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Survivors Of Awkuzu SARS Said Squad Sold Body Parts Of Executed Victims
Crime

Survivors Of Awkuzu SARS Said Squad Sold Body Parts Of Executed Victims

Okechukwu Nwanguma is the Executive Director, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre, an organisation that promotes justice for victims of human rights violation and has handled several cases of human rights violation by the Nigeria Police. He tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the security agency became an organised ‘criminal entity’ How would you assess the government’s reactions to #EndSARS protests, especially with the replacement of Special Anti-Robbery Squad with the Special Weapons and Tactics unit? I am happy that after many years of apparent docility and passivity, Nigerian youths eventually experienced a reawakening, found their voices, picked up the gauntlet and rose to the occasion. I never thought that this day of renewed co...
Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction
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Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder has sold at auction for $594,750 in New York. The crown headlined Sotheby's first-ever sale devoted to hip-hop that featured more than 120 lots including jewelry, art and other ephemera of the genre born in the Bronx. The crown was worn by The Notorious B.I.G. - famous for hits including Juicy, Big Poppa and Hypnotize - during his last recorded photoshoot in 1997, just three days before his shock murder in Los Angeles. The photographer Barron Claiborne, who took the now immortal image of the artist born Christopher Wallace, put the rap artifact up for sale. It sold for almost double its pre-sale high estimate of $300,000. It's quite a sum for a crown made of plastic that Sean "Diddy" Co...
Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him
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Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him

Cesc Fabregas says that Jose Mourinho promised to sign Diego Costa in an attempt to get him to leave Barcelona for Chelsea. The Spaniard spent three seasons at Barcelona, winning a Copa del Rey and a La Liga title in his time there, before joining Chelsea in 2014. It was a somewhat controversial transfer having played for rivals Arsenal for eight years but Mourinho managed to convince Fabregas it was the right move. “Jose has one system but he works on that system very well. He’s got the specific players for the right system,” Fabregas told YouTube channel FIVE. “One day, when I first met him he told me ‘I need two players, I’m going to sign Diego Costa. If you come to me…’, he drew me the team on paper and said ‘this team is winning the title’. “The first day I met him ...
Michael Jordan’s signature Air Jordan Shoes from 1985 Sell for Record-breaking $560,000
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Michael Jordan’s signature Air Jordan Shoes from 1985 Sell for Record-breaking $560,000

A pair of  Michael Jordan's game-worn shoes from 1985 was sold for $560,000 on Sunday, more than three times the estimated auction price . Ten bidders from across the globe competed for the basketball legend's autographed Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes before the online auction closed at $560,000, breaking the world auction record for sneakers, according to auction house Sotheby's.   "Following a bidding war which drove the value up by US $300,000 within the final twenty minutes of the sale, the pair achieved more than 3.5x their $150,000 high estimate," Auction house Sotheby's said. The bidders came from six countries across four continents, and the sale breaks the world auction record for a pair of sneakers, set last year by  the Nike "Moon Shoe" for $437,500. ...
Why I Sold My Baby For N130,000 — Orphan
Crime

Why I Sold My Baby For N130,000 — Orphan

A 20-year-old lady, Miracle Kalu, who was arrested for selling her one-month-old baby for N130,000, to an unknown couple in Lagos, has blamed her action on hardship. She was traced to her residence in Orlu, Imo State, after the baby, who was being conveyed to his new parents in Lagos, was intercepted by policemen, who were enforcing the lockdown directive at Anthony Oke on April 26, 2020. Two passengers, who initially identified themselves as a couple: Patrick Mbama, 41,and Ogechi Chinonso Ekwebele, 30, were arrested alongside five other passengers in the Toyota Sienna bus, when they failed to give a reasonable explanation on the baby they were found with. They, however, revealed during interrogation that the baby was being taken to a childless couple, who were subsequently arrest...
Ooni Of Ife Sold It To Us, Chinese Tells Osun Farmers After They Were Caught Excavating Acres Of Land (Video)
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Ooni Of Ife Sold It To Us, Chinese Tells Osun Farmers After They Were Caught Excavating Acres Of Land (Video)

