Thursday, 20 April 2017

Pure Water Seller Slashes Friend's Face For Calling Her Promiscous

A 43-year-old woman, Modinat Jide, on Thursday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with slashing her friend’s face with a blade.

The accused, who hawks sachet water, was arraigned on a charge of unlawful assault, but pleaded not guilty.

AfriOne launches first Nigerian-made smartphones

AfriFone Limited  will on Friday commission an assembly plant and launch its  AfriOne mobile phones and other consumer devices,  a feat the company describes as “a  technological breakthrough and precedent for the enterprise and Nigeria’s 170 million strong populous.
This marks the availability of the first in-country produced smartphones for sale in the Nigerian marketplace.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic not ruling out move for Chelsea’s John Terry

Chelsea captain Terry announced this week that he is leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after 19 years, 713 appearances and 14 major honours.
Despite the centre-back being 36, there is likely to be a scramble for his signature and Bilic told a news conference: “We are going to see.
“I’m a big admirer of John, he is one of the best that ever played, not only in that position but in general.

Without Tinubu, Jonathan will still be President – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani who represents the Kaduna central senatorial district at the National Assembly has acknowledged the massive contribution from the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the electoral success of the party.

He further blasted his state governor,  Nasir El-Rufai for comments made about Jagaban in a recently leaked letter to President Muhamamdu Buhari.

Man slaughters okada rider over N100 fare

A forty-year-old man, Isiya Inusa, on Thursday, confessed that he killed an okada rider because of his inability to pay the N100 fare.

Isiya, who spoke in Hausa at the headquarters of Katsina State Police Command where he was paraded, said he attacked the rider along Kankara-Kabuki Road, in Katsina.

Fire razes 50 shops in Zaria community market

Fire razes 50 shops in Zaria community market

About 50 shops were in the early hours of Thursday razed by fire in a community Market at Gwargwaje in Zaria local government area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the inferno started between 2.30 and 3am in the morning.
An eye witness and one of the victims, Mallam Musa Urwatu, explained that property worth millions of Naira were lost to the inferno without any loss of life.

Lionel Messi in Trouble as Spain Supreme Court Reviews the Barcelona Star's 21-month Jail Sentence

Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday, started reviewing a 21-month jail sentence handed to Lionel Messi and his father for tax fraud after the Barcelona star lodged an appeal, a spokesman said.

But even if the sentence is maintained, neither Messi nor his father are likely to spend time behind bars, as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.

Senegal's Mane is the only African in the PFA 'Team Of The Year'

Senegal's Mane is the only African in the PFA 'Team Of The Year'

Senegalese skipper and Liverpool midfielder, Sadio Mane, has been named in the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) Premier League (PL) Team of the Year.
The 25-year-old was the only African player to make the list, the recognition also comes despite a premature end to his season.

Facebook developing keyboardless typing directly from human brain

Facebook is working to create a data input method that doesn’t rely on a keyboard, but instead allows the user to type directly from the brain, the company said at its two-day developers conference in San Jose, California.

“In a few years’ time we expect to demonstrate a real-time silent speech system capable of delivering 100 words per minute,” or about five-times faster than a person can type with a smartphone, said vice president of engineering Regina Dugan on the second day of the conference.

Nigeria meningitis death toll rises, 745 killed

Nigeria meningitis death toll rises, 745 killed

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
“We need all hands on deck,” said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the federal government announced the latest toll from the outbreak, which has mostly affected children.

Governor El Rufai Allegedly Orders Arrests Of Another Journalist in Kaduna

A Kaduna based correspondent with the Leadership Newspapers has been arrested allegedly on the orders of the Kaduna State Government, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai.

Two Nigerians Arrested At Cambodia Airport With Drugs In Their Stomachs Appear In Court

Two Nigerian men arrested for smuggling 1.27 kilograms of cocaine in one of the men’s stomachs have had their hearing postponed to seek evidence on whether they knew each other or had accidentally met at the airport. See photos from their arrest here.

Two Teenagers die in hotel's swimming pool in Edo

Two teenagers have reportedly died in a swimming pool belonging to a hotel in Okhoro, in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The victims were identified as Ikponmwosa Isibor, 17, and 16-year-old Emmanuel Abuzu.

It was learnt that the deceased, who were friends, had paid to use the swimming pool before they reportedly drowned at about 4pm on Saturday.

