Imo PDP chairman has been shot dead.

The Imo state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ward chairman for Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze Ward, Ezinihitte Mbaise council area, Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu, has been murdered.

The incident was confirmed to newsmen in Owerri, today by the Party’s Director of New Media.
According to eyewitnesses, he was killed in the presence of his wife. They reported the killers rode on a motorbike. On arrival, they met his wife and asked her for her husband, on which when they sighted him, fired several shots at him and left only when they confirmed he’s gone.

By the time this report was gathered, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to an enquiry on the matter.

Rapper Odumodublvck has revealed that Tems charges $500k per verse.

Nigerian rapper, Tochukwu Ojogwu, popularly known as Odumodublvck, has revealed that Grammy-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, charges $500,000 per verse.q

The rapper today, shared the purported figure during a question-and-answer session with fans via X (Twitter) when a user asked him whether Tems would be featured on the deluxe edition of his album, ‘Eziokwu’.

OAU student starts 50-hour hand wash-a-thon to break Guinness World Record

Today, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state, Subair Enitan, commenced 50-hour hand wash-a-thon to set a Guinness World Record.

Enitan, who had notified the Guinness World Record of her intentions in June this year, was given November 24th, 2023 to embark on the quest.

200-level in the department of Linguistics and African Languages student has the support of school’s Students’ Union leadership which set the venue of the longest hand washing exercise at the school campus in Ile-Ife on Friday with students and staff of the institution cheering her on.

Prior to today’s cloth washing kickoff, she expressed optimism that she will finish strong as title holder of the longest hand-washing hours.

The Price of local rice increases by 68% in one year

The price of 1kg of local rice grew year-on-year (YoY) by 68% to N819.42 in October 2023 from N487.42 in October 2022.

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS disclosed this today in its Selected Food Price Watch for October which also included large YoY increases in the prices of white garri, beans, tomato and beef.

Accord to the statistics, Edo state recorded the highest average price of 1kg of local rice sold loose at N1,044.17, while the lowest was reported in Zamfara at N660.79.

On state profile analysis in October 2023, the highest average price of 1kg of Tomato was recorded in Bayelsa at N1,344.13, while the lowest was recorded in Kwara at N341.95.

Today, Israel and Hamas agrees truce and release of 50 hostages.

After weeks of all-out war, Israel and Hamas announced a deal today allowing at least 50 hostages and scores of Palestinian prisoners to be freed, while offering Gaza residents a four-day truce.

In the first major diplomatic breakthrough in the war, Palestinian militants will release 50 women and children kidnapped during their October 7 raids during a four-day truce.

Israeli Prime Minister approved the truce accord today after what is close to all-night meeting, in which he told ministers this was a difficult, but right decision.

Israel also stressed that the agreement did not spell the end of the war.

Adamawa police headquarters suffers a fresh attack by Gunmen.

Gunmen were said to have attacked the Adamawa State Police Headquarters, Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, in the early hours of today, which threw the entire area into panic.

According to report, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the attack, but said things were under control, though the identities of those behind it was unknown.

Further report has it that some personnel were said to have stormed the commission’s office in an attempt to release their colleagues arrested by EFCC operatives for allegedly attempting to forcibly release fraud suspects from custody.

The High Court has granted the former CBN governor N300m bail.

An Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama has granted release to the detained former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to N300million tune.

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Hamza Muazu, further ordered Mr. Emefiele to produce two sureties, who must be resident within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and have landed property within the Maitama District.

Earlier, the court ordered Emefiele to surrender all his travelling documents, while fixing November 28 to commence complete hearing on the six-count charge, which Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against the Defendant.

NBA: Lebron James makes history as he hits 39,000 points

LeBron James claimed another piece of NBA history which right now, he’s the first player to break the 39,000-point barrier as the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Utah Jazz to reach the knockout stage of the league’s new in-season tournament.

The 38-year-old, needing just five points to reach the milestone heading into the game, squeezed his name into the record books with a three-pointer in the first quarter of a 131-99 Lakers win.

