Keogh
went into Jane Hings’ house while she was in bed.
Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation
Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans.
The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including:
Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business has
representation from 33 African Countries with 55 males and 45 females.
The list of 100 Africans has Nigeria leading with 21 individuals with South Africa, Kenya and Ghana following respectively.
A luxury mansion co-owned by a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,
and his fourth wife, Jennifer Douglas, in the posh neighbourhood of
Potomac, Maryland, United States, has been auctioned, according to an
exclusive report by Premium Times.
The property gained international notoriety in 2005 after it was
searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in connection
with a bribery scandal involving disgraced former U.S. Congressman,
Hian, so much for Ekiti. Lere Olayinka has sent intending Governorship
aspirant in the next Ekiti election a bad memo on Twitter. Babafemi
Ojudu who seems to also be ready for him, didn't take it lightly as went
ahead to dig out photos to reply him, lol.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal and Commander, Rapid
Response Squad (RRS), ACP Olatunji Disu, at the Olusosun Dump site today
co-ordinating response efforts and evacuation of squatters.
least ten Lagos State LAGBUS vehicles, four refuse evacuation trucks
and millions of naira worth of goods stored in warehouses have been
totally destroyed following a sudden outbreak of fire at the Olusosun
dump site in Ojota, Lagos.
The fire which started at about 4pm
on Wednesday evening was allegedly caused by a flare on the dumpsite
which quickly spiralled out of control.
– Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere
Thursday sentenced an Estate agent Babatunde Habeeb also known as
Babatunde Salawudeen, who duped 101, prospective tenants of N28million,
at 59 Oriola, in Alapere Ketu area of Lagos, to 1230 years imprisonment.
Ipaye found Habeeb guilty of the 82 counts charge of conspiring with
his brother Alahaji Ishola Salawudeen who is still at large and obtained
the sum of N28million, under false pretence from unsuspecting
Federal Government on Thursday said the African Development Bank has
approved a $300m loan to contribute to job creation, food security and
nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihood for youths in
both urban and rural areas in the country.
The Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said this in Abuja at a
round-table on tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria.
was organised by the Bureau of Public Service reform in collaboration
with the Department for International Development.
The SGF at the
event also constituted an Inter-ministerial task team to address the
youth unemployment challenges in the country.
He said members of
the team would be drawn from the Office of the Head of Service, ministry
of labour, ministry of finance, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian
Economic Summit Group and the National Directorate of Employment.
Government on Tuesday said it had set up job
registration/labour exchange centres to create jobs for the unemployed
and underemployed residents.
The newly deployed Commissioner for
the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Uzamat
Akinbile-Yussuf, who said this during a tour of some of the centres,
added that the initiative would be used to train job seekers in
She said, “The labour exchange centres were
established in all the local government areas to register unemployed
graduates for skill acquisition in their areas of interest and also to
provide accurate data and statistics of unemployed youths for placement
in the private and public sectors. However, the wealth creation ministry
will focus more on skill acquisition.
“Interested youths will be
trained in the centres across the state. The beneficiary will also be
empowered with start-up capital through the Lagos State Employment Trust
The Chairman of the Ikorodu Local Government Area, W…
Muhammadu Buhari earlier today said Nigerians were accepting that his
administration was doing its best, even if they were doing so
This was made known in a statement by the President
while receiving the Gambian President, Mr. Adama Barrow, at the
Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said his administration had
studied the problem of unemployment in the country which he described as
one of the biggest challenges, and added that his government was
working hard to change the narrative. He said;
of the Red Card Citizens Movement led by Oby Ezekwesili @obyezeks paid a
courtesy visit to Hon. Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and Members
of the Commission to discuss issues relating the Electoral Process. The
red card movement is a political movement founded by Former minister
Oby Ezekwesili which her main objective is to stop the country's ruling
party, the All Progressive Congress, APC as well as the main opposition
party, the PDP.
While heralding the #RedCardMovement, she said; “Enough is enough,” through her Twitter handle @obyezeks.
political agenda is simple. I shall actively campaign against APC and
PDP in the 2019 elections except in rare cases where they field new
minds with a strong record of public interest.
the explosion that rocked Okpella, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin
Obaseki, has directed the commissioner of police and the Director of
Department of State Services (DSS) in the state, to commence search for
explosives and other weapons and dis-arm the militia group operating in
A suspected bomb factory was uncovered in Iddo,
Okpella, after one of the explosives exploded. One of the suspected bomb
makers was killed in the explosion. One of the victim’s legs was also
chopped off by the blast. .The building where the suspected bombs were
manufactured is a three- bedroom apartment which the villagers said was
occupied by some men from Kogi State.
seven years of legal battle, a Lagos High Court, Igbosere has awarded
the sum of $10 million against South African retail giant, Shoprite
Checkers (PTY) Limited and its business partner, Retail Supermarkets
Nigeria Limited for a breach of contract entered with a Nigerian firm,
AIC Limited in 1998.
