Sunday, 30 April 2017

Man petitions Police chief over forceful marriage of underage daughter

Man petitions Police chief over forceful marriage of underage daughter

A farmer from Niger State, Mr. Habila Gambo, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the abduction and forceful marriage of his 16-year-old daughter, Janet, by a tailor known as Nasiru Yusuf.
In the petition, Gambo said that his daughter was kidnapped and forced into marriage by the man who was entrusted to train her as a tailor.

Lawyer sues EFCC over Osborne Tower’s N13 billion

Lawyer sues EFCC over Osborne Tower’s N13 billion

An activist lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission urging the court to suspend action on the forfeiture application filed by the agency in respect of the cash sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from an apartment in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

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Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly add to Manchester United injuries

Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly add to Manchester United injuries

Defenders Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly were added to Manchester United’s growing injury list against Swansea.
England left-back Shaw – who has completed just four Premier League games this season – went off with an ankle problem after nine minutes. And centre-back Bailly then limped off in the 61st minute.

Mother of 8 dies after abortion in Ogun

Tragedy struck in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital when a mother of eight, identified as Sukurat Adedoyin, reportedly died following complications from abortion of pregnancy.

Ghost President, ghost achievements, ghost monies in apartment owned by ghosts – By Reno Omokri

For the better part of this week, Nigeria has been having much to do about the royal snub from the Oba of Lagos to the Ooni of Ife. Such outrage, such consternation against Oba Rilwan Akiolu. The venom vented on him on social media and in real life were as though he had committed some unpardonable sin.

We are angry with an Oba who refused to shake an Ooni, but not at a President who refused to shake his own female ministers on religious grounds but did not remember religion when he shook hands with the Queen of England, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Iara Oshiomhole.

Footballer, Mario Balotelli calls out Kim Kardashian over half-nude photos

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli is never one to mince his words and seeing as some photos of Kim Kardashian have been 'big' news this week, the Nice star clearly deemed it worthy of his own intervention.

Kim has been widely condemned this week for posting pictures of herself scantly dressed whilst on holiday, and it's safe to say that many have been unimpressed with what's been on display, as a lack of 'airbrushing' left fans furious at what things look like in real life,

‘Why i am still single’- Rita Dominic

Nigerian veteran actress, Rita Dominic has open up on why she is still not married during an interview with  a lifestyle and fashion magazine, Schick.

The multiple award-winning actress said that she could have been married a long time ago, but things did not work out.

Man United injuries are no excuse in run-in – Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said his side’s injury problems are no excuse between now and the end of the season.
Sunday’s home game against relegation-threatened Swansea is United’s ninth in April and will kick off at midday despite the Manchester derby having finished at close to 10 p.m. on Thursday.

‘I once kissed my boy friend In the presence of my mum’- Feyisara Hassan

Beautiful and sexy Yoruba actress, Feyisara  Hassan is a youngster already making waves in the Yoruba sector of Nollywood. She has produced five movies of her own and featured in a myriad of movies.

Mercy Aigbe’s Husband Finally Speaks On Battering Her

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has denied the domestic violence accusation levelled against him after the photos of the battered face of his wife Mercy Aigbe surfaced.

Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in Europe

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, became the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe, after he netted in their 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday.
Ronaldo headed Madrid in front, to claim his 20th goal of this season’s La Liga campaign. It also meant he has scored at least 20 goals in each of his eight seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu.

2015: We Supported Saraki Against Tinubu Because He Was a Selfish Man – Northern Leaders

Several northern leaders have stated why they supported Bukola Saraki and Nasir el-Rufai to oppose Bola Tinubu’s quest for the vice presidency in 2015.
One of the northern elders, Rev. Bitrus Dangiwa, who is also a chieftain of the Northern Elders Forum, said he was one of those who threw their weight behind those who opposed Tinubu to become Buhari’s running mate.

El-Rufai: “The Animal We are Dealing With,” by Abdulmumin Giwa

There is no surprise whatsoever because Governor Nasir El-Rufai displays the peak of disrespect and lack of dignity through the shameless use of vulgar language on a revered leader of millions of people claiming that it was an idiomatic expression. Every responsible and right thinking person knows the right idioms to use in the right place. Only fools misuse language in display of their stupidity.

