As heavy rain demolish Suleja Prisons, 119 prisoners manage to escape

Following hours of intense rain on Wednesday night that partially damaged the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger state, no fewer than 119 prisoners have managed to flee.

This was revealed in a statement released on Thursday morning by Adamu Duza, the spokesman for the Nigeria Correctional Service’s Federal Capital Territory Command (FCTCoS).

“The Medium Security Custodial Centre, Suleja, Niger state, as well as surrounding buildings have suffered havoc from a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours on Wednesday, April 24, 2024,” he said. “Part of the custodial facility, including its perimeter fence, has been destroyed, allowing a total of 118 inmates to escape from the facility.”

He claims that the Service immediately went into recapturing mode and, working with sister security agencies, was able to apprehend and hold 10 of the escaping inmates while actively pursuing the remaining ones.

Duza stated that the Service is making desperate attempts to ensure that all aging facilities make way for new ones, noting that the Service is cognizant of the fact that many of its facilities were constructed during the colonial era and are aging and weak.

Music Producer Napji calls out Davido over unpaid dues.

Napji states that he was paid 500,000 Naira each for producing ‘FEM’, ‘Jowo’, and ‘Sunlight’ off Davido’s 2020 album.
Napji who was credited as a producer on all three songs shared that he was yet to get his royalties and publishing while promising to share more information as he seeks to collect his royalties and publishing.

Kanayo O. Kanayo Praises Tinubu’s Efforts in Third Mainland Bridge Renovation.

Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo praised President Bola Tinubu’s administration for rebuilding the Third Mainland Bridge.

In a video that he posted on Instagram, he was expressing his admiration for the work done on the bridge. He underlined that the Third Mainland Bridge has never been in such good shape in all the years he has lived in Lagos.

The actor thanked President Tinubu for efficiently resolving the bridge’s chronic maintenance difficulties.

Cubana Chief Priest in trouble as EFCC Charges him to court for High-Profile Case.

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has filed charges against Pascal Okechukwu a.k.a Cubana Chief Priest, as a result of the alleged spraying and tempering with the naira notes at social events, which is against the central Bank Act 2007 provision.

The Socialite will be arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court in Lagos today (Wed. April 17, 2024).

This is coming days after popular crossdresser Bobrisky a.k.a mummy of Logos was sentenced for the abuse of naira.

Davido speaks on collaboration with Rihanna

During recent interview, the singer stated how important it was for an afrobeat musician to have an American artist in their songs but it’s the opposite now.

He stated that he doesn’t have plans to pursue collaboration with any American artist besides Chris Brown. However, he speaks on his intentions on working with Rihanna after she admired his hit song “unavailable”.

“Aside from Chris brown , I’m not going to disturb myself for any other American collaboration. Rihanna said unavailable is her best song , so I’m waiting to work with her “.

Kano APC takes actions against Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje,  the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress has been suspended from the party by members of his ward , the Ganduje ward in Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano state on Monday.

His suspension followed alleged corruption charges levelled against him by the state government.

Recall that the Kano High Court said Ganduje will be charged in court on April 17th for corruption-related offenses.
The state attorney general and commissioner of Justice , Haruna Dederi confirmed Ganduje and others, including his wife, will face charges of accepting bribes worth $413,000 and 1.38 billion naira. The charges stem from allegations that Ganduje took bribes and misused government funds.

Dederi emphasized the importance of accountability in government, stating that everyone, including those in power, will face consequences for their actions.

Michael Chidozie, a Nigerian bodybuilder living in the United States, passed away following several gunshot wounds from his spouse, Keaiirra Shavoiyae Chidozie.

On March 21, during a heated argument in front of their kids at their Houston home, Michael, 26, was shot and killed by his wife.

It was reported that Michael and his wife got into a heated argument that quickly got out of hand. She then pulled out a pistol and gave the bodybuilder several shots.

When police discovered him in a nearby parking lot clutching their two children, ages two and three, and his wife in a panic, he was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with gunshot wounds.

After the wife was taken into custody by a family member, police later arrested her and charged her for her involvement in the shooting.

After enduring life support for a while, Chidozie sustained a severe spinal injury and passed away from complications eighteen days later.

28-year-old Keaiirra was freed on bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on May 23.

Nigerian Army beat hotel manager to death in Abia, after their colleague drowned in swimming pool 

 According to SaharaReporters, some Nigerian Army personnel allegedly killed one of the managers of the Hotel Royal Damgrete in Umuahia, Abia State, where a Nigerian Air Force cadet reportedly drowned in the swimming pool.

The manager, identified as Achimugu James Etubi, was reportedly beaten to death by soldiers on Friday morning at the military barracks.

CDT Chidiebere, a NAF Tarmac Four cadet, reportedly died in the swimming pool on Tuesday.

Following the incident, the Nigerian Army, led by Major Inuwa, who was reportedly investigating the unfortunate incident, sent soldiers to the hotel swimming pool to beat four hotel employees who were summoned for questioning. Etubi died during this process.

Akwa Ibom Government Orders Exhumation of Late Abigail’s Body From River Niger. 

The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno, has ordered the exhumation of the late Make Up Artist Body Abigail Federick, who was buried on the banks of the River Niger due to her family’s inability to pay the 150,000 demanded for R!tual to the River goddess.

Mr. Akaniyene Tommey, Chairman of the Eket Local Government Transition Committee, informed the family during his condolence visit.

According to him, “His Excellency, Governor Umo Eno has directed that her body be returned to her family for a proper and dignified burial because the government was not informed of the circumstances that led to her quick burial.”

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, has died at the age of 72.

His relatives in Ebonyi confirmed his death, saying the former governor had been ill for some time and that his family had planned to fly him abroad after the Sallah holiday.

“He has been sick for some time this year, and his family said they would fly him abroad to get better medical treatment for him, but he was unable to make it until then,” the source stated.

It was reported that since hearing the news, his friends and relatives have flocked to his Abuja home to express their condolences to his family.

NEWS: Nollywood Actor Junior Pope Has Passed Away 

Junior Pope Odonwodo, a well-known Nollywood actor, is said to have passed away.

Four actors, including Junior Pope, are said to have fallen into the Anam River in Anambra State while traveling to a filming location; their bodies have since been found.Four actors, including Junior Pope, are said to have fallen into the Anam River in Anambra State while traveling to a filming location; their bodies have since been found.

In an earlier video that he had posted, the actor was seen traveling to the movie set by boat with other people.

As he captioned the video, he wrote, “See me lamenting….”The risk we took yesterday, crossing the River 9ja without a life jacket, in order to amuse you. Who does that, Na wahoo?

Soon after his death was declared, a few of his coworkers responded in the video’s comment section.

The 39-year-old was wed to Jennifer Awele.

Together, they are parents to three kids.

SERAP sues the Senate President over failure to recall Sen. Ningi, and refers N3.7trn budget padding to EFCC.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio for having failed to refer the alleged N3.7 trillion budget padding to appropriate anti-corruption agencies for investigation and prosecution, and to recall Senator Abdul Ningi who has been suspended.

Mr Akpabio is sued on behalf of all members of Nigeria’s Senate, and for himself.

The whistleblower Ningi last month was suspended for three months over his allegations that the 2024 budget was padded by over N3 trillion and that the country is operating two budgets.

SERAP is asking an order to direct and compel Mr Akpabio to immediately take steps to ensure the reinstatement of Abdul Ningi who was suspended from the Senate over his allegations.