Sharia court sentences singer to death for blasphemy

A Sharia court in the state of Kano on Monday said it had found a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, guilty of using derogatory expressions against the Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs and sentenced him to death by hanging. Sharif had reportedly broadcast the song on WhatsApp in March, prompting angry rioters to … Read more

Lebanese Government resigns after deadly Beirut blast

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday declared the resignation of his government, after deadly explosions in capital Beirut that have brought about anti-government protests. Diab said the government has resigned to stand by Lebanese who are demanding an actual change. Two gigantic explosions rocked Beirut rocked last week that have claimed at least 158 … Read more

COVID-19: Nigeria records 290 fresh cases, total now 46,867

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 290 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed cases are now 46,867. The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Monday. Read Also; Lagos still on top as COVID-19 cases rise to 42208 “On the 10th of August 2020, we … Read more

EXPOSED: Real reason President Buhari’s wife, Aisha, traveled to Dubai

Fresh facts at the disposal of SaharaReporters have revealed that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who they said to have flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the Sallah break over a severe neck pain, may have had other motives for going to the Arabian country. It was reliably gathered on Monday that Mrs. Buhari … Read more

BBNaija: Biggie fines Kiddwaya, Erica for breaking house rules

Biggie on Monday fined housemates, Kiddwaya and Erica, for murmuring during the live eviction show on Sunday. Kiddwaya was caught on camera whispering with his love interest, Erica before housemates advanced for their live eviction show. Speaking during Monday’s Head of House challenge, Biggie returned the duo’s Betway wallet to zero for breaking the house … Read more

Nigerian Government gives update on evacuees from Dubai

Two hundred and eighty-eight more stranded Nigerians on Monday entered the country from Dubai before the August 17 deadline for undocumented immigrants to leave the United Arab Emirates. This now brings to 2,641 the total number of Nigerian evacuees from the UAE so far. The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made … Read more

Oyo: Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Makinde, has sacked his Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure, and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja. A letter by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination was immediate. Titled “Termination of appointment”, it directed him to hand over all the government items in his possession to the … Read more

2020 admissions: JAMB announces start date for post UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced the start date for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME). The screening for the 2020 admission processes will start on September 7 in universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. JAMB explained that the shift from August 21 was to accommodate candidates taking part in this year’s … Read more

BREAKING: Deputy Gov. of Ondo State Agboola resigns from PDP

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ajayi’s resignation from the PDP came after six weeks he dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The deputy governor who came second during the July 22 governorship primaries of the PDP after losing to a candidate … Read more

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers Armed bandits reportedly invaded Kurfi town in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, northwest Nigeria on Sunday night. Residents said the bandits attacked the town when the residents were preparing for Isha’i prayers around 8:00pm. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria currently stands … Read more

BBNaija 2020: I want to kiss you, I mean it – Dorathy tells Brighto [VIDEO]

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Dorathy has revealed the intimate conversation she had with Brighto on Saturday night. Brighto on Sunday night told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, official host of BBNaija that he feels there is a triangle between Dorathy, Ozo, and Nengi and thinks Dorathy has feelings for Ozo despite her denial. However, Dorathy in a … Read more

BBNaija 2020: Vee issues warning to Lucy [VIDEO]

Former Big Brother Naija Lockdown, BBNaija housemate, Vee, has warned fellow female housemate, Lucy, to mind her business in the house. Vee said this during a conversation with all the housemates on Sunday night. Her warning is coming minutes after Lucy and Nengi engaged in an argument where they both hurled insults at each other. … Read more

Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer names squad for Europa League clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a big squad for their Europa League clash against FC Copenhagen on Monday. Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, and Axel Tuanzebe did not travel to Germany for the tie at Stadion Koln. James Garner and Ethan Galbraith also came with the team. Youth-team skipper Teden … Read more

Yahoo boys are now role models in Nigeria – Diezani Madueke [VIDEO]

Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has bemoaned that internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Boys, have become role models in Nigerian society. The former said this at the weekend while delivering a lecture at a virtual event organized by the Ijaw National Development Group. The former minister said, “The ones that … Read more

ZLP clears Ondo deputy gov as a candidate

The National Executive Committee of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has cleared the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, as its candidate in the October 10 governorship election. Ajayi, who lost the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party to Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, said to have completed arrangements with the national leadership of the … Read more

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 437 new cases, total now 46,577

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 437 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed cases are now 46,577. The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Sunday. Read Also; COVID-19: UK Deaths Escalates To 36,675 “On the 9th of August 2020, we recorded 437 new confirmed cases … Read more

BBNaija: Eric reveals why he was voted out

Big Brother Naija 2020 housemate, Eric has given reasons why he evicted from the reality show. Eric, during the live show, told Ebuka that they evicted him because the viewers connected more with other housemates. “ I think the viewers connected more with other housemates. Something distracted me in the house, and it was difficult … Read more

BBNaija 2020: Dorathy clears air on feelings for Ozo

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Dorathy, has cleared the air on being jealous of Nengi’s closeness to Ozo. There seems to be a love triangle among the trio of Nengi, Ozo and Dorathy. Dorathy speaking on Sunday night live eviction, told the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu that she does not have feelings for Ozo as assumed … Read more

BBNaija 2020: Eric & Tochi evicted from the show

The Big Brother Naija lockdown season saw its second eviction on Sunday night with housemates, Eric and Tochi leaving the house. It’s a double eviction night… On Sunday, August 09, 2020, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced and as the second set of housemates to exit the house. Their exit comes after spending twenty-one days in the house.  … Read more