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has been accused of selling acres of land that belongs to some Nigerian farmers in Osun State to a group of Chinese Nationals for a huge sum of money. According to the farmers who disclosed their displeasure during an interview, some Chinese men handed a huge amount of money to the traditional ruler and got express permission to take over the large farm lands without compensation to the owners. One of the farmers that was interviewed in the presence the Chinese men on the expanse of land which was being evacuated identified himself as Olaiya, from Erin Nla, spoke in Yoruba language while reacting to the incident, he said; “Please help me, this is my farm, the Chinese have destroyed everything planted on it, Cocoa plantation, Bana...
How I sold my dog for N400 to buy a game – Adekunle Gold
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How I sold my dog for N400 to buy a game – Adekunle Gold

Lockdown has been making singer Adekunle Gold reveal the most about him. Recall he recently spoke about how dull he was in school and said he only passed CRK and Fine Arts exams, which made his wife, Simi beg God not to let their unborn child pick his genes. Now Mr Gold is back at it again. This time, he revealed how he sold his dog back in the days for N400 just to buy a game for himself. He said he watched as the people at 404 kitchen slaughtered the dog but he didn't flinch, got his money and went ahead to buy the game. Well, it wasn't funny when his father finally found out the truth, lol. “One of the vilest thing I did as a kid was selling my dog to a 404 Kitchen for N400 just to buy family con. I was there when they killed the dog and I didn’t flinch. I went home with my c...
Westerhof Sold Nigeria’s Game Against Italy At USA 94 – Bonfrere Jo
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Westerhof Sold Nigeria’s Game Against Italy At USA 94 – Bonfrere Jo

Former Super Eagles technical adviser Bonfrere Jo has blamed the team’s exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America on the erstwhile handler of the side Clemens Westerhof. The Super Eagles agonisingly lost 2-1 to Itlay in their second round match in the competition. The three-time African champions were a minute away from recording a famous victory against the Italians before Roberto Baggio netted the equalising goal. Baggio then struck from the spot in extra time to hand victory to Arigo Sacchi’s men. Bonfrere, who was Westerhof’s number two at that time has come out to say that the latter sold the game to Italy. “Yes Everyone blames the coach. The coach did something wrong and we lost before the game started,” Bonfrere revealed in an interview with Br...
COVID-19: China Says It Has Sold Nearly Four Billion Masks Abroad
Business

COVID-19: China Says It Has Sold Nearly Four Billion Masks Abroad

China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports. Despite Chinese cases dwindling, Beijing has encouraged factories to increase production of medical supplies as the pandemic kills over 60,000 globally and parts of the world face a protective equipment shortage. China has exported 3.86 billion masks, 37.5 million pieces of protective clothing, 16,000 ventilators and 2.84 million COVID-19 testing kits since March 1, customs official Jin Hai said, with orders to more than 50 countries. She added the country’s medical supply exports were valued at 10.2 billion yuan ($1.4 billion). However numerous nations — including the Netherlands, the Philippines, Croa...
‘Lagos Coffee Shop Sells The World’s Most Expensive Coffee; A Jug Of Coffee Is Sold At N115,000’ – Ebuka Obi Uchendu Claims
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‘Lagos Coffee Shop Sells The World’s Most Expensive Coffee; A Jug Of Coffee Is Sold At N115,000’ – Ebuka Obi Uchendu Claims

Popular Nigerian TV host, presenter, Ebuka Obi Uchendu has claimed that the world’s most expensive coffee is sold in Nigeria, precisely Lagos. He made this known in a recent Twitter post where he took to the micro-blogging site to reveal that a coffee shop in Lagos sells coffee for quite an exorbitant amount. According to him, this coffee shop in Lagos sold one of the world’s most renowned coffees, the “Wild Kopi Luwak” for N115,000 per jug. Read his post and some reactions from other social media users below;
Meet The Nigerian Who Sold His Company To Apple Worth $1billion
Tech

