Tuesday, 16 August 2016

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Nigerian Soldiers Pluck Out Eye Of Road Safety Official

An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Segun Enikuemehin, who dared to ask some military men who were assaulting a civilian to desist from such a dastardly act is currently at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with one of his eyes totally damaged.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when Mr. Enikuemehin came upon the military men beating a harmless civilian.  Convinced that the military officials would beat the man to death if nothing was done, he reportedly walked up the angry soldiers and pleaded that they let the man go or hand him over to the police if he had done something illegal.

National Assembly will be part-time if I become president of Nigeria again – IBB

Former military president, retired Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Tuesday disclosed that if he has another opportunity to be in charge of the nation’s affairs, he would make the National Assembly to be part-time.

Nigerian Football Icon, Amokachi Grieves

Daniel Amokachi is an icon whom have served his father lands and made Nigeria proud during his time as a footballer.

The football legend has been living on a low key away from the piercing eyes of the public while also staying away from controversies.

Pregnant Woman Set Herself Ablaze Over Husband’s Infidelity

A 27-year-old pregnant woman suffered burns to 45 per cent of her body after she set herself aflame over her husband’s alleged extra-marital affair.

Cythia Njoki sustained injuries in her hands, abdomen, thighs and face after attempting to commits suicide in her house at Langalanga estate using Kerosene after her husband failed to explain where he spent the Saturday night, August 14.

Man Found Dead At Church Premises In Osha

Business activities came to a halt within the St. Jude Catholic Church Plaza along Porthacourt road near the controversial Upper Iweka, Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra state following the death of young man at his earlier thirties who is suspected to be a member of the Anambra state local vigilante group.

Nine Islamic asylum seekers arrested for drugging and raping a woman in Austria

Nine men, who are all seeking asylum in Austria travelled to Vienna for New Year’s Eve celebrations where they allegedly drugged a woman and dragged her to a nearby apartment block before brutally raping her. Police were called on January 1 when the woman woke up to discover she had been the victim of a vile sex attack. 

Monday, 15 August 2016

OPC members wanted for killing port’s worker

The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for some members of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress in the Ijora Badia area of the state for allegedly killing a resident, Rasak Muritala.

PUNCH Metro learnt that one of the suspects, Dauda Iyanda, was arrested by the Ijora Badia Police Division on Sunday shortly after Muritala died.

Our correspondent gathered that the OPC members, who were allegedly working for a police inspector, identified only as Ibrahim, had stormed Church Street, Ijora Badia, about three weeks ago.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Photo: Edo pastor, Kingsley Amayo Arrested Over Wife’s Death

Pastor Kingsley Amayo, the pastor of a popular pentecostal church in Edo state has been arrested over the questionable death of his wife, Mrs Faith Amayo.Detectives at Zone 5 Police headquarters in Benin, Edo State also arrested three other pastors of his church in connection with the death of the 38 year old woman in Uromi town, Esan North-East area.
They were arrested after the woman’s family wrote a petition, alleging questionable circumstances surrounding the death of their daughter.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Photos: Terminally ill Woman Throws Last Party before committing suicide

In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness.”
And just one rule: No crying in front of her.

Photos: Man Dies In Accident Months To His Wedding

It’s a sad moment for the family of a young man who died today just few months to his wedding.. May his soul rest in peace..His mourning brother who shared the sad news wrote;
Rest In Peace Bro,just few month to your wedding and death took you away from us.I still can’t believe you NO MORE

Michael Phelps breaks 2000 year old Olympic record

As if to stamp his godlike authority on the Olympics for good measure, Michael Phelps has taken athletic achievement to Olympian heights by smashing a record that has remained untouched for two millennia.
The American won his 22nd gold medal today, 9 have come from relays while 13 are individual triumphs. The 31-year-old swimmer won his 13th gold medal in the 200metres men's event to surpass the 2000-year record set by Greek Olympian, Leonidas of Rhodes who won 12 individual gold medals.

Young black woman who plotted to join ISIS with Muslim fiancé, sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 20-year-old Mississippi woman has been jailed for conspiring with her Muslim fiance to join the Islamic State group.

