• The Rubyfields Advantage highlights the importance of quality and natural living within a well-defined perimeter. A place where expectations are turned into reality. The region which is attracting major investors and developers is poised for great rental returns and capital appreciation. Your future investment portfolio is not complete until you key into this very promising piece of investment.
  • This is a special street blunt Mixtape by DJ Shamokay. Playlist of the latest songs from your favorite artists. This is the hardest mixtape I bet you’ve listen to in a while, here is the Nigeria Mix 2019. ENJOY!! Listen,Download “DJ Shamokay – Street Blunt Mixtape” below:-
  • DJ Neptune kicks off the new year and decade with a catchy single titled “Tomorrow“. DJ Neptune teams up with Too Much Money crooner, Victor AD to gear up his forthcoming project, ‘Sounds of Neptune‘ (Greatness II). Listen below:- DJ Neptune Ft. Victor AD – Tomorrow DOWNLOAD...
  • 2019 Raving act, Zlatan is out with another year starter jam titled “Quilox” The song is produced by Mansa Jabulani and his always go-to producer, Rexxie. However, the song named after popular clubhouse Quilox in Lagos will be Zlatan debut single under his own label imprint “Zanku Records“.
  • MOVES Recordings serial hit-maker, Naira Marley has released a new project called “LOL”(Lord Of Lamba) EP. Consequently, Naira Marley’s new record “LOL” (Lord Of Lamba) EP houses 6-tracks with guest appearances from Young John, Mayorkun and C Blvck. Production credit from serial hitmakers such asRexxie, Killertunes and Studio Magic.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)

A child has died after a portion of a building in Onitsha collapsed on her.

The building is located at No. 47 Modebe Street, Onitsha , Anambra state.

The portion that collapsed on the child is the lintel attachment to an existing structure, Anambra Broadcasting Service reports.

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)
Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)

Officials of the State Physical Planning Board led by the Acting General Manager, Mr Nwabufo Anene and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Monitoring & Supervision on Lands and Physical Planning, Mrs Joy Nneli, visited the site. They sealed it and marked it for demolition following the child's death.

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)
Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)
Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)

Executive Chairman of the Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe declared that such illegality cannot be allowed to exist in the State, stressing that the building will be demolished soon in line with government stipulated laws on controlled development.

The developer has since been arrested by the police to be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Building collapses and kills child in Onitsha (graphic photos)

Naira Marley's fans defy lockdown, storm court to show support to him (photos)

Despite the lockdown order in the state, fans of singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley stormed the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba this morning to show him support as he was being arraigned for flouting the social distancing order of the state government.

Naira Marley was arraigned alongside politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi but the state government decided to not go forward with the prosecution. .

See more photos below
Naira MarleyNaira Marley

Lagos state government withdraws charges against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi

Lagos state government has withdrawn the charges filed against singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and former governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi. 

Both men alongside the politicians wife were arriagned before a Magistrate court in Ogba today for flouting social distancing order of the government.

One of the defence counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), who spoke to journalists after their arraignment, said the government decided to withdraw the charges after the singer and the politician agreed to tender an apology to the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for flouting the directive to stay at home.

They were arrested for attending a house party organised by actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband at their Amen estate residence on Sunday April 5th. Funke and her hubby were arraigned on Monday April 6th and sentenced to 14 days community service. They were also fined N100, 000 each.

Two arrested for robbery in Ogun state

The Ogun state police command has arrested two suspects identified as Ayomide Joseph and Olajide Ajisomo, for armed robbery. 

The suspects were arrested after robbing one Adegoke Sodipe at gunpoint at Ikugbonmire junction, while on his way back from Lagos with his brother. 

Sodipe said they were robbed by three robbers who dispossessed them of their personal belongings, which include Infinix phone valued at N25,000, UBA ATM card, and So-safe corps identity card.

Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were apprehended after the robbery victims raised an alarm. 

Oyeyemi said; 

“Upon the report, the DPO Mowe division SP Marvis Jayeola quickly dispatched his detectives to the scene where the arrested member of the gang was handed over to the police. 
"Having taken possession of the suspect, the operatives embarked on intelligent-based investigation, which led to the arrest of the second suspect. A locally-made double barrel shot gun was recovered from them”.

The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that the suspects be transferred to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation

Accountant General’s office in Abuja gutted by fire (photos)

The Treasury House which is the office of the Accountant General of the Federation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was gutted by fire this morning Wednesday April 8th.