My Stand on Nnamdi Kanu & Biafra -- By Charly Boy

I am aware that my recent picture with Nnamdi Kanu at Federal High Court, Abuja, has generated a lot of reactions and comments; some witty, others dim-witted, not that I blame them though.

I am also aware that the picture has encouraged a vast number of people to take a decisive position on whether or not Biafra is the right cause. Even more, I am aware that the picture has left many people confused and skeptical of reports that I am now supporting Biafra. Na wa.

Oke, Lawal’s suspension unavoidable – Sagay

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) has stated that the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal was a right step in a right direction.

He said Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company he had an interest in.

Nigerian Hacker Admits $6.5m Fraud In US Court

Obioha, Nigerian hacker admits $6.5m fraud in US court

Obinna Obioha, 31, and a Nigerian hacker has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, and admitted to participating in a scheme to hack into computers and email accounts in the United States for the purpose of stealing money from American companies.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

South African man 'eaten' by crocodiles during hunt in Zimbabwe

South African man 'eaten' by crocodiles during hunt in Zimbabwe

A South African hunter is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles after he went missing during a safari hunt in Zimbabwe.

44-year-old Scott van Zyl, who owns a professional hunting company, disappeared last Friday on the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe, British news portal The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Dangote Begins Installation Of Oil Refinery Equipment

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Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited has said the installation of equipment for the crude oil refinery being built in Lagos will begin this month .
The Head , Quality Assurance/ Quality Compliance and Construction, DORC , Mr . Rama Putta , told our correspondent , who visited the site of the plant , that the 650, 000-barrels – per -day refinery would come on stream by September 2019.
According to him , the basic engineering work has reached 98 per cent completion; the detailed engineering , 90 per cent; 3 D modelling, 80 per cent; long lead items ordering , 100 per cent ; bulk plates ordering , 90 per cent ; equipment and bulk items, 50 per cent ; and construction activities , 25 per cent.

Nowhere to Hide For HIV Virus as Scientists Make Breakthrough

Scientists have confirmed Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) can survive in another less-explored type of white blood cell. Until now, treatment and cure research has focused on blocking the virus from T-cells, a type of white blood cell that is key to the immune system.

16 varsity students beheaded in Edo cult war

At least, 16 students of state-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, have been beheaded in the ongoing cult war ravaging Edo State. Rival cult war involves high profile kingpins including senior lecturers of the university.
The statistics was released by the Police Commissioner, Mr. Haliru Gwandu. Briefing journalists in Benin, Gwandu disclosed that 61 suspects such as armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists and rapists were arrested in the last three weeks.

Chris Brown’s Lawyer Claims Karrueche Tran Is Using Him To Stay Famous

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Chris Brown’s lawyer claims he is the victim of a bunch of thirsty people who make fake allegations to make themselves more famous, and Karrueche Tran is on that train. 
 Her restraining order hearing was put off again Wednesday because she still hasn’t been able to locate Brown to serve him with legal docs. Tran claims Chris has punched her, pushed her down the stairs and threatened to shoot her.

With a budget of $155 million, India plans to shoot its most expensive film ever

In a country where costs for its highest-budget movies barely surpasses $25 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever with a staggering budget of $155 million. The film "Randamoozham" will be financed by B.R. Shetty, an entrepreneur based in the United Arab Emirates. 

Vigilantes beat man to death with charms

A 28-year-old businessman, Tayo Olatunbosun, has been allegedly killed by two members of Vigilante Service of Nigeria (VSN) at Adiyan, a community in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

 The vigilantes, identified as Ismaila Jimoh and Hassan Olatunde, have been arrested by the police. The suspects were said to have nabbed Olatunbosun, who was selling phones and laptops, in the Adiyan area on Saturday for allegedly stealing a hair dryer.

$43 million cash discovered by EFCC meant for purchase of arms

As controversy over the $43 million discovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos continues, Nigerian Times investigation has revealed that the money actually belongs to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
The money, Nigerian Times checks with top intelligence sources reveal, was warehoused at the NIA safe house for the purpose of purchasing weapons for the Nigerian military through back channels after the American government had blocked official avenues for weapons purchase by the Nigerian government under former president Goodluck Jonathan. It was also meant to be used in carrying out other clandestine operations on behalf of the Nigerian government.