Meet The Nigerian Who Sold His Company To Apple Worth $1billion

Chinedu Echeruo is Nigeria USA based Entrepreneur who founded HopStop in 2005. Before then, Echeruo worked as an analyst at investment banks and hedge funds for some couple of years. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Syracuse University. Echeruo was the Chairman of the Board for HopStop before July 2013 when the website was finally sold to Apple Inc. Nigerian citizens have been in the news lately for the wrong reasons. Following the recent FBI arrest of 77 Nigerians and Forbes 30 under 30 Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke for cyber fraud, there’s been a global outrage and mixed reactions trailing the integrity of its citizens, especially in the diaspora. However, on the reverse, the West African country has set many precedencies that the world continu...
Abdulfatah Sold Deputy Governor’s House, 110 Other Properties –  Abdulrahman
Politics

Abdulfatah Sold Deputy Governor’s House, 110 Other Properties – Abdulrahman

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Monday alleged that his predecessor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, sold about 110 properties belonging to the state government, including the residence of the Deputy Governor. Abdulrazaq, speaking to State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President, said his deputy governor has been compelled to live in a rented apartment which is costing the state a fortune. The Governor, who said this was part of what he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, however, declined to comment on the crisis plaguing Kwara State following the demolition of Ile Arogbo, the family property of the Sarakis. “I have explained all these to Mr President and I have told him that we want to concentrate on agriculture b...
Rolls-Royce Sold A Record 5,152 Cars In 2019, The Highest Ever
Cars

Rolls-Royce Sold A Record 5,152 Cars In 2019, The Highest Ever

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sold a record 5152 luxury cars across more than 50 countries in 2019, the highest annual figure ever in the Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history. That marked a 25% increase over the 4,107 vehicles it sold in 2018. The Americas remained the Rolls-Royce’s largest market in 2019, with about a third of its sales. This is followed by China and Europe. Russia, Singapore, Australia and Japan all reported record sales. Despite being dismissed as too big and expensive, the Cullinan was Rolls-Royce’s major contribution to the sales growth in 2019. The 3-ton high-riding SUV, which starts at $330,000, typically retails for over $400,000 after the usual add-ons and customizations. Rolls-Royce also claims their were high demands for Ghost, Dawn and its top of the ...
‘I Once Sold Bread,’ Makinde Gives Reason For Not Chasing Traders Off The Street
Politics

‘I Once Sold Bread,’ Makinde Gives Reason For Not Chasing Traders Off The Street

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has given reason why he has not chased traders off the streets of the state. Makinde said his decision was as a result of his experience as a boy street trader at Yemetu, an Ibadan neighbourhood. The governor said this at the Oja Oba Central Mosque, Ibadan, during a special prayer to commemorate his 52nd birthday. He said, “Somebody said that I was quoted as saying that I would not chase away street traders without providing them with alternatives. Yes, that is true because I know the mentality of street trading. I once sold bread by the roadside in Yemetu. “I said so because we cannot send them away until we provide an alternative for them. And we have started enforcing that. We did that at Ojoo where we asked people not to trade at the p...
Video: You destroyed my life and took everything from me’ – Former Yazidi sex slave confronts her ISIS rapist on live TV
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Video: You destroyed my life and took everything from me’ – Former Yazidi sex slave confronts her ISIS rapist on live TV

A video which shows the heartwrenching moment a former Yazidi sex slave who was kidnapped and sold into slavery at 14, confronted her rapist, has gone viral. Standing before her abuser, Ashwaq Haji Hamid demanded answers from the ISIS rapist who couldn't look her in the face during the entire confrontation. “Why did you do that to me?” she asked in a video filmed by Iraqi TV, demanding that he raise his head to face her. “You’ve destroyed my life. You took everything from me. Everything I dreamed of. ” “I was the age of your son, the age of your daughter,” she continued, before eventually fainting and collapsing to the ground in front of her handcuffed captor. Before the confrontation, Hamid bravely recounted how she was among 300-400 Yazidi girls and women who were sold as s...
Alex Ferguson’s Last Chewed Gum As Manager Sold For 181.4 Million Naira
Sport

Alex Ferguson’s Last Chewed Gum As Manager Sold For 181.4 Million Naira

Sir Alex Ferguson’s supposed last ever piece of chewing gum while Manchester United manager has been sold for a staggering £390K on eBay, it had been claimed. The legendary boss boasted a trophy laden career at Old Trafford, conquering Europe while also consistently collecting major honours domestically. Ferguson , who accomplished many feats in the game, always ensured he had chewing gum at his disposal on a match day. The Scot's love for chewing gum was well documented, and camera shots often panning to the United boss contemplating tactics while vigorously chomping were not a rarity in his 21-year reign of United.
Ben Enwonwu’s Painting Sold For £1.1m After Google Search
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Ben Enwonwu’s Painting Sold For £1.1m After Google Search

