Monday, 8 May 2017

N-Power: Borno Governor Asks for 10,000 Extra Slots

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima  has appealed to the N-Power governing body to consider giving 10,000 extra slots to Borno State in light of the huge needs for the Book Haram-hit state to recover from the devastating effects of various acts of terrorism carried out in the state over the years. He also appealed that Yobe and Adamawa would get special consideration.

Chelsea interested in Juventus star defender

The Juventus defender has had a difficult season in Turin, but looked to make up for it with two excellent assists for Gonzalo Higuain in Juventus’ recent 2-0 win over Monaco in the Champions League.
We reported through sister site that it is up to Juventus now to work out what they want to do with the Brazilian, a superstar in Barcelona.

Alexis Sanchez: No talks on future until summer after frustrating season


Alexis Sanchez has told Sky Sports he will discuss his future with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, adding that he has been frustrated at times in his side’s erratic campaign.
Sanchez, whose contract expires in 2018, has been linked with a move away from the Emirates with Bayern Munich among the clubs reported to be interested.

25-Yar Old Pleads Guilty TO Kidnap And Rape Of Physically Challenged Girl

25-year-old man, Sunday Aremu, who pleaded guilty to abducting a physically-challenged girl and raping her, on Monday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused, according to NAN, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, abduction and unlawful carnal knowledge.

The accused admitted the charge.

'We Own Lagos' - Aworis Fire Back At Oba Of Lagos

As a full blooded Awori, I disagree with the futile attempt to rewrite the history of Aworis and by extension the Yorubas as credited to Alhaji Ridwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos.

Firstly, the Island of Lagos was owned by the progenitor of Aworis, the Legendary Olofin Ogunfunminire, it served as pepper farm plantation.

In order to curb unwarranted stealing of pepper, okro and other vegetables that people came from far and near to buy from the Aworis, they devised a plan to have their farm beyond the lagoon as Otto near the present Iddo Railway terminus used to be the meeting point for both the sellers and buyers of pepper and vegetable produce then.

Kanté named Football Writers’ player of the year

The Football Writers’ Association has named Chelsea’s N’golo Kanté as its 2017 footballer of the year.

The Chelsea midfield maestro adds the FWA footballer of the year award to his previous PFA win.

Judges who brought shame to the judiciary must be punished – Sagay

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has said that Judges who brought shame to the judiciary must be punished for authority, power and dignity of the judiciary to be restored.

Also to be punished, according to Prof. Sagay, are public servants n politicians who conspired to bribe and corrupt the judges.

This Togolese 'Sugar baby' gets £2,500 monthly to keep 60-yr-old doctor company

It has been gathered that a successful doctor in his 60s, pays a 'sugar baby' student £2,500 a month to keep him company, and he has even bought her an entire bar. Self-confessed "sugar baby", Ilham Chocolat, 25, is showered with gifts by her admirer and receives money in exchange for platonic dates.

Ilham is so successful she will now be giving advice on snaring sugar daddies at a special summit in London this month. Regarded as one of the best sugar babies in the business, Ilham, who lives in Bologna, Italy, met her ‘sugar daddy’ – a 60-year-old divorced doctor – when she was just 20.

Customs Officer commits suicide in Abuja

An Assistant Superintendent of Customs, identified as Christian has allegedly committed suicide in Lungu Village, Gwarinpa, Abuja. The cause of the suicide was yet to be ascertained.

The 44-year-old man, locked himself in a room and hung himself with a rope on Saturday.

Police arrest fake soldier over alleged murder in Ogun

Police arrest fake soldier over alleged murder in Ogun

The Ogun Police Command says it has arrested a fake soldier who allegedly killed a petrol tanker motor boy in Abeokuta.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ilyasu, stated this on Monday while presenting the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta.

DPO shoots man dead, injure others in Lagos

A trigger-happy Divisional Police Officer (DPO) on Sunday night shot dead a fashion designer, Jamiu Ayoade and injured two others.
The incident occurred at Ijeshatedo around 7pm.
It was gathered that the DPO shot Ayoade, who was at a friend’s (Abubakar Animashaun) birthday party with his lover, at close range.

Gunmen shoot Police area commander in Delta

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night reportedly attacked the Area Commander of the Ughelli Area Command of the Delta state police command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo, shooting him twice at close range.
Though reasons for the attack on the police chief could not be ascertained as at press time, The Nation recalls that crime rate within Ughelli town and its environs has been on the increase in the past couple of weeks with series of kidnappings and killings leading to regular patrols as well as stop and search operations by security operatives in the area.

Three arrested over attack on APC chieftain in Edo

Three suspected thugs have been arrested over Monday’s attack on a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress and a former governorship aspirant in Edo State, Chief Blessing Agbomhere.
Agbomhere was beaten and bloodied in the mouth by over 30 thugs at the Benin Airport shortly after he arrived from Abuja.
Also attacked was a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Movement in Bayelsa State, Moses Siasia, who accompanied Agbomhere to Benin City.

