FaceApp, the chart-topping Russian-made which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the U.S. on Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its “national security and privacy risks”.

In a report by AFP has it that a celebrity favourite, the app deploys artificial intelligence to modify users’ photos, adding wrinkles or subtracting years from their faces.

But, on Wednesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sounded the alarm over FaceApp’s Russian developer, calling for the FBI and the consumer protection agency FTC to “look into the national security and privacy risks” connected to the application.

“FaceApp’s location in Russia raises questions regarding how and when the company provides access to the data of U.S. citizens to third parties, including potentially foreign governments,” the New York senator said in a letter to the FBI.

“It would be deeply troubling if the sensitive personal information of US citizens was provided to a hostile foreign power actively engaged in cyber hostilities against the United States,” he added.

Currently the most downloaded free app on Google Play with more than 100 million users, FaceApp was launched two years ago and went viral after its latest editing tool, an aging filter, sparked a flood of celebrity selfies.

The developers are based in the Skolkovo high-tech hub near Moscow, often called Russia’s Silicon Valley, and its roots have stirred concern also within the US Democratic Party.

The party’s National Committee has warned campaigners in the primaries ahead of the 2020 presidential election to “delete the app immediately,” the Washington Post said.

The party is particularly sensitive to any possibility of surveillance involving Moscow after some Democratic officials were targeted by Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Fears of cyber-espionage have flared in recent years, with US authorities worried about foreign governments having access to and potentially misusing personal data belonging to millions of Americans.

In May a Chinese mobile gaming company that bought top gay dating app Grindr said it would sell it by June 2020 following pressure from US authorities.

U.S. officials reportedly feared that people with American security clearances who use Grindr could be blackmailed if China’s government demanded user data from Beijing-based Kunlun Tech.

With millions of users in the US, FaceApp’s Russian backers have not responded to Schumer’s letter.

But its CEO told the Washington Post that Russian authorities did not have any access to any user data.

Yaroslav Goncharov also told the newspaper that most photos are deleted from its servers within 48 hours and said the app did not use the pictures for any other purpose.

FaceApp is no stranger to controversy. Soon after its launch, a ‘hot’ filter that automatically lightened faces sparked accusations of racism.

The same year, FaceApp’s developers were forced to remove a feature that allowed users to change their ethnicity, prompting some to liken the practice to ‘digital blackface’.

But the controversies have done little to dim the app’s allure among selfie-lovers and celebrities including music superstar Drake, rapper Cardi B and NBA champion Steph Curry.




Funke Akindele in her Instagram shout-out to Kate Hensaw on her 48th birthday, took a long walk back as she recounted their first meeting in 1997. 

According to Funke Akindele, she first met Kate Henshaw on set of 'Naked Wire' which was also her first experience before the camera. She however couldn't get food even though she was quite hungry, until Kate stepped in. 

She wrote; 
I'm sure @k8henshaw can't remember the story I'm about to tell...... In 1997 when i started my acting career i met @k8henshaw on the set of Naked Wire. That was my first experience before the camera so i was so nervous. I played the role of a waitress who was asked by the lead actor to tell the lead actress (Kate Henshaw) that he loved her. Immediately the director called ACTION,i started shaking because i was so nervous. Kate held my hands and told me that i could do it. 
After the scene, i was so hungry but wasn't given food as (waka pass concern nau ) Kate saw me waiting and she went to tell them to give me food.
Funke Akindele recounts getting food on set on first meeting with Kate Henshaw 22 years ago


Bill Gates has been unseated as the second richest man in the world, losing the position to Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the latest ranking by Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Arnault is in second place with Jeff Bezos still retaining the first place.

Arnault and his family are the majority owners of Christian Dior and LVMH, parent of such brands as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Fendi, Moët, Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, and others.

As LVMH’s share price has soared in 2019, so has Arnault’s worth. It now stands at about $107.6 billion, more than $200 million ahead of Gates, Bloomberg estimates.

The report also stated that Gates would had been ranked the richest person, even ahead of Bezos if not for his philanthropic giveaways which gave Arnault more room to climb.

The French entrepreneur entered the luxury industry in 1984, when he bought Boussac, a textile empire in the midst of bankruptcy that owned Dior.

The famed label by then had deteriorated by licensing its name out to companies producing sub-par products.

Arnault set about reviving it, turning it into a vertically integrated company that did its own production, distribution, and marketing.

