“I need N650million to start up a working restaurant” -BBNaija’s Whitemoney [Video]

Big Brother Naija ‘shine ya eyes’ winner, Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, better known as Whitemoney has revealed why he doesn’t own a restaurant. The reality star and cook, in an interview with Honest Bunch Podcast, revealed that he needs N650 million to start a working restaurant. According to him, this is the reason why he doesn’t own any restaurant because he can’t do it on his own. When asked why he can’t solicit help from his fans, Whitemoney questioned which fans can raise that amount of money. He added that many shouldn’t believe what they see on social media as it is different in reality. “One of the reasons why I don’t have a working restaurant is because the cost of opening a working restaurant was close to N650 million. I can’t do that on my own. So fans we contribute N650million for you. Don’t believe everything you see on the net”. His bombshell revelation has left the internet bewildered.

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Peter Obi reacts as US Secretary, Blinken calls Tinubu, makes promises

Peter Obi, Labour Party candidate in the February 2023 presidential election, has reacted to the call between US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Recall that Blinken, on Wednesday called Tinubu on phone to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the US-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration. Reacting, Obi said the US responses to Nigeria’s affairs should be based on mutual respect, shared ideals, aspirations and interests which ought to transcend the considerations of any individual. According to the former Anambra State Governor, the United States are meant to wait for the full resolution of the ongoing judicial processes before tacitly conferring legitimacy on any of the contending parties. “There is still a lack of clarity on the basis of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken’s call to APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 16th May 2023. The most fundamental tenet and core value of democracy is the rule of law. “Nigeria’s democracy is founded on these principles which the American people hold dear. Without the risk of interfering in Nigeria’s domestic …

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EPL: It’s been difficult – Man Utd player confirms exit from Ten Hag’s side

Phil Jones has confirmed he will leave Manchester United when his contract expires in the summer. The 31-year-old has featured 229 times for the Premier League giants since moving to Old Trafford in 2011. Jones has been out for the whole of this season due to injury. His last appearance came in a 3-0 win over Brentford 12 months ago. “It’s been very difficult, the last couple of years,” Jones said. “There is no hiding away from that. My family have been absolutely instrumental in keeping me on the straight and narrow and keeping me focused to try to get fit and try to play more. “And, you know, I’ve missed playing football. I missed it. You grow up playing football and all you want to do is play football. It’s all I’ve known, from such a young age, is to do what you love doing for a living. I’ve been fortunate enough to do that, albeit not as much as I would have liked.”

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Prove your allegations against me in court – Apostle Suleiman challenges Halima Abubakar

Apostle Johnson Suleman, the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries International, has challenged Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, to subject her allegation against him to trial in court. The clergyman, who spoke through his lawyer, Dr Abdul Mahmud, said the actress should subject the purported claims against him to judicial scrutiny by filing a defence to a N1 billion damages suit filed against her. In a statement by the lawyer in Abuja, he said his client was “unjustly attacked, maligned and defamed” by the actress with the intention to blackmail him for monetary gains. He assured that the clergy would secure justice in court over the defamation of his character by the actress. Mahmoud recalled that following the relentless libelous attacks against Suleiman, a N1 billion damages suit was filed against the actress before the FCT High Court in Abuja. “Prior to instituting the lawsuit, we served the Letter of Cease and Desist on the said actress on behalf of our client but she persisted in her relentless and scurrilous attacks on our client. “Following the order of the court, substituted service …

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Ghana’s Omar Sterling beats Wizkid in ‘wrestling match’

There was a mild drama between Grammy-award winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, and Omar Sterling, half of Ghanaian musical duo, R2bees, recently. A video making the rounds on the internet captured Wizkid and Omar Sterling wrestling. The Ghanaian appeared to overpower Wizkid who ran away but Sterling chased and knocked him down. A referee’s voice could be heard counting to see whether the Starboy boss could accept defeat or rise. The video was cut before the end of the counting. See the video below;