Woman docked for assaulting ex-lover with electrical iron

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A 23-year-old woman, Debbie Mike, who allegedly assaulted her ex-boyfriend with electrical iron, was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The jealous lover had assaulted, Lanre Adewole, her former boyfriend with the iron during a fight.
The accused is facing a charge of assault to which she has pleaded not guilty.

Femi Kuti breaks world saxophone record

Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine.
He attained the feat on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine as shared by his sister, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti on her Instagram page @yenikuti;
“ This evening 7th May at the New Africa Shrine, Femi Kuti broke the world record for the longest single note on a saxophone note set in 1997 by Kenny G.

Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

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Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election.
Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which came to prominence during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 when many inaccurate posts were widely shared on it and other social media services.

Ritualist Comes For Family Of 6, Hack Down 4 Of Them In Lagos

A gang of assailants, suspected to be ritual killers, has wreaked havoc on a family of six in Adeke bus stop, Adamo, Imota, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The couple – Taofiq Agbaje and Simiat Agbaje, 32, – and two of their four children, Rodiat, 10, and eight-year-old Toyeebat, were hacked to death by the gang.

The two other siblings, Mardiya, 13 and her one-year-old sister reportedly sustained injuries.

New Evidence Reveals that Michael Jackson Could Have Been Murdered

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A close friend of Michael Jackson has revealed that the pop star had premonition that he would be murdered just before he died.

It has been revealed that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson predicted he would be murdered in handwritten notes he gave to a friend weeks before his death of a drugs overdose in 2009.

South Africa ‘coup plotter’ granted bail

South Africa ‘coup plotter’ granted bail

A South African court Monday granted bail to a man charged with conspiracy to assassinate top politicians, including President Jacob Zuma, in an apparent bid to enforce a change of government.
Elvis Ramosebudi, 33, allegedly approached private companies to fund his plot before he was arrested on April 26.

Anthony Joshua ‘to fight Wladimir Klitschko in rematch after their Wembley mega-fight’

Anthony Joshua's next opponent will be Wladimir Klitschko – if promoter Eddie Hearn gets his way, according to online reports.

The promoter is determined to schedule a re-match of last month’s epic Wembley encounter that saw Joshua win in 11 rounds after a TKO.

Indonesia to investigate officials, guards over massive prison break

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Indonesia Minister of Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly on Monday ordered a probe of officials overseeing a Sumatra’s Riau province prison where inmates massively broke out due to alleged illicit practices, including extortions.
Laoly said his office has repeatedly warned against prison guards to stop extortion practices in prison.

I Can Enter Fire For Buhari - Tam David-West

Tam David-West, elder statesman and former minister of petroleum resources, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari government is dominated by corrupt people.

In an interview with Sun, David-West urged Buhari to kick corrupt people out of his government.

200 killed in migrant shipwrecks

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Almost 200 people are feared to have died in two Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwrecks during the weekend, according to reports on Monday.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Libya said that seven people were rescued off the north-western city of Zawiya, and one of them said 113 others were missing.
The information was posted on Twitter and confirmed by an IOM Spokesman in Rome, Flavio Di Giacomo.

$43m: Amaechi slams Wike for not going to court

Minister of Transportation and immediate past Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi yesterday slammed his successor, Nyesom Wike, for not carrying out his threat to claim the cash recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Amaechi, in a statement by his Media Office, supported the call by Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka that those distracting the anti-graft battle should be prosecuted.

FIFA finances ‘extremely solid’ – Infantino

FIFA finances ‘extremely solid’ – Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed on Monday that the finances of football’s governing body were “extremely solid”, despite it posting a $369 million loss earlier this year.
Speaking at the Asian Football Confederation’s congress in Bahrain, Infantino said the losses were in line with FIFA’s “business model” and there was no need for it give “artificial” figures.

Dortmund chief admits disagreement with coach Tuchel after bus attack

Dortmund chief admits disagreement with coach Tuchel after bus attack

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has told Funke Medien there was a “disagreement” with coach Thomas Tuchel in the aftermath of the attack on the team bus before a Champions League game last month.
The bus was hit by three explosions ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco.

Arsenal’s Sanchez ‘would fit in’ at Bayern Munich – Lehmann

Arsenal’s Sanchez ‘would fit in’ at Bayern Munich – Lehmann

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says Alexis Sanchez would be a good fit for Bayern Munich, amid speculation that the German champions are preparing a bid for the forward.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that Bayern are readying a £55 million offer to sign Sanchez, 28, this summer.

Omeruo ready to quit Chelsea after spending five years on loan

Omeruo ready to quit Chelsea after spending five years on loan

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has told the BBC it is no longer his “immediate priority” to play for the club as he searches for a permanent way out of the “frustrating” mass loan system.
Omeruo, playing on loan in Turkey with Alanyaspor this season, has yet to make a single first-team appearance for Chelsea since signing from Standard Liege in January 2012, instead being sent out to ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough and another Turkish club in Kasimpasa.