A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the ‘African Mona Lisa’ sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1m after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance. ‘Christine,’ by 20th century master of African modernism Ben Enwonwu, had been in the sitter’s family home ever since it was painted in Lagos in 1971. “The family were unaware of the significance of the painting or the importance of the artist, until a chance googling of the signature led them to Sotheby’s free Online Estimate Platform,” said the London auction house. The painting fetched over seven times the pre-auction estimate, finally going under the hammer for £1.1m (1.3 million euros, $1.4m). The work precedes the artist’s 1974 painting of Ife royal princess Adetutu ‘Tutu’ Ademil...
Woman sells own new born for N.5m in Imo
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Woman sells own new born for N.5m in Imo

A housewife, Chinasa Ukaonu, has rekindled the flourishing baby trafficking otherwise known as baby factory in Imo State as she willingly sold her own baby after delivery for N500, 000. According to the State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo who disclosed this to newsmen through his Public Relation Officer Orlando Ikeokwu, Ukaonu had left her matrimonial home with an 8- month-old pregnancy informing her husband , Promise Ukaonu, that she was going to stay with her brother for a while at Mbaitoli. Few days after she left the house, the CP said, she sent a message across to her husband informing him that she lost the pregnancy. Mrs Ukaonu after deceiving her husband, proceeded to a baby factory where she was said to have delivered the baby with the help of two nurses, Esomonu Dorathy a...
I Beheaded 4 Children And Sold Each Head For N170k – Suspect
Crime

I Beheaded 4 Children And Sold Each Head For N170k – Suspect

A 22-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu, has confessed to beheading three boys and one girl in various villages in the outskirts of Abuja. He said for each of the male victim’s head he severed, he was paid N170,000 while he was paid N160,000 for the female head. He was on a mission for the fifth head on the 19th of May, 2019, when he was caught by personnel of the Police Force Speaking during his parade, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma said efforts are being intensified to arrest his master who is currently at large. On how he got involved in the act, Aliyu said: “I approached Mallam Yahaya because I was stranded and I needed N7000 for my education. After complaining to him, he offered me plate of rice and can malt. . After consuming the meal, I cou...
“Everything I Owned In America Was Sold During My Arrest” – Kemi Olunloyo
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“Everything I Owned In America Was Sold During My Arrest” – Kemi Olunloyo

After reading her caption i felt the pain retired journlaist Kemi Olunloyo is going through. Recently she requested for help from Nigerian with two thousand naira only, just because the country is hard i haven't helped her and am sure some of us too. She opened up on her page to cry out for help and also reveals how she sold all of her properties because of 2017 arrest. Read caption below.. SOME OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS FEEL I'M IGNORING THEM. PLS FORGIVE ME�� . Dear Funmi I am not well. I have no money or strength to take care of myself. I had to resort to crowd funding my medical bills. Nigerians are suffering and the 2k ppl are donating have helped me get some psychotherapy, pain medicine for my body and anxiety medicine for my panic attacks. Pls understand I'm going thru a lot ...
Who Sold Nigeria To The British For £865k In 1899? – By Cheta Nwanze
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Who Sold Nigeria To The British For £865k In 1899? – By Cheta Nwanze

This is the story of the first oil war, which was fought in the 19th century, in the area that became Nigeria. All through the 19th century, palm oil was highly sought-after by the British, for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery. Remember that Britain was the world’s first industrialised nation, so they needed resources such as palm oil to maintain that. Palm oil, of course, is a tropical plant, which is native to the Niger Delta. Malaysia’s dominance came a century later. By 1870, palm oil had replaced slaves as the main export of the Niger Delta, the area which was once known as the Slave Coast. At first, most of the trade in the oil palm was uncoordinated, with natives selling to those who gave them the best deals. Native chiefs such as former slave, Jaja of Opobo beca...
Coutinho To Be Sold By Barcelona After UCL Exit, Valverde Fate Uncertain Too
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Coutinho To Be Sold By Barcelona After UCL Exit, Valverde Fate Uncertain Too

