Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Channels TV's State House Correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi Is Dead

Channels Television has lost one of it's brightest anchor person.

Mr Chukwuma Onuekwusi ,the station's State House correspondent of many days according to information reaching CKN News died in the early hours of this morning.

Juve sign Cuadrado on permanent deal

Champions League finalists Juventus have signed Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal from Chelsea, the Italian champions announced Monday.
“Following the meeting of the conditions provided by the contract, its obligation to definitively acquire the registration rights of Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea became due,” said Juve, who will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3.

Ex Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Arrested On Money Laundering Charges

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was on Tuesday arrested as part of a money laundering investigation..

According to reports in Spanish media, the 53 year old Rosell was picked up in the course of a money laundering investigation related to buying television rights for past
matches of Brazil’s national team after he used his company, Ailanto Marketing, to organise friendlies for the Brazilian national side and allegedly charged “irregular” commissions for doing so.

Dasuki still in detention because of other charges - Presidency

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), is still in detention despite court orders for his release because there are other charges against him.

Dasuki has been in the Department of State services (DSS) detention since December 2015 despite orders for his release by three courts. He is facing separate charges of money laundering and illegal possession firearms at a high court in Abuja.

Man threatens to kill witnesses in court

Justice Rifkatu Sha of Jos High Court on Tuesday warned an accused person, Tasiu Mohammed, 21, against threatening witnesses testifying against him.
The warning came when Mohammed was caught making gestures indicating that he would slash the throats of the witnesses, while they stood in the dock.

96 suspected rapists nabbed within 2 months in Kano

The Kano State police Command, on Tuesday said it had arrested a total of 96 suspected rapists in the state between April and now.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, said at an interaction with newsmen in Kano that 77 of the suspects had been charged  to court, while eight cases were under investigation.

I thought the pastor will not defraud me, Titi Atiku tells court

Mrs Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, on Tuesday told an Ikeja High Court, that she trusted a business partner who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million because of his status as a pastor.

“I thought that the first defendant, being a pastor, he will not defraud me.

Ubah’s diversion of N11bn petrol punishable by death – DSS

Ubah’s diversion of N11bn petrol punishable by death – DSS

The Department of State Services has accused businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, Ifeanyi Ubah, of diverting about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly called petrol), kept in his custody by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The agency stated that Ubah shunned NNPC’s repeated demand for the product said to worth N11bn in order to cause an artificial scarcity of the product.

Kano Assembly suspends probe of Kano Emirates

After receiving a letter from the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano State House Assembly on Monday called off its investigation into allegations of misappropriation of funds and other infractions against the Kano Emirates Council.

Flamboyant Dubai-based Nigerian man surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad Filipino women on a yacht

Flamboyant Dubai-based Nigerian man, Ismaila Mustapha, who is said to be a Bureau De Change owner posted this photo of himself surrounded by women on a Yacht in Olango, Cebu in Philippines.

Chelsea are capable of defeating Arsenal – Victor Moses

Chelsea are capable of defeating Arsenal – Victor Moses

Victor Moses has stated Chelsea’s readiness to round up the 2016/2017 season with a double when they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Following a sterling performance that handed the Blues their fifth Premier League title on Sunday, Antonio Conte’s men have shifted their attention on winning their second title of the season.

Sam Allardyce quits as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce quits as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has stunned Crystal Palace by quitting as manager. A statement is expected later on Tuesday confirming that the 62-year-old is leaving the Premier League club just five months after taking over and having saved them from relegation.
It is understood, in fact, that Allardyce is not intending to continue in management having told friends that he wants to leave ‘on a high’. He will not formally retire but is not expected to look for another management job.

Chocolate City Music Imprint CBN Launches Recession Inspired Urban Clothing Line With Jay Osbie (Photos)

The Choc Boi Nation has teamed up with Celebrity and Brand Merchandiser Jay Osbie to design and produce a debut range of unisex urban inspired sweat shirts and joggers tagged CBN apparel.