He went on to buy up other brands, such as Céline, and in 1988 engineered the deal that made him the majority shareholder of LVMH.

Forbes currently ranks Dior as the world’s largest fashion brand based on sales, profits, assets, and market value.

Meanwhile, LVMH on the whole, keeps attracting customers around the world, with China being the latest highly profitable frontier.


Police in Ekiti have arraigned a 74-year-old man, Adejare Agboola, for allegedly forging documents of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Federal Ministry of Interior and Ekiti State House of Assembly.

Mr Agboola was arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Police prosecutor, Johnson Okunade, told the court that the alleged offence was committed on November 14, 2018, in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the septuagenarian committed the offence alongside others at large after claiming to be members of the Disaster Rescue Support Agency, which they said was a registered organisation.

“The defendant and others at large forged a document claiming to have originated from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate fund for the state, knowing fully that the document was fake,” Mr Okunade said.

According to him, the offences contravened section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap C77 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

Agboola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His counsel, Timi Omotosho, urged the court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned until August 30 for hearing.


Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland has stated that the South West will no longer keep quiet and watch as its people are being killed like ''chickens.''

According to Gani, Nigeria and indeed the South West region, has been infiltrated by some forces who carry out attacks disguising as Fulani herdsmen. 

Gani made his position known last night July 18th when he paid a condolence visit to Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by armed bandits on Friday July 12th.

Speaking to newsmen after the condolence visit, Gani said

''How can ordinary Fulani herdsmen be holding AK 47? In our findings, the AK 47 rifle goes for about N1 million and with many bullets. So, we are looking beyond ordinary Fulani herdsmen. We realized that there are some forces behind them in three phases. 
"Those who strike in the bush, those who issued statements to back them and those who are strategists and give instructions to those that strike. Our problem in Yoruba land is that we do not prepare. We always react and when we tell our people to prepare, they employ a nonchalant attitude to it. We should stop becoming a paper tiger as Yoruba people. Let us talk less with more actions. When you come here you should not reveal your tactics about insecurity. 
"We have to go back to the drawing board and map out a strategy and in a situation that they won't turn us to a rebel and with the information at my disposal is that they are just looking for a slight mistake to hang on to." he said

He added that the South West will not continue to watch as its citizens are killed daily.

“My own Aare Ona Kakanfo is a modern one. It is not that of the olden days where the Alaafin and some Yoruba obas with the Oyo Meesi will declare war and you can go to war. We have the structure of security on the ground, the entire security apparatus.
"We can no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens. We can't keep quiet while Yoruba are being killed like fowls. We are being cautious so that we won't be set up. And the law is there that we have to operate within its ambits that is one of the reasons we are being careful.
"We don't want a situation we walk into their trap because we realize that this ugly incident is being coordinated beyond our own scene." he said


Juventus have entered talks with PSG star Neymar.

Neymar is desperate to quit PSG this summer, though has seen negotiations about a dream return to Barcelona stall.

Rather than sit on his hands, Neymar's father has made contact with Juve. Indeed, Neymar Snr is due in Turin in the coming days.

That's according to RAI Sport reporter Paolo Paganini, who revealed on social media: "Neymar's father travels around Europe to survey several clubs. After Barça wanting to recover, but it's very difficult, there are also Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

"Now he is expected in Turin, he will meet (sports director Fabio) Paratici of Juventus."

Juve completed the signing of Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt yesterday, just days after unveiling new midfield addition Aaron Ramsey, formerly of Arsenal.




Yinka Ayefele, Nigerian gospel artist, has confirmed the arrival of a set of triplets with his wife, Temitope. Mrs Ayefele welcomed the babies, two boys and a girl, in Maryland, USA.

The 51-year-old musician shared a video of himself with the babies on his Instagram page this afternoon Friday July 19th.
“FAVOURED,” he wrote.

In June, there were reports that the singer's wife had welcomed the triplets in the US. He however denied the reports, saying it was fake news.

The  media aide to the singer, David Ajiboye, who confirmed the arrival of the triplets, said Ayefele had earlier denied the delivery of the babies because he doubted the credibility of the source who had contacted him for information on the matter in June.

Ayefele got married in 2000, three years after he was involved in a car crash where he sustained a spinal cord injury.

Celebrities have sent out congratulatory messages to him on the arrival of his bundles of joy.