Philippe Coutinho is "not a Barcelona player" and will be the first casualty of their shambolic Champions League exit to Liverpool, while the board are set to meet to decide coach Ernesto Valverde's fate, sources have told ESPN FC. Sources also confirmed that a number of the coaching staff are disappointed with Coutinho's performances this season. The Brazilian is the club's record signing at €160 million but his displays against his former side across both legs of the semifinal strengthened the idea that his time at Camp Nou is up. "Coutinho is not a Barcelona player, that's been made clear," a club source told ESPN FC. The ex-Liverpool playmaker started the season well but his form and confidence have fallen off a cliff since an injury in October. He's been unable to re-find his...
A 26-year-old Bricklayer Arrested for Selling His 6-week-old Twins for N500k in Edo State
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A 26-year-old Bricklayer Arrested for Selling His 6-week-old Twins for N500k in Edo State

A 26-year-old bricklayer identified as Kenneth Ofoke, has been arrested for allegedly selling his six-week-old set of twins Edo State. The suspect who hails from Ebonyi State, sold the twins for N500,000 in Port Harcourt and the police alleged that the suspect had sold four babies before he was arrested, adding that he sold the twins for N500,000, and the other two for N30,000 and N50,000 respectively. However, Kenneth said he sold the twins due to financial constraints and ill-health of the children and their mother, adding that he and the mother of the children decided to take the babies where they would be taken care off. When asked if he was married to the mother of the twins, he said: “The woman brought the children to me, saying I am their father. She said I impregnated ...
Adolf Hitler’s ‘Suicide Note’ To Be Sold At Auction For N32 Million
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Adolf Hitler’s ‘Suicide Note’ To Be Sold At Auction For N32 Million

A telegraph dubbed “Hitler’s suicide note” containing a defiant final message from the Nazi leader is expected to fetch up to £70,000 (about N32,620,000) at auction. The historic memo was sent just days before Hitler’s death to one of his favourite commanders, Ferdinand Schörner, who had urged him to flee the besieged capital of the German Third Reich. It states: “I shall remain in Berlin, so as to take part, in honourable fashion, in the decisive battle for Germany, and to set a good example to all those remaining. “I believe that in this way I shall be rendering Germany the best service. “For the rest of you, every effort must be made to win the struggle for Berlin. You can there help decisively, by pushing northwards as early as possible.”
‘I Sold Indomie & Egg To Survive’ –  Lucy Akwawa, Nigeria’s Most Beautiful Student
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‘I Sold Indomie & Egg To Survive’ – Lucy Akwawa, Nigeria’s Most Beautiful Student

Nigeria's Most Beautiful Student, Lucy Akwawa in an interview with The Bug magazine revealed that contrary to popular belief, a good number of students in Covenant University are from average and below average families who struggle like most Nigerians to foot their bills. She explained how she managed a petty trade through school. She is the very first winner of the elite pageant, crowned Queen at the event which took place on the 21st of December at the prestigious Lekki Coliseum. Excerpt from Lucy Akwawa's profile on The Bug magazine: Lucy started school at Our Lady's Nursery and Primary School, but it was Immaculate Conception Secondary School (both in Bauchi) that she develop her ambitious personality which has kept her success-bound ever since. When she got into Covenant ...
Princess Diana’s Armored 1987 Rolls-royce Silver Spur Sold For 16.2million Naira
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Princess Diana’s Armored 1987 Rolls-royce Silver Spur Sold For 16.2million Naira

The Royal Palace has finally decided to sell the 1987 Rolls Royce Silver of which late Princess Diana official car. The Silver Spur was ordered by the U.K. Foreign Office for exclusive use at its Embassy in Washington, D.C. While it is impressive on its own, the car's real claim to fame is its association with the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Used by the princess on her official 1990 visit to the United States, the car was featured in numerous photographs including her appearance at the Royal Gala Evening to benefit the London City Ballet in Washington, D.C., and a visit to Grandma’s House, a Washington, D.C., home for HIV-positive children, on October 4 and 5 respectively. Still married to Prince Charles at the time, she appeared in her then official royal capacity as Her Royal H...
“I Sold Pure Water At UNILAG” – Helen Paul
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“I Sold Pure Water At UNILAG” – Helen Paul