Man beats wife to death over pregnancy for another man

A man beat his wife to death with a pipe wrench after learning she was pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby authorities have reported.

The man, Claude Sejour called the police after he had killed the woman.

The 49-year-old resident of Hollywood, who according to the police, does not have any record of previous criminal records admitted to beating his wife to death.

Photo: John Mikel Obi Undergoes Successful Surgery In England

John Obi Mikel is currently in England where he just underwent a surgery to repair the abdominal strain picked at his Chinese club Tianjin Teda.

2015 : I’m coming with my own account, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is clearly not enjoying the many barbs fired at him by his erstwhile political allies in the book ‘Against the Run of Play’, written by Olusegun Adeniyi, a former special adviser on media and publicity to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

He feels challenged by the development to give his own “true account of what transpired either in major interviews or books.”

We can’t find any more information on Abacha loot – World Bank tells SERAP

We can’t find any more information on Abacha loot – World Bank tells SERAP

The World Bank has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “cannot locate any additional information on the projects executed with recovered stolen public funds by the late General Sani Abacha.”
According to the response sent last week to SERAP, the World Bank Access to Information Appeal Committee said, “In response to your request under case number AI4288 (related to your initial request case number AI3982), we wish to inform you that we have thoroughly searched our records and databases but have not been able to locate any additional information that is responsive to your request beyond what we have already shared with you. Therefore, we are unable to fulfill your request.”

Ooni has forgiven Oba Akiolu – Ife monarch

Ooni has forgiven Oba Akiolu – Ife monarch

The Laroka of Wanikin-Ife, Oba Kole Ojutalayo, has said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has forgiven the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, who allegedly snubbed him at a public function in Lagos on Tuesday.
Oba Ojutalayo, who is also the Chairman of ‘40 New Dawn Oba’ in Ile Ife, said Oba Akiolu would be given a warm embrace anytime he visited the Ooni in his palace.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

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How suspended NIA DG hid discovered $43m from Buhari, NSA

Contrary to his earlier claim, fresh details have emerged revealing how the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency hid the $43m found recently at a private apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, from both the President and the National Security Adviser, according to Sahara Reporters.

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Emir Sanusi Vs Northern Political Elite

During the week, what looked like a fight back from the northern political elite against the Emir of Kano, HRM Mohammadu Sanusi II, was registered when the news was released by the Kano Emirate Council that it had spent N3.4 Billion in the last three years. The state government had claimed that the Emirate council had spent N6 billion within the same period. 

I Am Not Corrupt, And I Don't Like Money - Rotimi Amaechi

The Nigerian Transportation minister has assured Nigerians that he does not like money hence no reason for him to be corrupt.

The Transport minister made this known while speaking during an interview with Channels Television.

"Some Men Pay Extra Money To Have Sex With Abuja Prostitutes Without Condom"

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS (FACA) said it distributed seven million condoms to FCT residents in 2016, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Project Manager of the agency, Dr Uche Okoro, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja on Saturday.

I Once Died and Woke Up When I Was About to Be Buried - Owa of Idanre Makes Stunning Revelation

The Owa of Idanre Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye IV, a nonagenarian, in this interview with PETER DADA, speaks about his life before and during his reign as the paramount ruler of the Idanreland, Ondo State

Please tell us about your background.

I was born on March 30, 1927 and I attended St. Paul’s Primary School and Methodist School, both at Idanre. I had my secondary school education at Western Boys High School, Benin and Hussy College, Warri and later went to England, where I attended Balham and Tooting College of Commerce and Law. When I finished there, I took up an appointment under Survey Country Council as a licencing officer. From there, I was transferred to Greater London Council as a Finance Clerk.

AC Milan make Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas their top summer target

Euro giants make key Chelsea star their priority summer target

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is AC Milan’s top summer transfer target as they look to strengthen in midfield, according to reports in Italy.

The Spain international hasn’t always been a regular in Antonio Conte’s side this season, but has started to win over the Blues boss in the second half of the campaign.