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Police reject N800,000 bribe, arrest seven suspects in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command said its personnel rejected a bribe of N800,000 and arrested no fewer than three suspects with twelve rolls of copper wires suspected to be stolen from an electric pole. This is contained in a statement issued in Sokoto on Thursday by DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the command’s spokesperson. He said that policemen on patrol along Birnin Kebbi road in the state intercepted a Volkswagen Sharan vehicle with Reg. No. KSF 356 Lagos, loaded with wires. “The suspects, Rufa’i Sani, Yusha’u Abubakar and Ahmadu Bello, attempted to bribe the police with the sum of N800,000 to allow passage. “However, our policemen collected the money as exhibits and brought the suspects with their vehicle to the State Criminal and Investigation Department for discreet investigation,” he said. The spokesman also said on May 13, a team of detectives of the command attached to Bodinga Police Station in the state on visibility policing arrested four suspects with copper wires. “Upon investigation, the suspects confessed to having criminally conspired with one Habibu Nimadi and vandalised a transformer. “However, police investigation revealed …

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Jonathan Conceding Defeat In 2015 Unprecedented And Un-Nigerian – Buhari

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari, has stated that the act of his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to concede defeat, even before the formal announcement of the election result, was unprecedented and, definitely, not Nigerian. Buhari made the assertion at a farewell meeting with his media support group, Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, May 18. “Jonathan called me at 5:25 that evening to say congratulations. I said pardon me Mr. President? He said yes, I called to concede and congratulate you. That was equally very un-Nigerian.” While calling on Nigerians to walk on the path of duty if they really wanted to see the country achieve new heights, the president showered praises on members of BMO for volunteering their time and energy throughout the eight years of his administration “without salary, letter of appointment or any formal rewards, describing their sacrifices as ‘very un-Nigerian.”

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APC Diaspora Chairmen Fault Elective Congresses in UK, Canada, S/Africa

Lagos, – The APC Committee of Diaspora Chairmen (APC -CDC) on Friday said that congresses for executives held in Canada, UK and South Africa did not follow laid down procedures, and therefore illegal. The chairmen also urged the party’s leadership not to recognise outcomes of such congresses but insisted that it must align with APC’s constitutional provisions. Amb. Stephen Tella, the APC-CDC General Secretary and Chairman of APC Spain chapter, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos. “The APC-CDC is gravely concerned about the recent illegal and unconstitutional congresses held by some individuals who claim to be party representatives in various diaspora chapters of the party in UK, Canada, South Africa, etc. “These congresses not only undermine the party’s constitution but also stand in direct opposition to the mandate given by the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to the committee of diaspora chairmen. “The APC-CDC led by Mr Tunde Doherty is urging the general public to be cautious and avoid associating with individuals claiming to be representatives of the party abroad. “These impostors have been engaging in …

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How Court Freed, Acquitted Suspected Killers Of College Student, Deborah Samuel After Police Prosecutors Absconded From Trial

Court documents have revealed how the suspected killers of Deborah Emmanuel, a College of Education student, were freed after the Nigerian police prosecutors failed to show up in court. On May 12, 2023, Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was attacked by a mob and set ablaze over comments purportedly considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed. Few days after, a Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto State remanded the two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci arrested in connection with her murder. During the court proceedings, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the murder of the deceased. They were subsequently discharged and acquitted by the court. In a five-page court judgement, delivered on January 30, 2023 in the Chief Magistrate Court I Gutwa, Sokoto seen by SaharaReporters, Chief Magistrate Shuaibu Ahmad, Esq set the suspects free due to the absence of the police prosecution during series of hearings. The charges against them, criminal conspiracy and inciting public disturbance, should have carried a maximum of two-year jail term upon conviction. The court judgement read, “On …

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Tinubu’s inauguration: Programmes commences Thursday, FG invites over 65 world leaders

About 65 world leaders, including Heads of State, have been invited to grace the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who will be sworn in as the 16th President of Nigeria on May 29. Also expected at the nation’s seventh transition ceremony are past presidents, diplomats, heads of international organisations and prominent Nigerians and representatives of foreign governments and agencies. The inauguration programmes will begin on Thursday with the  investiture of Tinubu with  the  Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and  the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima, as the  Grand Commander of Order of the Niger. A director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to The PUNCH on Thursday that several African leaders had indicated interest in attending the inauguration ceremony which would take place at Eagle Square, Abuja. “We have 54 countries in Africa and most of them have been invited to the inauguration; so, we don’t expect less than 65 world leaders from Africa, Europe and America at the event,’’ said the director, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to …

