Friday, 5 May 2017

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Nigerian man arrested for allegedly raping 47-year-old woman in the US

A 53-year-old Nigerian man who worked at a group home in Raleigh, North Carolina was arrested last month after he allegedly raped a 47-year-old woman who lives there.

Video: Floyd Mayweather needed some extra hands to bring his money from the bank to his car

Photo: 23-year-old Nigerian man stabbed to death in London

23-year-old Seun Isaiah McMillan was stabbed to death in Southgate, London on Tuesday night, May 2.
Homicide detectives believe he was attacked four miles away in a playing field at Masefield Crescent, close to his family home.

Witnesses said they alerted police after an argument broke out "over money" between a group of young men gathered in the park.

Prayer-dispensing machine installed at Stuttgart airport

Passengers passing through Stuttgart airport in Germany are being offered a new way to pray — a photo booth-like machine that delivers prayers from various faiths at the push of a button.

Developed by Berlin artist Oliver Sturm, the machine is scheduled to operate for three months.

Mercy Aigbe shows up at police station on invitation

According to LIB, at about 12noon today, embattled Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe arrived at the Area F police station in Ikeja on invitation of the Nigerian police.

It was learnt that the actress and her hubby were both invited to the station but only Mercy showed up and at the moment there's no concrete explanation on the state of things.

FIFA overturns Messi’s four-game ban

Lionel Messi’s four-match ban has been overturned by the world footballing body, FIFA, after reviewing his appeal on Friday.
The Argentine was suspended for verbally abusing assistant referee Dewson Silva during his country’s 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier.

Police discover new kidnappers’ hideout in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command  on Friday said it had discovered  a new kidnappers’  hideout where arms as well as  police and military life jackets were recovered.

The Commissioner of  Police in Lagos, Mr Fatai Owoseni,  who confirmed the discovery to newsmen, said that it was made during raids of creeks at Isawo in  Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Owoseni said  that the hideout was discovered on Thursday by a team of  Ikorodu Special Anti-Robbery  Squad (SARS) and Volunteer Police led by Superintendent Godfrey Soriweiu.

Pastor trying to evade duties check knocks down Customs official on highway

A Customs officer serving in Akwa Ibom State was critically injured on Thursday after he was knocked down on a highway by a man who allegedly tried to evade duties check.
The man, who was later identified as Nsikanabasi Ese, a pastor, and founder of Kairos Rhema Embassy, Uyo, was driving in an SUV along Eket-Ikot Abasi-Port Harcourt Highway, in Onna Local Government Area of the state, when he was reportedly flagged down by Customs officers at a checkpoint around 10.30 a.m.

India’s Top Court Upholds Death Sentences For 2012 Gang Rape Case

India’s top court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men convicted for the fatal 2012 gang rape of a Delhi student, an attack that triggered global outrage and national soul-searching about the treatment of women.

The Supreme Court said the 23-year-old woman had suffered a “devastating hour of darkness” as it rejected an appeal against the death penalty, which was handed down in 2013.

Mother of 7 jailed 6yrs for human trafficking

A Benin High Court on Thursday jailed a 58-year old mother-of-seven, Mrs. Joy Raji, six years for human trafficking.

The convict who pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge bordering on deceitful inducement to move from any place, receiving a person to be used for forced labour and slave dealings, was arraigned in January 2016.

She was accused of trafficking an 18-year -old girl (name withheld), who worked as an artist designer in Benin City, before she was trafficked to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, for exploitative purposes.

Two Cattle Rustlers sentenced to death by hanging in Kogi

A Kogi High Court on Thursday sentenced two trans-border cattle rustlers, Muhammed Lawal Jauro and Yusuf Sanni to death by hanging. The duo got the sentence after Justice Josiah Majebi found them guilty of cattle rustling and culpable homicide.

NAN reports that the accused were arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and culpable homicide, contrary to various sections of the Penal Code.

The prosecution had told the court that sometimes in January 2016, one Dauda Abdullahi made a report of a gruesome murder and theft of cows, belonging to one Haruna, in one of the farm centres in Okene.