Nigerian comedian, singer and actress Helen Paul shares her grass to grace story as she revealed that she once sold pure water at moremi hall, Unilag. She wrote: Na wa o Which work I no do I try modeling, I see say I no fine I try makeup artiste, I carry purse so tey hand pain me I sell pure water for #moremihall that time for school...In search of success, poverty use me play free kick. Now bankers de call me, how can we help you? Eh... help who? Everybody wan be my friend � But no make friend o... because all those people go leave you if you pretend say things change small. But in all keep trying Keep pushing... Don’t forget where you are coming from and where you are going. Focus o... NO ENTER UNNECESSARY COMPETITION!
Italian Club, Palermo Sold For 10 Euros To London Company
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Italian Club, Palermo Sold For 10 Euros To London Company

Palermo have been sold to a "London-based company" for the price of 10 euros (£8.75), the Italian second division side's owner has announced. Maurizio Zamparini said he has sold "100% of the club" at a "symbolic price". Zamparini, 77, bought Palermo in 2002 and last year stepped down as president. However, his replacement resigned as a takeover fell through. He made around 45 managerial appointments during his time in charge. Zamparini said he was "profoundly sad" to finally be leaving but is "thinking of the club's future". In an open letter to fans, he added: "The objective for some time has been to find someone to continue my work with more financial power, capable of investments that I was no longer able to make. "The new London-based owners will put into action t...
Governor Ganduje ‘Bribery Videos’ Sold In Kano Markets (Photos)
Politics

Governor Ganduje ‘Bribery Videos’ Sold In Kano Markets (Photos)

Reports have it that the alleged bribery videos of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, are now being sold in markets in Kano state. A young man who purchased the full season from episode 1-6, took to Facebook to show them off as he revealed how the videos are being sold well in the market. This is coming after a Kano high court granted an interim injunction sought by Kano governor, restraining Daily Nigerian Newspaper and Jafaar Jafaar, its publisher, from publishing videos about him. The news platform had published videos showing Ganduje allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors. Ganduje had subsequently filed a N3 billion suit against the newspaper. The governor asked the court to declare the publication as wrongful and a defamation of character. The contractor b...
“Jonathan Had No Shoes, You Sold Firewood’ – Nigerians React To Atiku Plan
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“Jonathan Had No Shoes, You Sold Firewood’ – Nigerians React To Atiku Plan

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has caused reactions from Nigerians on social media over his campaign policy document ‘The Atiku Plan.’ On Monday, Atiku revealed his plan for Nigerians in 2019and narrated a story of how he started selling firewood as an orphan in Adamawa before he got rich. He quoted his statement by saying: “I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in me and here I am today. If Nigeria worked for me, I owe it as my duty to make sure that Nigeria also works for you.” But, his above statement received backslash from some Nigerians on social media as they compared his story to that of former President Goodluck Jonathan who said he had n...
Shehu Sani’s Senatorial Ticket Was ‘Sold For $2m’ To Oshiomhole – SaharaReporter
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Shehu Sani’s Senatorial Ticket Was ‘Sold For $2m’ To Oshiomhole – SaharaReporter

According to the source, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, singlehandedly gave the money to Farouk Adamu. He said Adamu collected the cash in Abuja on behalf of Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Details have emerged of how the Kaduna Central Senatorial District ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sold for $2million to Uba Sani, Political Adviser to Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State. A source privy to the deal spoke exclusively to SaharaReporters in Abuja on Friday. According to the source, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, singlehandedly gave the money to Farouk Adamu. He said Adamu collected the cash in Abuja on behalf of Adams Osh...
I Became Poor To Establish University – Afe Babalola
Education