James, who passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar last season to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, saluted the crowd as his achievement was announced.

In a highly anticipated friendly scheduled for February 2024, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami will square off in what is expected to be the final meeting between two of the greatest players of all time.

Messi, now 36, established the majority of his legacy at Barcelona, while Ronaldo, 38, achieved similar success at fierce rivals Real Madrid after leaving Manchester United in 2009.
The Inter Miami player was reportedly courted by the Saudi league and was expected to follow Ronaldo there this year before ultimately choosing to sign with David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team.

Ronaldo signed for Al Nassr in December 2022, coming off a bitter breakup with United in his second stint at the club.

Transgender athletes prohibited from participating in international women’s cricket.

Transgender women who have been through male puberty have been barred from international women’s cricket under new regulations announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) today.

Danielle McGahey, a transgender cricket player from Canada, became the first transgender cricket player to participate in an official international match in September.

Transgender participation has become a contentious issue as various sports attempt to strike a balance between inclusivity and fair competition; international governing bodies in cycling and athletics have also outlawed transgender competitors.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) board, meeting in Ahmedabad, India, announced new regulations on Tuesday that prohibit transgender athletes.

NAFDAC alerts all Nigerians against fake injection in circulation.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned healthcare providers and all Nigerians against one batch of counterfeit Meronem 1g injection being purchased in Nigeria.

The information is contained in a public alert, signed by the agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye.

Adeyeye said the Marketing Authorization Holder reported the incident, as received through a patient notification platform, concerning a suspicious Meronem 1g injection purchase.

The NAFDAC boss, however, said that healthcare providers and patients are advised to obtain all medical products from authorized or licensed suppliers.

Tragic Somalia flood death record clocks 50.

Flash flooding in Somalia has killed 50 people and driven nearly 700,000 from their homes, with heavy rains starting Today, and is expected to worsen the country’s case.

The Horn of Africa region is experiencing serious rainfall and floods linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, claiming dozens of lives and causing large-scale displacement, including in Somalia, where the downpours have destroyed bridges and residential areas.

British charity “Save the Children” before today, reported more than 100 people, including 16 children, had died and more than 700,000 forced from their homes in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia due to the flash flooding.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo makes a move to review the group’s Constitution.

OHANAEZE Ndigbo had said that they will review their constitution to accommodate many developments which were not envisaged 20 years ago when the current constitution was enacted.

The National Executive Committee, of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body has invited memoranda from all the patriotic Igbo sons, daughters, all the Ohanaeze chapters, Ohanaeze Women Wing, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, Ohanaeze affiliates, traditional rulers, town unions, professional bodies, churches, Igbo Interest groups, and other relevant organizations to reach the Secretary of the Ohanaeze Constitution Review Committee, Dr Ezechi Chukwu.

Peace returns to Enugu community after long crisis of 2 years.

There was jubilation in Imufu Community, Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the return of peace to the community after a period of crisis when insecurity took charge.

The event they hosted was attended by government and security officials, community leaders, two Catholic priests, the Onyishi Imufu and Umuitodo, the traditional ruler. Others in attendance includes the President of the Town Union, the Neighbourhood Watch Commander for Enugu North Senatorial District, the DPO, for Igbo Eze North, among others.

To ensure no more insecurity, the community has also inaugurated an equipped Neighbourhood Watch security outfit to tackle insecurity in the community and environment.

World Health Organisation urges evacuation, declaring Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital a ‘death zone’.

World Health Organisation has said today that Gaza’s largest hospital has become a “death zone.” They announced plans to evacuate the last remaining patients as Israel’s army said it was expanding operations to destroy Hamas.

The assessment came after a visit by WHO and other UN officials to the hospital, which Israeli troops raided earlier last week in pursuit of Hamas militants.

Elsewhere, a Hamas health official said more than 80 people were murdered yesterday in twin strikes on a northern Gaza refugee camp, including on a UN school, sheltering displaced people.