A mother of 3 identified as Shaketha Marion McGregor on Facebook has been hailed after she took to the social media platform to narrate how she created household jobs and made her kids to apply to get allowance monies. Shaketha who decided to teach her children an important lesson about money, explained that she had decided to stop giving her them their allowance whenever they nagged her for it, and instead teach them that money is earned.
She facilitated her lesson by hosting a hiring event in her home, where her children were invited to apply for “jobs” around the house, jobs such as kitchen manager, laundry supervisor and lead housekeeper. They would then be paid salaries for these jobs in the form of their allowances.
A number of other parents took to the comments section of her posts to hail the idea as brilliant, and shared that they were thinking of implementing it in their own homes
A Lebanese identified as Hamza Koudeih and two others, suspected accomplices of Dubai-based Nigerian social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha, has been arrested by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC arrested Koudeih after a three-hour stand-off at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was learnt that he and his wife refused opening the door to their apartment and also refused responding to appeals by the building’s chief security officer. The suspect who alongside Mompha and other arrested suspects are allegedly kingpins of a network of cyber criminals who laundered N33 billion through three firms, lived in an apartment which was fortified with triple reinforced fire-proof door and closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, making it difficult for the operatives to gain entrance. However after EFCC operatives gained access into the apartment after trying to break down the door with breaching tools, his wife claimed that her husband had escaped through the window even though they lived in the topmost floor.
Koudeih was found hiding in the ceiling and a fire-proof safe containing different charms and talismans in calabashes was uncovered after a search was conducted in his bedroom.
“Our officials knew that he was still inside and they were even hoping to persuade him not to jump out through the window because it would be suicide,” EFCC Lagos Zonal Head, Mr. Mohammed Rabo, who confirmed the arrest, told The Nation.
Two luxury cars were recovered from the suspect who claimed the charms were his “prayer objects”.
Koudeih and his wife’s immigration status are currently being investigated. ;ocal and international law enforcement agencies are said to have indicated interest to collaborate in the investigation.
Rhe Lagos zonal head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo said the operation that led to Koudeih’s arrest was “an offshoot of the collaboration between the EFCC and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” but that Koudeih was arrested based on “purely EFCC intelligence”.
Rabo added: “Actionable intelligence received from local and international law enforcement agencies had revealed that Koudeih and Mompha alongside their collaborators are high valued targets in Organised Cyber Syndicate Network (OCSN).
“Investigations have also revealed that Mompha uses a firm known as Ismalob Global Investments Limited to perpetrate about N14 billion money laundering while Koudeih also operate two firms namely: THK Services Limited and CHK properties Limited to launder about N19 billion.”
An update on Mompha’s arrest also revealed that 51 bank accounts he allegedly uses for money laundering has been uncovered. The five wristwatches recovered from him after his arrest on Tuesday October 22, has been found to be worth over N60 million rather than the N20 million earlier thought.
A beautiful woman in Congo has allegedly been killed through poisoning masterminded by her own friend after she was promoted at work.
The heartbreaking story was shared by a social media user who revealed the deceased and her friend worked at the same company but the latter became envious moment after her friend was promoted.
From the report we sampled, the lady has been arrested and standing trial for murder which she has vehemently denied.
The other lady has since been buried, photos of have flood the internet.
This was made possible by real estate mogul, Ned Okonkwo, who made the house extremely affordable for her
Photos of Mercy receiving the keys to her new home have since gone viral on social media
Winner of the Pepper Dem edition of BBNaija, Mercy Eke, continues to prove to many people that she is indeed a child of grace.
She recently acquired her first home and is now a proud owner of a four bedroom duplex at the Victoria Crest Homes, in Lekki Lagos.
The purchase was made possible by real estate mogul, Ned Okonkwo, who made the house extremely affordable for her.
LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy is suddenly everywhere again bringing the laughter. Just don’t call it a comeback.
The 58-year-old comedian is stepping up on the big screen in grand 1970s pimp attire as real-life comedy pioneer Rudy Ray Moore for “Dolemite Is My Name” (in theaters Friday in New York, Los Angeles and Memphis before streaming on Netflix Oct. 25). The movie’s roll-out is accompanied by a barrage of high-profile entertainment events that have Murphy fans giddy.
There’s his return to “Saturday Night Live” as host on Dec. 21 before Murphy undertakes a national stand-up comedy tour for the first time in three decades. The laughs continue with a sequel to 1988’s “Coming to America,” set for a 2020 release.
Review: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is his greatest-hits role, and we are here for it
Prolific fatherhood: Eddie Murphy welcomes his 10th child, a baby boy Max, with Paige Butcher
Impressive, yes. But the chilled-out Murphy insists it’s all about finally pushing himself off the supremely comfortable couch longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher had specially built for him at home, on which he has luxuriated for the last six years or so.
