Nigerian Celebrity Is Dead, President’s Brother Jailed For Life, PST Oyakhilome Hammered

Funmi Hair dead: Popular hair vendor passes away

Funmi Hair dead: Popular hair vendor Funmi Namabiri, is dead.

The husband, Prince Isaac Namabiri, a former IMB banker made the announcement late Tuesday evening.

According to Prince Isaac in a Facebook post, Funmi died on Tuesday morning, March 30. He didn’t however state the cause of death,

Funmi and her husband ran a successful business, Helena Hair Care, in the UK where they are based. Their hair extension, Funmi Hair, is highly patronized by top celebrities.


Source: Lailas News


Oyakhilome’s channel fined N65m over COVID-19 sermon

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the United Kingdom has fined a religious channel, Loveworld, owned by popular Nigerian cleric, Chris Oyakhilome.

A statement obtained by The Nation on March 31, explained that the station was fined £125,000 (N65.6m) for breaching the country’s broadcasting code by disseminating misinformation on COVID-19.

According to Ofcom, it was the second time that the broadcaster breached its rules on accuracy in news, and harm in its coverage of the Coronavirus.

Ofcom noted that the inaccurate and potentially harmful claims made during the programme were unsupported by any factual evidence and went entirely without challenge.

The statement read in part, “Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £125,000 on Loveworld Limited after a programme broadcast on its religious service Loveworld Television Network featured inaccurate and potentially harmful claims about the Coronavirus without providing adequate protection for viewers.

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“Ofcom considered these breaches to be serious, repeated and reckless, warranting the imposition of a statutory sanction beyond the direction to broadcast a statement of our findings that Ofcom issued in its Decision published 15 January 2021.

“Ofcom’s investigation found that the 29-hour programme, Global Day of Prayer, included statements claiming that the pandemic is a “planned” event created by the “deep state” for nefarious purposes, and that the vaccine is a “sinister” means of administering “nanochips” to control and harm people.

“Some statements claimed that fraudulent testing had been carried out to deceive the public about the existence of the virus and the scale of the pandemic. Others linked the cause of Covid-19 to the roll out of 5G technology,” the statement added.


Source: The Nation



Sex worker exposes Davido as client – Leaks their chat

A sex worker has taken to social media to expose Davido as one of her clients, as she also narrated their encounter while leaking their chat.


@xDarlingNicky, took to Twitter to narrate her encounter with the popular Nigerian singer, as she said he was reluctant to make payments after she rendered her service to him.

She wrote on Twitter;

Davido contacted me for escort services and really tried not paying me Face with tears of joy “celebrities” man.. this is exactly how you get exposed.

A friend who had worked with him referred me to him. Only after confirming with them that he paid, did I accept his invite.

I spoke to his friend who was in the room when shit went down. He and Davido contacted me the next day asking if I had friends to come with next time. I reminded his friend I was never paid.

I sent a heart just in case he didn’t see my message with my zelle in it. This was his & my response..

& I ain’t tripping off the money I’m tripping off the respect. I’m totally cool with charging shit to the game, that’s game, sometimes that’s what SW’s have to go through, but to play you gotta pay. Someway somehow


Source: Lailas News



Honduran president’s brother gets life in US jail for drug trafficking

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s brother was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge Tuesday for large-scale drug trafficking after a trial that implicated the leader of the Central American country.

Tony Hernandez, 42, was found guilty in October 2019 on four counts — including conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, possessing machine guns and making false statements.

Judge P. Kevin Castel said a life sentence for the former Honduran congressman who trafficked more than 185 tons of cocaine into the United States, some branded with his initials “TH,” was “richly deserved.”

President Hernandez, however, described the ordeal as a scandal, calling the sentencing “outrageous” and stating that it was “incredible that the false testimonies of confessed murderers are heard and valued in this way,” referring to some of the convicted killers who served as witnesses.

Prosecutors had demanded life in prison, stressing that Tony Hernandez had “shown no remorse” and was “a central figure in one of the largest and most violent cocaine trafficking conspiracies in the world.”

His defense team had called for the mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years.

