A great number of people all over the world have put up posts to mourn NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the other people who died in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

However, some critics opposed the overwhelming show of pain, especially coming from those who never knew him personally and who didn't celebrate him while he was alive. They accused those mourning him of hypocrisy and trying to do things because it's trending. 

Responding, Toke Makinwa, wrote: "Before you criticize people for mourning a legend they haven't met or paying their respect to Kobe, before you comment foolishly,  think about your life, your work, your message to the world and hope that when it's your turn to go the world will feel your departure."

Toke Makinwa responds to those criticizing people mourning Kobe Bryant who they

The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge.

The victim, Mr Bello, was the son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello.

Justice Yusuf Halilu said there was compelling evidence to convict the accused.

The judge dismissed Ms Sanda’s statement that her husband fell on a broken Shisha pot during a fight on the ill-fated day as a “smokescreen to deceive the court”.

He said available evidence proved that the accused stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife with intent to ” kill”.

As the judge pronounced Ms Sanda guilty, the accused attempted to run out of the court room while her relatives started shouting, causing an uproar in an attempt to draw public sympathy and soft landing.

A short break was called by the judge to restore calm before the sentence was delivered.

It has been revealed that a total of 9 people died in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.

Kobe's private Sikorsky S-76 crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, near the home of Kourtney Kardashian.

The helicopter immediately caught fire after coming down at around 10am on Sunday morning, January 26. All onboard died.

The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others happened behind Kourtney Kardashian

Flight data shows the aircraft appeared to get into trouble above the LA Zoo where it circled at a very low altitude and air traffic control audio suggests conditions were worsening in the run up to the crash. 

Initial reports claimed five people had been killed, but the death toll was raised to nine. The dead include Kobe, 41, his daughter Gianna, 13, the pilot, named as Ara Zobayan, John Altobelli - a baseball coach at Orange County College -, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa. Girls basketball coach Christina Mauser was also killed in crash. 

The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others happened behind Kourtney Kardashian 

The occupants of the ill-fated chopper were said to have been headed to Mamba Academy - which Kobe Bryant founded - in Thousand Oaks for a youth tournament involving Kobe's daughter Gigi and her teammate Alyssa. 

The deaths came as a shock and the world is still reeling from it, with most people taking to social media to pay tributes and express their pain at the loss.

Gunmen on Saturday January 25th, attacked vehicles conveying travellers, who alighted at  Rigasa railway station in Kaduna, injured some of them and abducted several others.

According to reports, the passengers had arrived the train station from Abuja at about 8pm when they were attacked by the gunmen. The abductors have since contacted the families of their victims and are asking for N20 million ransom.

A similar incident took place at the train station on Friday January 24th.

Confirming the fresh attack, the spokesperson of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the command is already investigating the matter. 

14-year-old school pupil Liticha Princess Sbongile Nelson was found dead near Elsburg on the East Rand, South Africa.

Liticha, a grade 9 pupil at Graceland Education Center in Elsburg, Germiston, went missing last  Wednesday and her body was discovered by community members in a bush on Friday.

She had been stabbed and raped before she was burnt to death.

It was understood that she had gone missing on Wednesday after she failed to return home from school. The GED said she was left behind by her school transport and had to walk home.

When Liticha did not come home from school her grandmother panicked and started checking around the neighbourhood. The next morning she reported the teen missing to police but was told to bring a photograph of the child, the education department said in a statement.

The grandmother went to the school and reported the child missing and it was confirmed that she was absent on the Wednesday.
“It is also concerning that the school failed to assist the parent,” the department said.

The grandmother mobilised the community on Friday and, accompanied by dogs, they searched the nearby bush and found the body.
“Sadly, the grandmother had to go back to the Elsburg police station to inform them about the gruesome discovery. We, are informed, Laticia and a group of learners from Dukathole in Germiston, were on Wednesday, January 22 2020, left behind by the departmental scholar transport and unfortunately had to turn back home. It seems Laticia was left behind by her peers while walking back home, apparently after complaining about a heavy school bag, which she was trying to fix. Accordingly, that was the last time she was seen by her peers,” said the department.

14-year-old schoolgirl brutally raped, stabbed and burnt to death in South Africa while walking home after being left behind by school bus

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi visited the Jansen family on Sunday and conveyed his condolences. He assured the family that if the school was in the wrong, he would act decisively.
“It is alleged that the scholar transport started a tendency of departing earlier than scheduled as a result leaving many learners behind, which is a serious concern for us. We will investigate circumstances surrounding this allegation,” Lesufi said.

The GED said its psychosocial team on Monday would visit Graceland Education Center to conduct necessary counselling to the school community and family.

Basketball star, LeBron James broke down in tears at Los Angeles International Airport after the LA Lakers team arrived home to the sad news that their former teammate and legend, Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. 

The Lakers team were returning from Philadelphia after their game on Saturday, where LeBron James broke Kobe Bryant's record to become the third-leading scorer in NBA history.

An emotional LeBron James was seen in a footage crying as he hugged a female official on the tarmac before walking off to wipe away his tears.  

LeBron James is seen in tears after NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, 41, alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a remote, steep hillside in Southern California on Sunday.

The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, while it was heading to Bryant's Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for basketball practice.

LeBron James is seen in tears after NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Among others killed were John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange County College, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa. Girls basketball coach Christina Mauser was also killed in crash.

Watch the video below.

American basketball player, Shareef O'Neal, who is the son of Shaquille O'Neal, has shared the message Kobe Bryant sent to him on the morning he died alongside his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash.

At 8:19am, Kobe reached out to Shareef, writing, "You good fam?"

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Shareef responded and asked Kobe, "How you been?"

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Unfortunately, he never got a reply to his question. At about 9:40am on the same day, Kobe's chopper crashed, killing him and his daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.

Shareef, whose father Shaquille was teammates with Kobe, has dedicated his Twitter account to remembering the late legend and his daughter Gigi.

On Sunday night, the Sporting World was thrown into a state of mourning after nine people lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California including NBA legend, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter were flying to the Mamba Academy near Thousand Oaks, California when the chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 

A 911 call was reportedly placed at 9:47 a.m. reporting a helicopter fire, with first responders reaching the scene of the crash about eight minutes later. After they extinguish the fires, the L.A. County Sheriff's Office revealed, that all eight passengers and the helicopter's pilot died. 

The Coroner's Office in a statement disclosed that they are still working to recover the remains, but information about the identity of the crash victims have been revealed. 

Alyssa Altobelli, a teammate of Gianna's, was also on the helicopter, along with her parents, Keri and John Altobelli, who was a baseball coach at Orange Coast College. 

Christina Mauser, an assistant coach at Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, California, was also among the victims as well as Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton Chester. 

The official cause of the helicopter crash is currently under investigation, the L.A. County Sheriff's Office said. 

Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and their three other children, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

Daniel Olukoya, the senior pastor of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, has denied claims that his church has the highest number of single ladies in Nigeria.

Olukoya said this while reacting to reports that he has banned members of his church from wedding Christians from other denominations.

In a statement released by his spokesperson Collins Edomaruse, Olukoya argued that for the past 10 years, his church through its singles programme, Gen 218, has conducted over 150,000 weddings and that he encourages his members to wed anyone either within or outside his church, as far as their intending spouse is a Christian. 

The statement reads
“We encourage and actively support all spinsters and bachelors, regardless of denomination, to build their relationships on biblical standards. We strongly advise all our single men and women to marry fellow believers within the Christian faith. We believe this is God’s will for marriage and is the best foundation for a successful and a Godly marriage.
Dr Olukoya and MFM ministries have never stated that single men and women within this ministry should only marry within the ministry.
In the last decade, Gen 218 has provided training, teaching and guidance to thousands of single men and women across Nigeria, Africa and all around the world. To its credit, over 150,000 weddings have occured as a result of Gen 218 forums.
The false assumption that the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries has the largest number of female singles is baseless, erroneous and very misleading.
The MFM ministry has a distinctive and well structured youth movement. The youth and young adults of this ministry, under the leadership of the General Overseer, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the fields of academia, music and sports with laurels to back this up.” the statement read

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened the association will embark on a Nationwide strike if the Federal government does not fail to rescind its decision to withhold the January salaries of lecturers yet to enroll in the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, in a letter dated Tuesday, January 21st and signed by the Director of IPPIS, Olufehinti Olusegun, directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning not to release funds for the payment of January salaries of academic staff of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education yet to enroll on the IPPIS platform. 

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who faulted the government for taking such decision while still in talks with the union, said if such decision is not reviewed, lecturers in the university system would be left with no other choice than to down tools. According to him, the union and the Federal government are still in talks over the IPPIS policy and withholding salaries when dialogue is still being held is inappropriate.

“We didn’t take part in that decision. What we were expecting them to do was to allow the ongoing discussion to run its full course. Now that we are reading about this in the media, it’s as if some elements in government are trying to sabotage the process.  We came out of the meeting with Mr. President believing that they will give us room to explain how the UTAS will better address our peculiarities and autonomy than IPPIS. However, they have not allowed that to happen. We suspect it’s due to the activities of some individuals or groups that are trying to sabotage the process.
“If they push us to the point of taking our final decision about it, we too will tell them ‘no pay, no work’ because we have a resolution that is on ground already. The resolution we took long time ago, which we reactivated at our meeting in Minna last month. So, whichever way they want to go, ASUU will rise to the challenge.” he said in a chat with The New Telegraph

On whether the union would issue an ultimatum to government to reverse its decision, Ogunyemi said: “I have worked for one month somebody is saying you are not paying me for that month, do I need to give you ultimatum to tell you that I can no longer work until you pay me?”

The Nigerian army has confirmed the arrest of Zainab Usman, said to be the wife of a Boko Haram/ISWAP leader and a female recruiter for the insurgents. 

In a statement released by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Col. Aminu Iliyasu on Sunday January 26, it was gathered that Zainab was arrested at Modu Sulemri area of Abujan Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council. 

Zainab who is the wife Alai Usman, a high profile ISWAP Province logistics supplier is believed to be in contact with other high profile Boko Haram/ISWAP commanders and also recruiting young fighters for the insurgents. 

One Mallam Ahmed Yakuba, a high profile Islamic State West Africa Province informant at Auno Village was also arrested by troops of 212 Battalion deployed in Auno, Kaga LGA of Borno State in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force. 

Yakuba who was born in Niger Republic, grew up in Sudan and has been living in Nigeria for 15 years before his arrest. He has already confessed to being a Boko Haram spy. 

The statement added; 

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was born in Niger Republic, grew up in Sudan and has been in Nigeria for the past 15 years.
“However, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a spy for ISWAP criminals on a mission to spy on troops’ location in Auno and other locations along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road”.

Former US President, Barack Obama has joined the rest of the world in mourning the tragic death of Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna.

Kobe and Gianna both died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th 2020.
Mourning their demise, Obama wrote, 'Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day'.

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 3 suspects for stealing a 4-year-old boy, Hammed Adeniran.

The suspects who were arrested at Arepo bus stop along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State while waiting to board a vehicle to an undisclosed location, were identified as Abubakar Saidu, 22, Danladi Abdulkarim, 30, and Abdullah Idris, 25. 

They were busted after a passerby who knew Hameed's parents, alerted his mother Nimota Adeniran after he got home. Upon being accosted by the police team mobilized to the bus stop after a complaint was made at Warewa Police Station, the suspects who disclosed they are from Jigawa State could not explain what they were doing with the child. 

The arrested suspects have been transferred to the criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution on orders of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson. 

Reality TV star and Beauty mogul, Kim Kardashian has reacted to the death of Basketball legend Kobe Bryant.                            

Bryant died on Sunday after the helicopter he was traveling on, crashed in Calabasas, California.

"My heart is so heavy" - Kim Kardashian reacts to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

Alongside Kobe, 41, was his daughter Gianna, 13, and 7 others and Kim, a mother of four, wrote in a message that her ‘heart is so heavy’ she couldn’t ‘imagine’ what Vanessa, wife to Kobe Bryant is going through.

Kim Kardashian, 39, posting on her Twitter and Instagram accounts: “My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it.”

                            "My heart is so heavy" - Kim Kardashian reacts to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

The Benin Republic born singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos, after receiving the award dedicated it to Burna Boy saying the Nigerian artiste was one of the few African artistes changing the way African music was viewed in the Western world.

Nigerians have now taken to social media to give their reactions to Burna boy's loss with some saying he deserved to win while others stated that Angelique Kidjo is a bigger artist and deserved the award more.

See reactions below 

                Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy

Nigerians react to Burna boy
Nigerians react to Burna boy

Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested two notorious suspects who specialise in car snatching and stealing vehicles from parking spaces in churches.

A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, gave the names of the suspects as Bamidele Adebayo ‘m' and Hakeem Taofik ‘m'.

Men who specialize in stealing cars from churches arrested in Lagos

According to Bala, on January 18th, the suspects stole a Toyota corola saloon car at a church in Shagari Estate Ipaja and moved the vehicle to Ijagba village in Sango Ota, Ogun State.

Detectives from Ipaja Police Station recovered the vehicle at about 4pm of the same date from the suspects.

He said the suspects will be charged to court soon.

British supermodel, Naomi Campbell and Vogue editor Edward Enninful, who have been friends for 30-years have reportedly fallen out. 

This comes two years after the supermodel was unveiled as a contributing editor to British Vogue. 

Questions are now being raised over her future at the magazine, as sources believe her work for the publication could end anytime soon after her rumoured clash with Enninful.

According to Daily Mail, the problems began last month when Ms. Campbell won the Fashion Icon award at the British Fashion Awards. She is said to have complained Mr. Enninful didn’t congratulate her as effusively as she would have wanted.

One source said: ‘Edward has the patience of a saint. As a former fashion stylist, he has worked with high-maintenance models for a very long time. 

He has also been very tolerant of Naomi but recently he has been telling people this is it.

‘It seems he has had it with her and he hasn’t exactly been making a secret about it.’

Another Vogue insider said Mr. Enninful had struggled to accommodate the model’s expectations within Vogue’s budget. 

They added: ‘When Naomi does a shoot, it has to be in swanky suites with cars taking her everywhere. It is very expensive having Naomi.’

But a spokesman for British Vogue denied there was any fallout and said Ms. Campbell will appear in the March issue, out this week.

An unidentified lady has been accused of leading an attack in which she and her friends stripped and assaulted another lady for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend. 

While some Twitter users alleged that the ladies in the video are students of Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, some debunked the claim, stating the ladies are residents of Warri in Delta State. 

Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend (video)

Twitter user @trendydjtimic who shared the video wrote;

AAU school Mother beats and strip a school daughter's naked for suspecting her of sleeping with her boyfriend. My twitter family please let's RT this until something is been done urgently. So if u're seeing this video in your timeline please RT
It was said that the boyfriend of the school mother asked the girl to come meet him in the village, that he would give her 100k as she arrives. When she got there. The school mother and her friends got a news and gathered themselves towards her location and she was caught.

Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend (video)

However another Twitter user @NwaezeGodson countered the claim, revealing that the girls live in Warri. He wrote; 

Which kind AAU school mother dirty story TWITTER LIE LIE PEOPLE, if u nor kw now u kw na WARRI girls okay (COUSINS) do not post wat u dnt kw

Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend (video)Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend (video)

In the viral video, a lady was heard saying that the assaulted lady was deceived to the location with N100k. Another lady who supposedly led the attack was also heard saying "you wan spoil my relationship for me" (you want to "spoil" my relationship) in the video. 

Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend (video)

Here is the video below; 

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