In a landmark judgment delivered by Justice
Lateef Lawal-Akapo on November 30, 2017, but exclusively obtained by The
Guardian yesterday, the court held that the defendants were in breach
of the agreement when they (Shoprite and Supermarkets) went secretly
behind AIC Limited promoted by Chief Harry Akande to establish Shoprite
outlet in one of the locations earlier shown to them by the claimant.
court also held that the claimant was duly entitled for compensation
for such a breach and awarded the sum of N1million against Shoprite as
cost of the action as well as an interest at the rate of 10 per cent per
annum effective from the date of judgment until final liquidation o…
National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) says Nigeria has emerged fourth largest producer of cashew in the world.
association said Nigeria produced 220,000 metric tonnes of cashew nuts
out of World’s total of 2.1 million tonnes last year, adding that the
country exported 120,000 metric tonnes in the year under review.
President, Tola Fasheru who stated this in Abuja, Thursday when he
visited the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ms.
Aisha Abubakar also revealed that cashew farmers in the country earned
N123 billion ($402 million) from the export of cashew last year
and between 2015 and 2017, earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign
exchange from the exportation of cashew.
Fasheru called on the
Federal Government to save the industry from collapse through
initiatives such as the provision of incentives to farmers to expand
their trade and protection of farms against encroachment from
Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian Presidency, was, on penultimate
Sunday, thrown into a panic, following an alarm by Mr. Abba Kyari, Chief
of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, that he was about to be
arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr
Kyari, who has been named in a number of corruption cases, said sources,
told, Presidency officials that his residence at Defence House in Abuja
was ordered invaded by Mr. Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman.
Chief of Staff was said to have quickly notified the Director-General
of the Department of State Security (DSS), Mr. Lawan Daura, of the
impending arrest. Mr. Daura, who has been offering protection to high
profile corrupt persons, using his office, immediately deployed a
platoon of DSS officers to stop Magu from carrying out the arrest.
has just learnt that a Pentecostal pastor, Isa Elbuba has allegedly
been arrested by the Department of State Security(DSS) for criticizing
the activities of Fulani Herdsmen.
According to a witness, Prince
Henry Nwazuruahu Shield, Elbuba was picked up by the Operatives in Jos,
Plateau state earlier today. It will be recalled that Elbuba criticized
the herdsmen and President Buhari in a church sermon video that his has
since gone viral. He is the General Overseer of EBOMI ministries.
Mr Shield wrote; You
remember him? He's the bold pastor who made the same kind of video I
made few days ago. He has just been arrested. I'm ready for mine. We
won't let these tyrants destroy the democracy many laid down their lives
of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, is now ready to be discharged
from the hospital after he was involved in a horrific motorcycle
accident in Abuja on Boxing Day of 2017.
Yusuf, reportedly the
only son of the President, was taken to Cedarcrest Hospitals in Abuja
after the road mishap, where he was placed in the Intensive Care Unit
(ICU) of the health facility.
A statement issued by management of
the hospital today and shared by one of the President’s aides, Mr
Bashir Ahmad, it was disclosed that after the successful surgical
operations carried by a team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeans,
Yusuf was now stable and making "remarkable progress."
the hospital emphasised that no friend of the President’s son was
involved in the accident as widely reported in the media.
Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday upheld the decision of the
Federal High Court in Lagos, which ordered the interim forfeiture of a
sum of $5.9m found in Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s Skye Bank account.
appellate court, in a lead judgment by Justice Mojeed Owoade, threw out
the ex-President’s wife’s appeal, challenging the forfeiture of the
funds to the Federal Government.
President of Nigeria Bar Association, Ikeja branch, Adesina Ogunlana,
has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s “silence and indecisive
action” on herdsmen killings.
He said Buhari’s attitude is enough ground for him to be impeached.
In a chat with newsmen, Adesina said the President is indirectly approving the killing by Fulani herdsmen.
words: “We have seen the federal government display its might and
concern for security in certain parts of the country, the question and
puzzle now is why the government is quiet in the face of the Fulani
herdsmen which has led to the massacre of thousands of people and
displacement of thousands of people from their normal abode.”
2019: 7 Northern govs meet Buhari behind closed door
—Say they believe in continuity —As El-Rufai says severance package for sacked teachers is ready By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
– SEVEN Northern governors, Friday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari
in closed-door after the Friday Juma’at service at the State House
Mosque, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governors who met
President Buhari behind closed-door were Abubakar Bello of Niger,
Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe, Yahaya Bello, Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano, Nasir
El-Rufai, Kaduna, Jibrilla Bindo, Adamawa and Simeon Lalong, Plateau
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting,
Governor Ganduje of Kano State claimed that the coming together of the
seven governors was coincidence and not for any purpose.
Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include
protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding
to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from
“shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according to
people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
remarks, the latest example of his penchant for racially tinged remarks
denigrating immigrants, left members of Congress from both parties
attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. He made
them during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal
status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children,
those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on the
condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting.
When Mr. Trump
heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed
deal, he asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, “Why
do we wan…
Special Assistant to Gov Ambode on Community Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen
Adeniyi Quadri led the State enforcement team to one of the non
compliant gated streets during the monitoring and enforcement exercise
of the State Govt's policy on Gated Streets across the metropolis.
the involvement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf in a
ghastly accident, during a power-bike racing on Tuesday, December
26,2017; facts have emerged on how Yusuf secretly acquired the multi
million naira bikes.