Pogba snubbed Man City for United, reveals Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure reveals: Man Utd star ignored my pleas to join Man City

Yaya Toure has revealed that Manchester United star Paul Pogba ignored his advice to join him at Manchester City before his transfer back to Old Trafford.
The Ivorian midfielder says he’s a fan of the Frenchman, though he couldn’t hide his disappointment that he failed in his efforts to lure him to the Etihad Stadium from his previous club Juventus.

David de Gea agrees personal terms on £63m transfer to Real Madrid

Man Utd star agrees personal terms on £63m transfer away

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reached an agreement to seal a transfer to Real Madrid on a five or six year contract, according to reports in Spain.
The Red Devils are yet to begin negotiations with Real, but it is expected that the ‘keeper’s transfer fee will be around £63million – a world record for his position.

Why I Backed Out On One Term Agreement – Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

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According to the Social Times, chilling details of how and why former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost the 2015 presidential election, have continued to make the headlines, courtesy of a book “Against the Run of play: How an incumbent President was defeated in Nigeria,” written by Segun Adeniyi, Chairman, ThisDay Board of Editors.

North Refused to Back Jonathan for Reneging on One Term Promise - Babangida Aliyu

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A former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has said that the North opposed former president Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015 because he reneged on his promise to govern for only one term of four years. 

The former governor, who was then the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum made the revelation in the new book by the Chairman of the ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr. Segun Adeniyi titled: “Against The Run of Play.”

Prof. Wole Soyinka Urges President Buhari To Disclose His Health Status To Nigerians

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Speaking at a forum, themed ‘Sacred Cow’, in Lagos yesterday, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disclose his state of health to Nigerians, stating that the President is a public property. In his words:

In 24 hours, Dangote climbs by $500m, Amazon CEO adds $3.3bn

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Some global billionaires are seeing their wealth explode dramatically, and Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is not left behind.

On Thursday, Jeff Bezos, CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, saw $3.3 billion added to his wealth, following his company’s impressive performance.

Rapper, Kevin Gates sentenced to 30 Months in jail for gun charge

American rapper, Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for a weapons charge. 
According to TMZ, the rapper pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge after his bail was denied earlier this month at a Bridgeview Courthouse hearing.

Barcelona Allegedly Used Bite Incident To Beat Down Suarez’s Fee

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Former Liverpool CEO, Ian Ayre, has revealed how Barcelona tried to reduce the transfer fee for Luis Suarez, after he bit Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.

The Uruguayan striker was banned for four months for the incident, but within 10 days, Barca agreed a £75million fee to take him to the Camp Nou.

Ed Sheeran Reveals His Role In ‘Game Of Thrones’

British singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran has revealed the role he’ll be playing in the upcoming ‘Game Of Thrones’ season seven, as well as future projects with Taylor Swift.

Last month, producers confirmed that the ‘Shape Of You’ singer would be making a cameo in the hit fantasy show.

Everyone in my family is an armed robber – Suspect

A robbery kingpin, who is currently undergoing interrogation at the Lagos State Police Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has not only confessed to perpetrating various robbery escapades, but he has also declared that the propensity to commit such crime runs in his family.
The suspect, identified as Okechukwu Ibeabuchi, told our correspondent that he learnt the art of robbery early in life, which enabled him to quickly attain the status of a kingpin.

Akarigbo stool not for sale, prince warns Remo kingmakers

As the race for the seat of the Akarigbo, the paramount traditional ruler of Remo land in Sagamu, Ogun State, intensifies, a prominent prince of the Torungbuwa Ruling House, Alhaji Kasimu Nurudeen, has warned that the coveted royal stool is not for sale.
Nurudeen stated that the throne, which became vacant last year following the death of the last Akarigbo, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, was not available for any moneybag or politician in the area to purchase.

Buhari won’t resign –Presidency

The presidency has reacted to calls in some quarters calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office, due to his health issues.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president would not resign from office based on such calls.

S’Eagle’s winger Musa calls bluff of critics over taking a second wife

Embattled Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa, who plans to marry a second wife after parting ways with his first spouse, Jamila, (mother of his two kids) has told his critics that they have no moral justification to judge him.
The ex-Kano Pillars striker took to his Instagram page to slam his critics saying; “Who are you to judge the life I live? I’m not perfect and I don’t have to be! Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean. .#JULMUS, ” he wrote.

