Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Photos: Nigerian man arrested in Cambodia for raping Indonesian woman at knifepoint

Police have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly raping a 22-year-old Indonesian tourist in Siem Reap, a resort town in Cambodia.

The suspect identified as Nyong John ESIN, born on March 29 1979 in Oron, Akwa Ibom. He has been living in Siem Reap since 2015.

Nigerian man stabbed to death on a train in Canada, suspect arrested

46-year-old Nigerian father of three and nursing student, Nicholas Ozoechi Nwonye was stabbed to death in Canada, an attack the police say was random and unprovoked.

Nwonye was on his way home from Hersak’s lecture hall when the deadly attack took place, at 6:45 p.m. on the westbound platform of the City Hall LRT station in downtown Calgary last Friday night, June 2.

UK police name third London attacker as Youssef Zaghba

UK police have named Youssef Zaghba (right) as the third London attacker after Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane were earlier announced

He's a Moroccan-Italian who is reported to have been stopped at an airport in Italy on suspicion that he was bound for Syria. London's Metropolitan Police Service said 22-year-old Zaghba was not a "person of interest" before Saturday's attack.

Photos: Two young men caught stealing coconuts and tied to a tree

The two young men were allegedly caught stealing coconuts in a neighbourhood in Malaysia on June 2. As punishment, residents handcuffed the suspects and tied them to a coconut tree...

17-year-old Pastor's Daughter Runs Away with Muslim Lover After He Impregnated Her in Lagos (Photo)

An Assemblies of God church man cleric, Rev. Uche Okereke of the Iyana Ipaja branch, Lagos State, has dragged his 19-year-old daughter’s Muslim lover, Moruf, to court for impregnating her and making her abandon her family.
A mild drama played out in court when the 17-year-old girl, Chioma said to her father’s face in court that she was bound by the relationship and was already pregnant for Moruf.

Two Men Who Kidnapped Chief Imam on His Way to the Mosque Apprehended (Photo)

Two deadly kidnappers who planned and abducted a Chief Imam on his way to the mosque in Kogi State have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). 
Suleiman Isah (24) and Musa Mohammed (31), both natives of Ankpa, were arrested on May 29 at Ninth Mile, Enugu State, and Ayinba in Kogi. 

Man Who Murdered His Girlfriend's Sister Claims Police Forced Him To Confess

Stephen Luka, who is standing trial for brutalising his ex-girlfriend and killing her sister, standing trial in a Jos High Court, said the police tortured him to obtain his confessional statement.

Giving evidence in a trial-within-trial on Tuesday in Jos, Luka rebutted the charges and showed the court scars he sustained during the torture to obtain his statement.

2 Notorious Kidnappers Arrested By The Police

Men of the Nigeria Police have arrested two wanted notorious kidnappers in Kogi State.

The police had launched a manhunt for the duo of 24-year-old Suleiman Isah and Musa Mohammed, 31, both natives of Ankpa LGA of Kogi State, after they allegedly abducted one Jibrin Idris, an Islamic scholar and the chief Imam at Enabo in Ankpa District.

Influential Boko Haram Terrorist Suspect Regains Freedom After Four Years in Prison Custody

Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, discharged a Boko Haram suspect, Usman Abubakar, who was arraigned alongside six others on terrorism charges.
Abubakar, the 6th defendant, was allegedly involved in the abduction of seven foreigners from a construction site in Bauchi, who were taken to Sambisa Forest, in Borno, where they were murdered in February 2013.

How Wealthy Nigerian Pastors Spent $225 million Acquiring Private Jets in 2011 - Report Reveals

A few wealthy Nigerians spent at least $225 million acquiring private jets between March 2010 and March 2011, according to a report by Forbes.
The report which quoted another report published by the Punch Newspaper, revealed that other Nigerian billionaires like Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga also acquired private jets for themselves.
While Dangote acquired a US$45 million Bombardier jet as a gift to himself on his 53rd birthday, Mike Adenuga purchased a Bombardier Global Express XRS. Both Dangote and Adenuga own at least two private planes each, the report noted.

