Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bruno Genesio ‘confident’ about Memphis Depay’s future at Lyon

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio has defended Memphis Depay’s recent dip in form and backed the former Manchester United man to come good again.
Depay, 23, joined Lyon from United in January, and after settling in he enjoyed a rush of five goals and two assists in six Ligue 1 matches.
However, since scoring a stunning goal from the centre circle against Toulouse on 12 March, Depay has failed to score in his last four league matches, although he has provided two further assists.

Video: Man dies live on air while reading Quran

A prominent Quran reciter has died during a televised reading on the holy book of Islam.
Sheikh Ja’far Abdulrahman, a revered Indonesian Quran reciter passed away while he was reading out verses during an official ceremony.

Juan Cuadrado accidentally leaks photo of new Juventus kit

Juan Cuadrado accidentally leaks photo of new Juventus kit

Juan Cuadrado appears to have accidentally leaked the new Juventus home kit for the 2017/18 season.

The on-loan Chelsea winger tweeted and then promptly deleted a photograph (above) of himself in the famous black and white stripes on Thursday evening.

The real reason Alexis Sanchez snubbed Liverpool and joined Arsenal revealed

The real reason Alexis Sanchez snubbed Liverpool and joined Arsenal revealed

Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has revealed why Alexis Sanchez opted to join Arsenal over Liverpool in 2014.

The Chile international became surplus to requirements at Barcelona after the Catalan club agreed a deal to sign Luis Suarez from Anfield that summer.

First Bayelsa Military Administrator, Commodore Ayeni dies

The first Military Administrator of Bayelsa State, Commodore Oladipo Philips Ayeni, has died. He died in Lagos state at the age of 68. Continue to see statement from his family…

We regret to announce that Commodore Oladipo Philips Ayeni has passed away. Cdre. Ayeni was born in February 1949 at Okemesi-Ekiti in Ondo State to Late Pa Anthony Joseph Olayinka Ayeni and Late Madam Abigael Tunuola Ayeni.

Russian Navy ship sinks near Turkey

A reconnaissance ship from the Russian navy’s Black Sea Fleet has sunk after colliding with another vessel off the coast of Turkey, Russian state media said Thursday.

All 78 crew members on board the 1,560-ton Liman were rescued alive and well, the state-run RT news outlet said, citing Turkish coast guard officials and Russian authorities.

I do not have $1.2bn in any account – Lai Mohammed

I do not have $1.2bn in any account – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the report that he has 1.2 billion dollars (about N400 billion) in his imaginary bank account is “fake and vicious’’.
The minister stated this on Thursday in Ilorin at the Annual National Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) with the theme; “Communicating Values for Development and Sustainability’’.

Bayern Munich to sign Kingsley Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

Bayern Munich to sign Kingsley Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

Bayern Munich have announced they will trigger their option to sign Kingsley Coman from Juventus permanently.
Coman, 20, who is in the second season of a two-year loan spell with Bayern, will sign a contract until 2020.

Injured Eagles skipper Mikel Obi flies to England for surgery

Injured Eagles skipper Mikel Obi flies to England for surgery

Super Eagles and Tianjin TEDA captain, John Mikel Obi, has flown to London for surgery.
The former Chelsea midfielder, has sat out the last three Chinese Super League fixtures because of an abdominal strain and has been ruled out for three weeks, according to a report.

Saraki’s false assets declaration trial stalled again

Saraki’s false assets declaration trial stalled again

The absence of prosecution witnesses on Thursday in Abuja at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) again stalled the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The senate president is standing trial over alleged false assets declaration while serving as governor of Kwara .

Ogun govt shuts down hospital over death of 24-year old

Ogun govt shuts down hospital over death of 24-year old

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has ordered the immediate closure of Glorious Ona Ara Clinic and Maternity over the death of a 24-year-old twin, Kehinde Sikiru.
The hospital was accused of illegally performing a surgery on the 24-year-old and operating outside the confines of its license.

Indian Government To Give Cows Unique Identification Numbers

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The Indian government is contemplating providing unique identification numbers for cows in the country to prevent their trafficking, officials said. According to Xinhua, the information was submitted by the federal government in the country’s top court, which was hearing a petition by an organisation alleging rampant smuggling of cattle across the border of Bangladesh.

Alexis Sanchez Shares Photos Of Swollen Lip After Arsenal’s Scrappy Win Over Leicester City

Alexis Sanchez was feeling a bit sorry for himself after Arsenal’s Premier League victory over Leicester City on Wednesday. Despite winning the match 1-0 – and Sanchez admitting he was “happy for the victory” – the Chilean suffered for his team. Not in a major way, don’t get us wrong, but by cutting his lip.

