Monday, 17 April 2017

John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

Chelsea announce captain John Terry will leave club at the end of the season

Chelsea have announced that their captain John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season.
Terry has never played for any other club and will end a 22-year stay at Chelsea at the age of 36.
Chelsea confirmed the news on their website as they released a lengthy statement thanking the skipper that lead them through the most successful period in their history.

Latest 'Furious' film opens strongly, especially outside of the US

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Universal's action thriller The Fate of the Furious hit the ground in super-high gear this weekend, taking in US$100.2 million ($140 million) on North American screens while roaring to record global revenues of more than a half-billion dollars, industry analysts estimated.
Exhibitor Relations said the latest chapter in Universal Studio's "Fast and Furious" series accounted for nearly two-thirds of North American revenues over the three-day Easter weekend, leaving previous frontrunner The Boss Baby in its dust with just US$15.5 million in sales. That Fox/DreamWorks Animation film has now grossed US$116.3 million domestically.

Barca’s Neymar expresses ‘strong desire’ to play for Flamengo

Barca’s Neymar expresses ‘strong desire’ to play for Flamengo

Brazil and Barcelona superstar Neymar has expressed “a strong desire” to play for Rio de Janeiro club Flamengo.
The former Santos forward won Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil titles during an ultra-successful spell at the Sao Paulo club before moving to Barca for €86 million in the summer of 2013.
Neymar led Brazil to their first-ever Olympic gold medal last summer, scoring a goal and converting the final penalty at historic Maracana Stadium where Flamengo have traditionally played their home games.

Police investigate killing of youth by policeman at Lagos hotel

Police investigate killing of youth by policeman at Lagos hotel

The police in Lagos State are investigating the alleged killing of a youth by a mobile policeman on the premises of a hotel in Alimosho Area on Thursday.
The policeman, attached to Erico Belisima Hotel on Olowologbon Street along Akowonjo-Egbeda Road, allegedly shot and killed the youth, identified as Niyi.
The youth had gone to the hotel with some friends to locate one of the guests, who allegedly owed him some money.

Corruption War : "People Are Now Ready To Blow Whistle" - Keyamo

Popular lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo has applauded the recent increase in whistleblowing activities all around the country.

Keyamo lauded the Buhari-led administration’s whistleblowing policy adding that the war against corruption was gradually being won. Speaking to the News agency of Nigeria, Keyamo stated that the recent discoveries of hidden looted funds were a positive effect of whistleblowing.

British MPs want Syrian President's wife be stripped of her UK Citizenship

A group of British lawmakers are calling on the government to remove the citizenship of Syria's first lady, Asma Assad, who was born in the UK.

In a letter addressed to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd by some member of Liberal Democrats on Sunday, they said Asma Assad should not be able to retain British nationality and represent her husband after his chemical attack.

Capital Oil Sold Missing Fuel Worth N11bn, Senate Calls For Massive Sack In NNPC

The Nigerian Senate has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for responding to the motion moved during a plenary session by Senator Kabiru Marafa, chairman, Committee on Petroleum Downstream Sector, on the theft of petroleum products kept in the farm tanks of two oil companies and urged the corporation to take more radical measures to avoid recurrence.

In a statement obtained by Politics Nigeria, signed by the spokesman of the senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the legislative chamber advised that NNPC should go beyond the sacking and redeployment of a few officials but initiate a comprehensive restructuring of its operations which presently allow officials and other firms to appropriate national resources for their personal use, thereby contributing to the suffering of the people.

Bauchi State detects 17 new cases of Leprosy

The agency in charge of Leprosy disease in Bauchi state has raised alarm over the increasing spread of Leprosy in the state as 17 new cases have just been detected in a small community of about 2000 people.

The new outbreak is coming at a time when some donor agencies have completely withdrawn their support in the fight against the disease in Nigeria.

Uganda activist charged for calling President Museveni 'a pair of buttocks'

Stella Nyanzi, a controversial Ugandan academic and human right activist was last week charged with 'cyber harassment' for referring to the President of Uganda, Yoweri  Museveni, as 'a pair of buttocks' in a Facebook post.

It was alleged that her comments contravened the 2011 Computer Misuse Act and that she engaged in 'cyber harassment' and 'offensive communication'.