“Hip-hop has always been socially conscious and with this line, we hope to inspire Nigerians to take ownership despite the recession and literally “control their own individual economies” through innovation and entrepreneurship in order to become self-reliant”.  - DJ Lambo (CBN)

Nigerian Pastor Murdered Outside His Apartment in the USA

Oluwadayomi Epenusi, a 66-year-old Nigerian-born church pastor, was shot dead outside his apartment in Indianapolis, United States, on Saturday.
According to RTV6 the Indy Channel’s report, the murder took place at around 1:30 am.
Epenusi had recently relocated from Nigeria to US, and lived in an apartment complex near 10th Street and I-465 on the city’s west side Indiana. Many other Nigerians live in the same apartment complex.

Flirting with Women is My Husband's Hobby - Wife Begs Court to End Her Marriage

Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa, on Tuesday, dissolved the five-year marriage between Peace Johnson and her husband, Praise for infidelity and constant battery.
The judge, Ibrahim Shakarau, dissolved the marriage as all efforts to reconcile the parties failed.
He said that the union between the two parties had been put to an end in the interest of peace.

Nigerian Man Stabs His Friend While Fighting on How to Share a Bottle of Beer in Lagos

A 21-year-old man, Abiodun Ayo, who allegedly stabbed his friend, Alaba Akinleye, in the eye over a bottle of beer, was on Tuesday charged before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.
Ayo, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of assault. The Prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 18, 2016, at Mapowu Street, Ojo, Lagos.

Buhari Will Win Presidential Election Again - Garba Shehu

The Presidency on Tuesday said if another presidential election were to be held today, President Muhammadu Buhari would still win like he did in 2015.
According to Punch, the claim was made by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while addressing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ex-Boxing Champ, Floyd Mayweather to Visit Nigeria in June

American former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr who currently works as a boxing promoter, is set to visit Nigerian in June.
In a post on Rumors club’s Instagram page ‘clubrumorsvi’ the 40-year-old said, “Friend what’sup,“It’s the one and only Floyd Mayweather. Nigeria June 12,13 and 14, the motherland prince, ill see you guys soon.”

Photos: Nigerian Bishop Alleged to be a Member of 'Black Axe' Cult Posing with Members During their Convention

A Facebook user identified as Raymond Martins, has taken to the social networking platform, to post some shocking photos which show a Nigerian cleric, Bishop Emeka Andrew, who is alleged to be a member of the cult group, Black Axe, posing with its members last week, during their convention in Calabar, the Cross Rivers state capital.

Photos: Students of UNIOSUN Beaten Mercilessly By Airforce Men in Osun State

Some men of air-force attached to Ipetu Ijesa Airforce base, Osun state, have reportedly invaded the UNIOSUN campus located in the town today 23/05/2017. The armed airforce men reportedly assaulted students and chased many of them into the bush.
A Punch correspondent gathered that the officers, who came to the campus in armored personnel carriers and other vehicles were also armed with guns, cutlasses, daggers and clubs.

Veteran Actor Kofi Bucknor is Dead

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Veteran actor Charles Kofi Bucknor, has died, according MyJoy. There are conflicting accounts as to when he died, but it was gathered that he passed away Monday, May 22 at the 37 Military Hospital.
The cause of his death is still unknown. While making a public announcement of his death, actress and producer Juliet Asante took to Facebook on Tuesday, saying “It is with sadness that we announce the death of Industry giant Mr. Charles Kofi Bucknor who played the patriarch in Silver Rain.

Three Helicopters Bought by Ghana at a Whopping $150m Mysteriously Disappears

Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has revealed, according to a report by MyJoy.
The report further stated that it is still not known whether the helicopters have been delivered or missing.

Twitter user insists he’d rather die than marry a UNILAG graduate

One year later, a Twitter user, Kabiru restated his determination to rather die than marry a University of Lagos graduate.

I wonder what his reasons might be though. See his tweets from April 2016 and May 2017 below….

Meet the Ghanaian 'Messiah' Who Allegedly Claimed He Can Raise the Dead

A Ghanaian Music producer and sound engineer, David Kojo Kyei, commonly known as Kaywa has stirred controversy after he claimed that he can now heal and bring the dead back to life through the power given to him by God.
He made the declaration on Sunday during an interview on 'This Is Gospel' on Hitz FM with Franky5.

Another Container-load of Arms Found in Tin Can Island Port in Lagos

Another container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs exclusively disclosed to Premium Times on Tuesday.
A source at the port told said the container was found at the Ports and Cargo Terminal of the Tin Can Island Ports.

Jilted Lover Traces Ex-Girlfriend to Bayelsa, Bathes Her With Acid For Dumping Him

A 26-year-old lady, identified as Miss Deborah Eteh, was bathed with substance suspected to be acid on Tombia Road by Edepie, Bayelsa State, by her ex-boyfriend, who came in from Rivers State, Vanguard reports.
The two had been in a relationship while the victim was leaving in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, before she dumped him and relocated to Yenagoa.

Veteran James Bond Actor, Roger Moore is Dead

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including 'Live and Let Die' and the 'Spy Who Loved Me'.
Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer". The statement, from his children, read: "Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people."

Workers Poised For Showdown Over N48bn Promotion Arrears

Civil servants in the employ of the Federal Government are poised for a showdown with their employers following the non-payment of their promotion arrears totalling N48 billion.
As at last year, N12.3 billion was reportedly provided as virement in the 2016 budget for the settlement of part of the arrears that was due to workers who got their promotions in 2013.
However, New Telegraph learnt that the money was not released for payment to the concerned civil servants. The workers, a correspondent gathered, are currently mobilizing to picket the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the National Assembly.

Big game hunter is crushed to death when an elephant he was hunting in Zimbabwe is shot and falls on top of him

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A South African safari leader and big game hunter was crushed to death Friday afternoon when an elephant was shot and fell and on top of him.
Theunis Botha, 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants. 

Buhari and the Marabouts - By Reuben Abati

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?”
“Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?”
“She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.”
“Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons and daughters….”

Robbers kill photo-journalist in Akwa Ibom

Robbers kill photo-journalist in Akwa Ibom

Suspected robbers killed a freelance photo-journalist, Samuel Ekerendu, in the early hours of Sunday. They invaded his apartment at Enen Abasi Street, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
It was gathered that the robbers, midnight on Sunday, ravaged the Ayayatie Street, close to Itam Motor Park, few metres away from the “D” Division of the Nigerian Police, before proceeding to Itam West in continuation of their operation.

Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m forfeiture hearing till Sept.

Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m forfeiture hearing till Sept.

Justice Mojisola Olaterogun of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has fixed September 24 for hearing in the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking a final forfeiture order of $5.8m allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The adjournment came following a Court of Appeal order on stay of proceedings sought by Mrs. Jonathan.

I will make the decision on my next move – Mbappe

I will make the decision on my next move – Mbappe

Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe insists he will not be “forced” to go anywhere this summer and his priority is to play regular football.
The 18-year-old was named Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year after scoring 15 goals to help Monaco win the title.
His form has reportedly attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Herbalist Who Defrauds Clients Seeking for Quick Riches with Tortoise Arrested in Lagos After a N4m Fraud

A notorious herbalist who operates in Lagos and alleges to make people wealthy has defrauded a cab driver who was seeking charms to boost his transport business.

A herbalist identified as Abiodun David who allegedly defrauded a cab driver, Adebayo Omoniyi, of about N4 million, has been appprehended by the Zone 2 Police Command in Lagos state.

We were paid N3,000 to kill 3 persons – Suspects

Two suspects, Umar Sada, alias ‘Yaume’ and Ahmed Adamu, alias ‘Dindingi’, both of Kofar Sauri area of Katsina metropolis on Monday confessed to have killed three persons and snatched away their motorcycles.
Speaking with newsmen while being paraded at State Police Command Headquarters, Ahmed Adamu said they were being paid between N3,000 for each operation.

