Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Lions escape from South Africa’s national park

Lions escape from South Africa’s national park

Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border on Tuesday for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park.
The animals broke free from the Kruger park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people.
“We believe it is five lions, and they are in the sugar cane fields near the border with Mozambique,” said park spokesman, Reynold Thakuli.

Video Showing Farouq Lawan Collecting Bribe from Femi Otedola Released by the DSS

The Department of State Security Service on Tuesday presented a video evidence at the FCT High Court, Lugbe, where Mr. Femi Otedola was seen giving out a parcel to Hon. Farouq Lawan.

Justice Angela Otaruku granted the request of the prosecuting counsel,  Mr. Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN , to play the video as evidence of Lawan collecting the said bribe from Otedola.

Former bank worker arraigned for stealing N40 million from customers’ account

A former staff of Fidelity Bank PLC, Friday Yahaya, was on Monday arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court for stealing N40 million in total from several customers of the bank.
Mr. Yahaya was arraigned on a 16- count charge bordering on stealing, impersonation and forgery.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Investor confidence returning to Nigeria - Adeosun

‎Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says Nigeria’s economy is witnessing a positive turnaround.

The minister said this at the launch of the 2017 regional economic outlook for ‎Sub-Saharan Africa by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The launch took place in Abuja on Tuesday.

Man pleads guilty to raping three minors

A 52-year-old man, John Udensi, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to raping three minors, aged 10, 11 and 13.
Udensi, a resident of Angwan-Boarder, Tudun Wada in Jos, is standing trial on a three-count charge of rape, before a Jos High Court.

Reverend sister docked for allegedly defrauding students of N8.25 million exam fees

A Reverend Sister and Principal of School of Nursing, Umulogho in Imo, Eberechukwu Nwachukwu, was on Tuesday arraigned in Owerri for allegedly defrauding 25 students of N8.25 million.
Ms. Nwachukwu is facing a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and threat to life at an Obowo Magistrates’ Court.

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Mugabe Flies Abroad For Urgent Medical Treatment

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has left the country for urgent medical checks in Singapore, the government said in a statement, two months after his previous such trip to the south Asian nation.

Mugabe, 93, flew to Singapore late on Monday.

Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over

Jose Mourinho has conceded that Manchester United’s top four hopes are effectively over after losing 2-0 to Arsenal, with the Portuguese manager now going all out to win the Europa League.
United have struggled to break into the Champions League qualification places all season, spending most of the campaign in fifth or sixth spot in the Premier League, and Sunday’s loss leaves them in a difficult position.

Juve will match Real Madrid if both meet at final, says Trezeguet

David Trezeguet says Juventus have the weapons to match Real Madrid if the two teams progress to the Champions League final next month.Juve and Madrid are both on course for the Cardiff final as they hold 2-0 and 3-0 leads over Monaco and Atletico Madrid respectively going into this week’s second legs.
Trezeguet, now an ambassador for the Italian champions having represented them in is playing days, feels Juve now have the capability to stand toe-to-toe with Zinedine Zidane’s competition holders.

CAF president rejects salary, reiterates his transparency pledge

CAF president rejects salary, reiterates his transparency pledge

New African football chief, Ahmad Ahmad, has stated that he will not be taking his salary as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Ahmad rose to become the most powerful African football administrator in March this year after defeating long-serving Issa Hayatou. The Cameroonian administrator had been at the helm of CAF for almost three decades.

For The First Time, Supreme Court Sentence Sitting Judge To Jail

A Supreme Court in India on Tuesday sentenced a sitting judge to six months’ imprisonment for contempt of court, an unprecedented development in the country’s judicial history, local media report.
Justice CS Karnan, 61, from the Calcutta High Court, was accused of contempt after he named 20 “corrupt judges” in January and sought a probe alleging corruption in the judiciary.

Mikel Left out as Rohr Announces Squad for Final Preparation

Super Eagles’ Captain, John Obi Mikel has for the second time been left out of the senior national team squad preparing for a Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa and a Russia 2018 World Cup eliminator against African champions, Cameroun.

Mikel was conspicuously absent in the last squad that played a friendly game against Senegal in London recently. The explanation then was that he just joined a Chinese club and needed some time to get used to his environment in the Asian country.

I Do Not Know When I Will Return – Buhari Informs Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has informed the Senate that he does not know when exactly he will return to the country in his length of stay in the United Kingdom.
The President said his return will be determined by his doctors.
Mr. Buhari said this in a letter to the Senate, informing the lawmakers of his trip to London to see his doctors for further medical attention.