I Became Poor To Establish University – Afe Babalola

Chief Afe Babalola has said that he sold his properties in Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja and London as well as emptied his bank account to establish the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD). The founder of ABUAD stated this at the weekend during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Afe Babalola University Agriculture Expo (ABUA-EX) where 48 farmers across the 16 councils of the state received N6 million from the legal icon to expand the scope of farming. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) described himself as a fulfilled man, having succeeded in touching lives positively. While warning on the consequences of neglecting agriculture, the university administrator said that Nigeria risks becoming a beggarly nation by taking farming for granted. He lamented that the youths were not in...
FG Can’t Fund Budget 2018 Unless Assets Are Sold, Says Ministers
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FG Can’t Fund Budget 2018 Unless Assets Are Sold, Says Ministers

Huge cost of servicing new loans amid poor revenue informed the Federal Government’s decision to dispose of 10 state-owned assets to select investors and the public between now and year end, in order to fund the 2018 fiscal plan.This clarification was given by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and her counterpart in the Budget and National Planning Ministry, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who also argued that borrowings and the assets sale not only constituted strategic actions to funding the 2018 budget, but were in the overall interest of the country. In the sale of the 10 ailing key national assets, two of which must be sold this month (Nicon Insurance Limited and Skyway Aviation Handling Co), the government is expected to earn the sum of $797m, that is N289b. A Director at t...
Italian Fashion Giant, Versace Set To Be Sold To Michael Kors In $2bn Deal
Fashion

Italian Fashion Giant, Versace Set To Be Sold To Michael Kors In $2bn Deal

Versace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, is set to be bought by Michael Kors.   The US fashion group has agreed to buy the Italian firm in a deal worth about €1.7bn ($2bn, £1.5bn), Reuters reported. The Versace family still owns 80% of the company. Four years ago it sold a 20% stake to US private equity group Blackstone.   Last year, Michael Kors bought Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker founded in London, for almost £900m.   Donatella Versace, the firm's artistic director and vice-president, has reportedly called a staff meeting in Milan for Tuesday, Corriere della Sera reported. Versace reported sales of €686m in 2016. Chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd said earlier this year that annual turnover was soon expected to exce...
All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold
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All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold

President Muhammad Buhari said all recovered illegally acquired assets would be sold in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign. The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy on Sunday night, said when the recovered assets are sold the money would be paid into the country’s treasury. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu who disclosed this, said the President, assured that his administration had remained steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption. The President noted that if past governments had utilised 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to the...
“I Once Sold Bottle Water To Ice Prince In Traffic But Today He And His “Big Dawg” Need My Name On Their Record To Make Sales” – Hushpuppi
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“I Once Sold Bottle Water To Ice Prince In Traffic But Today He And His “Big Dawg” Need My Name On Their Record To Make Sales” – Hushpuppi

Flamboyant Nigerian man, Hushpuppi is out on Intsgram throwing shots at Nigerian rappers again. This time he came for Ice Prince and M.I Abaga as he shared an epic throwback photo saying, "I once sold bottle water to Ice Prince in traffic but today he and his “big dawg” need my name on their record to make sales". See his full post below... It’s not every time somebody says something about u that u have to jump at them, sometimes just look at the situation and say thank God. This is a very old pic of me taken at Pedro where M.I and d rest used to live by adaranijo market. Let me share a quick motivational story with y’all. I remember vividly the day Ice prince was going to Malaysia to perform, he was rushing to the airport in a Toyota Camry eating noodles, they stopped to buy wate...
Tupac’s Biggest-Ever Possessions ‘Nude Photo, Jewelry And Others’ To Be Sold For $320,000
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Tupac’s Biggest-Ever Possessions ‘Nude Photo, Jewelry And Others’ To Be Sold For $320,000

Fans of Tupac Shakur will have the opportunity to buy his photos, jewelry, and hand-written song lyrics when the biggest-ever auction of possessions of the dead rapper goes up on sale from tomorrow until December 1st. The items which are going up on sales on Gotta Have Rock and Roll includes photos showing Tupac hanging out with friends, posing in prison and walking around the streets of New York City, including Tupac's nude photograph with copyright. Also on sale are the handwritten lyrics to songs including 'F*** Friendz' which are estimated to sell for $35,000. Tupac's handwritten love letters to a woman named Simi Chouhan from prison could fetch $4,000 each. According to reports, the only copy of an unreleased demo from 1990 featuring five songs is estimated to fetch $15,00...
UNICEF Bags Meant For IDPs Reportedly Being Sold In Kano Markets
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UNICEF Bags Meant For IDPs Reportedly Being Sold In Kano Markets