Jaelyn Young, a former Mississippi University student and daughter of a former Navy seal, who sought to disguise a planned honeymoon to join ISIS was sentenced by a federal judge on Thursday to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge.

The honour student at Warren Central High School broke down in heavy sobs during her sentencing by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. Young pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

NDLEA nabs man with N9.8m fake currency

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kwara on Friday said it arrested Mohammed Adamu for possessing N9.8 million fake currency notes.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Apeh Reuben, who presented the suspect to newsmen in Ilorin said the fake currency were mainly N1,000 notes.

Reuben said Adamu concealed the fake notes in a carton of noodles wrapped with cello tape.

Security guard shoots man to death over N500

Military personnel and policemen on Friday prevented an irate mob from setting ablaze a filling station in Onitsha, Anambra, after a security guard shot dead a middle-aged man over N500.

The incident occurred at about 10.00 a.m. at Ona-Jones Oil filling station near the Nkpor flyover on Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Nkpor, near Onitsha.

Lionel Messi to make Argentina return after brief international retirement

Star striker Lionel Messi will return to play for the Argentine national team for “love” of his country, despite earlier vowing to retire in frustration, he said on Friday.

The 29-year-old Barcelona superstar abruptly announced his international retirement in tears after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on June 26.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Rio 2016: Nigeria Dream Team Beat Japan 5-4


Nigeria’s men’s football team made an extraordinary start to their Rio 2016 Olympic campaign, beating Japan 5-4 in Manaus on Thursday just hours after landing in Brazil following a travel mix-up.
The team was stranded in Atlanta for days amid a bizarre saga that saw flights canceled because of missed payments and because a plane was too small, before eventually taking off on the morning of the game.

I have stolen only four cars this year – Cleric

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old Islamic cleric, Rasheed Ayuba, for alleged car theft. 

Ayuba, who hails from Igbesa, Ogun State, was apprehended along with a transporter in Ibadan, Oyo State, Falade Igbekele, who reportedly bought six of the stolen cars. 

Archbishop Chukwuma Blasts Governor Okorocha

The Archbishop of the Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Thursday, blasted Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha over his persistent attacks on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Okorocha, who is the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, has vowed to remove Ekweremadu and replace him with the Senator elect from Imo State.

Nigerian Military Responds to the Appointment of New Boko Haram Leader

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), says the announcement of a new Boko Haram leader is irrelevant and inconsequential to the military’s operation in the north east.

This was contained in a parley with the Director of Defence Information, DHQ, Rabe Abubakar by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Wednesday following the announcement of the leader of the terrorist sect, Abu Musab al-Barnawi.

Nigerian U17 team wiped out as all but two players fail age test

Nigerian football is in a state of shock after an astonishing 26 players failed age tests carried out ahead of an Under-17 African Cup of Nations qualifier, according to a report.

Africanfootball.com reports that a mandatory MRI screening carried out on 60 eligible players showed almost half were ineligible to play.

Student kills man with hot water

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a university student, Mabel Bassey, in prison for bathing her neighbour with hot water and killing him.

Bassey is to be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

See what a father did to his 4-year-old daughter because she lost her slippers

According to a Facebook user who resides in Port Harcourt, the four year old girl was brutally beaten by her father for allegedly misplacing the slippers he bought for her. OMG! This man deserves to go to prison. How can you flog a 4 year old child like this?

Video: Serena Williams Gives Twerking Lessons

Thursday, 4 August 2016

NDLEA nabs man, seizes N1.78bn worth of hard drug

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra says it has arrested a 31-year-old man, Vincent Chidiebere, for allegedly peddling hard drug worth N1.78 billion.
Addressing newsmen in Onitsha on Tuesday, the Commander of NDLEA in the state, Mr Sule Momodu, said that the suspect was arrested in Awka on July 28 with methamphetamine weighing 25.2kg.

Are Christians second class citizens in Nigeria? by Femi Fani-Kayode

I am glad that Father Mbaka of the Catholic Church has finally seen the light and that he has denounced the Buhari regime. 

This coming from a man that once supported the President vigorously, even when members of his own flock and faith were being slaughtered, marginalised and humiliated, is cheery news. 

