Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Photos: Lady Says She Woke Up On Her Way To The Mortuary After Being Declared Dead

A young lady has revealed how she miraculously woke up after being confirmed dead at an accident scene some years back. According to her, she jerked back to life while they where trying to take her to the mortuary following a horrific accident which she was involved in.

The End Of Buhari’s Government Is Near – Femi Fani-Kayode

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the raid of the Sun Newspapers headquarters by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, June 12. The former minister urged Nigerians to endure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, adding that the regime will soon be history. Fani Kayode stressed that the raid was barbaric and irresponsible; “nothing but a crude and shameless power-show by a weak, dying, paranoid and nervous government”.

Igbo-Haters, The Arewa Ultimatum And Our Nation By Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati

Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but Igbos across all generations, including the millennials who have been socialized into believing that there is a gap between their people and other Nigerians. Let us not deceive ourselves about certain plain truths. The civil war is perhaps the most remarkable incident in Igbo history in the last century.

American student imprisoned in North Korea after stealing poster is sent home in a coma

An American student imprisoned in North Korea after stealing a poster has been released from his 15-year sentence after 17 months and sent home in a coma.

Otto Warmbier, 22, from Cincinnati, in Ohio, is on his way back to the US, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Popular Hotel Owner Stabbed to Death After Some Men Invaded His Guest House

People have been left in serious shock after a popular hotel owner was stabbed to death by unidentified persons.  The dead man is known to be the owner of Coconut Guest House at Adiebeba in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi of Ghana.
According to MyJoy News, the seventy–eight-year-old Anthony Konadu was stabbed last night in the presence of a receptionist by his attackers who stormed the guest house at about 11 p.m.

Sergio Ramos speaks out after Jose Mourinho takes credit for Real Madrid success

Sergio Ramos speaks out after Jose Mourinho takes credit for Champions League win

Sergio Ramos has responded after Jose Mourinho suggested he was behind Real Madrid‘s recent success in the Champions League.
Los Blancos won the competition for the third time in four years with a 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff to cap off Zinedine Zidane’s first full campaign as manager at the Bernabeu.

Tottenham reject chance to sign Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez

Spurs do Arsenal a big favour by pulling out of race for £50m star

Tottenham have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Leicester City winger and top Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez, though the Gunners face fresh competition from Juventus.
The 26-year-old has made it known that he wants out of the King Power Stadium this summer, with Arsenal rumoured to be among the clubs leading the chase for his signature.

4-Months Old Marriage Dissolved Over Disrespect

A Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State, on Tuesday, dissolved the four-month marriage between Usman Eggon and his wife, Ladi, for lack of respect and consistent quarrel.

The judge, Ibrahim Shakarau, dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace, saying that the parties had ceased to be husband and wife henceforth.

Deputy Speaker’s Aide dies “over delayed salary”

Legislative Aides to lawmakers on Tuesday stages a wide protest in the National Assembly over delays in payment of their salaries and allowances.

The protesters who carried placards and obituary pictures said they were protesting the death of a legislative aide to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Yusuff Lasun.

Pastor hires bouncers to prevent wife’s burial in Kwara State (Photo)

Abuja- based cleric

It was a bizarre drama over the weekend when an Abuja- based cleric, Jacob Oyedepo, invited ‘bouncers’ to disperse relatives and friends who had gathered to bury his wife on a property the deceased was said to have developed before death came calling.
According to some sources,  Oyedepo works with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) although there were those who expressed doubt about his real role as a Pastor in the church. The deceased, Mrs. Christiana Adetola Oyedepo (nee Abu) died on May 2, 2017 after a sickness that was said to have lasted for about three months. She was aged 45 years.

Verizon closes $4.8B acquisition of Yahoo

Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer resigned as expected, as Verizon finalised the $4.48 billion deal integrating the Yahoo internet operations into a new unit called Oath, which includes another former sector leader, AOL.

Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL, now holds the same title at Oath, a division in Verizon’s Media and Telematics organisation.

Tears Flow At Memorial Service Held For Late Footballer, Cheick Tiote In China (Photos)

Memorial service for Cheick Tiote has been held in Beijing following his tragic cardiac arrest last week.
The former Newcastle star, who was just 30, collapsed during training for Chinese second division side Beijing Enterprises last week and died after being rushed to hospital.

Beijing Enterprises players bow their heads in tribute to former team-mate Cheick Tiote.

Griezmann apologizes for misleading comments after signing new Atletico Madrid deal

Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has apologized to people who misunderstood his statements, amid speculations about his future.

Griezmann has officially signed a new deal, that will keep him at the La Liga club until 2022.

IG Approves Post-Humous Promotion For Hero Cops

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved post-humous promotion for the two policemen that were killed during a robbery at a branch of Zenith Bank in Owerri, Imo State.

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, told Punch correspondent in a telephone interview on Monday that the surviving policeman, Sergeant Otu Attang, would also be given a special promotion for his gallantry.

Sun Newspapers Reacts As EFCC Operatives Raid Office

Law-abiding staff of The Sun Publishing Limited resumed work yesterday morning to behold heavily armed EFCC operatives in our company. They claimed to have “orders from above” to seal up the premises of The Sun Publishing Limited.

At gunpoint, they ordered our security personnel to take them round the company premises, after which they proceeded to prevent staff from either entering or leaving the premises, and disrupted our circulation process.