Cesc Fabregas sets insane Premier League record against Middlesbrough

Cesc Fabregas sets insane Premier League record against Middlesbrough

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has become the first player ever to record ten or more assists in six different Premier League seasons.
Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso opened the scoring against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night but it was the third goal from Nemanja Matic which turned Fabregas into a history-maker.

Court orders Facebook to remove hate speech postings worldwide

Court orders Facebook to remove hate speech postings worldwide

Facebook must remove abusive posts from its platform worldwide, an Austrian court has ruled in response to a complaint brought by the nation’s Green Party.
It followed abuse its leader received from trolls on the site, and was filed against Facebook’s Irish company.

Yemi Alade replaces 2Baba as ‘The Voice’ coach

Yemi Alade replaces 2Baba as ‘The Voice’ coach

Nigerian female artiste, Yemi Alade, will replace Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2Baba as coach in the second season of M-Net music reality show, `The Voice Nigeria.’
According to the M-Net West Africa team, 2Baba has left the show to pursue other commitments which has prompted the need for a new coach.

FIFA will act on racism in soccer – Scribe

FIFA will act on racism in soccer – Scribe

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Tuesday (May 9) that football’s governing body has zero tolerance to racism in the wake of Sulley Muntari suffering abuse in Italy.
The Ghanaian was booked for complaining and walked off the pitch after receiving racial abuse from the stands while playing for Pescara against Cagliari and was subsequently banned by the Italian FA before his suspension was overturned.

Toure to leave Man City unless he is given playing guarantees

Toure to leave Man City unless he is given playing guarantees

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City for another Premier League club if he is not guaranteed a regular playing role.
The Sun reports that Toure, whose current contract with Manchester City expires at the end of the season, is ready to reject a new deal from the club.

Teenager allegedly rapes nine-year-old boy

Teenager allegedly rapes nine-year-old boy

A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 17-year-old boy in prison custody for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old boy.
The defendant, who lives at Mandawari Quarters Kano, is facing a charge of ‘unnatural offence.’

Hazard is Chelsea’s Ronaldo – Ferdinand

Hazard is Chelsea’s Ronaldo – Ferdinand

Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s “ace” and a man with comparable talents to Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.
The Belgium international has been a key figure for the Blues this season as they chase down the Premier League title – with victory over Middlesbrough on Monday leaving them just three points short of claiming the crown.

Diego Maradona Makes Shock Return To Football

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has ended a five-year absence from football to return as coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club announced on Sunday.
“I want to tell you that I am the new coach of Al-Fujairah SC, in the second division of the United Arab Emirates,” Diego Maradona posted on his Facebook page.

Police officer kills fashion designer at Lagos birthday party

Police officer kills fashion designer at Lagos birthday party

A 25-year-old fashion designer, Jamiu Ayoade, has been shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer in Lagos, according to dependable sources.
The sources told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the police officer, who is believed to be a senior officer at Ijeshatedo Divisional Police Headquarters (name withheld) allegedly shot and killed Ayoade on Sunday evening in the area.

More Trouble for Patience Jonathan as Court Refuses Her Plea to Unfreeze Her $15.591m Accounts

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has refused to grant Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s plea to unfreeze her accounts holding $15.591 million, SaharaReporters reports.

Justice Mohammed Idris had ordered parties to file pleas concerning ownership of the accounts. He, however, described the issues raised by the defendants as “baseless.”

“The issues formulated by all the defendants are baseless. They go to no issue and will be ignored by the court,” the judge said.

South Africa protests burn houses as white farmers accused of killing a black boy released on bail

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Some houses in South Africa were set ablaze on Monday as racial tension flared in a town of Coligny North west province after a court granted bail to two white farmers who were accused of killing a teenage black boy.
Pieter Doorewaard, 26, and Phillip Schutte, 34, are accused of killing Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu, 16, on April 20.
Doorewaard and Schutte are accused of throwing the teenager off a moving vehicle after catching him stealing sunflowers.

Jakarta governor sentenced to two years prison for blasphemy

Jakarta governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced former governor of Jakarta Basuki Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy against Islam.

The guilty verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups, who organised mass demonstrations during a tumultuous election campaign that ended with Basuki Tjahaja Purnama losing his bid for another term as governor.

FG to DisCos: nobody forced you to buy power assets

Power, Works & Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola was unsparing yesterday in Jos as he told the 11 DisCos to sit up.
He said the Federal Government and Nigerians were fed up with excuses from the DisCos over their shortcomings and berated them for lack of “corporate governance” in their relationship with consumers.

