Driver bags 1 year in prison over theft of employer’s jeep

A Chief Magistrates’ Court Kaduna on Wednesday sentenced a driver, Musa Habila, to one year in prison for stealing his employer’s Lexus Jeep. Habila, 26, who resides in Rigasa area of Kaduna, had pleaded guilty to the charge and said that he sold the vehicle to one Nura Abdullahi at N3.5 million. After he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of theft, the Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, said the court had no option than to sentence the defendant. since Emmanuel said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to…

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Iwo monarch marks anniversary with made-in-Nigeria SUV

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has marked his second year on the throne just as he acquired an automobile SUV which was assembled in Nigeria. Oba Akanbi received his Staff of Office from the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on January 16, 2016 at a well-attended event held in the premises of the Reality Television, Iwo, Osun State. The Oluwo said he had decided to have the Innoson G80 not only to mark his anniversary but also to send a message to the public on the…

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Ohio police hunt Facebook Live killer

Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who fatally shot a “random” victim and posted the footage on Facebook. The suspect, Steve Stephens, later said in a separate video post that he had killed 13 people and was looking to kill more. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed one killing but said they did not know of any other victims. Williams said that “multiple forces” were looking for Stephens, who “needs to turn himself in”. The victim has been identified by Cleveland police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin. “There is…

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Varsity don, pregnant woman, six others die in Ebonyi auto crashes

                …seven injured     A Professor with the Federal University, Ndufu- Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Robert Nneli, and seven others, including a pregnant woman, yesterday lost their lives in multiple accidents that occurred along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway. Nneli, who is the Dean of Studies of Basic Medicine of the University and Human Physiology, was travelling in his Toyota Camry to his hometown in Anambra State, when the incident occurred. It was gathered that the first accident which involved a Camry and truck occurred at…

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Big Brother Naija winner, Efe, presented SUV

…as Bisola shrugs off disappointment Efe Ejeba, the winner of the reality show, Big Brother Naija, was last Tuesday presented with the keys to his SUV at a press conference held in Lagos to welcome him and Bisola Aiyeola, the first runner up of the show. Efe emerged winner after beating 11 other contenders to clinch the star prize of N25million and a Sport Utility Vehicle. Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, speaking at the event, said MultiChoice was not only celebrating Efe but other people who worked tirelessly behind…

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Heritage Bank, DSTV present prize to BB Naija winner

Heritage Bank Plc, one of the sponsors of Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show, and MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DSTV, yesterday presented the 2017 winner, Efe Ejeba, the grand prize of a brand new Sorento SUV and N25million cash prize in Lagos. Speaking at the grand prize presentation to the BB Naija Season-2 winner yesterday, Group Head, Corporate Communications of the bank, Fela Ibidapo, noted that beyond providing financial assistance to BB Naija contenders, Heritage Bank would between 6 to 9 months help define the platform created for them;…

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Ndume’s suspension: Senate politics of vendetta

CHUKWU DAVID reports on the Senate’s suspension of the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, which some analysts have blamed on vendetta politics Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, the former majority leader of the Eighth Senate, represents Borno South on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He has been in the National Assembly since 2003, when he won election into the House of Representatives on the platform of All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). He served as minority leader in the lower House between 2007 and 2011. In 2011,…

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Efe wins N25m, SUV BBN grand prize

Nigerian rapper, songwriter, actor and reality television show star, Ejeba Efe Michael, known simply as Efe, has won the Big Brother Naija 2017, beating the other four finalist to take home the with a the grand prize of N25million and an SUV at stake. It was the climax of tension soaked but colourful night of music and performances that saw Tuface and Tiwa Savage thrill the audience. The Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba- Uzoukwu, presented the cheque of N25million to an elated Efe. The Delta State-born, Jos-based rapper and…

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