Nigerian pastor accused of sexually abusing over 30 young girls in South Africa

Controversial Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso of the Jesus Dominion International Church in Durban, is being sought by the Hawks for allegedly abusing young girls at his Umhlanga house.
According to an expose by SABC 3’s Special Assignment on Monday, he allegedly handpicked the girls and instructed them to live in his house where they were forced to have unprotected sex with him.

Herdsman kills farmer over grazing land

A Federal High Court sitting in Gwagwalada has remanded a 41-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Yahaya, for allegedly killing a farmer,  identified simply as Mohammed. He reportedly  challenged the herdsman over grazing his cattle on his farm.

The prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, told the court that the event which led to the death of the deceased occurred on the December 24, 2016 at about 2:00p.m. in Kuje Area Council, Abuja.

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Canadian authorities caught 887 asylum seekers crossing unlawfully into Canada from the United States in March, nearly triple the number in January.
This brings the total number of asylum seekers caught walking across the border to 1,860 so far this year. The new statistics suggest those numbers could rise further as the weather warms.

Fake Certificate Saga: Head teacher demoted to gateman in Cross River

Fake Certificate Saga: Head teacher demoted to gateman in Cross River

A Head Teacher with the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, on Grade Level 13 has been demoted to the post of a gateman on Grade Level 04, while 758 others were sent to lower grade levels for using fake certificates to gain employment into the service.
Dr. Stephen Odey, Chairman of SUBEB, said in Calabar that over 758 teachers with fake certificates and 700 ghost teachers were uncovered during a recent screening by the board across the state.

Janet Jackson won’t accept pay out from estranged husband – friend

Janet Jackson won’t accept pay out from estranged husband – friend

Following Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana’s break up shortly after having their first babay together, it has been revealed that the pop star would not be claiming a pay out.
The pre-nup agreement between the couple makes Janet entitled to a huge fortune from millionaire businessman Wissam if they stayed together for five year.

Egypt pledges to stop anti-peace forces threatening Ethiopia

Egypt pledges to stop anti-peace forces threatening Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has told local media that north African neighbour Egypt had agreed to stop the activities of anti-peace forces who are behind protests in Ethiopia.
The premier was speaking at a press briefing to address major issues in the country. He said Egypt had pledged to stop any persons and activities related to fomenting violence in Ethiopia.

Anti-corruption war: Buhari is a noisemaker; he’s as corrupt as Abacha – Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war as a ‘noise.’
Lamido, a former minister of Foreign Affairs, while speaking with the BBC Hausa Service yesterday, claimed that President Buhari could not be passed as a saint because he was “equally corrupt when he served under the late Head of State Sani Abacha.”

Russian Journalist beaten to death for criticizing President Vladimir Putin

A Russian journalist, Nikolai Andrushchenko, who is a critic of President Vladimir Putin has died after a savage beating in St Petersburg. He died of his injuries six weeks after the attack, which has been linked to his coverage of corruption in the city.

The 73-year-old co-founder of Novy Peterburg Newspaper had been in a medically-induced coma since he was set upon by the gang.

Venezuela braces for ‘mother of all protests’

Venezuela braced for rival demonstrations Wednesday for and against President Nicolas Maduro, whose push to tighten his grip on power has triggered waves of deadly unrest that have escalated the country’s political and economic crisis.
Maduro’s opponents are vowing to stage the “mother of all protests” calling for his ouster, after two weeks of violent demonstrations that have left five people dead and dozens wounded.

Pastor burns thousands of Bibles, says they have misled his congregations

An Ugandan pastor has set his path of pissing of Christians all over the world after he burnt thousands of bible in a burning fire.
Reports we gathered reveals that the pastor, who is the Head pastor of House of Prayer Ministries, Kampala, Uganda ordered his members of his congregation to gather hundreds of Bible together.

Presidency moves to strengthen whistle blowing policy

The Presidency on Wednesday said the Federal Government has started efforts towards strengthen the Whistle blowing policy in the country.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said the evidence followed breakthrough recorded in the war against corruption and unaccounted wealth.

Ife crisis: Emir of Kano visits clash scene

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, on Wednesday, visited the scene of the March 8 clash between some Yoruba and Hausa residents in Sabo area of Ile-Ife, where he lauded the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for the fatherly role he played during fight.

The emir spoke in Ile-Ife during his visit to the Ooni at his palace and his visit to Sabo area where the crisis erupted over a month ago.

