Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nigeria to investigate how date fruits from Saudi found way into markets

The Federal Government is to investigate how some of the 200 tonnes of date fruits donated by the Kingdom of Saudi to Nigerian Muslims found their way into the markets.
The Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim, in a statement apologised for the “unfortunate turn of events”.

Saraki denies bribing conduct tribunal judge with $2 million

Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied reports that he bribed Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar to the tune of $2 million to obtain victory in his ruling yesterday.

Recall that the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday ruled that Saraki has no case to answer in the 18 charge of non-declaration of assets brought against him by the Federal Government.

Putin’s main challenger barred from Russia presidential poll

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has no chance of taking part in the 2018 presidential election because of a previous conviction for embezzlement, the head of Russia’s election commission told TV Rain.
Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, has said he wants to run for the presidency in March 2018.

We’re not part of agitation for Biafra – South-South Patriots

A group known as the South-South Patriots (SSP) has said the region is not part of agitation for Biafra.
After a one day executive meeting in Calabar Thursday, the group resolved that “the territory of South South is not part of Igbos’ agitation and self-determination of a country called Biafra”.

How Abuja Flood Killed APC BOT Member After Sweeping His Car Off The Road

A member of the moribund Board of Trustees BOT of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem is dead, Vanguard report.
Akamukalem, who hailed from Delta state died on Tuesday in Gwarinpa, Abuja after a torrential rainfall which swept his car. He was aged 57.

Mum kicked out of garden shop for wearing this backless top

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A mum wearing a backless top was ordered to leave a garden centre after staff accused her of dressing “inappropriately”.
Leanne Kennedy was buying some outdoors equipment in The Range, in Gosport, Hants., when she says she was left “traumatised” by the encounter.

EFCC Arraigns Man Who Allegedly Wrote Exams For Rep Member

The case of certificate forgery against the federal House of Representatives member, Nse Ekpenyong, continued Thursday at the Federal High Court, Uyo, with the arraignment of a man who allegedly wrote WAEC examinations for the lawmaker.

Mr. Ekpenyong is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and represents the Oron Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State.

70 Ghanaians Deported From US In Handcuffs

Over 70 Ghanaian immigrants were deported from the United States yesterday for visa-related offences including staying illegally, over staying their permits.

The all-male deportees arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities, different Ghanaian websites says.

Nigerian Army Nab Notorious Kidnap Kingpin “Burtu” In Kaduna State

The Nigerian Army have arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin Sani Ibrahim (alias Burtu) after a forest raid in Kaduna on Wednesday 14th June 2017.
Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army successfully carried out clearance operation at Rijana forest, Kaduna State following the disturbing resurgence of armed banditry and kidnappings along Abuja-Kaduna road.

US, UK withdraw visas of senior Nigerian military officers over rights abuses

The United States and British embassies in Nigeria have withdrawn and denied entry visa to some serving and retired Nigerian Army officers, a report of a Board of Inquiry set up by the army to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by the military in the country has revealed.
This is even as the Nigerian Army exonerated itself over allegations in its confrontations and treatment of Boko Haram terrorists and internally displayed persons in its operations in the North-East, as well as members and sympathisers of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

30-Years Later Thief Apologies To His Victims As He Prepares To Join Politics

A former thief in north-east Italy on Thursday contacted victims of his crimes after 36 years to apologise and offer compensation, as part of a plan to clear his criminal record and prepare to join politics.

Giovanni Tessarolo, 55, used to steal car radios to feed a heroin addiction.

He is now a public sector employee, and a sympathiser of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), which has a strict no-convictions policy for its candidates.

27-Year Old Arrested For Raping Physically Challenged Lady

A 27-year-old man, Michael Ubani, who allegedly raped and stole from a 19-year-old physically challenged girl, was on Thursday remanded in the Kirikiri Prison, Lagos State.

The Magistrate, Mr. M. A. Etti, who gave the ruling at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, said the accused should remain in custody pending when his bail application would be considered.

The accused, who resides at Olodi Apapa area of Apapa, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a three-count of rape, assault, and stealing.