Video: Yinka Ayefele confirms arrival of his set of tripletsVideo: Yinka Ayefele confirms arrival of his set of triplets


Passengers on a flight about to take off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, received a shocker when an unknown man exited the bush with a bag and climbed on the plane engine.

According to Amb. Otto Orondaam, the unknown man ran to the plane as it was taxing on the runway just before takoff. The pilot was forced to stop the plane when he sighted the man.

The unknown man, suspected to be a stowaway because of the gloves he was wearing and his bag, ran to the plane and climbed onto it, then put his bag into the engine as horrified passengers watched.

His actions held up the plane for about 30 minutes before authorities showed up and apprehended him.

Sharing the story, Amb. Otto Orondaam wrote: 


Guys this is an emmergency o. 
For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag. 
Security has not showed up and everyone is panicking. 
I have so many questions to ask but right now I can't even breathe. 
Pls share this to all relevant authorities.

Dear Nigeria!!!!! Update: He has finally been apprehended and we've all disembarked from the flight. FAAN authorities showed up 23minutes into the scene but were scared to approach him. Security eventually shows up after 37mins. 
______

How it happened!! So our flight was taxing on the runway and about taking off when this man shows up running towards the moving aircraft from the bush. The pilot and a few passengers spotted him running towards the aircraft and the pilot immediately slowed down and quickly put off the engine. 
The guy approaches the plane with gloves and starts walking around and under the aircraft holding a bag which he dropped inside the engine. 
Thanks to the Pilot of the Azman Airline for quickly observing and taking swift action.. I still have a million and one questions to ask cos anything could have gone wrong! Nigeria will work perfectly someday. This I know. 


The company, in a statement on Thursday, said that the driver hijacked the ambulance without permission.

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command, had on Wednesday announced the arrest of two suspects caught with 10 cartons of stolen tramadol conveyed in an ambulance at Apapa ports.

Medbury, a health provider responsible for emergency medical services to Apapa Warf, had at all times stationed its ambulances within the terminal.

The company had earlier discovered that the whereabouts of the driver and ambulance were unknown and missing before the news broke.

The company said it had launched investigation into how the vehicle was used for the illegal activity.

“The initial assumption was that the driver had stolen the ambulance, but we were later informed that the driver had been intercepted by Customs officers at the Port and Tramadol was discovered in the vehicle.

“We will like to clarify that the driver was at the time of the incident not authorised to move the vehicle out of the premises and acted on his own accord,” the statement said.

“We immediately provided a replacement, a fully equipped ambulance, as soon as we were notified of the incident and the driver involved has been suspended indefinitely, pending the report of the investigation.”

The company commended moves by customs officials to further investigate the matter.

“While the terminal interfaces with Nigerian Customs and the issue of investigation is ongoing, we are on standby to offer assistance within our capacity and knowledge on the issue as well as receive any useful information from the terminal on its perspective on the issue,” the company said.


A couple, who attended the same primary school, got married years after and now have a child who they sent to the same school.

As kids, the couple went to Unique Fnps Nursery and Primary school in Asaba, Delta State. The man, who was the headboy,  later began dating the woman after they graduated and were old enough. They eventually got married some years back. 

Couple who met in primary school got married and have a kid who now attends same school

The couple went on to have two kids and when their first child was old enough, he was sent to the same school his parents attended.

Facebook users reacted to their story and referred to it as a "wonderful love story."

Couple who met in primary school got married and have a kid who now attends same school

Read their unique love story below.

Couple who met in primary school got married and have a kid who now attends same school
Couple who met in primary school got married and have a kid who now attends same school



The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has accused the federal government of betrayal of trust over implementation of the new national minimum wage.  

In a statement by the President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye and Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi, the Congress said it was rejecting the recent circular released by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission on the implementation of the new minimum wage.  

It claimed the government was trying to use backyard tactics to avoid labour action and warned that it will not accept anything that negates the reason for setting up the minimum wage committee.  