Photo: Police arrest two Nigerian men, local woman for duping people across India

The Udaipur police has arrested five persons including two Nigerian nationals and a woman over the weekend, for duping many people across the country through online fraudulent activities.

The notorious gang have been operating for two years and have duped people of 3 crore rupees. Rich and educated people from big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur and many other places had fallen victims to their allurement and deposited lakhs of rupees, police said.

Photo: Most wanted female terror suspect found dead in Kenya

One of Kenya’s most wanted terror suspects, Fatuma Mohamed Masou, who had a Sh2 million bounty on her head, was found dead in Kedong, Kenya.
She was the wife of slain terrorist Kassim Omondi, who was killed by police during a raid in 2013.
 On the run since September last year, her body was found in Kedong, near Naivasha, more than a month ago, but the police officers who stumbled upon her remains did not immediately identify her.

Wike Presents evidence that allegedly shows $43 million found in Ikoyi house belongs to Amaechi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has accused his predecessor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of embezzling the sum of N500 billion from Rivers state fund.

According to the governor, money found in Ikoyi apartment belongs to the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and it was part of the embezzled state fund.

Chelsea have 50% chance to win the Premier League - Conte

Antonio Conte has said that Chelsea now have a "50 percent probability" of winning the Premier League title after a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday reduced their lead at the top of the table to four points.
Goals from Marcus Rashford and Andre Herrera earned Jose Mourinho his first victory in three matches against Conte's Chelsea, who failed to register a single shot on target for the first time in a Premier League match since December 2015.

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of “strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over.

“This is a very risky path,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference in Moscow.

Zimbabwe okays payment of school fees with livestock, labour

Zimbabwe okays payment of school fees with livestock, labour

Cash-strapped Zimababwe has assented to the payment of school fees by parents using livestock or labour for the schools.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora said over the weekend that school authorities should be flexible and not turn away pupils because their parents have no money to pay tuition fees.

Four die as plane crashes into supermarket

Four people aboard a Swiss-registered light aircraft died when it crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the Lisbon suburbs on Monday, investigators said.
“There are four dead, the pilot and his three passengers,” a spokesman for Portugal’s Office of Prevention and Investigation of Aeronautical Accidents told AFP, saying further details about the incident and the fatalities were not immediately known.
The warehouse is located close to an aerodrome at Tires, in the district of Cascais. There was no immediate information as to whether there were any casualties in the building itself.

SON alerts Nigerians of illegal flavoured cigarettes

SON alerts Nigerians of illegal flavoured cigarettes

A few months after the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth International (ERA/FoEN), notified the Nigerian government that Philip Morris International was flooding the country with “unlicensed, tax-not-paid” cigarettes, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has raised the alarm over attempts by another tobacco manufacturing company to begin the distribution of illegally imported cigarettes in the country.

Swazi King Mswati bans divorce

Swazi King Mswati bans divorce

Swaziland King Mswati III has banned divorce in the southern African nation.
The Times of Swaziland newspaper quoted King Mswati issuing the decree at his Easter meeting with local pastors at the Engabezweni Royal Residence.
King Mswati was also quoted telling the pastors to educate the people that there was no pulling out once they got married.

TSA: Nigerian Government Realises N7trillion

The Federal Government recorded over N7 trillion in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) towards the end of March 2017. Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris has said.

In an interview with the Economic Confidential in Abuja, Mr Idris further said the amount represents monies belonging to different Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) put in portal in such a way that government can view the entire balance as one.

Pastor Kumuyi Reveals Nigeria's Crisis Will End Soon

The general superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, has urged Nigerians to be prayerful and patience because there is “light at the end of the tunnel.”

The revered man of God further urged Christians to pray for the peace, stability and development of the country.

Photo: Afoma Fiona Amuzie Iredu Is Pregnant With Her First Child

“I Will Not Apologize To Saraki” – Suspended Lawmaker, Ali Ndume

Suspended senator, Ali Ndume has maintained his stance of not apologising to the senate president Bukola Saraki. Ndume, who represents Borno south, openly stated that he will not apologise to the senate president because he did not offend anyone in the upper legislative chamber.
Ndume was slammed with a six-month suspension after he called for an investigation into allegations brought against Saraki and Dino Melaye, a lawmaker representing the Kogi west senatorial district.