Hernandez, who served as a member of the Honduran Congress from 2014 to 2018, was arrested at a Miami airport in November 2018.

His family in Honduras also insisted on his “innocence” Tuesday evening, and said that he would appeal, in a statement released by the Honduran presidency.

During the trial, US prosecutors said President Hernandez had been a “co-conspirator” in his brother’s crimes, although he has not been formally charged by the US judicial system.

Government attorneys said the president took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

President Hernandez has repeatedly denied all allegations of drug trafficking.

A lawyer who came to power in January 2014 and is in his second term, Hernandez has styled himself as a champion in the fight against drugs.

During his brother’s trial the US government successfully argued that Tony Hernandez was a large-scale drug trafficker who worked from 2004 to 2016 with others in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico to import cocaine into the US by plane, boat and submarine.

Hernandez made millions of dollars from the trafficking and used the proceeds to influence three presidential elections, according to US attorneys.

The prosecution also said Hernandez was involved in at least two murders of rival drug traffickers in 2011 and 2013.

Defense lawyers unsuccessfully questioned the credibility of witnesses, many of them former drug traffickers, some of whom had been convicted of murder.

US prosecutors have aggressively pursued current or former Honduran public officials and their relatives over drug trafficking allegations.

Earlier this month, a New York jury found Geovanny Fuentes Ramirez, an alleged associate of President Hernandez, guilty of drug trafficking.

During his trial, US prosecutors said the Honduran leader had helped Fuentes smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, an allegation the president described as “obvious lies.”

Guzman, the former co-leader of Mexico’s feared Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in New York in February 2019 of smuggling hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana into the United States.


Source: Guardian



Count me out, I will not travel abroad for medical check-up – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday said he would not travel out of the country for medical check-up for any reason.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari travelled out of the country to London on Tuesday for medical check up.

Wike, in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, his media aide, when members of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria paid him a visit, in Port Harcourt, said the health care system in Nigeria required very serious attention.

He said it was unfortunate where the nation had been in terms of healthcare system.

Wike stated that he did not not want to comment on people who are traveling for medical check.

According to him, he had not travelled for the past two years, saying that “ff we have all these things here, why do we have to travel?

“We have all it takes to provide it. Why will I go out to do my check (overseas) when I have all the facilities in Government House? I don’t need it.”

The governor said that everything that was required for him to undergo any test is in Port Harcourt and that the resources are available.

“Why can’t we provide it for our people?” He asked


Source: PM News



Eight Killed, Four Injured In Fresh Kaduna Attack

At least eight people have been killed and four others injured by bandits in separate attacks in Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday via a statement, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said armed bandits shot at the vehicle at Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun Local Government Area, which forced the vehicle to somersault, leading to the deaths of six persons, and leaving four others injured.

In another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu village in Kajuru LGA, and killed one person.

Furthermore, armed bandits invaded Hayin Kanwa village of Fatika district in Giwa Local Government Area, and shot one Alhaji Sule, a businessman in the area to death, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him.

Kaduna has been experiencing series of attacks by gunmen suspected to be bandits recently.

Just yesterday, bandits numbering about ten were intercepted at Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road where they were attempting to kidnap travellers.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Jalige told Channels TV that bandits were arrested by the police during their attempt to kidnap five occupants of a Volkswagen Golf vehicle heading towards Birnin Gwari from Kaduna.

Jalige said on receiving the report, the patrol team attached to Buruku Division immediately swung into action, engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, and successfully repelled the bandits who scampered into the forest with various degrees of bullet wounds and rescued all the occupants of the vehicle safely.

Also on Tuesday, gunmen abducted a Catholic priest in Kaduna State, with the Archbishop of the Archdiocese, Matthew Ndagoso, asking the security agencies to urgently facilitate the immediate rescue of the kidnapped Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Anthony Dawa.

The gunmen invaded Saint Pius catholic church at Kushe Makaranta, in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state and abducted the priest.

They also took away the wife and son of the Catechist of the parish and one other person during the operation.

The incident comes barely four days after eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God were abducted by bandits in the Kachia local government of the state.


Source: ChannelsTVNews