The statement reads: ‘We have read with concern the circular released by Chief R.O Egbule, Executive Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Committee set up by the Federal Government to work out the consequential adjustment arising from the wage increase.  
Let it be known that this circular is unacceptable to us because it contradicts the raison d’etre for setting the committee. We consider this as a smart move on the part of government to discourage labour action. Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, is not fooled.
“The Congress views this latest move as a betrayal of the trust reposed on the Federal Government. We wonder why anything that has labour undertone becomes the issue of rejection by government. By this circular, the government is testing the patience of the workers; and we assure them that they either go to the negotiating table to complete the assignment or risk the wrath of the workers.  
“It will be recalled that recently the newly inaugurated green and red chambers of the National Assembly were showered with billions of naira at a time government is playing games with the minimum wage. The organised labour should not be blamed for any consequential action arising from non implementation of the minimum wage. TO BE FORE- WARNED IS TO BE- ARMED.”  




Two suspects linked to the murder of 24-year-old Chinedu Okoye, have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command. 

It was gathered that the suspects, 28-year-old Dabem Okekem and 37-year-old Okechukwu Okafor had barged into the house of one Ifenyichukwu Kamsisichukwu in Ogidi Aniuku village, where they forced her to open the door and took Okoye away. 

Dabem, the principal suspect that pulled the trigger, had reportedly been having heated confrontations with the deceased over Ifenyichukwu before the murder incident occurred. 


Tope Oshin's twin sons, Korede and John graduated from high school today and the ace movie director can't hold back her excitement. 

The Tinsel director took to Instagram to share photos from the event, and according to her she is halfway between excited, proud and emotional. Tope wrote; 
My #twin sons graduate from high school today...
Not sure I look as excited as I feel. 
Halfway between excited, proud and emotional. 
Their 2nd mummy @oshinbose has placed a bet that I’ll cry, I say I won’t. Will try hard to win the bet. She’s right here beside me
The day has just begun, let’s see how I hold out through the ceremony. 
#KnMhighSchoolGraduation#ProudestMumAlive #IyaIbeji #Ejire
.
Be kind as I flood your timelines today. 
UPDATE. 
I lost the bet. My glasses are off. I’ve blinked a million times. The dam is broken. 

Tinsel Director Tope OshinTinsel Director Tope Oshin
Tinsel Director Tope Oshin
Tinsel Director Tope Oshin


Afropop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is set to collaborate with American pop sensation, Chris Brown on a new song, ‘Blow My Mind’.

Brown is an award-winning singer and actor who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

Throughout his career, Brown has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 15 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and six Soul Train Music Awards.

According to Billboard, Brown has the seventh most Hot 100 entries on the chart with 93.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Davido announced the upcoming song on his Instagram page @davidooffical on Thursday.

Sharing the artwork for the tune, he wrote, “Verified. Coming soon!”

NAN reports that Davido, who has been on an international tour, has broken several records in recent times.


He was the first Nigerian artist to reach one million, two million, five million and nine million followers on Instagram.

His 2017 hit song, “Fall” became the first Nigerian music video to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

The Daps-directed video had made Nigerian YouTube history as the most-viewed Nigerian music in recent times.

Also, his song, ‘Wonder Woman’ was listed as one of the hottest tracks from across the African continent by Apple Music.


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane have clashed in Montreal.

Perez flew in to Canada to join Real's preseason tour and to discuss transfer strategy with Zidane.

Marca says Zidane is demanding Florentino sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, but has been warned a deal - as it stands - is unlikely.

With United insisting Pogba won't be allowed to leave for less than €180m, Florentino informed his coach nothing will happen unless they can secure some major sales.

Indeed, Florentino urged Zidane in the catch-up to nominate alternative targets.

A suggestion which has left Zidane frustrated.



An Information and Communications Technology expert witness, David Njoga, called by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Friday, that he needed the permission of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to decrypt or read some documents he claimed to have been obtained from the commission’s server.

Njoga, who said he came from Kenya to testify in the case, said without the INEC chairman’s permission, he could not access the said server and decrypt the documents obtained from it.


The petitioners are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 poll.

Under cross-examination by respondents’ lawyers, the witness who testified as the petitioners’ 59th witness, had said the results being laid claim to as the authentic results of the last presidential election obtained from INEC server were published on www.factsdontlie.com by an anonymous INEC official.


He said he never knew the said INEC official but was able to use “scientific method” to trace the source of the data on the website to INEC’s server.

Under cross-examination by Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the witness was confronted with some of the documents he claimed to have been downloaded from INEC’s server.