A Twitter user @habuhk4‏ has revealed that bags donated by UNICEF for the use of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being sold in markets in Kano State. @habuhk shared photos of a trader selling the backpacks. He wrote: @UNICEF tagged Bags for #IDPs being sold in #Kano. Was it also made to be sold or some unpatriotic people made the move? #NotAnotherNigerian Another Twitter user @aishatoo_too confirmed the news, writing that she too saw the bags for sale in the market. She wrote: I was so surprised when I saw the bags being sold in the market. Bags that are meant to be given to the needy, are the same ones being sold. Smh.
World’s Second Biggest Diamond Sold For $53 Million
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World’s Second Biggest Diamond Sold For $53 Million

The world's second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer and the 1,109-carat uncut stone has now fetched $53 million in a private sale to luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds. The seller, Canada's Lucara, recovered the huge diamond from Botswana's Karowe mine nearly two years ago. It named it Lesedi La Rona, which means "Our Light" in Botswana's Tswana language. Lucara had originally hoped to get at least $70 million for the stone, describing it as the biggest gem quality diamond found in more than a century. Lucara CEO, William Lamb said the price paid by Graff topped the highest bid received in the Sotheby's auction last year. But it falls short of the $63 million Lucara received last year for The Constellation, a smaller 813-carat uncut diamond. The only larger diamond previous...
Georgina Onuoha Declares Her Support For Charly Boy
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Georgina Onuoha Declares Her Support For Charly Boy

Actress, Georgina Onuoha has declared her support for Charly Boy's Resume or Resign protest. According to her, a lot of people who are supposed to be the mouth piece of the people given the platform they have will rather remain silent because they are in bed with those that rob our people of their basic human dignity. She urged Nigerians to join Charly Boy in demanding for the whereabout of the president. She wrote; "The lonely voice in the wilderness.. I will rather walk alone than walk with the crowd and get missing. I salute his courage, I salute his wisdom and I commend his bravery. Only few men of honor are left. 99.9% of us have sold our conscience to the devil, money and greed. We who are suppose to be the mouth piece of our people given the platform we have, will rather remain s...
Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events
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Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events

Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state. The governor gave the directive during a meeting with traditional rulers and town union executives in the state. A Lagos State High Court in a suit between Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited and Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo against the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, alleged that Fanta Orange and Sprite may be hazardous if consumed with vitamin C. The court said the drinks may contain high levels of two additives, benzoic acid and sunset yellow, which may be dangerous for human...
2pac’s Handwritten ‘Dear Mama’ Lyrics To Be Sold For $75K
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2pac’s Handwritten ‘Dear Mama’ Lyrics To Be Sold For $75K

With fans doing all they can to earn whatever prized possessions left behind by 2pac 20 years ago, his handwritten ‘Dear Mama’ lyrics has now been placed up for sale. According to TMZ, MomentsInTime.com is selling 2pac’s handwritten lyrics to his 1995 hit song ‘Dear Mama.’ The three-page love letter to his mother Afeni Shakur is being sold for $25,000 each, for a total of $75,000. The sheets were said to have come from the studio where Tupac recorded the song and MomentsInTime.com say they purchased them from a private collector in Poland. However, it was also reported that there are a few notations on the side, of names of rappers 2pac may have potentially wanted to collaborate with.
16 Mar, 2010 – Sony Sold The Rights To Michael Jacksons Hits And Unreleased Work
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16 Mar, 2010 – Sony Sold The Rights To Michael Jacksons Hits And Unreleased Work

16th March, 2010 : Michael Jackson's estate has signed the world's biggest recording contract, nine months after the singer's death. The $250 million deal for up to ten recordings by 2017 is a huge bet on the singer's continuing popularity with people who are not familiar with his earlier works. It will give Sony the rights to sell Jackson's back catalog and previously unreleased tracks, as well as the soundtrack to the concert movie that Jackson was filming when he died. This will also allow Sony the right to exploit his music in video games, amusement park rides, television adverts, memorabilia and a DVD compilation.