I Stole My Benefactor’s Car Because I Deserve It- Suspect


A 24-year-old man, Richard Akinwale, who was apprehended by operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing his benefactor, Adelabu Tolani’s vehicle, said he did it to punish Tolani for forgetting his birthday and for asking him to pack out of his house.

Jibrin: Dogara Bribing Lawmakers With $25,000 To Secure Confidence Vote

Abdulmumin Jibrin (1)

The recently sacked Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara of inducing Reps members with $25,000 to sign a document passing a vote of confidence on the Speaker.

Nigerian Soldiers Arrest Top Boko Haram Man Looking Sick

Nigerian troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole, code name for the military’s anti-terrorism drive, have arrested a suspected high-profile Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Zauro, at Sabon Gari in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. 

Photos: Kenyan prostitute caught stealing her client's valuables after drugging him

A Nairobi prostitute was allegedly caught stealing her client's valuables after she drugged him. When the man said to be a Kenyatta University student became unconscious, the prostitute gathered every electronic gadget in his house.

Lil Wayne's $20m lawsuit suffers setback

American rapper, Lil Wayne, has been told by a Federal judge in the US to settle his qualms with Cash Money Records boss, Birdman, before his$20m  lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group (UMG) can be settled.

Wayne had in March 2016, sued UMG for the said amount for allegedly cheating him of his royalties for songs he did withDrake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.

Woman gang raped by armed men points finger at husband

A 45-year-old woman, who was gang-raped in Abakaliki, has pointed fingers at her husband, who she claimed sent armed men to rape her. 

Giving an account of her ordeal to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), she narrated that her attackers removed her from a commercial motorcycle she boarded and transferred her to theirs. 

'It is not easy to commit suicide o' - Man saved by police

A 58-year-old man, Joseph Onweji, has threw operatives of the Lagos State Police into bouts of laughter when he declared that committing suicide is not a child's play, after he was saved by the security operatives as he attempted to jump into the Lagos Lagoon on July 24, 2016.

It was gathered that Onweji who said he had been ill for over 36 years with no solution, went to the Third Mainland Bridge, climbed on the railing and was about to jump into the water below when a passing Rapid Response Squad (RRS) police team stopped and rescued him.

Boko Haram’s Change Of Leader – Nigerian Military Reacts

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has stated that it is unperturbed by the announcement of a change Boko Haram leadership today.
According to Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, the Nigerian military is not interested in what happens at what he described as “nearly dead” Boko Haram terrorists, including change of leadership or alliance with ISIS.

48-year-old Landlord Hangs Self In Ibadan, Leaves Suicide Note

A 48-year-old landlord on Tuesday hanged himself in Ibadan, leaving behind a three-page suicide note.

The incident happened in Idi-Ose along Akan road in Ona Ara Council Area of the city.

The deceased, Popoola Adepoju, was found in his room dangling from a rope tied to a ceiling fan.

Nigerians may not vote for you in 2019, Mbaka attacks Buhari

Enugu Catholic priest, and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians will not vote for him in 2019 if he does not address the high level of hunger and suffering  in the country.

Mbaka has been one of Buhari’s most vocal supporters since he asked Nigerians to reject the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2015 presidential pol and predicted Buhari’s victory.

Wasiu Lawal, Cleric Rapes Woman During Spiritual Cleansing In Lagos

A 42-year-old man, Wasiu Lawal, who allegedly raped a 38-year-old woman on the pretext of helping her spiritually, was on Wednesday in Lagos brought before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, who lives at No.1, Adeleke Agodo St., Ikorodu in Lagos State, is facing a charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoniko told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 9pm on July 1 in Lagos.

Woman Who Says Prison Is Like Home, Robs Bank & Wait To Be Arrested By Police

59-year-old Linda Thompson, a transgender woman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a robbery charge after police say she pulled off a bank heist in Wyoming just so she could return to prison. 

Thompson told a district court judge in Cheyenne that going back behind bars would be like going home. Sentencing for the woman was set for October 12. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Nicaragua: Ortega names his wife as running mate

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has named his wife as his running mate and candidate for vice-president as he seeks re-election for a third term.
First Lady Rosario Murillo already has a prominent role as the chief government spokeswoman and is widely seen as sharing power with her husband.
She appears on Nicaraguan television almost every day.