David Olumide Aderinokun to face the court of law:
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday arraigned David Olumide Aderinokun, a property developer who is the husband of popular on air personalty- Stephanie Coker, and a brother of late founder of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Tayo Adenirokun. Olumide is a staff of the New Town Development Authority (NTDA) and has been brought before an Igbosere Magistrate Court alongside Balogun Adeniyi Abdul-Wakil, over alleged conspiracy, forgery, stealing and property fraud on parcels of land in Lekki Peninsula estimated at 2678.068 square metres. SOURCE: VANGUARD
China demand makes donkey prices soar:
Increasing demand for donkey skin by China has escalated the prices for the beast of burden, creating a big problem for Nigerian peasants and artisans who use it. The reason for this is the huge purchase of donkeys which are transported to the south where their meat is consumed and their skin exported. SOURCE:NAN
Derailed train kills three people and leaves many injured:
A US passenger train that derailed killied three people. It was travelling at 80mph (130km/h) on a curve with a speed limit of 30mph, data from the train’s rear engine indicated. It happened in Washington state during rush hour on Monday and officials said 72 people were taken to the hospital. A number of those injured are reported to be in a serious condition. Authorities said all carriages had now been searched, but would not rule out a rise in the number of dead.SOURCE: BBC NEWS
Chinese artist freed on his daughter’s birthday:
A Chinese artist who was arrested after posting videos about Beijing’s controversial mass evictions has been released on bail according to friends.
Hua Yong had filmed a widely-shared farewell video to his daughter before his arrest on Saturday, saying he would not make it for her birthday.But activists said he was freed on Monday evening and was reunited with his family in Chengdu city. They also posted video clips showing him at her birthday celebration.
The Beijing-based painter had posted several videos on social media in recent weeks actively documenting the city’s mass evictions and interviewing displaced residents. SOURCE: BBC NEWS
The death of billonaire couple:
Canadian billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman died of ‘ligature neck compression’. Police say they are not looking for any suspects after the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, one of Canada’s wealthiest couples. SOURCE: SKY NEWS
Corrie Mckeague is still missing:
Corrie Mckeague’s mother says police are investigating murder reports.
Police are said to be looking into calls suggesting Corrie Mckeague could have been left for dead on the night he went missing.
Some months back, CCTV footage showed Corrie separated from his friends, buying food and eating it as he strolled through the town centre before lying down and falling asleep in a shop doorway. His last known movement, at around 3.24am, was to walk unsteadily towards a row of big rubbish bins where police believe he climbed in and was later carried away in a refuse lorry to a landfill site near Cambridge. Data from his mobile phone revealed that the handset travelled the route of the refuse lorry before its battery ran out. SOURCE: SKY NEWS
Kenyan inventors create ‘panic button’ app to help save lives:
Inganji, and his two friends James Chege and Marvin MakauThey put ideas into action and created “Usalama,” a mobile app that sends a distress signal when a user shakes their phone three times alerting emergency services of their location, as well as their next of kin, and every “Usalama” user within 200m. SOURCE: CNN
Rapper Diddy wants to buy football team:
With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team. SOURCE: NAN
Nigeria introduces biometric visa to stop unwanted visitors:
Nigeria has started issuing biometric visa, the first in Africa, designed to effectively block many people that would not needed to enter the country. SOURCE: NAN
Leonardo buys Malibu Beachfront Home:
leonardo DiCaprio Buys Malibu Beachfront Home from one of Trump’s Cabinet Picks
Secretary of Army nominee Vincent Viola sold the property to the actor for $23 million. SOURCE: MANSION GLOBAL
Ukadike queues up for 2019 presidential race:
A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tochukwu Ukadike, has called on Nigerians to join him in building a strong, united and prosperous nation. Ukadike made this call in a statement to declare his interest to run in the 2019 presidential elections on the platform of PDP on Monday in Abuja.
NIGERIAN MUSICIAN “BURNA BOY” ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
The police in Lagos have arrested a pop musician, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna boy, over an alleged robbery attack on another popular musician, Mr 2kay at the hotel on Oct 12 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island. SOURCE: NAN