Jonathan remembers Yar’adua seven years after

Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan has paid a glowing tribute to his former boss, Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
Yar Adua died on May 5, 2010 after a protracted battle with Acute Pericarditis at the age of 58.
Jonathan was immediately sworn in as the President following his demise.

Why I turned down move to China – Ozil

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has revealed he rejected a mega offer to play in the Chinese Super League.The 28-year-old whose current contract expires in June 2018, has been linked with an exit from the Emirates, as he is yet to agree a new deal.

Djokovic sacks entire coaching team

Novak Djokovic said Friday that he had parted ways with his entire training team, including long-time coach Marian Vajda, as he attempts to arrest an alarming slide in form in the past year.
The former world number one believes that this “shock therapy” will help him return to the top of the game, said a statement on his official website.

Teenager sets 43-year-old lover’s house ablaze over sex

A teenager by the name Sophie Stonehewer, has been spared jail term after setting her 43-year-old boyfriend’s house ablaze.

The 18-year-old set fire to a curtain in Steven Beddows’ house while he was in bed around 3.40am on February 1.

She then ran to a neighbour’s house to raise the alarm when she couldn’t put out the fire herself  and told them ‘he made me do it.’

How ExxonMobil Causes Nigeria To Lose $35m Daily

Mismanagement by oil giants, ExxonMobil, of the Joint Venture deal with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), SaharaReporters has learned, has resulted in production losses amounting to 600,000 barrels per day, which cost Nigeria $35million daily. 

I met Christ where I went to buy Indian hemp in 1972 – Ayewa

Joseph Adelakun fondly called Ayewa is a gospel singer, songwriter and televangelist. He shares his life experience with Ademola Olonilua

You have been a musician for over forty years. When you started out, did you ever imagine your brand would be this big?

I thank God for everything but if I say that I ever envisaged that I would be this great in life, I would be telling a lie. I was just like the biblical Joseph who did not know how great he would be in life even though he had visions and dreams. I was from a Muslim background. My father was an Alhaji and he built a mosque for the community. I had in a staunch Islamic background where we never drank alcohol not to talk of smoking.

Shell to invest $25 billion in Nigeria, other countries

Shell to invest $25 billion in Nigeria, other countries

Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to invest about 25 billion dollars this year in Nigeria and all its oil and gas operation across the world.
Shell made the announcement in its first quarter 2017 financial results released on Thursday.
The report revealed that Shell netted an income of 2.2 billion dollars and was expecting to generate 10 billion dollars in cash flow from the delivery of some of its new projects by 2018.

I left my matrimonial home to retain my job – Woman tells court

I left my matrimonial home to retain my job – Woman tells court

Joy Udo, a teacher, on Wednesday told a Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, that she left her matrimonial home because her husband asked her to choose between the marriage and her job.
Joy, who filed a petition seeking dissolution of the marriage, said her husband Sammul Udo, asked her to resign from her job.

APC rubbishing me – Kwankwaso

Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Thursday condemned the search of his brother’s house in Kano by the police.
He lamented that the All Progressives Congress, APC, he worked hard to install was humiliating him and his family.

Ghanaian Loses N15m To Fake Nigerian Spiritualists

A Ghanaian, Jona Borty has become rendered stranded in Lagos after falling for the pranks of two Nigerian fake spiritualists who invited and defrauded him of N15 million.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the Ghanaian was promised of spiritual deliverance and prosperity thereafter by the two men Olamide Fatai, 35 and Safara Babatunde, 47, whom he met through the social media.

Funeral home sued for refusing to cremate gay man

After losing his husband and partner of more than 50 years, a grieving man is suing a Mississippi funeral home for allegedly refusing to cremate his husband after realizing the men were a couple.

John “Jack” Zawadski and Robert “Bob” Huskey fell in love soon after they met in 1965. They lived together in California, Colorado and Wisconsin before they retired and settled in Picayune, Mississippi, in 1997.

Car robbers severely beaten in Abuja

Two suspected car robbers have been mobbed along the Solomon Law Way in the Utako area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was learnt that the suspects, whose names had yet to be ascertained, were beaten with iron rods and stones, after they were caught trying to steal a car on Tuesday.