Saraki, El-Rufai stopped me from becoming Buhari’s running mate – Tinubu

A former governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, of being responsible for his failure to run in the 2015 presidential election as running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress.

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges.
The court also ruled Thursday that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to the more than 4,000 victims. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation.

Barcelona to complain over Malaga president’s ‘Catalan scum’ tweet

Barcelona to complain over Malaga president’s ‘Catalan scum’ tweet

Barcelona have confirmed they will take a complaint to Spain’s Anti-Violence Committee for Sport about Malaga president Abdullah Al-Thani after he tweeted “Catalan scum will not get a whiff of the title.”
Al-Thani’s comments came on Tuesday and were provoked by the reaction which had followed comments made by Malaga manager Michel, whose side host Real Madrid — Barca’s title rivals — on the final day of the season.

Nigerian Man shot dead in South Africa

A Nigerian man, Mr. Chinedu Eze has been killed in South Africa by a Somalian, the Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed. The Chairman of the union, Mr Mike Ibitoye,  said that  Eze was shot on April 25 during an argument over cell phone.

"Chinedu Eze is a native of Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. He deals in cell phones. Reports at our disposal said that on the fateful day, there was an argument between him and Somali man inside a car.

Footballer Ahmed Musa Releases Pre-wedding Photos with His New Girlfriend

Nigerian footballer and father of two, Ahmed Musa has reportedly released pre-wedding photos with his side chick, Ejue Juliet Ade he is allegedly planning to marry.

Their wedding reportedly will take place on or before July 1st. We earlier reported how Musa and his wife fought bitterly after she found out that the footballer was planning to marry Juliet.

Federal Agents Raid Offices of Popular Televangelist, Benny Hinn

Federal investigators raided the North Texas offices of international televangelist Benny Hinn on Wednesday.

The IRS didn’t say much, but did confirm criminal investigators were at the scene in Grapevine on what they called “official business.” A source told FOX 4 News the agents executed a search warrant.

Drama As Wrong Convict Is Brought In Court For Robbery Charge

There was a mild drama at the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Wednesday when prosecution lawyer, Adebayo Arun, wrongly arraigned a suspect before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya for allegedly dispossessing one Oyedele Akintunde of his unregistered Toyota Camry car at gun point along the Oshodi-Abeokuta expressway in Lagos.

Pensioner, 82, rugby tackled to the ground and groped by man, 29

Pensioner, 82, punched sex attacker and crushed his penis to stop attack

A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a pensioner after rugby tackling her to the ground.

Greg Laird, 29, admitted groping the 82-year-old woman while she was walking on her own through Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.

Prosecutor Sandra Beck said the pensioner punched him to get him off her.
Miss Beck said: ‘There was no real reaction to her actions as she made pleas to the man and was screaming and crying, telling him “I’m 82 I’m 82, I don’t want this, get off me”.’
He put his hand under her bra and groped her breasts while performing a sex act on himself.

Physically challenged persons can now vote in Nigeria

Physically challenged persons can now vote in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that physically challenged persons would be allowed to register and cast their votes for the 2019 general elections.
INEC Administrative Secretary for Cross River State, Mr. Peter Opara, disclosed this yesterday while responding to questions from physically challenged persons during a stakeholders’ meeting in Calabar.

Amazon’s Alexa upgraded as ‘style assistant’

Amazon’s Alexa upgraded as ‘style assistant’

Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa is being transformed into a fashionista in a new device that was unveiled Wednesday.
The US online giant began selling its Echo Look gadget, which includes the voice-activated assistant but with a camera, allowing Alexa to offer fashion advice.

I‘ll continue to respect Oba Akiolu – Ooni

I‘ll continue to respect Oba Akiolu – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he will not stop according Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, respect despite snubbing him at a social function on Tuesday.
The foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland said he was not perturbed by Akiolu’s action. He said he is committed to ensuring unity among traditional rulers in the land.

Nigerian Estate Agent, Ayodele Oladuti Busted For Stealing Clients Credit Card To Shop

An estate agent who photographed his clients' bank cards while showing prospective buyers around their homes was jailed for two years today.
Ayodele Oladuti, 29, of South Croydon, South London, would use the photos of cards and other documents to commit identity theft and set up bank accounts and a phone contract in their names.

Airline Passengers caught with cocaine in pants

Customs and Border Protection officers in New York arrested not one, but two travelers arriving on the same flight attempting to transport illegal drugs into the United States.
On April 19, Mr. Ariel Garcia, a United States Citizen, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and presented himself for inspection.