According to reports, the fire started from the third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Accountant General?s office in Abuja gutted by fire (photos)Accountant General?s office in Abuja gutted by fire (photos)

Lagos residents punished by soldiers after coming out to exercise despite lockdown order (photo)

Residents of Gbagada in Lagos state were punished by soldiers after they came out to exercise despite the lockdown order this morning. The gym enthusiasts have flouted the stay-at-home order for some days now. 

Yesterday videos of them exercising on the expressway was shared online.

4,500 Nigerian musicians to get N11,000 each as Coronavirus relief fund from COSON

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced a N50 million financial relief package for all Nigerian artistes as the nation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released, President of COSON, Tony Okoroji, said since the beginning of the pandemic and the eventual lockdown of some states, himself and other board members have received calls from many artistes who are desperate for any kind of assistance as they have been affected by the pandemic and the current lockdown which has also  stopped entertainment activities across the country.

 He said the orgaization's board has therefore approved the release of 50 Million Naira to be shared amongst about 4,500 members on the society’s register as at May 19th, 2019 as an Anti-Corona Emergency Relief Distribution from COSON. Each member is to receive N11, 000.

“I have personally received calls from several members of COSON who are desperate for immediate assistance of any kind. Other members of our Board have received similar messages. At a time like this, COSON must be responsible and responsive to the needs of our members and we should do everything we can to help them wade through these hard times. That is the very reason why COSON was set up. 
I am proud of the quick response of members of the COSON Board who showed great understanding that we must be our brothers’ keeper at a time like this.
Starting immediately, with the co-operation of the banks, each qualified member of COSON will receive a modest sum of eleven thousand naira in what we have termed Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Relief (ACER) General Distribution. We are able to do this because of the deft management of our resources. We wish we could do more. I however believe that most people are aware of what we have been through in recent times. Let me thank the COSON management team of Vincent Adawaisi, Isa Aruna and Anthony Imuse who burnt the midnight oil to ensure that the decision of the Board is executed with dispatch” he said

On outstanding Specific Distributions, the COSON Chairman said

“Every member of the Board is very eager that all outstanding specific distributions should be paid without any delay. The issue was prominent in our discussions on the emergency relief distribution. While the Board and the General Assembly have approved the specific distributions, it is common knowledge that COSON funds in two banks are frozen. The money for the specific distributions is domiciled in the frozen accounts. The money is safe. Not one Naira is missing.
It is also common knowledge that we have gone to court to have the accounts unfrozen and immediately that happens, the money will be paid. In any case, all those entitled to Specific distribution will also receive the Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Relief (ACER) General Distribution.
It is unfortunate that it is some of our colleagues that requested the banks to freeze the accounts which has brought this suffering to innocent COSON members and even to those who took the action. That is why we need to be very careful about what we say and what we do.
I hope that we will use this very challenging period to think deeply. We have built COSON to be there for musicians through thick and thin. We work hard to ensure that COSON takes care of musicians while they are alive and celebrates them even in death. Has anyone forgotten how in an unprecedented manner we buried the late Ras Kimono like a king?
Said the COSON Chairman, “Some people may think that because things are going well for them today, they will never need COSON. I have been in the industry long enough to know that the day will come when each of us needs an institution like COSON. When I hear people in our industry call on government to clamp down on COSON or that those who owe us money should not pay us, I ask why anyone would choose to urinate into a well from which he might soon draw water to drink when he is desperately thirsty”.

Concluded Chief Okoroji

“I know that I cannot please everyone but I am working hard every day to lift up the musicians of Nigeria, promote and defend our industry and provide visible solutions to the problems of each of us. I have absolutely no interest in the cantankerous name calling and rabid character assassination which many appear to dwell in and which do not provide even one
cup of garri for any Nigerian artiste or one cube of Maggifor his pot of soup”.

Actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who played Boniface in Village Headmaster, has died

Nollywood actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who was famous for playing Boniface in the now rested Television show, The Village Headmaster, has died.

His demise was announced by the Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Coker.

The statement reads in part
, “With deep sorrow and gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the demise of Mr Uwak Auquo, popularly known as Boniface in the rested television drama series, The Village Headmaster…”

May his soul rest in peace Amen.
Actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who played Boniface in Village Headmaster, has died

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Katsina records first COVID- 19 death

The Katsina State Government has announced the death of the state’s first coronavirus case.