Teacher, friend, lover… Meet France’s incoming first lady who is 24 years older than husband

As Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory over his opponent, Marine Le Pen, as the new president-elect of France on Sunday, he brought along his wife to the podium and made a mouthwatering confession: “Brigitte, always present, and even more now, without whom I would not be me,” the newly-elected president told the crowd.

He had made a similar confession just after winning the first round of voting back in April.

Health minister visits 82 freed Chibok girls receiving hospital care

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has assured the newly freed Chibok schoolgirls of the commitment of the federal government to their health and well-being.

Mr. Adewole gave the assurance on Monday during a visit to the 82 girls at a health facility in Abuja where they are currently receiving care.

Gunmen Abduct DELSU Lecturer, Demand N100m

Gunmen have abducted a lecturer at Delta State University, Oleh campus, Mr. Kingsley Uwubiti, demanding N100 million ransom for his release.

Vanguard gathered that Uwubiti, a one-time chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Oleh chapter, was ambushed at 10p.m. on Saturday, while driving along the newly-constructed Oleh-Ozoro Road.

How banks handle accounts of deceased owners

If you own an account in your own name and don’t designate a payable-on-death beneficiary, then the account will probably have to go through probate before the money can be transferred to the people who inherit it, according to http://www.nolo.com.

If, however, the total value of your probate assets is small enough to qualify as a small estate, then the people who inherit from you will have simpler, less expensive options.

Accounts with a payable-on-death beneficiary

The Mendacities of the Apostles of Corpsocracy & the ‘Return’ of the Chibok Girls – By Femi Fani-Kayode

They say that nothing is hidden under the sun. In God’s time and by the power of His word and glorious light, all things that were hidden shall be made known and the sun of truth shall shine forth brightly dismantling the web of mendacity and deceit and displacing the cruel darkness.

The issue of President Buhari’s health, the enthronement of corpsocracy and the deep conspiracy and growing concerns about the issue of the Chibok girls and the circumstances of their purported release is making waves and generating a high degree of uncertainty, cynicism, skepticism, angst and tension in the country.

Mikel‘ll be key against Cameroon – Rohr

Mikel‘ll be key against Cameroon – Rohr

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has reiterated that skipper Mikel Obi remains a key figure in the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
The former Chelsea star who’s still recovering from a successful surgery he underwent in London recently, could be left out of Rohr’s squad for the AFCON clash against South Africa in June.

Sokoto AG not authorised to take over EFCC’s case – DPP

Sokoto AG not authorised to take over EFCC’s case – DPP

The Director Public Prosecutions, DPP of the Federation, has contradicted the fiat used by the Attorney General, AG, of Sokoto State to take over the prosecution of a serving commissioner, Mohammed Bello, and others case from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Recalled that Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto few weeks ago authorised the Attorney General, AG, of Sokoto State to take over the prosecution of the case of Mohammed Bello, a serving Commissioner in the state and former Permanent Secretary of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the administration of ex-governor Aliyu Wamakko.

Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido make Forbes list of richest African Musicians 2017

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Forbes Africa has released its list of Richest African musicians.

The list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and others.

Voices in my head told me to kill Trump- Man jailed dor trying to shoot Donald Trump speaks

A British man who was jailed for trying to take a policeman’s gun to shoot Donald Trump at a political rally has revealed how voices in his head were telling him to kill the future president.

Michael Sandford was sentenced to a year in prison over the ‘assassination attempt’ at an event in Las Vegas in June 2016.

Boyfriend stabs his girlfriend to death in hotel room

An unidentified 26-year-old man has reportedly stabbed his 18-year-old girlfriend, identified as Miss Faith Pius in a hotel room in Yenagoa. The man ran away when the wailing of the victim attracted the attention of other guests in the guest house who came to her rescue.

The guest house is located at Biogbolo area of Yenagoa.

Anthony Enahoro’s eldest son, Kenneth Enahoro dies at 63

Mr. Kenneth Enahoro, the eldest  son of late Chief Anthony Enahoro, is dead. He died on Sunday at the age of 63. His immediate younger brother, Mr. Eugene Enahoro confirmed the death, saying that his elder brother lived a fulfilled life, adding that he suspected no foul play in his death.

He said, "When a man passes on, you do not suspect any foul play. You do not begin to talk about whether he was sick or not but as long he is aged, God has called him. He survived long enough to bury his father and he is survived by two children.

Redeemers university female student makes suicidal posts on Twitter

A Redeemers University student, Uju Nwokoye last night made some suicidal posts.

She said she is done and prays she doesn't wake up this morning. See below...