Lagos parents use son as collateral for N8,000

The family of 15-year-old Ajala Samuel thought they could briefly use him to raise money for some urgent family needs.

But four months after handing him over to a Lagos trader, identified as Iya Meta, who paid them N8,000, his whereabouts had yet to be known by the parents.

It was gathered that Iya Meta allegedly loaned Samuel to some traders on the Lagos Island, who paid N72,000 for him.

Woman allegedly incurs N757,000 debt at Lagos bar

A bar operator on Lekki Beach Road, Ademola Ogunbona, says he has lost his livelihood to the alleged debt of N757,750 incurred by one Mrs. Shaw, aka Mama G.

According to Punch,  the woman had gone to the bar around 6am on August 15, 2016, to have fun, which lasted till about 1am the following day.

Why they killed Senator Adeleke - Femi Fani-Kayode

Ex-Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that some top politicians killed late Senator Isiaka Adeleke because of his gubernatorial ambition.

He recently wrote in his new piece on the death of the first civilian governor of Osun State, who died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from alleged painkillers overdose.

Nigerian Air Force gets new spokesman

Nigerian Air Force gets new spokesman

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the appointment of a new Director of Public Relations and Information.
He is Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya. He takes over from the former spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, who has been redeployed.

EFCC Docks Church Elder For Duping Pastor N10m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday April 26,2017 arraigned an Onitsha based businessman Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma alongside his company, Tellers International Limited before Justice I.B.Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra state on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense and stealing the sum of N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira Only) belonging to the head pastor and general overseer of a Pentecostal church in the commercial city.

"Buhari Is Working From Home Only For Today" - Lai Mohammed Clarifies

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has released a statement clarifying his earlier statement on President Buhari working from home. According to Mohammed, President Buhari will be working from home only for today.

In the statement issued in Abuja, the Minister said the President only decided to work from home today, not that he has decided to work from home henceforth.

My Super Eagles return beyond me – Enyeama

My Super Eagles return beyond me – Enyeama

Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama has deflected questions regarding his return to the national team, ahead of the African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Cameroon.
The Lille goalkeeper called time on his international career with the Super Eagles in 2015 after a publicized dispute with ex-coach Sunday Oliseh, who stripped him of the captaincy for reporting late to camp.

Liverpool missed out on signing Alli because of transfer fee – Ayre

Liverpool missed out on signing Alli because of transfer fee – Ayre

Former Liverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre says the club did not complete the signing of Dele Alli as a teenager because they felt he was not worth the fee MK Dons were seeking.
Alli grew up as a Liverpool fan and met with then-manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of a potential transfer.

What Really Happened Between Davido And Iceprince – Shina Peller

Following new of the fight between Nigerian top acts, Davido and rapper Iceprince Zamani over the weekend at an event in Warri, Shina Peller, Quilox club owner has narrated what really happened.

Following the report, Iceprince has denied the report but Quilox club owner, Shina Peller narrated what really went down.

Nigerian Man Gunned Down by Indonesia Police for Resisting Arrest

An alleged Nigerian drug smuggler was shot dead after resisting arrest in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
The Indonesian police on Wednesday has gunned down a Nigerian, Douglas Hope Onyebuchi, aka Kabaka, in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta.
According to Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan Douglas was a suspect in a drug smuggling case in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

Boy attacked by 'tame' lion in South Africa dies after 3 weeks in coma

Boy attacked by 'tame' lion in South Africa dies after 3 weeks in coma

12-year-old Kristian Prinsloo did not survive the April 8 lion attack that left him in a critical condition at a hospital in Pretoria where he died on Wednesday.

The Grade 6 pupil died a day after his 12th birthday with two of his neck vertebrae damaged from the attack and a swollen brain that stopped doctors from performing any operation, local media News24 reported.

Kenya to recruit 10,000 policemen ahead of August 8 polls

Kenya to recruit 10,000 policemen ahead of August 8 polls

Kenya’s National Police Service has opened applications to recruit 10,000 more people ahead of the general elections on August 8, 2017.

Selection of the recruits will be done on May 11 and induction will be done after a nine-month training, the police service announced.

I will attend the trials of Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Fayose

One day after joining Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in court, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has promised to attend the trials of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, and Ibrahim Zakzaky, founder of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

Dasuki and Zakzaky are currently in detention.

U.S., Presidency fire Jonathan over poll, graft

The United States and President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hit back at former President Goodluck Jonathan over his claims on the 2015 polls and anti-corruption fight.

