Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Victor Valdes to Leave Relegated Middlesbrough

Three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes had his contract terminated by mutual consent by Middlesbrough as they cut costs after relegation from the Premier League.
The 35-year-old former Spanish international, a member of the Barcelona side that won the 2006, 2008 and 2011 Champions Leagues, played 28 times for Middlesbrough last season before a rib injury curtailed his campaign. 

Photos: Barack Obama mobbed on streets of Italy

Barack Obama got the celebrity treatment Italy on Tuesday as he strolled the narrow streets of Bologna, as people lined up to get a glimpse of him. He's been over there on vacation with Michelle, and didn't find it easy walking the street. Continue to see more photos...

Andrew Yakubu Gets Bail to Travel Abroad for Medical Treatment

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge of money laundering and false declaration of asset.

Chef Defiles 8-Year Old He Lured With A Soft Drink

Chef, Godwin Obot, 40, was arraigned in Lagos on Wednesday for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter after luring the girl into his room with soft drink.

The accused was brought before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, charged with defilement of a minor.

Obot, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Real Madrid snap up ‘next Neymar’

Real Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.

Facebook Reportedly Doesn't Want to Censor Suicide on Livestream

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Facebook has been under fire since the launch of their "Live" option on their website that allows users to livestream whatever they are doing. The reason they have been under fire is because of horrific acts of violence and death that have occurred while users partake in the service. For example, a man was kidnapped and tortured by four kids while it was shown on Facebook live.

Actor Prince Uche to be buried on June 9th

Actor Prince James Uche who died on March 8th, will be buried on June 9th at his hometown in Item, Bende Local government area of Abia state. According to Nollywood Producer, Emeka Torino Ojukwu who is a member of his burial planning committee, a service of songs will be held on June 8th and a day after, he would be interred.

Alleged Young lesbian gang pictured smoking weed at a hotel in Delta State

Sapele Oghenek Facebook page posted these of young girls pictured smoking weeds at Peemos Hotel yesterday. According to their report, the girls are deeply involved in lesbianism, drugs and violence. Read below.

UK Deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m.

Koscielny’s FA Cup final ban upheld

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny will miss this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, it was confirmed Tuesday, after his appeal against a three-match ban was dismissed by the Football Association.
The 31-year-old French central defender was sent off against Everton on Sunday for a reckless first-half challenge on Enner Valencia.

3 motorists gang-rape one-year-old in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a three-man gang, which abducted a one-year-old baby from her mother, Suwaiba Ahmadu, and gang-raped her in the Danja Local Government Area of the state.

Northern City News learnt Suwaiba was returning from Angwan Bawa area in the Danja LGA, when the suspects perpetrated the act.

My wife’s lesbian friends threaten my life, man tells court

A businessman, Augustine Anyia, on Wednesday urged an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage to his wife, Nneka, due to lack of care, lesbianism and threat to his life.

Augustine, a father of two, resides at No. 11/13, Kolawole Adekunle St., Ajah, Lagos.

“ My wife is quarrelsome and quick to violence, especially when she demands for money or anything and l don’t respond to on time,’’ he said.

Why I Built a Multi-million Naira Mansion for My Wife - Fuji Musician, Obesere Reveals

Popular Fuji musician, Abass Akande Obesere, has just completed a multi-million Naira mansion for his wife in his hometown, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. 

While speaking in an exclusive chat with Encomium Weekly, Popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly referred to as Obesere, who recently completed a multi-million Naira mansion for his wife, Alhaja Tolanikawo Akande (Nee Adelakun) in his home town, Ibadan, Oyo State, revealed why he built it for her.

Man steals Sim Card, BVN number & transfer N714k from Victim's Account

A businessman, 31, Damilare Ketiku, who allegedly stole a Sim card and used it to transfer N714,000 was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused was docked before a Magistrate, Mrs Y.O Ekogbule, on a charge of stealing.

Ketiku, a resident of Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Governor Wike to Honour Rotimi Amaechi with Top Award in Rivers State

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, is among the several high profile persons to be honoured by the Governor Nyesom Wike-led Rivers State government for their individual contributions to the development of the state.

According to Premium Times, a list of honourees prepared by the Jubilee Anniversary Committee set up by Gov. Wike, had Amaechi’s name at number 18 amongst 29 people to be awarded Grand Service Star of Rivers State.

Man jailed for stealing N1,180 in Abuja

Man jailed for stealing N1,180 in Abuja

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year old man, Danladi Garba, to two months in prison for stealing a purse containing N1,180.
The presiding judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq , passed the sentence when Garba pleaded guilty to a charge of theft.
He also ordered the recovered purse to be returned to the owner.

Yaya Toure, Seluk to donate £100K to Manchester attack victims

Yaya Toure, Seluk to donate £100K to Manchester attack victims

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and his agent will donate £100,000 to help the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
Twenty-two people were killed and 64 injured when Salman Abedi blew himself up at the venue on Monday.