How a Woman Swallowed $7000 in a Bid to Hide It from Her Husband

A jilted woman has swallowed rolls of $100 bills amounting to a total of $7000 in a desperate attempt to hide the cash during a fight with her husband.

Surgeons extracted 57 $100 bills from a woman who swallowed $7,000 in cash

A 30-year-old Colombian lady identified as Sandra Milena Almeida, swallowed $7,000 in a desperate bid to hide the cash from her husband after she discovered that he had cheated on her.

Oil Palm Is Our New Crude Oil - Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has revealed that his administration would massively invest in the Oil Palm sector in its quest to diversify the state economy beyond crude oil.

The governor announced this yesterday at the Edo State Government House in Benin when a 14-member committee set up to develop an oil palm plan for the state presented its report to him.He said: “Oil Palm is our new crude oil; it will be the key driver of our development. The state still has one of the largest estates of oil palm, which have the highest yield in the country. We want to leverage on our high-yielding varieties and long tradition of oil palm production to acquire about 100, 000 hectares of land for the development of oil palm estates. The production will be of global standards and yield”.

Husband And Wife Arrested For Armed Robbery In Ogun

Officers of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ogun State, have arrested one Mathew Abioro and his wife, Precious, for reportedly engaging in armed robbery and serving as receivers of stolen items.

News Telegraph reeports that the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the robbery gang had planned to carry out an operation before meeting their waterloo, adding the couple had confessed to the crime.

DSS arrests kidnapping syndicate in Sokoto

Men of the Department of State Security Service, Sokoto State Command, have arrested a seven-man kidnapping gang operating in the Goronyo Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters, the DSS state Director, Alhaji Tijani Kafa, said the suspects were arrested between April 15 and 19, 2017.

He added that the leader of the syndicate, identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, aka Hanazuwa, was arrested on April 19, 2017, with a Dane gun through a joint military operation.

Shekau alive and well – Ahmed Salkida releases Boko Haram leader’s image

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video rubbishing reports that he was injured in a recent air strike.

This was revealed by a journalist close the sect leadership, Ahmad Salkida, who released a screenshot from the clip.

University Of Jos Bans Indecent Dressing

The leadership of the University of Jos has moved to curb the spate of sexual immorality among ladies with a check on their mode of dressing.

Authorities of the University of Jos on Wednesday directed its security agencies to arrest any student whose dressing assaults the sensibilities of the members of the university community.

Oil Prices Plunge To 5-month Low On Thursday

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Oil prices plummeted to its lowest in five months after data showed the U.S. rising oil production would offset efforts by the OPEC to moderate prices.

The global oil prices which started falling on Monday following a report that hedge funds and money managers have started cutting bullish positions, dip lower on Thursday to reach its pre-OPEC consensus level.

Wenger seeks peace with old foe Mourinho

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is prepared to bury the hatchet with old foe Jose Mourinho ahead of Sunday’s home game with Manchester United.

Wenger regularly clashed with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s two stints as Chelsea manager, the rivalry spilling over into a touchline shoving match during an October 2014 game at Stamford Bridge.

Photos Of The University Of Ibadan Student Who Jumped To Her Death

The Oyo State Police Command has commenced investigation into the death of Miss Deborah Effiong, a 100-level Law student at the University of Ibadan.

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Odude, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan.

Odude said police investigation into the incident followed the report by the university’s authority.

Photo: Sinach & Obasanjo Take Selfie On A Plane

Robert Mugabe Sleeping At A World Conference

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe was photographed sleeping at the World Economic Forum taking place in Durban today. The 93-year-old has a bad reputation for falling asleep at conferences and meetings.

Teenager Lures Friend To Be Gang-Raped

The Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court arraigned a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) on Thursday for allegedly luring her friend to a hotel to be gang-raped.

The accused, a student who resides in Alagbado area of Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on March 26, 2017 at Mega Funds Hotel, Alagbado.

Mel B granted five-year restraining order against former nanny

Mel B has won a five-year restraining order against her former nanny Lorraine Gilles who she claims was made pregnant by her estranged husband.

The former Spice Girl took out the order after alleging he had a seven-year affair with the nanny.