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APC NWC Sets Aside Goje’s Expulsion, Says Ex-Gov Remains Bona Fide Member

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set aside the expulsion of a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, and cautioned its state chapters against the indiscriminate suspension and expulsion of members of the party.  Goje was expelled by the Gombe State chapter of the APC over alleged anti-party activities in the recently conducted elections. But in a statement yesterday in Abuja, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said, “The attention of the National Headquarters of APC has been drawn to media reports of the purported expulsion of His Excellency, Senator Mohammad Danjuma Goje, by the Gombe State Executive Committee of our party.  “The party has directed that the said expulsion and all related actions in the matter be, and are hereby, set aside pending further review and decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on the matter.  “Therefore, Senator Goje is, and remains, a bona fide member of the Gombe State chapter of our party.” In another statement by Barrister Morka, the APC said, “We note with deep concern …

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Edo emerges 2nd, wins ₦184mn at NGF leadership challenge for PHCs

Edo state has emerged as the runner-up, (South-South region) in the Primary Health Care (PHC) Leadership Challenge Fund, a flagship programme of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). The programme is aimed to revamp the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) policy in the country by maximising the commitment of state governors to promoting a progressive increase in PHC funding, and ensuring all primary healthcare centres have the requisite human resource capacity. Edo clinched the sum of N184 million cash prize for coming second in the challenge. The State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and the immediate past Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, led the delegation from the Edo State Ministry of Health to the very colorful event held at Presidential Villa, in Abuja. Reacting to the honour, Governor Obaseki said the achievement is a testament to the transformative reforms implemented by his administration in the health sector over the past six years. According to him, “Our primary goal has always been to improve healthcare delivery and ensure that every citizen has access to quality primary healthcare services. “For us, …

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Tems beats Rihanna, Beyoncé to new music chart record in US

The Nigerian achieved the rare feat after her song ‘Free Mind’ broke the record for longest running number one by a female artist in Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart history. The song maintained its position at number one on the chart this week, making it a total of 17 weeks at peak, which is a record by any female artiste. The song debuted on the main chart, Billboard Hot 100 last year, making Tems the first Nigerian female soloist to appear as a lead on the chart. ‘Free Mind,” which is off Tems’ debut Extended Play (EP) has earned millions of streams in the United States across major digital streaming platforms.

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Anambra Killing: See How Police Arrested Two Suspects Over Attack On US Embassy Staff

By Chris Udochukwu The Police Command In Anambra State has said that two suspects have been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the US Consulate Convoy in Ogbaru Local Government Area.  Preliminary investigations conducted by the police revealed that seven persons were killed in the assault. Of the seven, three were US Consulate officials and four were Mobile Police escorts. Speaking on the development on Thursday, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng said a Joint Security Task Force comprising of police tactical teams and troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy, raided the suspects’ hideout at Ugwuaneocha community within Ogbaru LGA. According to him, the security operatives upon arrival, met a deserted camp. And while the camp was razed down, the Commissioner disclosed that two persons of interest have been arrested and they are under interrogations by the police. During the press briefing at the State Police Command headquarters, Amawbia, the Commissioner also stated that the victims, five male officials of the US Embassy and four armed police escorts from Lagos were on a mission to assess the …

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Why NNPP Didn’t Challenge Tinubu’s Victory – Galadima Reveals

By Chris Udochukwu A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima has given insight as to why his party is not in court contesting the declaration of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 25 presidential election. He said that the party refused to challenge the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election in court due to the lack of funds. He stated this while speaking to ARISE TV on the recent meeting between Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the NNPP and the President-elect, Tinubu. Daily Trust reports a meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso in Paris, France, brokered by Kwankwaso’s ally and former Tinubu’s campaign coordinator, Abdulmumini Jibrin, the House of Representatives member-elect who defected to the NNPP from the APC before the general elections. Details of the meeting are still sketchy but both men are said to have discussed a government of unity between the two parties that may lead to a possible political alliance between the two politicians. While responding to it, Galadima said such a …

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