Friday, 12 May 2017

30 Private Jets Land in Minna for IBB's Daughter's Wedding

Twenty six private jets and four police and air force aircrafts landed in Minna on Friday for the wedding of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s daughter. The aircraft brought the various dignitaries that attended the event. The police also provided air surveillance and security.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience, Senate President Bukola Saraki and former vice president Namadi Sambo were at the wedding.

National Assembly Accused of Owing Aides N1.3billion

A legislative aide has said that the National Assembly owes them Duty Travel Allowance amounting to N1.3bn.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the aide told NAN, “We have been owed since 2015 and the management informed us that the allowance was not captured in the 2016 budget.

Malabu Oil Fraud Scam: Nigeria, UK Stunned By Italy's Claim To Frozen Funds

A reliable source from Nigeria's Ministry of Justice has briefed our correspondent about a simmering dispute between the United Kingdom, Italy and Nigeria over the Malabu funds that were frozen in the UK and Switzerland at the request of the Public Prosecutor of Milan (PPM). 
The dispute has arisen because, after initially securing the support of the UK and Nigeria on the basis that the money belongs to Nigeria, the Italians have now done a complete about-turn and are attempting to claim that the money belongs to Italy. 

Photos of Guests at Babangida's Daughter's Wedding

Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is giving out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage today in Minna, Niger State. 

Thailand warns Facebook to take down anti-monarchy pages

Thailand warns Facebook to take down anti-monarchy pages

Thai authorities gave Facebook until Tuesday to take down contents it said were threatening national security or face legal action.
Thailand’s military government has ramped up online censorship, particularly perceived insults to monarchy, since seizing power in a 2014 coup.

Italy sanctions WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

Italy sanctions WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

U.S.-based mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, was fined 3 million Euros (3.3 million dollars) on Friday in Italy for insufficient transparency on data sharing with its parent company, Facebook.
WhatsApp was taken over by Facebook in 2014 and two years later, it introduced new terms of service and privacy policies that gave Facebook access to WhatsApp users’ data.

Father & Son shot daughter in an attempted honour killing for loving a village man

An 18-year-old girl, Ruby is fighting for her life after her father and brother shot her in the face and chest in an attempted honour killing because she loved a man in her village.

From a small village in Sambhal, in India, had been in a secret relationship with Ibrahim, 24, for the last three years. But yesterday her younger sister overheard her talking to him on the phone and told her brother and father.

FBI agents change their Facebook profile photos to James Comey – a gesture normally reserved for slain colleagues

The firing of FBI Director James Comeyhas reportedly sent morale plunging at an agency already enduring one of its most tumultuous periods in history.

Andrew McCabe, who was the FBI’s deputy director, has now become its acting head after Donald Trump ousted Mr Comey earlier this week.

Oil prices back in the $50s as markets expect fresh OPEC deal

Oil prices rose on Friday as traders expected OPEC-led production cuts to extend beyond the middle of this year.

In the same vein, US crude inventories fell to their lowest levels since February.
International Brent crude futures were at $50.96 per barrel  on Friday, up 19 cents, Or 0.37 percent, from their last close.

Jonathan leads former PDP governors to IBB daughter’s wedding

Jonathan leads past governors, others to Minna as IBB's daughter weds

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, including his wife, Patience on Friday led a large delegation of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, governors, past and serving senators to attend the wedding of Halima Babangida , daughter of former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida in Minna.

The groom is Auwal Lawal Abdullai, Sarkin Sudan of Gombe.

Chibok girls: Nigerians in Diaspora laud Buhari, hail military shake-up

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, UK Chapter, has saluted the federal government over the release of 82 Chibok Girls from captivity.
According to NDMG, the release of the girls was a confirmation that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is sincere to Nigerians in keeping its promises.

We will reply Tinubu at the polls – PDP

We will reply Tinubu at the polls – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the belief of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu, that it will win nothing in the forthcoming council polls in Lagos is unfortunate.
Mr Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Lagos State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the party, despite some internal problems, would put up a good show in the elections.

Pep Guardiola sharpens knife for Man City clear out

Pep Guardiola sharpens knife for Man City clear out

Pep Guardiola says he has made his mind up on the futures of Manchester City’s seven out-of-contract players, but added that they will have to wait until the end of the season to find out.
Yaya Toure, Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas and Tosin Adarabioyo have yet to discover if Guardiola will keep them on for next season.