“Why My Daughter Got My Support After She Slapped A Boy” – Emir Sanusi

Emir of Kano and former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who once said that those who think he’s a problem, should wait for his children, has disclosed why he supported his daughter, Shaheeda who represented him at the BBOG movement’s third anniversary lecture for missing Chibok girls in Abuja last Friday, when he slapped a boy.
By her own account at the Transcorp-Hilton Hotel venue of the event, Shaheeda said that she just became the first female in northern Nigeria to represent an Emir at a formal event.

Ikoyi $43 Million: Five Osborne Towers VIP Tenants Under EFCC Probe

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More facts emerged at the weekend on the cash haul at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on the trail of some high-profile tenants when it found the $43.4 million, £27,000 and N23 million at House 6, Apartment 7B, it was learnt.
Four of the tenants have been quizzed; a petition is pending against the fifth.
The building, it was learnt, had been under surveillance because of the tenants.

How I begged Wenger to sign me from Real Madrid – Ozil

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he instigated his move to Arsenal in 2013 by phoning manager Arsene Wenger and asking him to sign him from Real Madrid.
The Germany star has admitted that it was a decision that left former boss Jose Mourinho amazed, as the Portuguese thought Ozil wanted to spend the rest of his career with the Spanish giants.

UK doctor failed to diagnose appendicitis — and 18-year-old Kika died

An 18-year-old law undergraduate has died of complications from appendicitis — after her UK doctor failed to diagnose the ailment in three months.

By the time the ailment was diagnosed on her return to Nigeria, she needed an emergency operation — but the hospital did not have life support and she died in the process, according to her parents.

Photo: Best man caught sleeping during wedding ceremony goes viral

Man Kidnaps 6-Year Old Sells Her For N200k

A suspected child thief, Chibueze Nwaozuzu, has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly stealing a six-year-old girl and selling her for N200,000.
The victim, Chinecherem Anoruo, had been declared missing by the parents, who reported the case to the police.

In the course of investigation, it was discovered that Nwaozuzu allegedly stole the child and sold her to one Comfort Umunnakwe.

Police officer arrested for releasing N4.1m exhibit to fraudster

A policeman attached to the Maroko Police Division, Lagos State, identified only as Sergeant Sunday, has been detained for allegedly releasing a sum of N4.1m recovered from a fraud suspect.

The policeman reportedly released the exhibit to the suspect, identified simply as Emmanuel, who in turn gave the money to one Kate, who is at large.

$5m scam: FBI offers $1000 to whistleblower on wanted Nigerian

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has offered a paltry $1000 reward to whistleblowers who can offer information to arrest a Nigerian New Yorker, 32 year-old Kelechi Declan James.

The agency has declared Kelechi wanted for allegedly scamming victims of more than $5 million.

A statement on FBI website reads: “FBI agents are looking for the public’s assistance in locating Kelechi Declan James. He has federal criminal charges against him from an investigation by FBI New York’s Cyber Crime Task Force.”

We are hungry because we’re lazy – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar says there is hunger in the land because people are lazy.
“The chairman, Shura committee talk about hunger in the land but let me make it clear that we are hungry because we are lazy,” he stated.
He was responding to the remarks of the chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre, Ahmad Bello who said that there is extreme hunger in the land at the 22rd annual Ummah Convention held in Sokoto.

I caught my wife in bed with half-naked man – Husband tells court

I caught my wife in bed with half-naked man – Husband tells court

A fashion designer, Makanjuola Samuel, has pleaded with an Orile-Agege Customary Court sitting in Lagos State, to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage to his wife, Abosede, on account of her alleged adultery.
The 56-year-old man told the court that he caught his wife with another man as far back as 2008.
He said, “I was called on the phone that my wife was in an apartment with a man and when I got there, I met her sitting on the bed wearing only her blouse and the man wore only boxer shorts sitting opposite my wife. I walked out when I saw them.”

Real reason why Ahmed Musa divorced his wife

More revelations have emerged on why Super Eagles player, Ahmed Musa, divorced his wife Jamila.
The Leicester City forward ended his marriage during the week, after he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife in their home in England.
Family sources told New Telegraph that the former CSKA Moscow forward and his estranged wife, Jamila, mutually parted ways following irreconcilable differences.

