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Islamic State of West Africa captures towns in northern Nigeria; imposes taxes & harsh rules on residents

Islamic State of West Africa captures towns in northern Nigeria; imposes taxes & harsh rules on residents A faction of Boko Haram known as the Islamic State in West Africa has seized some towns in Borno and Yobe states, providing protection to Muslim residents and collecting taxes from them, according to Reuters. ISWA, which is led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram founder, Muhammed Yusuf, reportedly, gives out seeds and fertilisers and provides safe pasture for herdsmen for a fee. According to herdsmen who spoke to Reuters, ISWA provides safe grazing for about N2,500 ($8) a cow and N1,500 ($5) for smaller animals. ISWA also runs slaughterhouses for the cattle, taking a cut for each animal, as well as from other activities like gathering firewood. The group, which is said ...

Nigerian Bishop and his wife welcome a set of triplet after 19 years of waiting

NAIJA GIST: The Bishop of Family Circle Ministry Don Odune is currently in a celebration mood as his wife welcomed a set of triplet after 19 years of childlessness.

Miracle Ikechukwu wins the BBNaija 2018 edition! Congrats to him!

Miracle Ikechukwu wins the BBNaija 2018 edition! Congrats to him! The Prize is N45m in total, and Miracle is walking away with it, after 85 eventful days in the House, full of hope, intrigues, sex, betrayal and anxiety. In his comment at the final event, General Manager , Marketing and Sales of MultiChoice, Martin Mabutho, said Double Wahala was “served hot.” Miracle won with over 38% of the entire votes cast . In all, 170 million votes were cast in the 85-day event , with 30 million votes coming in this week alone . Miracle goes home with N 45m comprising: N 25m in cash A brand new SUV worth N 12m An all – expenses paid trip for two to an exotic destination valued at N4.7m A complete home entertainment system and appliances worth N3.3m . Miracle’ s real name is Miracle Igbokwe...

My future husband must bathe in the river for 3 days before marrying me – Nigerian Lady

NAIJA GIST: A Nigerian Lady by the name Angela Nwosu has revealed that her future partner must bathe in a river for 3 days for spiritual fortification and also, to prevent cheating of any kind before marrying her.

Popular DJ Bullet dies after electrocution in Delta

News reports have revealed the death of a popular Delta-based DJ, identified simply as Bullet. According to reports, DJ Bullet was electrocuted in the weekend on April 14, 2018, in Jesse town, Delta state. According to the reports, the deceased was attempting to fix an electrical fault without wearing hand gloves when power was suddenly restored. DJ Bullet was reportedly killed instantly. May his soul rest in peace.

Next BBNaija edition must hold in Nigeria – Nigerian Censors Board

Next BBNaija edition must hold in Nigeria – Nigerian Censors Board The Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr Adedayo Thomas, says the next edition of Big Brother Nigeria reality show (BBNaija) should be hosted in the country. Thomas, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja, said this while expressing displeasure on why a Nigerian show was being held in South Africa. Big Brother Nigeria reality show (BBNaija) which was introduced in 2006, is a special Nigerian version of the continental show Big Brother Africa. The 2018 edition is its second consecutive running year, as it had previously suffered a 10-year hiatus after holding its first edition in 2006. Thomas said: If it is Big Brother Africa, they can host that anywhere; but the one for Nige...

President’s daughter Zahra Buhari is pregnant

President’s daughter Zahra Buhari is pregnant Zahra Buhari-Indimi, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, is expecting her first child with hubby, Ahmed Indimi. Zahra was spotted trying to conceal her growing baby bump at her Uncle’s wedding which took place in Abuja, on Friday, March 30, 2018. Of course, she was glowing with motherly beauty but this is no surprise as Zahra has always been a looker. Zahra and Ahmed, who is the son of Billionaire businessman, Mohammed Indimi, got married at the National Mosque on December 16, 2016. What do you think about the picture?

Kate Henshaw expresses concern over detained Christian Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu and Fulani herdsmen

Kate Henshaw expresses concern over detained Christian Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu and Fulani herdsmen Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has lent her voice to the ongoing Fulani herdsmen crisis in the country while also expressing her concern over the recently abducted Christian girl, Leah Sharibu, who Boko Haram has refused to release, despite releasing the over 100 girls they kidnapped last month. She recently told Saturday Beats that it was puzzling that some set of people would take their cattle to another man’s land to graze only for them to kill the owner of the farm. She agreed that since the government had refused to do anything, the citizens should find a way to defend themselves. Her words: The people would have to defend themselves. I know it is crazy but we should be able to defend ...

There is no such thing as spiritual husband or wife – Pastor Chris Oyakilome

NAIJA GIST: Famous Nigerian Pastor and General Overseer of Believersworld outreach a.k.a Christ Embassy Chris Oyakilome has distorted the idea of spiritual husband or wife.

Actor Osita Iheme to venture into politics

Actor Osita Iheme to venture into politics Popular Nollywood actor and comedy sensation Osita Iheme has revealed of his private need to serve the folks of Mbaitolu/Ikeduru Federal Constituency of Imo State, Nigeria within the Federal House of Representatives in 2019. He gave this trace in Lagos when he was noticed at Eko Hotels over the weekend the place Presidential hopeful, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was assembly with Governor Wike of Rivers State and People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. It was nontheless troublesome to establish if the effectively travelled African act was a part of the unique political assembly held in Lagos, however when requested if he’s contemplating dropping his performing occupation for politics that had introduced h...

Cattle Grazing: Tension as Fulani Herdsmen give eviction notice to 5,000 residents in Benue, Nigeria

Cattle Grazing: Tension as Fulani Herdsmen give eviction notice to 5,000 residents in Benue, Nigeria Some herdsmen in the wee hours of today Tuesday, February 27, 2018 invaded Chille Island in Mbatoro area of Makurdi LGA of Benue state and ordered residents to vacate their homes so they can occupy it and graze their cattle. A resident of the area said the invaders harmed with sophisticated weapons didn’t harm anyone, they simply asked them to vacate their homes. Tension has filled the remote island located just across the River Benue in the town of Makurdi. The leader of the community, who identified himself as John Tehemen, led a few other residents to lodge a complaint with deputy governor, Benson Abounu, saying that the herdsmen had ordered them to vacate their homes. He said, “Herdsmen...

Top celebrities turn up for ‘Black Panther’ premiere in Lagos

Top celebrities turn up for ‘Black Panther’ premiere in Lagos The most anticipated movie of the year, Black Panther, which celebrates black excellence and diversity premiered over the weekend, on Friday 16th of February, at the IMAX Cinemas in Lekki in collaboration with Africa’s Global Bank – UBA. Omoni Oboli, Arese Ugwu, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Lala Akindoju, Mo Abudu, Noble Igwe and more celebrities were spotted on the black carpet all dressed up in their African attires, looking like the Kings and Queens they are. Check out the red carpet photos below. Who in your opinion donned the most beautiful outfit? Would you see the movie in the cinema?

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