The governor, Aminu Masari, who announced this to newsmen, said the deceased, Dr. Aminu Yakubu, a Daura based private medical practitioner, recently returned from Lagos to the state and died three days after. His blood sample was taken to the NCDC office in Abuja for examination and it was confirmed he was positive for Coronavirus.

According to the Governor, the late Dr Yakubu who is a native of Kogi State, had been battling with Hypertitis and threats of hypertension. He said contact tracing for all those the late Yakubu might have come in contact with from Lagos to katsina between Tuesday and Wednesday morning has begun

''His samples were taken to NCDC for diagnosis where it was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive”.
” Our medical response team are in Daura right now for contact tracing of all that came into contact with him, we hope by this night and tomorrow morning to take complete samples of those he had contact with to the NCDC” the governor said

ECOWAS orders ventilators, diagnostic kits, PPE and other health supplies to help member states fight the Coronavirus pandemic

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it has ordered health materials and drugs to be donated to its 15-member states, as measures geared towards curbing the Coronavirus pandemic in the region.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou, disclosed this in a communique issued on Tuesday, April 7, in Abuja. He added that the Commission will partner with each member states to ward off the scourge of covid-19.

The Commission stated that its West African Health Organization (WAHO) has among other things, bought and disbursed the following to its members: 30,500 diagnostic test kits, 10,000 personal protective equipment, 740,000 prescription tablets (Chloroquine and Azithromycin).

Furthermore, it said that orders have already been placed for: 240,000 diagnostic kits, 240,000 extraction kits, 250,000 viral sample transport equipment, 285,100 personal protective equipment, 268,100 masks; 120 ventilators and litres of alcohol gel and disinfectants.

ECOWAS also lauded and urged all member countries to sustain the tempo in the fight against covid-19.

"In the light of the spread of the pandemic, ECOWAS Commission reaffirms its solidarity with member states and welcomes all the measures already taken to contain the spread of the pandemic and care for the sick," the communique stated.

Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou said that ECOWAS has continued to closely monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the world and particularly in West Africa, stressing that as of April 5, 2020, the 15-member states are affected by the pandemic with 1,739 confirmed cases of contamination, 55 deaths and 328 persons who have fully recovered.

The president, however, noted that approximately 95 per cent of deaths are patients with comorbid conditions.

Brou said in light of the spread of the pandemic, ECOWAS Commission reaffirmed its solidarity with member states and welcomes all the measures already taken to contain the spread of the pandemic and care for the sick.

Taraba man arrested in Enugu for the alleged assault and rape of a 68-year-old woman

Taraba man arrested in Enugu for the alleged assault and rape of a 68-year-old woman
A young man from Jalingo, Taraba state, has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 68-year-old woman in Enugu state.

Abba Kyari Mohammed is accused of raping the woman on Saturday, April 4, in Umulungbe Community, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.

The victim and another woman had gone into the farms to pick cashew nuts when they were allegedly attacked by the Mohammed. He allegedly used a stick to flog them.

One of the women escaped and ran to alert the villagers who came out to the farm in their numbers.

Mohammed was still on the farm when they arrived and they beat him up. He would have been lynched if security operatives had not intervened.

The villagers allege that Mohammed raped the 68-year-old woman before they arrived. They also accused him of being a Fulani herdsman. 

An eye witness, one Chikeokwu, said the women were attacked by three men but only Abba Kyari Mohammed was caught. He added that he was drinking at a pub opposite the police division at Umulungbe when the suspect was brought to the police.

He said: "The rape victim is from Lett Village. They were two in the farm when the herdsmen attacked them. One of the women ran away."

He added that the woman left on the farm "was in a pool of blood when she was rescued."

The eye witness also claims that the leaders of the Fulani herdsmen camping in the community were summoned. However, they denied knowing the suspect and claimed that he and his gang, who were at large, might have sneaked into the community.

Taraba man arrested in Enugu for the alleged assault and rape of a 68-year-old woman

However, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe dismissed the claims of the attacker being a Fulani herdsman.

The suspect was arrested and taken for treatment for the wounds inflicted on him by the villagers. The 68-year-old woman was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ndukwe added that the suspect has been transferred from 9th Mile Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation Department for thorough investigation and prosecution.

The administrator of Ojebe Ogene Development Centre in Udi LGA and native of Umulungbe, Mike Ngwuede, confirmed the incident, saying the police had taken over the matter.