“People are saying, ‘You’re back! It’s a comeback!’ ” says Murphy, going to into excited fan voice while sitting beside his “Dolemite” and “Coming 2 America” director Craig Brewer. “I’m like, no, I’m not trying to do a comeback. I’ve just been enjoying sitting on the couch so much. A few years ago, I was like, ‘I could sit on this couch and stay here watching ‘Little Women: LA’ and their exploits.’ “
“Dolemite” provided the dynamite that sparked the push off the couch to the stage. The feel-good biopic about Moore’s efforts to break into outrageous comedy and low-budget movies was a natural segue into more humor – certainly more than his last film, the little-seen 2016 drama “Mr. Church.” in which he played a family caretaker.
In further divine signs, “Dolemite” even allowed for Murphy’s couch belly to be required playing Moore, a middle-age man referred to as “doughy” in the film. It’s a Murphy shows off with unfettered confidence in “Dolemite.”
“After a while, you start to grow on the couch, and it’s like whoooa,” Murphy says. “Usually before a movie, I have to get my body together. But this was perfect. It’s like I went all the way Method.”
Murphy is all about the comfort, talking about his deep admiration for the period clothes, but dislike of wearing the dreaded platforms. (“They are a young man’s shoes,” he scowls.) The costume designer had a pair of sneakers custom-made for Murphy to resemble platforms.
“Still, every day I would come to Eddie and be like, ‘Here’s what the day is about,’ ” says Brewer. “And his first question was always, ‘Will you be seeing my feet?’ “
As “Dolemite” came together, Murphy became inspired to make his return to “SNL,” stoked by his brief 40th anniversary appearance, which left Murphy hungry for more at night’s end. “Then it was like, ‘Hey, everybody, it would be fun to do a sketch.’ “
“Dolemite” opened the door to a repeat visit, and Murphy says he’ll bring back his beloved “SNL” characters this time, including Gumby, Mister Robinson and Buckwheat.
President Barack Obama provided key encouragement, meeting Murphy before the star received his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015. Obama asked him two questions: What kind of hair rinse was he using? “And ‘When are you doing comedy again?’ ” says Murphy, stepping into Obama’s serious voice. “I was like, ‘That’s your question?’ When you go into the Oval Office and the president asks when are you doing stand-up, it’s time to do some jokes.”
Murphy is vowing a less-brash return to the stage than his R-rated ’80s routine, but still taking material from his own life.
“The last time I did stand-up, I had no kids, I had never been married and I was 27 years old,” says Murphy. “I’m 58. I have 10 kids. I’ve been married and divorced. So I have so much stuff to talk about.”
The final push is “Coming 2 America.” Of the 40 movies he has starred in, Murphy says the story of his naive African Prince Akeem attempting to pose as a regular American is the one that resonates most with his fans.
Akeem returns to America as king in the sequel, which is halfway through filming and reunites the core cast – including James Earl Jones, who just shot his scenes.
Murphy is the only one who’s really aged, he insists. “I pull this all together when I see people, but if you saw me on the couch, I would be unrecognizable,” he deadpans.
Don’t expect the comedy onslaught to continue. The former box-office juggernaut says his days of doing two or three movies a year will never happen again. It’s too much work, and he’s over it.
“I cannot imagine being an old dude and you get a call for 6 a.m. pickup,” Murphy says.
But the current spate of work will provide a strong end to a chapter in his storied career. If he’s is inspired, Murphy can take interesting projects on. Or if he wants to chill out with bad reality TV, that’s OK, too.
“I’m going to leave knowing the last things I did were really funny and successful. In the event I never got off the couch again, it’s a nice way to leave
Benue Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a school teacher, Mr Terseer Maikyo for allegedly raping a JSS 1 student in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
This was contained in a press statement on Friday signed by the Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
The statement stated that Maikyo was arrested on Oct. 8, and would soon be charged to court.
It further stated that another man, Nelson Omanka from Obi Local Government, who was also arrested on Oct. 9, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, had been charged to court.
The police also added that two people had been apprehended by detectives on Oct. 7, in connection with the murder of one Fidelis, a student of University of Science and Technology Calabar, Cross-River State.
The suspects were named as Emmanuel Williams and James Ulem.
“Two white and blue coloured axes, one machete, a bottle of concoction, five handsets and wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian-Hemp were recovered from them.”
Five robbery suspects – Lubem Tseer, Tertsea Ephraim, Peter Yaigh, Joseph Gyan and Aondaana Tarhembe – were apprehended in their hideout in Gboko with a single barrel gun, one cartridge and assorted charms, it said.
According to the command, two Toyota Corolla vehicles and assorted phones were recovered from five robbery and kidnapping suspects operating along Ugbema/Adikpo road.