Supreme Court upholds 21-month sentence for Lionel Messi

Supreme Court upholds 21-month sentence for Lionel Messi

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 21-month suspended prison sentence for Barcelona star Lionel Messi in his appeal over three counts of tax fraud, a judicial source confirmed.
However, the Barcelona star’s father, Jorge Messi, has seen his sentence reduced from 21 to 15 months for his cooperation in returning some of the defrauded money.

Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

Champions Chelsea cancelled Sunday’s Premier League victory parade saying it was “inappropriate” after the Manchester suicide bombing that left 22 dead and over 60 wounded.

Obstruction of Justice: Here are High Profile Men Who Derailed Investigation Against Emir of Kano, Sanusi II

The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended probe of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The Emir was initially being investigated over the complaints of “questionable expenditures and financial misappropriations” estimated at N3.4 billion.

Las Palmas begin attempts to keep PSG’s Jese Rodriguez on loan

Las Palmas begin attempts to keep PSG’s Jese Rodriguez on loan

Las Palmas have begun talks to keep on-loan forward Jese Rodriguez for next season, president Miguel Angel Ramirez has told Marca.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Jese has spent the last five months at Las Palmas, scoring three goals in 16 league appearances.

Di Maria, Pastore homes raided in PSG tax probe

Investigators raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of the club’s Argentinian stars Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore on Tuesday in a tax fraud probe, legal sources said.
French prosecutors launched the investigation in December following revelations by the “Football Leaks” website concerning financial transactions and other details involving top football players.
Di Maria and Pastore are being investigated in connection with the probe into the use of tax havens to hide earnings from the marketing of image rights, the sources said.

See How Much Tinubu Reportedly Gave For Late Actress, Moji Olaiya's Burial

An insider has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu released $30,000 (N11.4 million) towards the ferrying of the corpse of Moji Olaiya from Canada to Nigeria, and other expenses.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress reportedly donated the sum on Monday, May 22, 2017, when he met with family members of the star actress and burial committee members, learnt.

Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru on Arsenal's radar

19 year old Henry Onyekuru is shaping up to be the next big thing in Nigerian football. With 25 goals and 14 assists this season for Belgian side, Eupen, several clubs are queuing up to secure his services.

Good Nigerian Lady Returns N860,000 Mistakenly Transferred To Her Account

This lady affirms the fact that, there are still better people with conscience, imagine in this hard times of economic recession, and a lady return N860,000 transferred to her account.

That was the case of a lady identified as Zinny Adajiugo Ifi Nkili, who received an alert of N860,000 erroneously and she refunded it back.

Photos of the Pump Action rifles seized at Tin Can Island port

The Tincan Island Command earlier today intercepted a total of 440 pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles. Speaking with journalists at the Enforcement section of the Unit, the Customs Area Controller, Bashar Yusuf said that the seizure was effected through intelligence which necessitated the segregation of the 1 x 20ft container to the Enforcement Unit for physical examination.

Nicki Minaj seen at the airport all covered up

Rapper, Nicki Minaj was spotted at LAX, (Los Angeles) on Tuesday afternoon, all covered up in a purple bomber, matching heels, black skinny pants, and a quilted Chanel backpack. More photos after the cut...

Dress the way you want to be addressed-Anita Joseph says as she shares ''covered up' photos

Anita Joseph has turned a new leaf when it comes to her choice of outfits.The actress who released lovely photos ,all covered up said ''covered is the new sexy. She wrote

Often times..Iv heard this saying"DRESS HOW YOU WANT TO BE ADDRESSED"

The Weeknd drops $18 million on posh California home

The Weeknd splashed $18 million on a lovely home just down the road from Drake's pad located in the posh Californian enclave of Hidden Hills. The lavish home boasts 13,391 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 11 baths, a resort style saltwater pool, wine cellar, 8-stall barn, 1,200 square foot guesthouse, and five-car parking garage. Not bad for a high school dropout. More photos after the cut...

Alexis Sanchez’s agent flies into Germany for talks with Bayern Munich

Alexis Sanchez’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, has flown into Germany to discuss a move for his client with Bayern Munich.
The Chile international’s current deal with the Gunners, runs out at the end of next season and he has been linked with a summer exit from the Emirates.

Ogun probes lecturer, pregnant nursing student’s row

The report of a lecturer at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu, Dr Seyi Adu, who allegedly impregnated a female student of the school, Mosunmola, is generating heat.

While the state Ministry of Health said it had set up a panel to probe the matter within seven days, the college said Mosunmola was not a student of the school when she got pregnant.

Nigeria's Debt to Climb to 24.1% of GDP by 2018

Nigeria’s indebtedness will climb to 24.1 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product by 2018, the International Monetary Fund has said.
The IMF, which stated this in its World Economic and Financial Surveys, also projected that by the end of 2017, the country’s current indebtedness would have reached 23.3 per cent of the GDP.

