Year: 2020

New video shows three Minneapolis officers kneeling on George Floyd before he died

A new video shared online appears to show three Minneapolis Police Department officers kneeling on George Floyd during his arrest on Monday, which later led to his death.

One dead, two injured in Lagos accident

An accident which occurred at Ikota, along Lekki-Epe in Lagos has claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified man and also left two others injured.

Davido says after he got a house in Banana Island

Davido took to Twitter to post about the new house he got in Banana Island with money made from singing about “banana falling on someone”.

Wife of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin files for divorce after her husband was charged with George Floyd's murder

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after her husband was arrested and charged with murder of George Floyd.

Taylor Swift blasts Donald Trump over threats to order the

Taylor Swift has slammed US president for threatening those violently protesting George Floyd’s death.

Tik Tok responds as Twitter users blast them for blocking

Tik Tok users observed that hashtags calling for justice for George Floyd have been blocked on the platform and they took to Twitter to blast the video sharing platform.

Barack Obama issues a statement on the death of George Floyd

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the death of George Floyd, the black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis on Monday.

Anthony Joshua opens up on his challenges in finding true love

Anthony Joshua has opened up on his challenges in finding true love, stating that he’s yet to find someone to call his girlfriend.

notes that he had underlying health condition and asphyxiation is not the cause of his death

People have taken to Twitter to protest after the result of George Floyd’s autopsy stated that there are “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”, but noted that Floyd had underlying health conditions.

President Trump terminates US ties with World Health Organization

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the World Health Organization, WHO, and will suspend all funding to the organization.

15 former African Presidents and Prime Minister back Adesina over calls for independent investigation against him

A coalition of 15 former African presidents and a prime minister have publicly expressed their support for the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina, following calls for an independent investigation against him by the United States government.

Woman arrested for stealing a 2-year-old baby in Rivers state

A middle-aged woman identified simply as Chinyere has been arrested by the Rivers state police command for reportedly abducting her neighbour’s two-year-old baby.

Court discharges Senator Adeleke‎ over alleged examination malpractices

Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the alleged examination malpractices trial involving him and four others.

Toyin Lawani celebrates reaching 1 million followers on Instagram by going naked

Fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani celebrated reaching a million followers on Instagram by sharing her naked photo online.

Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to

American actor, Shameik Moore is being dragged on Twitter after he shared numerous tweets that appears to blame the African American community for the police brutality they suffer.

Texas mom kills her 9-year-old daughter before turning gun on herself in Murder-Suicide

A Texas mother killed her nine-year-old daughter before turning the gun on herself in a shocking murder-suicide.

Man butchers his twin brother during fight over girlfriend in Imo

A man named Peter is in police custody after he butchered his twin brother, Paul, during a fight over his girlfriend.

US has belittled AfDB — Obasanjo writes over calls for probe of Akinwumi Adesina

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lashed out at the United States Government over calls forindependent investigation of the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina.

BamBam and her husband Teddy A debunk allegation of her having a black eye

BamBam and her husband Teddy A have debunked allegation of her having a black eye, a claim spurred by new photos the new mother shared.

Tunde Demuren declares his love for Toolz as they mark their 4th wedding anniversary and she responds

Tunde Demuren took to Twitter to declare his love for his wife, Toolz, to mark their 4th wedding anniversary.

'I know you are on Jude's side, I know you don't like me bro' - May D reacts after Ubi Franklin announced that the singer has cancelled their interview

Singer, May D has revealed why he reversed his decision to be interviewed by Ubi Franklin on his Instalive talk show, ‘Talks With Ubi Franklin.’

In Nigeria where we share the same skin colour, it is tribalism and genocide - Banky W comments on killings in Jos and Kaduna

Banky W has commented on the incidents which has happened in the United States and Nigeria in the last few days.

President Buhari approves re-organisation of Nigeria police, decentralizes Force CID and creates new formations

President Buhari has approved the re-organization of the Nigeria Police Force and the creation of a new unit among other structural changes.

MPC slashes interest rate to

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has reduced Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 12.5 per cent.

Outrage as panel to discuss menstrual hygiene is made up of only men

Twitter users have slammed the organisers of a Facebook Live discussion after 5 men were revealed as members of a panel to discuss menstrual hygiene and no woman was involved.

Premier League to restart the season on June 17 with Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United lined up as first games

The Premier League clubs have agreed to restart the season on June 17 after they gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders meeting on Thursday.

Presidency lists President Buhari

Ahead of the 5th year anniversary of President Buhari in office, tomorrow May 29, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has released a statement enlisting the ”salutary achievements” the President has made so far.

Nigerian man who survived COVID-19 shares his experience

A Nigerian man, Olubunmi Adefisayo, who survived COVID-19, has recounted his experience.

Boy engages in physical fight with his father for not giving him money for food

A video shared online shows the moment a boy got into a physical fight with his father in Abia state.

Mercy Johnson-Okojie shares adorable photos of her baby

Mercy Johnson-Okojie on Wednesday evening shared adorable photos of her fourth child, Divine-Mercy, whom she welcomed with her hubby, Prince Odi Okojie, on May 4.