DAILY POST exclusively gathered from a
reliable source at the presidency that the BMW power-bikes, with a
whopping sum of $157, 000 each from Germany were acquired secretly by
Yusuf around June, 2017 at the instance of his friend, Bashir Gwandu.
source revealed that upon the purchase of the two power bikes, they
were kept at Gwandu’s residence, located in Gwarinpa District, in the
Bwari Local Government Area.
Yusuf, whois attached with three
operatives from the Department of State Service (DSS) reportedly struck a
deal with his security details, who allowed him to always sneak out in
the night for racing at Gwandu’s place.
today recognized the duo of Ugochukwu Nwairo and Felix Anyanwu both
emergency responder of the service for their role in the viral daring
rescue of a middle aged man trapped in a quick mud in the third
mainland bridge enivirons late last year .
Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the Peoples
Democratic Party is the only party that will transform the country and
take its economy back to its prosperity.
Atiku expressed this in
Kaduna at the weekend, when one of his supporters, Miss Zainab Musa
Pindar, organised a reception for him at the Arewa House, welcoming him
back to the PDP.
A statement signed by Jacob Onjewu Dickson,
spokesman for the Chairman of Atiku Care Foundation, Ambassador Aliyu
Ibn Abbas, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, said the
Wazirin Adamawa further told his supporters to spread the gospel of the
PDP’s good plans to the people at the grassroots.
Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with
bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise. A GIS spokesman told the BBC this was because people with such marks might bleed during the "strenuous" training. Some
Ghanaians condemned the bar as sexist and unfair. Those with tattoos,
dreadlocks and "bow legs" were also disqualified from the exercise. The GIS received some 84,000 applications for just 500 jobs. The
kind of work we do, it's strenuous and the training is such that if you
have bleached skin or surgical marks on your body during training
exercises, you may incur some bleedings," Superintendent Michael
Amoako-Attah, told BBC Pidgin. Candidates must undergo a medical and a full body check as part of the GIS recruitment process. It is the ban on stretch marks which has aroused most anger on social media. While others praised the move against women who lighten their skin. This is the latest controversy s…
marketers, Wednesday, jettisoned their clamour for an increase in the
price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, and instead
appealed to the Federal Government to grant them tax holidays and other
incentives that would help cut their costs and also ensure that they
resume fuel importation.
This was part of agreements reached at
the meeting of the ad-hoc committee set up by the Presidency to engage
the Federal Government on ways to get oil marketers to restart
importation of the commodity and resolve the country’s fuel supply
A source in the meeting, who does not want to be
named, because he was not authorized by the committee to talk on the
agreements, also disclosed that it was agreed by all the members that
the price of the commodity should not be increased.
stated that oil marketers had agreed to adopt cost-cutting strategies,
while four sub-committees were inaugurated to help address the
challenges of fuel supply across …
Uchechi Onyekwere Nwadiogu and her son Mr Nwadiogu Bernard Alozie have
been through the thick and thin period of the legal profession together.
However, their days of patience wasn’t wasted as the mother and her son
were eventually called to bar the same week, leading possibly to (a
record breaking call in the history of call to ) the Supreme Court of
Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with the Nwadiogus, the duo lead
us through the challenges of raising a family, practicing law and the
eventual success the mother and son celebrated.
Can we meet you both? Mom: I am Mrs Uchechi Onyekwere Nwadiogu.I was born and married in Ohanze,Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Son: I am Mr Nwadiogu Bernard Alozie,a native of Ohanze,in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Rural Electrification Agency wishes to make clear that the planned
Energizing Education Programme (EEP) which aims to provide dedicated and
reliable electricity to Federal Universities is on course for delivery
in 2018, and is already part of the 2017 budget.
Allegations that the
MD/CEO made any statements to the contrary are patently untrue and are
at best, a misunderstanding and at worst, a campaign to deny our federal
universities the opportunity to access uninterrupted power. Mrs.
Damilola Ogunbiyi stated in fact that a majority of the Universities
under the EEP are located in rural as well as underserved communities,
hence the REA’s involvement. READ MORE: Providing Uninterrupted Power Supply For University Students, Not a Mere ‘Street lighting’ Project – Ministry Everything You Need To Know About Rural Electrification Agency The following milestones have been achieved indicating REA’s continued commitment to implementing the programme: Approval by the Federal Executive …
reaffirming its commitment to encourage participation of local
manufacturers in developing Nigeria’s military industrial complex, The
Nigerian Army has gone into partnership with Nigeria first indigenous
vehicle manufacturing company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd
based in Nnewi, Anambra State to conceptualize, design, modify and
produce armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardware.
was made known yesterday, Tuesday 2nd January 2018 during a meeting
between the management of Innoson Vehicles led by the Chairman, Dr
Innocent Chukwuma OFR and the leadership of the Nigerian Army led by the
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai at the Army
Headquarters, Abuja Speaking during the meeting, the Chief of Army
Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai congratulated Innoson Vehicles for
giant strides it has recorded in the production of various brands of