Prisoner Who Murdered His Own Mum & Her Friend Killed By Inmates

Two inmates have been charged with murder following the death of a fellow prisoner who was jailed for killing his own mum and her friend.

Police launched a murder investigation after Brett Rogers was found dead in his cell at a maximum security prison.

Mel B's Ex Loses Appeal To Change Location Of Monitored Visits With Daughter

Stephen Belafonte has lost a plea to change the location of his visits with his daughter Madison, five, after splitting from Mel B, according to reports.

The film producer, 42, who currently has no income, split from the former Spice Girls after the singer filed for divorce in March this year.

Presidents Should Not Appoint INEC Chairmen- Jega

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, said yesterday that the national electoral body would be better off if the federal government through the office of the president does not directly appoint its chairman.

Mr. Jega said this could be achieved if a legislation is made to that effect.

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Defrauding Spanish Tax Authorities Out Of €14.7m As He Faces Lawsuit

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of 14.7million Euros.

Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid have filed a tax fraud lawsuit against the Portuguese ace.

Man Sentenced To Jail For Smoking During Ramadan

A Tunisian court  sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn- to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said.

The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary official who informed the police before they arrested him and referred him to the prosecution, the spokesman Chokri Lahmar said.

Tiger Woods Had Potentially Deadly Mix In His System When He Was Arrested

Police in Florida have revealed Xanax and Vicodin as the mystery drug combination found in Tiger Woods' system the night he was found unconscious at the wheel of his car. The first public reports blanked out Woods' replies when asked if he had taken medications, but a new version of the report now released reveals that he told officers he'd taken anxiety drug Xanax as well as the painkiller.

That's a dangerous combination, as they can inhibit the body's ability to breathe - and even result in death.

Ex FRSC Boss Set Up Campaign Offices In Anambra Ahead Of Governorship Election

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has set up campaign offices in all the 21 local government area of Anambra State ahead of November 18 governorship election.

Atiku Abubakar Reacts To EFCC's Invasion Of Sun Newspaper's Office

Pastor’s Wife Hangs In Ondo

A 52-year-old woman identified as Opeyemi Babatola has reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence, located as Aule area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.

It was learnt that the husband of the deceased, Pastor Adeolu Babatola was the first person to see the deceased hanging in their house yesterday.

Saudi Arabia accused of aiding militants in Iran

Saudi Arabia accused of aiding militants in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of supporting militants inside Iran, days after hardline Sunni group Islamic State claimed attacks in Tehran.
Zarif also called on countries in the region to establish a regional forum to resolve conflicts.
Relations between the two neighbours are at their most tense in years.

Those who came to Aso Rock to protest Abiola’s death got money from CBN - Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer (CSO) to Sani Abacha, former head of state, has alleged that those who staged a protest to the presidential villa in Abuja after the death of MKO Abiola, were bribed with money brought from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Speaking with reporters in Kaduna after brokering a peace deal between stakeholders from the northern and southern parts of the country, Al-Mustapha said Nigerians will still know the killers of Abiola.

Chinese club holds memorial for Tiote

Chinese club holds memorial for Tiote

Friends and former team mates of midfielder Cheick Tiote attended a memorial service held for the player by his club Beijing Enterprises.
The 30-year-old, who joined the second-tier Chinese side in February after seven years at England’s Newcastle United, collapsed during training and died in hospital last week.

Anthony Joshua Plans To Returns Training Ahead Of Title Defense

British fighter Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April to add the WBA belt to his IBF title.

Joshua is in talks over a rematch with Ukrainian Klitschko, which is reportedly set to be staged at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28.

Badoo members break pastor’s head with mortar

A minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon , is battling for his life in an undisclosed hospital on the Lagos Island after he was allegedly attacked by some cult members suspected to be Badoo .

PUNCH Metro gathered that the father of three was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street , First Gate , Ikorodu , when the hoodlums stormed the house around 2 am on Saturday .

The men were said to have smashed the mortar on the victim ’ s head and injured him in different parts of his body .

Herdsmen threaten showdown if anti-grazing bill is passed in Taraba

Members of Taraba State chapter of Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, clad with arms, yesterday, took its protest against the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranchers Establishment Bill 2017 to the House of Assembly, threatening breakdown of law if the bill is passed.

The anti-open grazing bill was sponsored as an executive bill to the state House of Assembly by Governor Darius Ishaku about a month ago.

The speech of the state’s Chairman of Miyeti Allah, Sahabi Tukur, was read by Alhaji Adamu Azo at the gate of the Taraba State House of Assembly before the Speaker, Peter Diah, and other members of House.

Arsenal to block Alexis Sanchez Man City move

Alexis Sanchez fears Arsenal will block him moving to Manchester City – leaving Bayern Munich as his only escape route .

Arsenal are determined not to sell to a Premier League rival even though City are prepared to trump Bayern ’ s £ 40 million offer for Sanchez and give him a £ 280 , 000 - a - week contract .

Security agents comb site in new push against Magu

A fresh plot for the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu is being hatched.

Some lobbyists, comprising “powerful” citizens, have allegedly visited London with the names of two likely candidates to succeed Magu, The Nation learnt.

11 dead, 900 escape after jail attack in DR Congo

About eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped last Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo´s restive east, an official said.

"The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters.