Popular realty star, Tacha received a warm welcome as she arrived Calabar on Friday shortly after her silent trip to Imo state on Thursday.
The reality TV star was captured on camera taking a ride with the former Governor of Calabar, Donald Duke on his black winged bike, similar to the one featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Batman movie.
Tacha captioned one of the videos on her Instagram story;
“RIDING WITH HIS EXCELLENCY DONALD”
Sharing photos from the bike ride, the reality star wrote:
“His Excellency Sir Donald Duke Taking me for a Ride! Too Blessed to be STRESSED🔱 • • • • #TachaLiveInCalabar”
Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has admitted difficulty in choosing the country to represent at the international level.
Tomori was handed his debut England call-up, for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this month.
Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold, the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his county of birth, Canada or Nigeria through his parents.
Although he is yet to make his debut appearance for England, Tomori said he never received an invitation from the Super Eagles before joining Gareth Southgate’s team.
“I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team.
“It was a difficult choice for me. It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision.
“England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them,” Tomori told OmaSportsTV
Despite his international commitment to the Three Lions, the former Derby County and Hull City defender affirmed that he is still Nigerian and also confessed his love for the country’s delicacies.
“But I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too – pounded yam and jollof especially,” he added.
Founder and Senior pastor of Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, Temitope Balogun Joshua has donated N12m to the second batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing from xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
No fewer than 300 returnees arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, with young children and many who had lost their means of livelihood during the recent attacks.
The money which was given was distributed among 162 people who visited the Church, with N100, 000 given to each adult and the remaining allotted according to the size of the families.
The spokesperson of SCOAN, Mr. Joseph told the returnees that T.B. Joshua is known for his philanthropy and that is what he did again.
“The man of God is fully aware of your presence even if he is not around and he has instructed that you should be well taken care of. He is also praying for you. This is what he’s known for.”
“You are the second set of people that came back and the first batch was also here last week and the man of God blesses them. So he feels what you are feeling right now and he shares your pains and that is why you are welcome here.”
“By the grace of God, the spirit of God will lead him to do what is best for you. Many of you have lost everything, you came back with nothing even though you properties, businesses are there.”
“The man of God said he cannot afford to close his eyes or turn deaf ears to your plights so with the support of Emmanuel TV Partners, the man of God has given everyone here today as returnees from South Africa the cash sum of N12 million.”
A 32-year-old police constable was stabbed to death in De Deur, Gauteng, on Thursday morning while trying to apprehend an alleged drug dealer
A 26-year-old suspect has been arrested and will be facing a charge of murder
South Africa’s national police commissioner, general Khehla John Sitole, called the officer’s death “senseless”.
“I am sincerely saddened by the senseless killing of this young member. He had just started his career in the service with a lot of passion and energy, [which is why] he pursued a dangerous suspect without any hesitation. He died a hero,” said Sitole.
According to Sitole’s spokesperson, brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the murder took place when members of the De Deur crime prevention unit were tracing alleged drug dealers at Weilers Farm (Majasana).
“On searching the area, two suspects were spotted and upon seeing the police vehicle, immediately fled in different directions. The police gave chase on foot.
“The constable in hot pursuit cornered one suspect. However, the suspect overpowered the constable and fatally stabbed him in the chest, took the member’s service pistol and fired a shot,” said Naidoo.
The other members of the team responded to the gunshot and found the alleged suspect with a firearm. They fired towards the suspect and he fell to the ground. He was found with a bloodied knife, suspected to have been the one used to take the life of the deceased member, said Naidoo.
“The member’s official firearm was recovered. He was 32-years-old and graduated from the police academy in December 2018,” said Naidoo.
British prime minister, Boris Johnson has appointed 39-year-old Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch as the minister of children.
Born in Wimbledon by Nigerian parents, Badenoch spent part of her childhood in Lagos and left for UK at age 16, where she did her A levels in an FE college in London.
She was an engineering apprentice before she went ahead to study systems engineering at the University of Sussex. She is a member of the British Computer Society and also studied law at Birkbeck, University of London.
Badenoch was elected to parliament in 2017, having previously served for the conservatives in the London assembly.
At the parliament, Badenoch talked about her experiences of poverty in Nigeria, including living without electricity or functioning water supply.
She also narrated how she had to do her homework using candles.
In a tweet, she said her appointment is a huge privilege to make a positive difference.
“I’m humbled to have been appointed a junior minister at the DfE. A huge privilege to be able to serve and make a positive difference on a number of issues close to my heart.
I look forward to working with the ministerial team and everyone at @educationgovuk,” she tweeted.