Nigerian Pastor Allegedly Defrauded Atiku Abubakar's Wife of N918m

Titi Abubakar, the wife of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has dragged a popular man of God, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs to an Ikeja high court.
The cleric is being sued for allegedly defrauding her of N918 million.
According to Daily Post, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed the accused with a 15-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion of property worth N918 million belonging to THA Shipping Maritime Services Ltd.

Full Details of the Latest Sharing Formula After Federation Account Allocation Committee Meeting in Abuja

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Tuesday shared N415.7 billion, which is N52.1 billion less than what the three tiers of government shared as revenue for March.
The Accountant-General, Mr Ahmed Idris, who represented the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, told journalists in Abuja that the N415.7 billion was distributed under four sub-heads.

Nigerian Economy Shrinks Again Under President Buhari

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the first quarter of this year, which showed that the economy contracted by 0.52 per cent in the period.
With the negative growth rate of -0.52 per cent, the Nigerian economy is still in recession. The rate of growth for the first quarter of 2017 is, however, an improvement over the revised -1.73 per cent GDP growth rate as of December 2016.
This is the fifth consecutive quarter of contraction that the economy would record since the first quarter of 2016.

Young Lagos Man, Mr Stainless a.k.a The CEO Who Duped His Ex-Girlfriends and Others Arrested

Multiple reports making rounds online, allege that a 34-year-old Lagos-based man identified as Olaogun Tunde a.k.a Mr. Stainless, The CEO, has been arrested after several successful attempts of duping his victims.
Here's how NationalHelm reported the story;

President Trump Pays Pope Francis a 'Very Special' Visit in Rome (Photos)

US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The meeting was keenly awaited as the two men have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.

Why President Buhari Traveled to London For Treatment - Health Minister Explains

Prof. Isaac Adewole,  Nigeria's Minister of Health, has said President Muhammadu could not be treated in Nigeria because of the long existing bond between him and his foreign doctors.
The Minister, however, assured Nigerians and the international community that there was no cause for alarm over Buhari’s health.

Katy Perry finally confirms Taylor Swift feud,reveals what triggered it

After years of subtle hints, Katy Perry has finally confirmed her feud with former friend and pop star,Taylor Swift.

Speaking on James Corden's Late Late Show  on Monday night, Perry shared her side of the story behind their bitter fall out.She said

Pregnant Lagos beautician beats maid to death

A beautician, identified only as Oby, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly beating her maid, Miracle, to death on Lateef Aregbe Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, in the Isolo area of the state.

For having premarital sex,Christian school bars pregnant teen from graduation ceremony

A pregnant high school senior who attends a private Christian school in Maryland says it's unfair that officials there have barred her from walking at her graduation ceremony next month.

Officials at Heritage Academy in Hagerstown have said the student, Maddi Runkles, is not allowed at the ceremony because she violated the school’s code of conduct by having premarital sex, Fox 5 reported.

Aisha Buhari condoles with Wazirin Adamawa family

Aisha Buhari condoles with Wazirin Adamawa family

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday, condoled with the family of late Wazirin Adamawa, Alhaji Mohammadu Abba.
The condolence message was in a statement made available to newsmen by Mrs Buhari’s Director of Information, Mr Suleiman Haruna, in Abuja.

My husband contacted gonorrhoea from his girlfriend not me – Wife tells court

My husband contacted gonorrhoea from his girlfriend not me – Wife tells court

A motorcycle and generator mechanic, Mr Fatai Ganiyu, 35,on Tuesday approached an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti to dissolve his 16-year-old marriage to his wife, Modupe.
The petitioner is seeking the dissolution of the marriage blessed with three children on the grounds of adultery, lack of care for him and the children, threat to life and lack of respect for him.

Senate Panics as Nigeria Loses $450m in 3,500 Cyber-attacks

A motion sponsored by the chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and cyber-crime, on Tuesday at the National Assembly, has raised an alarm over cyber attacks in the country's cyber space.

Senate has raised alarm over “current and threatening” dimensions of cyber attacks, citing a loss of more than $450 million in about 3,500 cyber attacks on Nigerian ICT space.

Senate To Investigate Increase In Rape And Sexual Assault

The Senate on Tuesday passed a motion to investigate the increase in rape and sexual assault across the country. The motion titled: “Urgent need to investigate the alarming rate of Rape and Sexual Assault against Women, Children and Vulnerable people across the country” was introduced by Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah (Kebbi South).

Na’Allah in his lead debate called for urgent attention to the “frightening increase in cases of sexual violence, notably rape where more than half of the victims are minors below the age of consent.”

“Boko Haram Didn’t Kidnap Chibok Girls, APC Used Them Against GEJ” – Labour Party

The Labour Party (LP) has accused the All Progressive Congress of kidnapping Chibok girls contrary to the believe that they were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
The party said the ruling APC kidnapped the girls so as to dent the image of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.