Mourinho did not use Pogba well – Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, has said that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, did not use Paul Pogba properly in his first season back at Old Trafford.

Pogba has received mixed reviews since his world-record £89.3million move, scoring only eight goals in 50 appearances.

Ambode cancels N844b Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode  has terminated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of firms to build  the 4th Mainland Bridge at the cost of N844 billion.

The MoU for the 36 km bridge, which two past administrations had promised to do,  was signed on 25 May, 2016.

Serena Williams shares beautiful selfies from Beyonce's African-themed push party

Pregnant Serena Williams shared lovely selfies she took at Beyonce's push party.She also shared one with Lala Anthony..

Warri billionaire, Emami Ayiri arrives Abuja in a private jet, meets Bola Tinubu, Lai Mohammed

Warri-based billionaire Emami Ayiri arrived the Federal capital territory on Monday. He is pictured with APC chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, others. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Nigerian woman thrown out of the house by her abusive husband

A Nigerian woman, who is a victim of domestic violence has appealed to human right activist and lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye for help, after her abusive husband threw her out of the house. She also shared photos of her belongings which he destroyed. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Police disrupt protest by Shi'ite members in Abuja

The Nigeria Police officers employed the use of teargas and water tanks to disrupt a protest by Shi'ite members at the National Human Rights commission in Abuja today. Members of the Islamic group were demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been in military custody since December 2015. See more photos after the cut...

South African doctors perform 2nd successful Penis Transplant

South African doctors from the Stellenbosch University have performed its second successful penis transplant operation in the country.

The recipient whose name is being kept anonymous for ethical reasons is a 40-year-old man and has been without a penis for 17 years after a botched traditional circumcision, according to Times Live.

Nicki Minaj shares very racy photos in bondage inspired rope bikini

Nicki Minaj shared steamy photos of her wearing a bondage inspired rope bikini..It appears to have been taken on the set of a video shoot, as several hands can be seen on deck,to ensure the star looks perfect.

Check out new photos of the woman in Michael Jackson's thriller video, shot 35 years ago

Her name is Ola Ray. She acted as the girlfriend of Michael Jackson in his legendary music video, Thriller. Recent photos of the 56-year-old woman show that she's aged so well. More photos after the cut...

Exclusive pictures from igosave birthday bash

Popular Comedian igosave added another year on May 20th, he was hosted friends and colleagues to an exclusive birthday bash at Eddyz wine bar GRA port Harcourt yesterday with some of his industry friends like;

Photos: Indonesian police arrest 141 men, including a British man over 'gay sex party

Indonesian police have arrested 140 men, including a British and a Singaporean on suspicion of having a 'gay sex party' at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday.

Confirming the arrest to BBC Indonesian, Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the 141 men were detained for questioning in the Sunday raid at the gym and sauna in north Jakarta. 

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May issues a statement on the Manchester blast

At about 10:35pm UK time on Monday, May 22, 2017, tragedy struck at the Manchester Arena where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing, leaving at least 19 people dead and about 50 injured in a possible terrorist incident.

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement, confirming that police are treating the incident as a terror attack, "we are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected." 

Suicide bomber kills 22, injures 59 at Manchester concert

Suicide bomber kills 22, injures 59 at Manchester concert

A suicide bomber denoted an explosive at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom killing at least 22 people and injuring no less than 59 others.
The blast which occurred just as the show was wrapping up caused panic at the Manchester Arena, venue of the concert, sending the mostly adolescent audience into panic.

Why work has not started on Apapa roads – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reiterated that the Apapa Area in Lagos State is a priority for the Federal Government under the Ministry’s programme to solve the issue of roads leading to critical ports in the country.

According to Fashola,who was interacting with newsmen in Abuja at the weekend at the end of Day One of the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing’s Retreat, arrangements for the deployment of an enduring solution on Wharf Road were near closure.