Police arrest council boss over alleged assassination attempt on Melaye

Police arrest council boss over alleged assassination attempt on Melaye

Mr Wilson Inalegwu, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi, on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Alhaji Taofiq Isah, Administrator of Ijumu Local Government, over alleged assassination attempt on Sen. Dino Melaye.
The senator’s country residence in Kogi was reportedly attacked in the early hours of Saturday, April 15.

Mbappe helps fire Monaco to Champions League semis

Mbappe helps fire Monaco to Champions League semis

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe scored again to set Monaco on their way to a 3-1 second-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday that allowed them to win their Champions League quarter-final 6-3 on aggregate.
Radamel Falcao also netted for the home side in a whirlwind start at the Stade Louis II, and Dortmund were left with too much to do to save the tie.

Barca can beat Real, ‘even if we are not in our best moment’ – Pique

Barca can beat Real, ‘even if we are not in our best moment’ – Pique

Gerard Pique remained confident that Barcelona could recover from Wednesday’s Champions League defeat in time for Sunday’s La Liga Clasico against Real Madrid.
One day after he sent out a taunting tweet during Real Madrid’s quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich, the Barcelona defender faced a Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus after a goalless second leg.

Aaron Hernandez 'wrote bible verse John 3:16 on his forehead before taking his life in prison

 It has been revealed that , disgraced ex NFL star,Aaron Hernandez reportedly scrawled the verse 'John 3:16', on his fore head before committing suicide. The verse reads: 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'

He also left a Bible in his cell on to that verse, according to CBS Boston. The verse has been referred to as 'The Gospel in a Nutshell'.

Caitlyn Jenner confesses she ‘wasn’t comfortable’ having sex with Kris Jenner during their marriage

Jenner has candidly confessed she was not “entirely comfortable” having sex with ex wife Kris, during their 24 year marriage.

 In her memoirs ,The Secrets of My Life, an extract, published in People Magazine, read:

66% of Nigeria’s tax revenues goes to debt servicing, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says 66 percent of Nigeria’s tax revenues is spent on servicing debts, calling on the country to raise taxes.
Speaking at the IMF Fiscal Monitor briefing in Washington on Wednesday, Vitor Gaspar, director of the fund’s Fiscal Affairs department, said he is happy the Nigerian government now sees taxation as a path to development.

1,000 armed men planning to invade our estate, Magodo residents raise the alarm

Residents of Magodo estate in Lagos have raised the alarm over the alleged plot of 1,000 armed men to invade their estate.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Kunle Eludire, chairman of the residents’ association, said landlords in Magodo were being affected by a case they were not a party to.

Ex-Zimbabwe PM and Veep hint of alliance to unseat Mugabe in 2018

Ex-Zimbabwe PM and Veep hint of alliance to unseat Mugabe in 2018

Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office.
Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe’s prime minister in an uneasy coalition government with Mugabe from 2009 until 2013, said he and Joice Mujuru, who was Mugabe’s vice president for a decade until she was fired in 2014, would seek to form a coalition government to bring political change.

Kenyan Woman, Lucy Gihuhi Wins Senate Seat In Australia

Lucy Gihuhi who was declared winner in the Australian Senate.

A stroke of luck has handed a Kenyan born woman a seat in the Australian Senate after a special recount ordered by a court declared her the winner of a contested battle to represent the state of South Australia.

Lucy Gichuhi, who moved to Australia in 1999 and acquired citizenship in 2001, had lost to Senator Bob Day during the primaries in July last year but the court in February ruled that he was ineligible to be elected.

Kenyan Student Kills His Lover & Hides Her Body In Freezer

A 25-year-old university student in Kenya, Abdulkarim Njoroge, has been arrested for allegedly killing his lover, Irene Kananu and hiding her corpse in a freezer in his house.

The Star reports that Njoroge strangled Kananu in his house in Mtwapa region in Mombasa following an argument when she wanted to dump him for getting another woman pregnant.

Njoroge was arrested on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, two weeks after the family of the deceased, an HR officer with chemical giant Henkel in Industrial Area, declared her missing on March 31.

75-year-old Man Dies 'Peacefully' After Being Told Donald Trump Was Impeached

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In what will come across as a rather weird development, a man has been able to die 'in peace' only after being told Trump was impeached.

A 75-year-old man died “peacefully” at his home in the US state of Oregon after his ex-wife led him to believe that President Donald Trump had been impeached.