Defoe relegation release clause ‘hard to take’ – Moyes

Defoe relegation release clause ‘hard to take’ – Moyes

Sunderland boss David Moyes says it is “hard to take” that Jermain Defoe has a relegation release clause in his contract that will allow the England striker to leave for free this summer.
Bottom side Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last month.
Defoe, 34, joined Sunderland in January 2015 and signed a contract extension in June under former boss Sam Allardyce.

Unemployed Woman Arraigned for Allegedly Biting Off Friend's Ear in Lagos

A 22-year-old unemployed woman, Tope Olanrewaju, who allegedly assaulted her friend by biting off her left ear, was on Friday granted N100,000 bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused one surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.
The accused, a resident of No. 4, Agbowa St., Ogijo near Ikorodu, Lagos State, had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and unlawfully inflicting wounds.

Kelechi Ihenancho set to part ways with Manchester City

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho will dump the English giants in search of regular playing time in the summer, his agent, Olumide Olowu has hinted.

While speaking with, his agent lamented that Iheanacho had not ‘been treated fairly’ by Pep Guardiola and ‘needs to leave’ Man City.
The 20-year-old made a bright start under the Catalan and scored three goals when he filled in for the suspended Sergio Aguero in September.

Fresh Ebola Break Out In DR Congo, 3 Dead


A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the deaths of three people have been linked to the virus. At least one of the deceased has tested positive for the virus, the country’s health ministry has confirmed.

Police arrest fake Naval Captain in Cross River

Police arrest fake Naval Captain in Cross River

The Police command in Cross River State on Friday said it had arrested one, Jeremiah Ogar, 31, for being in possession of a naval cap and impersonating as a Navy Captain.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, who presented the suspect to newsmen on Friday in Calabar, said that Ogar was arrested on April 26 at Utukwang village in Obudu Local Government Area.

Chelsea defender Aina could face Bafana Bafana

Chelsea defender Aina could face Bafana Bafana

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has reportedly assured that Ola Aina will be cleared by FIFA before the Super Eagles and South Africa.
The Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana are scheduled to lock horns in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Nigeria on the 10th of June 2017.
Chelsea defender Aina Aina represented England at various youth level, but switched allegiance to Nigeria last month after talks with head coach Gernot Rohr.

West Ham’s Bilic defends Carroll after injury

West Ham’s Bilic defends Carroll after injury

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he will “never give up” on striker Andy Carroll despite the striker’s continuing injury problems.
Carroll has managed 22 appearances this season and is ruled out for the rest of the season with an ongoing hip and groin problem. Last season’s 32 appearances were the most he has made for the Hammers in five seasons at the East London club.

Police arraign Islamic cleric for insulting Emir Sanusi

A renowned cleric, Shiek Nasiru Bazallah, has been arraigned by the Nigeria Police before a Kano Magistrate Court for allegedly insulting the Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, with the intent to provoke a breach of peace.

The prosecution alleged that the cleric incited disturbance and attempted to defame the character of the monarch, contrary to Section 114, 392 and 399 of the penal code.

Photos: Giant mysterious creature washes up dead on Indonesian beach

The rotting remains of a mystery sea creature have washed up on a remote Indonesian beach.

The  was discovered by local resident Asrul Tuanakota on the northern shore of Seram Island in Maluku province, the Jakarta Globe reports.

P Diddy sued by chef for making her serve him snacks while he was having sex

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A personal chef of rapper/producer Sean “Diddy” Combs sued her former employer for sexual harassment after she says he routinely made her serve him food “while he and/or his guests were engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.”

According to People Magazine, Cindy Rueda says she was hired to work for Combs in 2015,  but was  “lured into a situation where she could be accused of theft and ultimately terminated” after complaining about the working conditions to Combs’ estate director Stacy Friend. Rueda was fired on May 8, 2016, and filed her lawsuit one year later.

I was breast cancer survivor for 20 years - Akeredolu’s wife

The wife of the Ondo state governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu on Thursday narrated how she had survived breast cancer for 20 years.

The Ondo first lady gave this scary experience in Abeokuta while addressing women at the June 12 cultural centre under the aegis of Southern governors’ wives forum.

Akeredolu and 13 other southern governors’ wives were in Ogun state to attend the fifth quarterly meeting of the forum.

Father Arraigned For Raping His Daughter

An incestuous father, Folorunsho Oluwaseun, who allegedly turned his 17-year-old daughter into a sex object, was on Friday granted a reprieve by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Oluwaseun was released on N300,000 bail with two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The 51-year-old electrician, who resides at 40, Popoola St., Offin in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is facing a charge of rape.