It gave their names as Nanen Targba, Gabriel Mbakighir, Aondofa Doaior, Aondohemba Torkwembe and Atsor Abeda.
“Again, Suleiman Abdullahi was arrested in possession of one locally made revolver pistol with an expanded 9mm ammunition, four rounds of live AK 47 ammunition and 126 wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.”
It stressed that the Command was determined to mitigate criminality in the state and urged the public to provide useful information to the police to help in tracking the criminals.
“Benue State Police Command has continued to intensify efforts towards the fight against crime as evident in the recent special deployments and arrest of suspects in connection with heinous crimes.
“Within the last three weeks, Police Officers deployed to strategic points have been able to foil kidnap/ robbery attempts among among other crimes,” the statement added.
Duncan Nighty has appealed to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha to take back the money he gave to him to record a song. [Instagram/DuncanMighty]
Duncan Mighty says his life is being threatened by associates of the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha. Duncan Mighty has appealed to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha to take back the money he gave to him to record a song. The music star made this known via his Instagram page on Friday, October 25, 2019. According to him, he has been receiving death threats from different people since the former governor gave him money to record a song with one of his associates. “Your Excellency Because you directly paid in public. While the job was going smoothly immediately after you paid. They said you sent them to bring back money to you,” he captioned the post.
Port Harcourt serial killer says he took the lives of 9 women before he was stopped.
Gracious David West of Port Harcourt, south of Nigeria, has confessed to luring women to hotel rooms, having sex with them, robbing them at knife point; before proceeding to end their lives with white cloths tied round their necks.
News of a serial killer on the loose in Port Harcourt gained traction in September of 2019 after a couple of ladies were found lifeless in hotels across the city.
West was arrested soon after and began singing like a canary in police custody.
Back in September, West said he has killed seven women –one in Lagos, one in Owerri, and five in Rivers State.
West had said at the time: “So far, I have killed five girls in Port Harcourt; one in Owerri, and another in Lagos. I started the killing in Lagos. I took N52,000 from the bank account of the first girl I killed in Lagos. Thereafter, I went to Port Harcourt, then to Owerri, and later returned to Port Harcourt.
“After I killed a girl, I collected her phone and sold it at Waterlines and the MTN office (in Port Harcourt). I met the last girl at a club in Port Harcourt.”
Arraigned on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Rivers State High Court, West stunned a packed courtroom when he said he had killed nine women before he was caught.
He also pleaded not guilty to attempting to kill his 10th victim on September 18, 2019.
West’s lawyer, Vincent Chukwu, said his client’s guilty plea is not enough to convict him of the crime.
“The offence in question is a capital offence; whether my client did it or not, the presumption is that the prosecution must still prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. So, it is not for the defendant to just say I am guilty and liable and it ends there.
“Because the punishment is death, the burden is now on the prosecution to go ahead and prove its case and we are waiting for it.
“My client has a very plausible defence, which we shall open at the appropriate time. We had fruitful deliberations with him on Monday and we hope for the best in the matter,” Chukwu said.
Justice Enebeli of the Rivers High Court ordered that West be remanded in a correctional facility and adjourned the case to November 18, 2019, for hearing.
A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the micro-blogging platform to share screenshots of WhatsApp chat she had with a man whose proposal she refused. The man who was apparently still angry with her for refusing his proposal, chatted her up to inform her that he was getting married and then went on to insult her for refusing him and told her that she missed out on what other women are praying for.
He further told her that he has missed her and wishes she’s the one he’s getting married to. When she still wasn’t interested, he told her his fiancee is finer than her then shamed her for still being single while he is getting married already.
Since its inaugural edition in 2000, 19 Laureus World Sportsman Awards winner trophies have been handed out.
Roger Federer (5), Novak Djokovic (3) and Rafael Nadal (1) have helped tennis top the sports list, Michael Schumacher (2) and Sebastian Vettel (1) were honoured from Formula One, Tiger Woods scooped two in golf and Usain Bolt has won four on his own for athletics. Lance Armstrong, whose 2003 gong was rescinded, made up the complete set if you were wondering.
What’s stark is that no footballers have lay claim to the top prize. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been nominated five times each with Andres Iniesta, Fabio Cannavaro, Kaka, Ronaldinho and Brazilian Ronaldo making single entries. Anyone of those would have been a worthy winner but have been overlooked.
According to the awards brief, the Laureus Nominations Panel comprising of the world’s leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters preside over the nominees and winners for various categories every year. Ronaldo was again a nominee in Monte Carlo on Tuesday night. But again, football missed out.
Looking at the history of men’s winners, the tendency is that individuals playing in team sports are overlooked in favour of individual sports, but you don’t really get much bigger than Messi and Ronaldo – and their great influences and consistency individually.