N5 Increase: PPPRA Addresses Nigerians on Speculated Hike in Fuel Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), said Nigerians should ignore rumours of an impending hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol.
The PPPRA, in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Abdukadir Saidu, on Tuesday in Abuja disclosed that the price of PMS remained N145 per litre nationwide’

Only 3 Nigerians Made it to Forbes List of 2017 Richest African Billionaires

According to Forbes' newest report of the richest African billionaires in 2017, two Nigerians have lost their status while three others made it to the list.
Read the full report below:
The number of billionaires in Africa--and the size of their fortunes--continues to drop. On this year's list, FORBES is only including African billionaires living in Africa, instead of featuring Africa's 50 richest people. There are 21 billionaires on this year’s list, worth a combined $70 billion. On the November 2015 Africa Rich List, there were 23 African billionaires worth a combined $79.8 billion. That in turn was down from 28 African billionaires in 2014.

Uber fired 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation

Uber fired 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation

Uber Technologies fired more than 20 people following an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Court remands civil servant for sexually assaulting 3-year-old boy

Court remands civil servant for sexually assaulting 3-year-old boy

A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 40-year-old civil servant, Abdullahi Abdulhamid, for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-year-old boy.
Abdulhamid, who lives at Dorayi Karama Quarters, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of act of gross indecency.

Musa, Omeruo, Echiejile land in Uyo as Eagles train for South Africa

Musa, Omeruo, Echiejile land in Uyo as Eagles train for South Africa

Super Eagles trio Ahmed Musa, Elderson Echiejile and Kenneth Omeruo have arrived in Uyo for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.
The three senior players completed the squad for the qualifier against Bafana Bafana.
Omeruo was involved in his Turkish club Alanyaspor’s last game of the season over the weekend, while Echiejile got married also at the weekend.

US holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

US holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

The US capital will grind to a halt Thursday, glued to TV sets and computer screens as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump asked him to drop a probe into one of his key aide’s links to Russia.
Trump, a ratings-obsessed former reality TV star, may not appreciate the worldwide attention paid to Comey’s public testimony, being touted as the Super Bowl of high political drama.

APC suspends chieftain for allegedly disrespecting Amaechi

APC suspends chieftain for allegedly disrespecting Amaechi

The All Progressives Congress caucus in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State has suspended its chairman, Chief Allwell Onyesoh, for allegedly disrespecting the leader of the party in the state and Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
To replace him, the caucus announced on Tuesday the former member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, as its interim chairman.

UEFA, top European leagues renew agreement to avoid schedule clashes

UEFA, top European leagues renew agreement to avoid schedule clashes

Europe’s top leagues will renew a working agreement with UEFA that avoids clashes between domestic and Champions League games.
European Professional Football Leagues chairman Lars-Christer Olsson said on Tuesday that the cooperation deal is being finalised, and UEFA should ratify it in September.

NDDC projects designed to enrich individuals – Osinbajo

NDDC projects designed to enrich individuals – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday alleged that some of the projects initiated by the Niger Delta Development Commission for the region in the past years were not designed to succeed.
He claimed that the projects were deliberately meant to enrich some individuals.

Senator Melaye Caught On Tape Revealing How He Framed “Suspects” In His Alleged Assassination Attempt

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Senator Dino Melaye has revealed how he deliberately framed others in his alleged assassination case, using the police. In yet another phone audiotape obtained exclusively by Saharareporters, he tells Muhammed Audu, the son of late former Governor of Kogi State Abubakar Audu how he used his connections with the police to frame someone referred to as "Edward" (believed to be Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to the current Kogi State Governor), in the alleged assassination attempt on him at his country home.

Tragic Tiote ‘suddenly fainted’ – Chinese club

Tragic Tiote ‘suddenly fainted’ – Chinese club

Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote “suddenly fainted” at training and died later in hospital, his Chinese club said on Tuesday, as tributes flooded in for the player.
Tiote, 30, who had only moved to China in February from England’s Newcastle United, collapsed at training on Monday, second-tier Beijing Enterprises said.

AFCON qualifier: Bafana Bafana‘ll frustrate Eagles in Uyo – Baxter

AFCON qualifier: Bafana Bafana‘ll frustrate Eagles in Uyo – Baxter

Head coach of the South African national team, Stuart Baxter, has mapped out plans to frustrate Super Eagles’ free-flowing attacking football with a strange style of play that can give Eagles problems.
Nigeria have been in camp since last month and Baxter is well aware that Bafana have got out of the starting blocks a lot later than their rivals.

My future will be decided soon – Onyekuru

My future will be decided soon – Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru has said he and his agent have decided to wait until after Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo before they finalise his transfer from KAS Eupen.

Promoter considers Nigeria for Joshua-Klitschko rematch

Promoter considers Nigeria for Joshua-Klitschko rematch

Anthony Joshua’s proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko “is happening” in his next fight, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua, whose father comes from Sagamu in Ogun State, is set to face Klitschko for a second time after his thrilling victory at Wembley Stadium in London in April, with a number of venues being considered to stage the heavyweight world title fight.

Obasanjo’s grand strategy for national security

Obasanjo’s grand strategy for national security

Mindful of the need for National Security and with a Military background, President Olusegun Obasanjo (80) upon inauguration 18 years ago, in conjunction with his National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (74) the “spy master” and his Chief of Staff, General Abdullahi Mohammed (78), produced a blue print for National Security.

Group faults NAF over silence on alleged alliance with politicians

Group faults NAF over silence on alleged alliance with politicians

The National Forum for Democrats has described the silence of the Nigerian Airforce over the recent report of its unholy romance with some politicians as un-golden.
Reports emerged recently that following their failed plan to use the Nigerian Army to oust the current government, some politicians have now resorted to plan B.

Mesut Ozil willing to leave Arsenal and join Schalke to make family happy

Mesut Ozil willing to leave Arsenal and join his ‘favourite’ club to make family happy

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil admits he is open to returning to former club Schalke, suggesting that the move would make his family – who still reside there – very happy.

Ozil joined the German club back in 2005, making 30 Bundesliga appearances before controversially rejecting their offer of a professional contract and moving to Werder Bremen.

After impressing at the 2010 World Cup, notably ripping England apart, he signed for Real Madrid, before making a club-record move to Arsenal four years ago.

FG begs Indonesia to spare the lives of Nigerians on death row

The Federal Government on Monday pleaded with the government of Indonesia to commute the death penalty passed on Nigerians in the country’s prison, to life imprisonment.

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, made the plea in a joint communique issued at the end of bilateral meeting between the minister and Mrs Retno Marsudi his counterpart from Indonesia.

Robert Kardashian's 'fake girlfriend' Mehgan James 'planted the entire story' for social media fame

A few days t has been alleged that Rob Kardashian's latest fling, Mehgan James, was entirely made up - and she planted the story to gain more social media followers.

Nigerian woman gives birth to triplets after 6 years of marriage

A Facebook user shared the testimony of her aunt who gave birth to 3 boys ,6 years after marriage ...

Talk about triple blessings ...See post below

‘Alakada Reloaded’ has made N50m in one week, says Toyin Abraham

Comedy movie ‘Alakada Reloaded’ has grossed N50m in one week at the cinemas, says Toyin Abraham, actress and producer of the movie.

Abraham said the reception of the movie by fans, even those in non-Yoruba speaking states, has been mind-blowing.

I didn’t kill my husband – Lawyer who allegedly stabbed husband to death in Ibadan SHOCKS the world

A lawyer identified as Yewande Oyediran, with the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, who is standing trial for allegedly stabbing her husband, Lowo, to death, has denied killing him.
The defendant claimed she had a misunderstanding with her France-based husband on February 2, 2017, when the it was Lowo that threatened to kill her, when the case came up again at an Oyo State High Court, Ring Road, Ibadan.

24-year-old Benpoly student stoned to death in Ugbokolo

Emmanuel Akola, a 24-year-old National Diploma 11 students of Benue State Polytechnic has been allegedly stoned to death by a vigilante group in Ugbokolo area of Benue State.
Akola, a native of Otukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of the state was accused of being a cultist and member of a notorious criminal terrorizing the community.