Britain’s Prince Philip to retire from public engagements

Britain’s Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire from public engagements later this year, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.
The decision was taken with the full support of the monarch, the palace said in a statement.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 96 on June 10, is the longest-serving consort in British history, and conducted 219 royal engagements last year.

South Africa set to name coach for Super Eagles clash

After a long wait, the South African Football Association (SAFA) announced yesterday that they have finalised an agreement with the successful candidate and are in the process of formalising the legal arrangements by exchanging signatures.
Former coach Shakes Mashaba, was fired a few months ago.

Spanish court orders Barca’s Neymar to stand trial for fraud

Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged fraud and corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday.
The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to be sent to trial over alleged fraud and corruption over Neymar’s transfer from Santos in 2013.

Kane vows to make Chelsea squirm

Harry Kane says Tottenham plan on making Chelsea squirm this weekend as his title chasers look to pile pressure on the leaders with a win against West Ham on Friday.
With Chelsea not in action until Monday’s clash with Middlesbrough, Mauricio Pochettino’s second placed side can temporarily move within one point of top spot if they beat the Hammers at the London Stadium.

Court Sentences Duo To Two Years’ Imprisonment For Stealing, Selling Food Meant For IDPs

A Borno State High Court found the former Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area, Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, and Bulama Zangebe guilty of criminal misappropriation on Wednesday for diverting food meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Uber Slashes Lagos Fares By 40% In Response To Taxify – See New Rates

Uber slashes Lagos fares: In response to the latest price rate reduction by Taxify, Uber announced a 40% reduction in Lagos rates effective from Thursday 4th May 2017. This means you can travel for business or explore your city for less than ever before.

“Mercy Aigbe was coughing blood after husband assaulted her” – Lagos Commissioner

Mercy Aigbe was coughing blood: The Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lola Akande, has revealed that it was disheartening to see actress Mercy Aigbe’s condition when she came to her office to report what she went through in the hands of her estrange husband, Lanre Gentry.

Resign, Go Home and Make Peace With God – Fani-Kayode Tells Buhari

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, go home and make peace with God over his ailing health.
The former Minister also declared the President unfit to continue to function as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, advising him to give up and take a bow.

Unemployed Graduate In Need Of Work, Spotted Along The PDP Secretariat, Abuja

Prince's estate 'ordered to pay $1m bond' in music licensing dispute over deliverance

Prince's estate has been ordered to post a $1 million bond in a music licensing dispute. The estate has successfully obtained a block on releasing new music from the deceased artist, but a judge wants them to post a bond in good faith in case the engineer behind the collection of songs wins the trial. 

Prince's estate has been ordered to pay one million dollars towards the future lawsuit that will determine if Ian Boxhill had the right to release EP Deliverance, according to TMZ.  

Floyd Mayweather to acquire NBA Franchise

Boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather wants to own an NBA franchise. The boxer says he had a meeting in L.A. with Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson on Thursday morning, and when he left, he was more inspired than ever to make a play to own an NBA team.

Robert Mugabe Thankful for Absence of Islam in ‘Highly Developed’ Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has blamed Islam for the violence plaguing many African countries.
The 93-year-old Mugabe was on a panel discussing fragile states at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa on Thursday when he said some countries on the continent are destabilized by religious influences, News 24 reported.

Photos: Desmond Elliot Visits Cele Prophet, Samuel O. Oshodi

As shared by this celestial church Instagram page. We learn that this actor turned politician, last month was at Celestial Church of Christ Ayilara Parish, Surulere area of Lagos That's Sup. Evang. Prophet Samuel O. Oshodi presenting him with some special gift.... Halleluyah o! 

Benue bans open grazing of cattle, sets jail term for offenders

Benue bans open grazing of cattle, sets jail term for offenders

The Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the bill prohibiting Open Rearing and Grazing into law, making it the second State in Nigeria, after Ekiti State, to ban open grazing.
The House had on Tuesday received the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on the bill to prohibit open grazing in the State.

Mugabe insists Zimbabwe not fragile despite plunging economy

Mugabe insists Zimbabwe not fragile despite plunging economy

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is denying his country is in a fragile state and insists it is one of Africa’s most developed despite its plunging economy.
The 93-year-old was speaking Thursday at the Africa leg of the World Economic Forum.