Cleveland manhunt for 'Facebook-Live killer'

Cleveland manhunt for 'Facebook-Live killer'

Police in Cleveland Ohio have called for a suspect who broadcast a video of himself live on Facebook killing an elderly man, to turn himself in.
Steve Stephens also claimed to have killed more than a dozen others, but police so far have found no evidence to support this.

It is my fault that Manchester United defeated us – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has taken the responsibility for their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Conte’s men were hoping to restore the seven-point gap between them and Tottenham Hotspur, who hammered Bournemouth 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
However, United who started with their top scorer, Zaltan Ibrahimovic on the bench, took the lead in the opening 10 minutes.

Suspected Church Guard Caught With Human Parts in Anambra

A man suspected to be a security guard at Nnewi Diocese of the Anglican Church has been arrested by the police for being in possession of human parts.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Sam Okaula, described him as a cannibal.
He, however, said there was no evidence yet suggestive that the suspect was a human parts seller.

Robbers disguise as policemen, snatch car in Kubwa

Robbers disguise as policemen, snatch car in Kubwa

Four armed robbery suspects have snatched a Toyota Corolla car belonging to an Information Technology worker, Adetoun Fashanu, along Dutse bus-stop, Kubwa-Zuba Expressway, Abuja.
The robbers who disguised as policemen hijacked the car from Fashanu who was on his way back from his office around 2am on Saturday.

Kano indigenes disagree on Emir Sanusi's public comments on Islamic, family issues

Some indigenes of Kano State have reacted to some statements by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, with some describing them as critical and inflammatory comments on religious and family issues.

Mr. Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, recently called for the regulation of marriage to second wives. He warned men who could not cater for their family not to marry more than one wife.

‘Why we can’t render account of looted funds now’ - FG

The Federal Government has said that as soon as the necessary reconciliation process and litigation in some of the cases are concluded, the full account of looted funds will be rendered.

Government also said the success of its whistle-blower policy has shown that Nigerians strongly support the anti-corruption crusade. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this yesterday, expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their commitment in helping the government to tackle corruption through the useful leads they have provided to appropriate government agencies.

Pharmacists Council shuts down 264 drug outlets in Enugu

Pharmacists Council shuts down 264 drug outlets in Enugu

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has sealed about 264 medicine stores in Enugu, Enugu State.
The outlets that were closed include 52 pharmacy shops and 212 patent medicine stores.
Director, Inspection and Monitoring Department of PCN, Mrs. Anthonia Aruya, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Enugu, said the concerned outlets were sealed for failing to comply with the stipulated standards required for dispensing drugs to members of the public.

Chinese firm to build $1.5 billion shoe factory in Aba

Chinese firm to build $1.5 billion shoe factory in Aba

In an effort to improve the quality of shoes produced in Aba, Abia State to international standard, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has secured the interest of a Chinese company which has agreed to set up $1.5 billion shoe industry in Aba.
The company, Huajian Shoe Industry based in Dongguan, Guangzhou, China and Governor Ikpeazu, according to Enyinnaya Appolos, the Governor’s spokesman, met and secured the agreement during a meeting with Mr. Zhang Huarong, the Group Chairman of the company, during the recent 1st Nigeria-China Governors Investment Forum.

Nigerian traditional monarch kidnapped

The traditional ruler of Iyani Akoko in the Ondo State, Oba Joel Sunday Daodu has been kidnapped over the weekend by unknown gunmen from his car on a highway.

The Ondo State police spokesperson, Femi Joseph, confirmed the kidnapping to local media on Sunday without giving any details.

Zambians warned over social media use after arrest of opposition leader

Zambians warned over social media use after arrest of opposition leader

Zambians have been cautioned over the use of social media after the arrest of opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali for an alleged libelous post on Facebook.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo warned over the weekend that the police will arrest anyone who breaks Zambian laws using social media.

Why I Sold AC Milan, Berlusconi Opens Up

Silvio Berlusconi has explained the reason he sold his beloved AC Milan, stating that it was to help the Italian club return to the summit of European football.

The 80-year-old’s holding company Fininvest, on Thursday announced that an agreement had reached for the sale of a 99.9% stake of the club to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux.