Thursday, 13 April 2017

Arsenal offer £300,000-a-week contract to Alexis Sanchez to block Chelsea and Man City transfer

Arsenal make record-breaking offer to Alexis Sanchez to stop Chelsea transfer

Alexis Sanchez has been offered a £300,000-a-week contract by Arsenal, according to reports.
The Evening Standard claims the Gunners are willing to make the 28-year-old the Premier League’s highest paid player in an attempt to prevent him from joining Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho explains decision to bench David De Gea

Jose Mourinho explains decision to bench David De Gea

Jose Mourinho says that Sergio Romero deserves the continuity of playing in the Europa League ahead of David De Gea.
The Manchester United manager picked the Argentina international for the quarter-final first leg with Anderlecht.

It sees the reserve goalkeeper continue in goal for the second game in a row having played against Sunderland at the weekend.

Assad claims chemical attack was '100% fabricated'

Assad claims chemical attack was '100% fabricated'

The United States ‘fabricated’ the horrific chemical attack in Syria to justify their attack on an airbase, Syria’s president has claimed.

Bashar al-Assad, accused of killing dozens of his own people by dropping sarin nerve gas from planes, claimed the suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town did not take place.

Investigators clear detained ‘Islamist’ over Dortmund blasts

German federal prosecutors said Thursday that they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for the bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement in the crime.
The announcement marked a setback for investigators, who have called the three blasts late Tuesday a “terrorist” attack and said they are focusing on suspects in the “Islamist spectrum”.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real, says Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie despite losing 2-1 at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.
Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday and scored both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.
Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Arturo Vidal, who headed the hosts into a first-half lead, skied a penalty.

EFCC raids former Niger Gov. Aliyu’s residence in Minna

EFCC raids former Niger Gov. Aliyu’s residence in Minna

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday raided the private residence of the immediate past governor of Niger state, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu and his farm in Minna, Niger state.
The raided residence was the house Aliyu stayed all through his eight years tenure as the governor of the state, The Nation reports.

Two pastors arrested for sex crimes against children

Article Image: Two Ohio Pastors Arrested For Multiple Sex Crimes Against Children

The Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested two Ohio pastors at their Toledo homes on the morning of April 7, Cordell Jenkins, 46, and Anthony Haynes, 37, for sex trafficking of children.
Jenkins, founder and leader of Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo, and Haynes, are accused of exploiting a then 14-year-old girl in a series of series of sexual encounters for three years.

13-year-old boy accidentally kills himself as friends watched on Instagram Live

An American teenager died after he accidentally shot himself while his friends watched on Instagram Live, according to local TV station WXIA.

“I heard a big boom,” his mother Shaniqua Stephens said. “I couldn’t tell if it was a gunshot or what.”

Stephens had just watched her 13-year-old son, Malachi Hemphill, take out the trash Monday evening when she heard the gunshot. She rushed upstairs with her daughter to find her son in pool of blood. His phone was still streaming on Instagram Live.

Senator Solomon Adeola denies ownership of discovered billions in Lagos

The Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola on Wednesday expressed dismay over an online publication alleging his ownership of N15 billion in foreign and local currencies discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in an apartment at Osborne Towers in Lagos.

The medium in its report has alleged Adeola to have stashed the huge cash in anticipation of using the money to finance his gubernatorial ambition in one the states of the South West.

41-year-old Nigerian Man and His 52-year-old Indian Girlfriend Are Arrested for Fraud in India

A Nigerian man, 41, by name Andrew a.k.a Eric Peters and his 52-year-old Indian girlfriend have been arrested by Thalaghattapura police, in India for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 50 lakh, with a fake business proposal through a website. They were arrested on Wednesday, April 12.

The police who took up the cases, approached the accused as a prospective client offering them huge sums of money and, trapped them.

The two were arrested when they came to collect the money.

Photo: Danish aid worker Anja Loven and her team rescue four children accused of witchcraft in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom-based Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven and team members including husband, David, rescued four children accused of witchcraft yesterday, April 12th. More details later.

Man's body, seen tossed from plane, found on roof of Mexican hospital

A soldier stands guard as forensic technicians work at a crime scene where the body of a man was found on a hospital roof 

The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.

The body landed on the roof of an IMSS hospital in the town of Eldorado, around 7:30 a.m. local time, said the official, who was not authorized to give his name.
Witnesses standing outside the health centre reported a plane flying low over the hospital and a person thrown out, the health official said.

Didier Drogba Joins US Club as Player And Owner

Phoenix Rising Football Club have announced that legendary striker Didier Drogba has joined its MLS expansion franchise ownership group and will have a vested interest in the ongoing success of the USL side of the club.

As part of the deal, Drogba will help develop the team as a player before advancing to an executive role with the Phoenix MLS expansion franchise.

Ex-NNPC Director, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue denies ownership of $50m found in Lagos apartment

Former Managing Director, Operations at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has denied ownership of the large sums of money: $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars),N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State.

No contact from France boss Didier Deschamps – Benzema

No contact from France boss Didier Deschamps – Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has said France coach Didier Deschamps has not been in touch since he demanded “explanations” for his extended international exile.
Benzema, 28, has not played for France since October 2015 after being charged with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation into an alleged extortion attempt on international teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

Two soldiers killed, 3 injured by suspected sea pirates in Bayelsa

Two soldiers killed, 3 injured by suspected sea pirates in Bayelsa

Two officers of the Nigerian army were yesterday killed in Bayelsa State after they responded to a distress call.
The Army said they were hit by the bullet when they exchanged fire with “heavily armed sea robbers.”
Spokesperson for the Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to newsmen.

Algeria appoint Lucas Alcaraz as head coach

Algeria appoint Lucas Alcaraz as head coach

Algeria have named Lucas Alcaraz as their new head coach, only three days after he was dismissed as Granada boss.
Les Fennecs parted ways with Georges Leekens following a miserable Nations Cup campaign in which they headed to Gabon among the favourites for the title but limped out in the group stage after taking just two points.

Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts

Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behaviour such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.
The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be.

27 year old man arrested for filming his 60-year-old lover naked and demanding N1m

Moses Momoh, is cooling his heels in a police cell after allegedly threatening to circulate the nude photos of a 60-year-old retiree, identified only as Pat. The secondary school leaver had struck a relationship with Pat on Facebook after sending her a friendship request.
The duo conversed frequently on Whatsapp, where they engaged in virtual romance and sex which Momoh was recording and saving.

My wife sleeps with her pastor, my brother – Man tells court

My wife sleeps with her pastor, my brother – Man tells court

A 48-year-old clearing agent, Mr. Francis Stephen, on Wednesday, said that his wife was having an affair with her pastor and his younger brother.
“My wife is having sex with her pastor,’’ Stephen told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos while responding to a request by his wife, Ogechi, for the dissolution of their 13-year-old marriage.

Hazard, Kante, Kane and Ibrahimovic on PFA player of the year shortlist

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Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, as well as Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are among the six candidates for this season’s PFA Player of the Year award.
They are joined on the shortlist by Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Both Kane and Lukaku are also nominated for the Young Player of the Year.

Dissolve my 24 years marriage before my husband kills me – Woman tells court

Dissolve my 24 years marriage before my husband kills me – Woman tells court

A Grade II Customary court in Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta State, has ended a 24-year-old marriage, after 42-year-old wife raised the alarm over battering, violent behavior and vitriolic temper of her husband.
“Please separate us, before he will kill me, and grant me the custody of our three children,” Mrs Ese Akpronor told the court, which was presided over by Chief Umokoro Akpormedaye.

First African-American female judge in US found dead in river

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American female Muslim judge in the United States is dead.

Her body was found floating in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon. She was 65 years old.

According to the New York Post, Abdus-Salaam was discovered by witnesses who alerted the authorities.

Transcorp Plc. rises to a Top 500 company in Africa

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) was on the list of Africa’s top 500 companies recently released by The Africa Report (February 2017 issue), a leading news magazine publication owned by Paris-based media group, Jeune Afrique. 

The list is compiled annually with each company listed assessed based on total turnover as well as net profits. Despite the recent economic challenges in the country, Transcorp has continued to focus on improving lives and transforming Nigeria as they join the list of Africa’s stellar performers.

I’ve been through a lot in past few years – Omawumi

Singer Omawumi has turned a year older today. She took to her Instagram page to pen down words of gratitude to God, for making her give testimonies that have been mostly good, despite being through a lot in life.

"I have been through a lot in the past few years and my testimony has been mostly of good... Well when God said; all things work TOGETHER for good; most people forget that together  is made up of good and bad and sometimes horrible.

Economic Growth Under Jonathan Was Fake – Olu Ajakaiye, World Bank Consultant

The president of Nigeria Economic Society and a World Bank consultant, Olu Ajakaiye has stated that the economic growth recorded from 2010 to 2014, under the leadership of Goodluck Jonathan, was fictitious in nature.

He further stated that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government and subsequent Nigerian governments must develop the country, even if it means stealing from other countries.

Ajakaiye, who was the keynote speaker at the 2017 edition of The Bullion Lecture organised by the Centre for Financial Journalism, said many first world nations have stolen their way to development.

$50M: Mu’azu Disowns Ikoyi House, But ETCO Website Exposed Him - SR

Former PDP Chairman Mu’azu ‘Disowns’ Ikoyi House Where over $50 Million Was Found But ETCO Website Exposed Him.

Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue Owns The $50m Found By EFCC

Sources on Wednesday, told SaharaReporters that the $50 million uncovered in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) belongs to the sacked Managing Director, Operations at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue.

Davido Signs Efe To Record Label, DMW

According to reports making waves around the BBNaija winner, Efe Ejeba, he has penned a recording deal with Davido's label, DMW.

The report claims that Efe was offered the deal in Johannesburg, South Africa following his win at the reality TV show.

Commendation as DSS foils ISIS plot to attack US, UK embassies

The Department of State Services said in Abuja, on Wednesday, that it had burst a ring of ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said during the operation, which was carried out on March 25 and 26, five key suspects were arrested.

The service gave their names of the suspects as Jibril Isa, Jibril Jibril, Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu.

Learn from southerners, don’t be stuck in 13th century – Emir Sanusi blasts Northerners

Sanusi charged them to learn from the commercially minded and productive Igbo people of the South east.

The former CBN governor noted that the southern tribes had set the pace of development in the country and apparently left the north behind.

Emir Sanusi also urged governors such as Abubakar Yari of Zamfara State to pay attention to his opinions and teach his people to be productive instead of beggars.