Ogun CJ frees 57 prison inmates, rebukes police

Ogun CJ frees 57 prison inmates, rebukes police

The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Olatokunbo Olopade, on Thursday pardoned 59 inmates of the five prisons in the state.
Mrs. Olopade had visited the prisons located at Ibara and Oba in Abeokuta as well as Ilaro, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode during the tour which started on Wednesday.

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, but it was not clear why the ban had been imposed.
A block affecting all language editions of the website in Turkey was detected from 0500 GMT after an administrative order by the Turkish authorities, the Turkey Blocks monitoring group said in a statement.

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Jose Mourinho’s ‘unfair fight’ complaint

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Jose Mourinho’s ‘unfair fight’ complaint

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United have enough depth that Jose Mourinho shouldn’t be complaining of an “unfair fight” for the top four because of their fixture congestion.
United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are all fighting to finish in the top four alongside title contenders Chelsea and Tottenham, but after United’s goalless draw with City on Thursday, Mourinho claimed that his side’s busy slate made for an unlevel playing field.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes club ‘will sign’ Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes club ‘will sign’ Kylian Mbappe

Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe would benefit greatly from a move to Arsenal, according to club legend Robert Pires, who added that he thinks the rising star “will sign” for the Gunners.
However, the current Arsenal assistant cautioned that comparisons to Thierry Henry were premature.

Medical Doctor rapes Patient in Plateau

An Upper Area Court sitting at Pankshin in Plateau on Friday remanded a medical doctor, Philemon Brazil, in prison for allegedly raping his patient.

Brazil, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. The Judge, Mr Joseph Chollom ordered the remand of Brazil in custody and adjourned the case to May 22 for further mention.

My husband was murdered in cold blood – Widow of man found dead at Shell office

Cletus Onyekweli was alleged to have been murdered on the premises of the Shell Industrial Area office in Rumuamasi area of Rivers State where he was a contract employee for about 14 years.

The deceased, who recently earned an award for himself for his dedication to work, was found dead in his office in a pool of his own blood, an incident that suggested to the widow that her husband was murdered.

Conte admits Hazard might leave Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has said he cannot guarantee Eden Hazard will be at the club next season, with Real Madrid interested in signing the midfielder.

Hazard has been in great form this season and he has been directly involved in 20 goals in 31 league games for the Blues, who are four points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Justin Bieber looks in good spirits as he is spotted carrying a Bible

Justin Bieber may be known for his wild ways,however, the 23-year-old singer has always stated he was brought-up with a proper Christian upbringing. In 2011,he revealed he was a member of Jehovah Witness  .

How Patience Jonathan made her husband lose 2015 Presidential election – David Mark

The immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has revealed that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan lost the support of key members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who discreetly worked against his re-election due to the suspicious nature of his wife, Patience Jonathan.

Mark’s claim was contained in the book, ‘Against the Run of Play’ written by the Chairman ThisDay Board of Editors and former Presidential spokesperson, Olusegun Adeniyi.

2019 election: I may run against El-Rufai – Senator Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Shehu Sani, has declared that he may run for the Kaduna State governorship election in 2019 against Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The Senator noted that the 2019 general elections is not going to like that of 2015, that saw many elected due to their allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ooni Disowns Statement From His Palace On Issue With Oba Of Lagos

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11), has disowned a statement credited to his palace on what happened between him and the Oba of Lagos. The Ooni who restated his respect for the Oba of Lagos in his statement said;

Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11) on
Friday disowned a remark credited to one Tunde Awoyemi who claimed to be the palace Director of tourism that the palace of Ooni would invoke the wrath of ancestors on Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu if he fails to tender apology for snubbing Arole of Oduduwa at a public function recently.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Uber demotes exec at center of self-driving tech lawsuit

Uber demotes exec at center of self-driving tech lawsuit

Uber has demoted an executive heading its self-driving car operations who has been at the center of a lawsuit filed by Alphabet’s Waymo accusing the ride-sharing giant of theft.
An Uber spokesman on Thursday confirmed media reports that Anthony Levandowski would step down from his role.

Thailand police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Thailand police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

A court in Thailand has issued an arrest warrant for the heir to Red Bull energy drink fortune who is accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident.
Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash involving his Ferrari after allegedly hitting a police motorcycle that resulted in the officer’s death.