He said: "I thank the Nigeria Police for quick intervention. It is unfortunate that as the world battles COVID-19, some miscreants can still commit this act."

The chairman of Udi LGA, Ifeanyi Agu, said the act was condemnable.
 "Prior to my swearing in as council chairman, I consulted widely to ensure absolute security of lives and property in Udi LGA. We have the state’s security committee that has been very active. We also have our Forest Guards and neighbourhood watch." he said

"I personally advocate farming for our people because of the relative peace in our area. But what happened indicates that we need to re-strengthen our security apparatus to ensure that such never occurred again."

Saudi Arabia expecting up to 200,000 Coronavirus cases within weeks - Country's health minister, Tawfiq al-Rabiah says

Saudi Arabia is expecting up to 200,000 coronavirus cases within weeks, the country's health minister, Tawfiq al-Rabiah said today. 

'Within the next few weeks, studies predict the number of infections will range from a minimum of 10,000 to a maximum of 200,000,' said minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah, according to state media. 

Several Saudi cities including the capital Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran,  Hofuf, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf  are under a 24-hour curfew, as well as the regions of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar as they hope to contain or halt the spread of Coronavirus. 

The Gulf kingdom currently has 2,523 cases, the highest number in the Middle East apart from Iran, and 38 deaths.

The United States is the only country in the world with more than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus, while Spain and Italy have over 100,000.

23-year-old man commits suicide in Kogi

23-year-old man commits suicide in Kogi
A 23-year-old man identified simply as Bayo, allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Angwa Tiv area of the Kogi State capital, Lokoja in the early hours of Monday April 6. 

The deceased was managing a thrift business before his death, leading to speculation of it being why he committed suicide. 

An eyewitness who spoke to The Nation, said Bayo took his own life by drinking Sniper, a popular insecticide. It was further gathered that the indigene of Ogori in Ogori-Magongo area of Kogi Central, graduated from Kogi State Polytechnic about two years ago. 

The eyewitness said; 

“He finished from Kogi Polytechnic about two years ago. He’s collecting money contribution, but maybe (his death) it is not ordinary because I don’t know how much he could have spent, to make him do that."

Lagos and Abuja residents defy lockdown order, troop out en-mass to exercise, drive around (photos/video)

Videos and photos of Lagos and Abuja residents defying the lockdown order of the Federal government has surfaced online.

Twitter user @Engr_Series shared a video of residents of Lagos state exercising on the now deserted Ikorodu road. He wrote
''So much for social distancing. The gym moved to Ikorodu this morning, from Haruna down to Agric busstop... Is this really a lockdown?''

In Abuja, a video posted by Abubakar Sidiq, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on New Media, shows traffic jam at the overhead bridge along Citec road in Abuja.

President Buhari on March 27th, gave a presidential directive that Lagos, Ogun and Abuja be on lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The lockdown is meant to expire next Monday April 13th.

Watch the videos they shared below

Administrators at the Bronx Zoo said one of its tigers tested positive for the coronavirus.

Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger, was infected by a zoo employee who was caring for it and other tigers and was "asymptomatically infected with the virus or before that person developed symptoms," according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the zoo.⁣

The tiger's sister, Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed a dry cough and were expected to recover, according to administrators.⁣

"Though they have experienced some decrease in appetite, the cats at the Bronx Zoo are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers," the WCS said in a statement.⁣

The other tigers living in the zoo's Tiger Mountain exhibit and the feline animals residing in other sections of the zoo haven't shown any signs of symptoms, administrators said.⁣

"Appropriate preventive measures are now in place for all staff who are caring for them, and the other cats in our four WCS zoos, to prevent further exposure of any other of our zoo cats," the WCS said.

Credit: @abcnews

Monday, April 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Six new cases have been reported in Kwara, Edo, Rivers and Abuja

Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT

As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths

Two arrested for defiling minors in #Anambra, and stealing victim’s panties

Police in Anambra State said they have arrested two persons for allegedly defiling two minors at different locations in the State.
One of the suspects, Emeka Ogbukaifedi was said to have defiled a 16-year old girl in Oba, while Monday Okeke reportedly defiled a 14-year old girl in Ire, Abba.
The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement, said Ogbukaifedi was arrested by the Police on the 3/4/2020 in his hideout following a tip off.
He said, “It would be recalled that on the 18/3/2020 at about 11am, a 16-year old girl from Okpuno-umuogali village, Oba was allegedly defiled by one Emeka Ogbukaifedi’ m’ aged 27 years of Okpuno-Umuogali village, Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
Suspect allegedly took the victim on his bike under false pretence that her father asked him to bring her to the defunct Oba Airport, on arrival at the scene, the said suspect allegedly brought out a knife and defiled her by force.
Victim further alleged that suspect also tore her pant and took them away to unknown destination. Police detectives attached to Oba Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to the hospital for medical examination.
Similarly, on 25th March 2020 at about 7:55am, a 14 years old girl of ire village, Abba was allegedly abducted by a Keke rider one Monday Okeke ‘m’ aged 28years from Izzi in Ebonyi State and defiled her for three days before she regained her freedom.
Victim was rushed to General hospital Enugwu-Ukwu for medical examination where penetration was confirmed and suspect has been arrested. He voluntarily confessed to the commission of the crime.”

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde recovers from Coronavirus

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has recovered from Coronavirus.

Makinde, who revealed a week ago that he tested positive to the deadly virus, disclosed that he has beat it and his second test came back negative.

He announced this via his official Twitter account. He also expressed his gratitude to everyone, especially Professor Alonge Temitope, the Acting Head of Oyo State COVID-19 task force. He added that he will resume his duties today April 6.

He wrote: "I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.

"I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow."

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde recovers from Coronavirus

Exclusive update: Funke Akindele spends night at Panti office; husband turns himself in

Actress Funke Akindele-Bello who was arrested on Sunday April 5th by the Lagos state police command for flouting the social distancing order of the Lagos state government, spent the night at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID office in Panti, Lagos.

A police source who confirmed this to LIB, said the actress's husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, who was not availabe when she was picked up has turned himself in and is currently with her in Panti. The police source added that they would be arraigned in court this morning. 

Singer Naira Marley and other guests at the party who the police have asked to report at the SCID for questioning are still being awaited. 

The Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020, prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for any one found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

The regulation act in part reads
“Where there is a violation of a closedown or stay-at-home order, security agencies shall have the power to arrest without warrant and may detain any person, who violates the closedown or stay-at-home order, for at least 48 hours.
“Where the arrested person is found guilty, the person is liable to a fine of N100,000 or one month imprisonment or three months’ community service.”
Do you guys think this is appropriate or excessive? We are beginning to feel some type of way about it. Sigh

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Nigerian photographer confirms that he tested positive for Coronavirus after attending AMVCA

Seun O, the Nigerian photographer who underwent a Coronavirus test after attending the 7th edition of the AMVCA weeks ago, has confirmed that he tested positive for Coronavirus in new Instagram posts he shared. 

Recall LIB reported that a documentary producer warned of a suspected case of coronavirus who might have attended the AMVCA and interacted with a number of Nigerian celebrities. According to Ifeoma Chukwuogo, the man flew in from the UK and with symptoms of coronavirus but had refused to report himself to the NCDC for testing.

Seun O who confirmed that he has been feeling unwell after Ifeoma's post, shared a video of him undergoing a Coronavirus test but never confirmed his status at that time. 

In a new Instagram post he shared, the photographer revealed that he is receiving treatment for Coronavirus at Yaba Isolation Center. 

He wrote; 

A message from the Lagos Covid-19 Gang (Coranavirus patients currently in Ward B) at the Infectious Disease Hospital (Coronavirus Isolation Center) Yaba, Lagos. We are doing great and are in high spirit. Shout out to all the healthcare professionals, cleaners, porters, security and all the staff at the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital. We celebrate you all!

Nigerian photographer confirms that he tested positive for Coronavirus after attending AMVCA

In an another Instagram he shared, Seun disclosed that an executive director at a multinational company, pilots, former commissioner and a driver are all Coronavirus patients at the isolation center. 

He wrote; 

Inside The Lagos Isolation Center

My first 24 hours at the Isolation Center in Yaba, Lagos. I will try as much as possible to keep you updated with daily developments while I’m here. There has been great camaraderie amongst us in my ward. We are an assortment of characters from different walks of life. From an executive director at a multinational company, pilots, former commissioner to a driver. The age margin is wide and varies from teenager to early 60’s yet we cohabit seamlessly in one accord. The doctors, nurses and all hospital staff are the real MVPs, they have been glorious.

Nigerian photographer confirms that he tested positive for Coronavirus after attending AMVCA