President Buhari vows support for freed Chibok girls

President Buhari vows support for freed Chibok girls

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday vowed to help the 82 schoolgirls who have been freed from more than three years of Boko Haram captivity after a prisoner swap.
The girls – who were among more than 200 kidnapped in 2014 from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeast Nigeria – travelled to the capital Abuja a day after their release to meet Buhari.

Chapecoense win first title since crash

Chapecoense win first title since crash

Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense have lifted their first title since the air crash that killed 19 of their players in November.
Chapecoense successfully defended their Santa Catarina state league championship on Sunday, despite a 1-0 defeat at home against Avai.

Duke of Westminster Becomes Britain’s Youngest Billionaire After Claiming £9.3 billion Inheritance

The 26-year-old and 7th Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor has now become Britain’s youngest billionaire.
The young man climbed up the ladder of richest personalities in Britain after claiming a total of £9.3 billion belonging to his late father, Gerald.

Released Chibok girls used to divert attention from Buhari’s health – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that the release of 82 Chibok girls by Boko Haram is aimed at diverting attention from President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said Buhari resorted to “flying dubious kites and selling cheap dummies” to distract the people.

I briefed President Buhari about NIA’s $289 million covert projects — NSA Monguno

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has said he informed President Muhammadu Buhari about the National Intelligence Agency’s covert operation that went awry with the discovery of over N13 billion at an apartment in Lagos last month, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

This newspaper can also confirm that Mr. Monguno knew about the covert operation, took part in its gradual advancement and expressed the satisfaction of not only himself but that of the president over the diligence and professionalism of the NIA personnel executing the intelligence projects.

Why Police Caught Me With Human Skull – Evangelist Reveals

A self-proclaimed evangelist identified as Isaiah Alimi who was caught by men of the Oyo State Police Command in possession of a human skull has revealed the reason for his possession of the human part.
The self-proclaimed evangelist while being paraded along with 11 other suspected criminals at the state police command in Eleyele by the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude explained how he came about the human part and why it was in his possession.

Huddah Munroe shades Mercy Aigbe over domestic violence

Ex-Big Brother Africa housemate and socialite, Huddah Munroe, has taken to Instagram to shade Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe, who has been in the news lately after it was reported that she was subjected to physical assaults by her husband, Lanre Gentry.

Zahra Buhari and hubby, Ahmed Indimi all smiles in new photo

The couple attended the graduation ceremony of trainees of Zahra's mother, Asiah Buhari's Future Assured programme in Kano yesterday May 7th.

See reason 14-year-old maid allegedly poisoned boss

A 14-year-old housemaid, Mary Akinnifesi, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly attempting to kill her boss, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu, with poison.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Adetomowo Street, Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday.

Broadcaster apologises to Benatia over racist insult

Italian broadcaster Rai has apologised after Juventus defender Medhi Benatia cut a television interview short after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece.
The 30-year-old Morocco international, who was born in France, was speaking to reporters following Juve’s 1-1 league draw with Torino on Saturday, when he ended the interview abruptly.

PDP hails girls’ freedom, faults swap deal

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The Senator Makarfi faction of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the release of 82 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, but expressed concern over the “price” reportedly paid for their freedom.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of National Caretaker Committee of the party, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, in Abuja on Sunday, he said that the capture of the girls by insurgents in 2014 traumatised the entire nation.

Cancer not linked with spiritual attack – Akeredolu

The wife of Ondo Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, said on Sunday that breast cancer has nothing to do with spiritual attack.
Akeredolu, who is the facilitator of an NGO, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, said women still require more information to go for early detection and management of the health condition.

Locked up: How London couple ended up in a Turkish jail

Less than a month ago, Spaniard Jimena Rico, and Egyptian-born Shaza Ismail were just like any other young, gay couple in London, the city where their romance blossomed.
But after a call from Ms Ismail's father, the two set out on on a trip which they say involved death threats, escape across international borders, and a spell in a Turkish jail where, Ms Ismail says, the treatment was "unexpected, inhumane and horrible".

Janet Jackson spotted in all black

New mum,Janet Jackson stepped out in her signature baggy clothes and some fans think she needs to snap back quickly while others think she is hiding her hot body underneath the baggy clothes and would shock many when her tour kicks off in September..

Donald Trump's Hollywood Star vandalised with a golden Toilet

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalised again, this time with a toilet. A golden toilet was placed right next to Trump's star at some point between Saturday and Sunday, which was filled with something wet and gross.

Claim of cabal running Presidency to destroy Buhari’s focused government – Tinubu

Those who are claiming that there is a cabal running the Presidency following the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari are only out to destroy his government, says the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement he personally signed on Sunday, Tinubu said the claim of the existence of a cabal was to destroy Buhari’s progressive agenda and thwart his mission.

Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara pay farewell visit to President Buhari

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Sunday night paid a farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is scheduled to leave for London on medical trip.

The President, who confirmed this development on his Twitter handle on Sunday in Abuja, said he also received the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in the Presidential Villa on similar mission.