He was specifically shown his Exhibit A3, which was his acclaimed state-by-state list of voters accredited through the use of card readers during the February 23 poll.
Asked to open to Ekiti State and mention the surname, middle name and the first name of a person on the list, the witness said, “If you give me the INEC server key, I will decrypt it.

“This data is encrypted for security purpose.

“I can decrypt it but I am not authorised to decrypt this data.”

Asked by All Progressives Congress’ lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Njoga said it was only the INEC Chairman that could give the authorisation to access the server.


“It is the data owner, the chairman of INEC, that give an authorisation.

“This implies that, professionally, if the owner of the server provides access, I will be able to decrypt, and to confirm the source of the document.”

Asked how he was able to trace the data he analysed in his report when he had yet to gain access to the server, he said, “I am well trained in data sourcing.”


“I use the scientific method,” he said.

He was asked again if using his “scientific method” to source documents from the server “without authorisation, could also be used to tamper with the content of the said server.

He said “yes”.

Asked he said he was engaged to do the job, but was only paid for the logistics of the job.


Liverpool striker Sadio Mane says he would swap his Champions League winning medal for winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.

Senegal seek to win Afcon for the first time when they face Algeria in the final in Cairo, Egypt.

Mane helped Liverpool beat Tottenham to win the Champions League final on 1 June, and has three goals in five starts at the Africa Cup of Nations.

"For sure, I would be ready even today [to swap]," Mane told BBC Sport.

The former Southampton player, 27, added: "Maybe I don't need to swap when we win it hopefully.

"We know it won't be easy but it's normal, it's part of football. Algeria is a great team and now I'm just looking forward to playing in the final and to win it."


Barcelona are ready to revive their long-term interest in Bayern Munich wing-back David Alaba.

Mundo Deportivo says Barca are turning to the Austria star after being frustrated in negotiations with Real Betis for Junior Firpo.

Barca had seen Firpo as cover for Jordi Alba, though Betis' price is deemed too steep for a player who would not be a first-choice.

Instead, Barca are now ready to spend bigger money on a player who can compete directly with Alaba for a first team place.

Alaba, 27, fits the bill and Barca are now preparing an offer for the wing-back.

The defender has rejected new contract talks with Bayern and has seen his status come under threat with the arrival of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid.

Alaba is tied to Bayern until 2021.


The social media rumour of KimOprah dating Gedoni has been confirmed by the former Beauty Queen, but she said it was just for 7 months. 

KimOprah in an interview with Pulse following her eviction from the Big Brother Naija reality show on Sunday, admitted dating Gedoni for seven months while they were in University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State. She however said the relationship never worked out and they decided to remain friends after that. 

 “I dated Gedoni at some point in my year two; that was in the University of Port Harcourt, we were in the same modeling agency in Rivers, you know.
“We dated for like seven months and we decided to just stay friends because it wasn’t just working out in the relationship and whatnot. And then all of a sudden I see him in the Big Brother house" she said. 


A 15-year-old nursing mother, Blessing, has revealed how her elder brother, Frederick (35), started having sex with her when she was 13 years old, leading to her becoming a mother at 15.

Blessing’s defilement was discovered after she delivered a baby girl at Stella Obasanjo Hospital, in Edo State.

Sources said that his brother, Frederick was almost lynched after he collected the baby from his sister at the hospital and attempted to dump it in a refuse dump, claiming that the baby was dead. He was attacked by an angry mob after it was found that the baby was alive and kicking.

Blessing said: “My brother has been sleeping with me since I was 13 years old. Sometimes last year, he sent his wife out of their matrimonial home for about eight months. He sent her out, so that he could have his way with me daily. I had no one to cry to because he is my eldest brother. We lost our mum when I was 10 years old; this made me stay with my brother. He promised to marry me despite all odds. He told me that I should not terminate the pregnancy. He said that once I was delivered of the baby, he would get someone to take the baby and we would become rich.”

Blessing disclosed that the plan would have worked out, but Frederick started acting in a suspicious manner at the hospital, right after the delivery. She said:

“My brother’s movement became suspicious at the hospital after I gave birth. The hospital management had to move me from the women’s ward to a safe place where I was with my baby.” Frederick told EDOCSO, which took him to police station, that he returned home one day and realised that his sister looked like his wife. He said that he decided to do what husband and wife used to with her. He insisted that he couldn’t recall whatever happened after then.