Pastor Arrested In Abia State For Raping Girls And Operating A Baby Factory (Photo)

Acting on a tip-off, police officers, attached to the Ariaria Division of the Abia State Police Command moved in on one Christopher Tochukwu, a pastor with a Pentecostal church who allegedly operates a baby factory at No. 252 Faulks Road, Aba.
Tochukwu, who was also arrested on suspicion of molesting young girls, uses the a the one-storey building as his church, as well as medical centre for the pregnant girls, DailyPost reports.

Toll in last week’s Kabul truck bomb now over 150

Toll in last week’s Kabul truck bomb now over 150

The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.
Kabul has been on edge since the bombing in the highly fortified area last Wednesday, the deadliest in the city since 2001.

Nigeria’s foreign, local debt hits N19.16 trillion

Nigeria’s foreign, local debt hits N19.16 trillion

Nigeria’s total debts -foreign and local – have risen to N19.16 trillion.
According to the the Debt Management Office, DMO, the nation’s indebtedness to creditors – local and foreign – rose from the N17.36 trillion recorded at the end of December 2016, representing an increase of N1.8 trillion.

Etisalat ‘still in talks’ with lending banks over $1.2 billion loan

Etisalat ‘still in talks’ with lending banks over $1.2 billion loan

Mobile telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria, on Monday said it was still in talks with its lenders over a $1.2 billion (about N541.8 billion) loan.
The company said in a statement that it would continue to focus on providing uninterrupted services to its subscribers.

Amnesty Office can’t afford training of ex-militants abroad any longer – official

Amnesty Office can’t afford training of ex-militants abroad any longer – official

The Liaison Officer, Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Liaison Office, Niger Delta, Piriye Kiyaramo, says that training of ex-militants overseas has become so exorbitant that the Amnesty Office could not sustain the scheme with its current budget.
Kiyaramo, who spoke in an interview with NDV, said: “When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, the first thing he did was to cut down the budget from N53billion to N20 billion, which is why we are having the challenges of paying the stipends. What changed was the funding as previous administration had no problem with funding and the trainings were localized was because of funding.

100 countries send condolences over UNFPA chief Osotimehin’s demise

100 countries send condolences over UNFPA chief Osotimehin’s demise

No fewer than 100 countries have condoled Nigeria over the passing away of the late Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.
Osotimehin died on Sunday night in New York at the age of 68.

Liverpool could have done with new winger in January – Klopp

Liverpool could have done with new winger in January – Klopp

Liverpool were frustrated in their search for a new wide player in the January window, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.
Klopp, who is closing in on the signing of Roma winger Mohamed Salah, told kicker that Liverpool “could have used a new player, for instance an attacking winger,” in the winter, but the right man was not available.

Milan fans blast ‘conscienceless’ Raiola over Donnarumma

Milan fans blast ‘conscienceless’ Raiola over Donnarumma

AC Milan fans have hit out at agent Mino Raiola, accusing him of holding the club to ransom over the future of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma’s contract is up for renewal in 2018, with the club trying to convince the 18-year-old to sign a new deal.

Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe open to moving to the Premier League

Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe open to moving to the Premier League

Arsenal and Tottenham could have a chance of signing Djibril Sidibe this summer after the Monaco right-back again opened the door to a move to the Premier League.
Sidibe, 24, revealed last season he might have joined Arsenal rather than Monaco had the North London club’s interest not dropped late in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Dammy Krane to Remain in Jail, Set to Face More Federal Charges

Embattled Nigerian artiste, Dammy krane, appeared in court today for his bail hearing in the 9-count fraud charges leveled against him in the U.S.

He was in court with Chukwuebuka, his accomplice.

Chukwuebuka, who is claiming to be Dammy krane's show promoter, filed paperwork saying that he is indigent. According to our source, the court looked at his papers and it was found that he has no money or property in any bank. He was thereby kept in jail till 22nd of June, 2017.