Jonathan had claimed that he lost his re-election to local and international conspiracies, including U.S., during the 2015 presidential election.
He also accused Buhari of harassing his family with his anti-corruption fight. But both the U.S. and Buhari said there was no truth in Jonathan’s claims.

Magician mistakenly kills himself in front of spectators

A psychic trying to demostrate that nothing could harm him ended up committing suicide in the presence of his spectators.

Theprit Palee, 25, had been performing a Thai traditional dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, Wednesday afternoon when the incident occurred.

US invited 12 northern governors to know if they were willing to remove Jonathan - Babangida Aliyu

A new vista has opened in the alleged conspiracy of the US in the electoral defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan has blamed former US President Barack Obama for his defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
He said Obama was desperate to have him removed,  and he alleged that the former US president went as far as turning world leaders against him and sending warships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election.

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These three women are married to one man, they even share the same bed

We are like sisters and we help each other out - say 3 South African women married to 1 man

Let us share this interesting story about three women who chose to get married to one man, somewhere in South Africa.

According to reports, the man identified as Doctor Mokoena, married three women who now behave like sisters from Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, in South Africa.

My wife wants to kill me with children, bears them like rats’ - Husband cries out

A civil servant, Micheal Ayinde, on Wednesday, pleaded with an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to end his marriage because of his wife’s penchant for making babies.

Ayinde, 39, told the court that his wife, whose name he gave as Glory, enjoyed “giving births at will’’.

According to him, Glory has made six children within the nine-year duration of their marriage.

RCCG pastor who killed his wife by stabbing her 76 times, begs Gov Ambode for pardon

Akolade Arowolo, a youth pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, who killed his banker wife, Titilayo, with 73 other inmates of the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, yesterday, sought pardon under the Lagos State Prerogative on Mercy conferred on the Governor, claiming they are reformed and should be pardoned.

Akolade, who was sentenced to death by an Ikeja high court three years ago after he was found guilty of his wife’s murder on June 24, 2011, was seen in prison, pleading that he needs another chance to right his wrongs. 

Tony Rapu's This Present House releases statement on the sealing of their church

Read the statement below... In the last couple of days, This Present House has been in the news, not in relation to what it is renowned for but rather over the right of way to its premises along Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. 

The Church led by medical doctor and social entrepreneur Dr.Tony Rapu is well known for its acclaimed programs in social rehabilitation through Freedom Foundation and The God Bless Nigeria initiatives amongst others. 

It is a humanitarian enterprise that has successfully taken many young men and women off the streets, off drugs and crime and turned them into responsible citizens of Lagos State. This Present House and the Lagos State Government have enjoyed a robust and mutually beneficial relationship over the years.    

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Man sues R Kelly over alleged affair with his wife

A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit against R&B superstar R. Kelly over an alleged affair Kelly had with the deputy’s wife.

In the lawsuit, Hinds County Deputy Kenny Bryant claimed that he had suffered “emotional, psychological and financial loss” due to the actions of the “Ignition” singer.

Domestic violence: Lady cries out after Police refused to arrest rich boyfriend who battered her mercilessly

Try not to live your life as a so called 'slay queen' on social media otherwise you'll be attracting the guys who have cash to throw around, take you to club and the wild life you desire. But most times the consequences are bitter. Sigh! Here's another of such cases. 

She and her boyfriend had disagreements and he battered her bloody. Read her story;

Buhari seeks senate's approval to borrow $6.9bn from China, World Bank

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking senate's approval for a proposal to borrow $5.85 billion from China to modernise its rail network and another $1.075 billion from the World Bank to help rebuild the insurgency-torn northeast.

Buhari urged parliament in a letter to approve the railway borrowing because China has a limit on funds available from its China Africa Fund. The president wants to sign loan agreements as soon as China approves the project.

EFCC quizzes Abuja estate developer, SAN over alleged N2bn land fraud

EFCC quizzes Abuja estate developer, SAN over alleged N2bn land fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed an Abuja-based estate developer, who is also the promoter of Winning Clause Limited, Obiageli Okwubanego, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, P. I. N. Ikwueto, over alleged inappropriate land deals running into billions of naira.
A senior operative of the anti-graft agency told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday that their invitation and interrogation stemmed from a petition by over 300 house owners on the platform of Winning Clause Estate Residents Association at Plot 67, Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja.

United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to give up seats

United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to give up seats

United Airlines has said it will offer passengers who volunteer to give up their seats on an overbooked flight up to $10,000 (£7,700).
It is one of several new policies it has unveiled in its efforts to avoid a repeat of the controversy and public relations disaster in which a passenger was dragged off one of its flights earlier this month.