Supreme Court upholds Ikpeazu’s election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.The court in a unanimous judgment by a five-member panel, held that the appeals by Sampson Ogah and Friday Nwosu were unmaritorious.

Trump threatens Comey on Twitter, suggests he has "tapes" of their conversations

President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director he fired this week, if Mr. Comey leaks anything negative about the president and warned the news media that he may cancel all future White House briefings.

In a series of angry, early-morning tweets, Mr. Trump even seemed to suggest that there may be secret tapes of his conversations with Mr. Comey that could be used to counter the former F.B.I. director if necessary. It was not immediately clear whether he meant that literally or simply hoped to intimidate Mr. Comey into silence.

If You Are Above 30, Never Been Married And Taking Sides In Domestic Violence Issues, You Need Help - Lizzy Anjorin

If you are above 30 and you are still single and haven't taste marriage before and you are taking side in Marital issues, my dear you need MFM deliverance.

Do you pray for your Uncle/Brother/Father to spend all his life in prison bcos of Marital issues or will you pray for your sister/mother to die in the hand of any man???.. Before we kill domestic violence, let's kill the domestic animal in us.. some of us cannot even tolerate our house help, Inlaws even our own family not to talk of our life partner‎

Court grants Bala Mohammed bail of N500m

A High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed. Justice Abubakar Talba granted Mohammed bail in the sum of N500million with two sureties in like sum.

Obesere gifts wife with multi-million naira mansion

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Fuji musician and new Alhaji Agba of Fuji, Abass Akande Obesere, gifted his wife Abike, a multi-million naira mansion, which he recently completed in Ibadan, Oyo State.

In a recent interview witn Encomiu, Obesere said: "It’s true but the house doesn’t belong to me, that’s for my wife. I am not the type that should be making noise about such things. But I thank God for everything."

Supreme Court affirms Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia Governor

Okezie Ikpeazu has been affirmed by Supreme Court as Abia State Governor. Two out of the three-man panel of the Supreme Court struck out the appeal of Mr Uche Ogah, challenging the nomination and election of Ikpeazu, thereby affirming the judgment of the appeal court.

I Want to Win the Ballon d'Or in England - Hazard Reveals as Chelsea is Set to be Crowned EPL Champions

Eden Hazard admits that after Chelsea's expected Premier League title triumph, he will have one eye on the Ballon d'Or.

Should either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo win again in 2017, the pair will have dominated the award for 10 years, but Hazard believes it can be won by a player in England.

Mentally challenged woman delivers a beautiful baby girl in Rivers State

Mentally challenged woman delivers a beautiful baby girl

A mentally challenged woman in Bonny, Rivers State, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl yesterday.
Good samaritans aided the woman delivery of the baby. As at time of press, the father of the baby remains unknown.

Drug Testers Surprise Anthony Joshua in Early Morning Visit

Drug Testers Surprise Anthony Joshua in Early Morning Visit

Twelve days after world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua emerged champion in a thrilling fight at Wembley, the 27-year-old received an early morning wake-up call from drug testers.
The WBA and IBO titleholder shared a video of his encounter with a caption which reads thus: “Drug testers knocking early doors.”

Nigerian Identical Twins Marry Childhood Friends on the Same Day, Share Lovely Pre Wedding Photos

Nigerian Identical Twins Marry Childhood Friends on the Same Day

Nigerian identical twin sisters get married to their childhood friends on the same day. 

The sisters, Mary and Margaret Makinwa married their friends Ayodeji and Oyeyinka in a lavish white wedding ceremony.

Robbers invade churches in Ondo, steal offerings

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Panic and fear has gripped church founders and general overseers across Akure, the Ondo State capital following the invasion of their churches during vigils by robbers who dispose them and their members of large sums of money, laptops, electronic gadgets and the offerings collected during their services.
Reports from one of the robbed churches located along Ondo road in Akure the state capital indicated that the wife of the founder who challenged the robbers for lack of respect to the things of God and for their effrontery to rob the house of God ended up in the hospital as she was dealt with by one of the daring robbers.

Saraki reveals how herdsmen get their weapons

Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has revealed that some of the armed herdsmen in the country acquire their weapons from neighbouring counties.
Saraki, therefore, said there was a need for the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States to find ways to deal with the growing insecurity in the region, especially with the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

Dont Come Near My Palace – Bauchi Emir Tells Pastor Adeboye

According to a Facebook page dedicated to Pastor Adeboye‘s of the Redeemed Christian church of God news, the Pastor who is currently in Bauchi State visit to the Emir of Bauchi’s palace, was turned down by the monarch.
According to Stealth Scouts NG, Pastor Adeboye has only visited Bauchi State twice and that was in 1999 and 2004. The news site, also went further to disclose that while the Governor and deputy Governor of Adamawa State were present to welcome the General Overseer of RCCG when he visited the State, the Governor of Bauchi State was nowhere to be found when he visited.

Fani-Kayode mocks Osinbajo for saying Buhari treats him like his son

Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi-Fani Kayode has taken a swipe at Acting President, Yemi Osibanjo for saying Buhari treats him like his son.
Fani-kayode said it was disappointing for a 60-year-old to publicly make such statement.

Buhari treats me like his son, says Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has been treating Acting President Yemi Osinbajo like his son since they started working together two years ago.
Osinbajo let the public into this father-son relationship yesterday at the launch of Katsina State’s MSMES Clinic during his one-day official vist to President Buhari’s home state.
At the ceremony were owners of small scale businesses and stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Bullion van rams into Amosun’s convoy

A bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday rammed into the convoy of Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
The accident occurred near Ibafo on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Amosun was travelling to Lagos for an official assignment.

More Chibok girls to return in swap deal, says minister

More Chibok schoolgirls are to be released soon in another swap deal with Boko Haram terrorists, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan said yesterday.
The minister told reporters in Abuja that the recently released 82 girls were undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration in medical facilities in Abuja.

Gareth Bale open to joining Manchester United from Real Madrid

Real Madrid star agrees shock transfer to Man Utd but Jose Mourinho is undecided

Gareth Bale is open to leaving Real Madrid for a move to Manchester United according to reports.

The Independent claims that a potential transfer is ‘much likelier’ to happen this summer than at any other point in Bale’s four-year stint in the Spanish capital.

While Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to keep the 27-year-old, other members of Madrid’s hierarchy are believed to be open to allowing the Wales international to leave the club.

Ambode To Pump $60m Into Lekki Free Zone Project

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, said about $60million would be pumped into the ongoing development of the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) within the next six months.

The governor, who spoke when he met with stakeholders at the Zone, assured that he remains committed to addressing the challenges and ensuring the project is actualised.

“I want to assure that our financial commitment to LFTZ will be improved in 2017, that is, we will accelerate to quickly clear our outstanding counterpart funding for the Zone.

Governor Builds Hotel With $3m Paris Club Refund Cash

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Detectives have traced $ 3 million of the controversial London-Paris Club loan refund to a governor, The Nation learnt yesterday.

The cash is believed to be part of the N19billion illegally deducted from the refund by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), according to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sources.

Ex-Man Utd star criticises Mourinho's handling of Rashford

Ex-Man Utd star criticises Mourinho's handling of Rashford

Manchester United should not be making Marcus Rashford their first choice striker at such a young age, according to former Red Devils midfielder Owen Hargreaves.
The 19-year-old broke onto the scene late on last season under Louis van Gaal, and has kept his place in the side under new manager Jose Mourinho this term.
Rashford has seen even more playing time in his preferred central striker role since the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic last month, but Hargreaves believes it’s all coming a bit too soon for him.

Buhari will only resign when he can no longer function – Lagos lawmaker

The lawmaker representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will only resign from power when he can no longer function.

Olulade in a statement issued on Thursday stated that Nigerians needed to mind things that were more important to the nation than wasting too much energy over the health of the President which has been described as “not as bad as being portrayed.”

Meningitis in record decline after 1,069 deaths

Four of the six states most affected in the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis have a drop in the number of cases reported for the first time, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. 

In the two weeks leading up to May 9, Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kebbi all recorded a drop in number of cases, NCDC said in its weekly epidemiology report.

Six arraigned for allegedly chopping off man’s fingers in Lagos

Six persons – Semiu Noah, 22; Segun Fatoke, 19; Hammed Taiwo, 18; Adedayo Shittu, 20; Sodiq Gbadamosi, 18; and Raphael Akinshika,18 –accused of chopping off a man’s three fingers were on Thursday arraigned in Lagos.

The accused, all residents of Ewutuntun and Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, entered a `not guilty’ plea to the four charges of conspiracy, breach of peace, malicious damage and grievous harm.

We are not interested in Igbo presidency – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has made it clear it is not interested in an Igbo Presidency.

MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, was reacting to remarks by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, who asked the people of the South East to vote for the APC, stating that the party would guarantee their quest for an Igbo president.