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has given the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, two weeks to submit report of its probe on the rape allegation against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

PFN had set up a panel to probe the rape allegation against Fatoyinbo by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo.

Busola, who is the wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo had few weeks ago disclosed details of how Fatoyinbo allegedly raped her when she was young.

Fatoyinbo, however, denied the allegation, saying he has never forced himself on any woman in his life.

However, President of CAN, Dr Samson Ayokunle, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, explained that the body had taken it stands in the alleged rape case against Fatoyinbo.

He stated that the allegation, no matter how bad it might be, remained an allegation until proven otherwise.

According to Ayokunle: ”We have told you without mincing words that we will never support immorality in whatever form, it is alien to the culture of the church, to the teachings of Christ.

”And there is no pulpit that I know in Nigeria that the members are taught immorality, but we will not condemn until we have reasons to condemn, let the panel come out with the result let’s know what the truth is.

”I told you in the press release we issued that we have given the right to Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), because we don’t deal with individual churches, we deal with blocs.

”We have directed PFN, an arm of a bloc, which is also large enough to investigate that matter. I am telling you under God that PFN has set up that panel and that panel had been given two weeks within which to submit its report,

”Not only that, the two individuals involved have been invited by the committee and we are assuring them that nothing will be covered.”




The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday, arrested a female armed robber and her accomplice, who have been terrorising Abatete community with robberies and other heinous crimes.
 
 
Parading the suspects, spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed, said that on Thursday, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Eziowelle Division in conjunction with Abatete vigilante group arrested duo namely, 
 
(1) Ifeoma Joy Ugegbe alias "Sabath" 'f aged 20 years and,
(2) Ifeanyi Chinweze alias "cheplat" 'm' aged 19 years both from Oranto Ukpo in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State. 
 
 
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one cut -to -size single barrel gun loaded with a cartridge.
 
 
The case is under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.


The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of an Army Colonel, a Captain and three other military personnel in an ambush laid by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno/ Yobe states axis yesterday July 18th.

In a statemet released today Friday July 19th, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, in Charge of the 212 Battalion in the northeast, Col Ado Isa said the incident happened when troops were in hot pursuit of terrorists who came to attack a military base.

According to Isa, three soldiers were also killed in the attack.
The statement by Col Isa reads

“Troops of 212 Battalion deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jakana, on Wednesday 18Th July 2019 dealt with and neutralised unconfirmed number of Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists when they woefully attempted to infiltrate their base in dire need for logistics.
“The terrorists came at about 1845 hours in 7 Gun Trucks and fought fiercely to infiltrate the camp, but the attack was thwarted with heavy fire and bombardment by the gallant and patriotic troops who were vigilant and battle-ready.
“The terrorists couldn’t bear the firepower any longer after losing a significant number of both equipment and personnel in an exchange of fire.
“They lost initiative and withdrew in disarray along the Benisheikh – Damaturu axis, – abandoning a damaged utility Gun truck which was earmarked to convey looted items.
“Troops immediately followed in hot pursuit and the following items were captured:
1 x Anti Aircraft Gun
2 x Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tubes
2 x AK 47 Rifles
15 x Machine Gun rounds
and 12 x AK 47 NATO rounds.
“Sadly, a Colonel and a Captain, as well as 3 soldiers on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu, run into an ambush staged by the routed/fleeing terrorists from the Jakana axis which led to their unfortunate death.
“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes reiterated that “Personnel of the Nigerian Army will never be deterred in the ongoing noble and patriotic fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East”.
“He further commended the efforts of the entire troops in the theatre and charged them to remain focus, highly committed and professional in the discharge of their constitutional roles.
“The sacrifices of the fallen heroes in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency is no doubt painful to all, but that will further spur us to do more to ensure that our country remains secured, peaceful and free from terrorist activities for the overall interest of the nation.”




A 40-year-old Zimbabwean man identified as Jotham Chakawa has committed suicide because his two wives were allegedly cheating on him.  

Reports say that Jotham Chakawa killed himself after suspecting his two wives, who happen to be sisters, were engaged in two separate adulterous affairs. Chakawa is reported to have previously made two attempts to kill himself after suspecting that his wives Letwin Gwena (27) and Sekai Gwena (19) were covering for each other in their affairs.  

Chakawa committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in his own home town just before supper. Masvingo Police Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident. No postmortem was conducted on the body because the police were said not to have fuel to transport the body.
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