Couples who sleep naked have a happier relationship

A new survey has revealed that couples who sleep naked have a happier relationship.

The study from Cotton USA, asked couples what they slept in at bedtime and then asked them to rate how happy they were in their relationship.

Coach sacked for leading team to beat opponent 25-0

The coach of a Spanish youth team has been sacked after a 25-0 win, after the club’s management decided the margin of victory went against the spirit of the game.
After defeating fellow Valencia side Benicalap C on June 3, Serranos B’s under-11 manager was removed from his position.
“We believe in encouraging respect for your opponents. After the result, we decided that the manager should leave,” Pablo Alcaide, who helps run the side, said.

Mosque named ‘Mary, mother of Jesus’ in Abu Dhabi

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was on Wednesday renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’.

I Would Never Have Been Arrested If My Charms Didn’t Fail Me - Billionaire Kidnapper Evans

Notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, said in a recent interview that he would never have been caught, except that his charms failed at the last minute. 

He made this known yesterday during an interview with newsmen.
He disclosed that he has a native doctor resident in Nnewi, Anambra State who prepares charms for him and gives him so much courage in its efficacy.

7 people killed and 66 injured in an explosion near a kindergarten in China

According to CCTV, at least seven people were killed and 66 were injured, including children, in a blast near a kindergarten in eastern China today.

Two people died at the scene and five died at the hospital while Nine others are in serious condition. No children or teachers are among the dead.

Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead two days to his inauguration

The people of Lesotho are mourning the tragic loss of their first lady, Lipolelo Thabane.

The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was shot dead this morning, just two days before his inauguration. The 58-year-old was traveling home with a friend when both women were shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. 

APC Expels Embattled Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin

The embattled member of the Federal House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been expelled by the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state.
Chairman of the party in the local government, Sani Ranka, reacted that the drastic action taken on the lawmaker was as a result of an alleged anti-party activities by Jibrin.

Nigerian Man Steals 6,500 Euro From Pastor Who Accommodated Him in Austria (Photo)

A Nigerian man of God based in Salzburg, Austria, who thought he was doing his homeless country a world of favour by accommodating him, is now in pains after the man absconded with his money running into €6, 500, according to a report by Pulse.
Pulse reported that the thief identified as Taiwo Abayomi had approached the fellow Nigerian Pastor, claiming he was a born again Christian who was stranded and had nowhere to stay.

Woman in court for burning 10-year-old house help with hot iron

Woman in court for burning 10-year-old house help with hot iron

A businesswoman, who allegedly used hot iron to inflict injury on her house keeper was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos.
Ngozi Adekeye, who is 28 years old, is being tried for assault.

Marital issues affected me last season at Leicester City – Musa

Marital issues affected me last season at Leicester City – Musa

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa says he is looking forward to a better season in England than the one he had last season after marrying his new wife Juliet Adeh last month.
Musa struggled for form and consistency following his big money move from CSKA Moscow to the former Premier League Champions, and at a point failed to make the matchday squad in some of their games.

Two Nigerians arrested for armed robbery near Ghana President’s home (photo)

Two Nigerians based in Ghana have been arrested for a broad daylight robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The two suspected robbers reportedly deflated the tyres of their victim at the Flagstaff House traffic light and snatched GH¢6,000 (N428,000) he had withdrawn from a bank at Osu.

See photo of 19-year-old mother who tied baby’s mouth & dumped her in Lagos bush

Two days ago, we had brought you reports about 19-year-old nursing mother, Adebayo Ayomide, who was arrested in Lagos because she allegedly attempted to murder her 2-month-old baby.
The secondary school drop-out allegedly gagged the baby, dumped her in a bush in Ikorodu to die and fled to Bariga.

Bank manager jailed three years for robbing own bank

A German court on Wednesday sentenced a bank manager who masterminded an armed robbery in his own branch in Hanover and stole 367,500 Euros ($411,700) to three years and five months in prison.
The 32-year-old was found guilty of planning the robbery with an accomplice, who entered to bank in June 2016 with a gas pistol and a fake hand grenade.

Give your kids Western names, face jail term –Egypt parliament

Parents in Egypt could soon be sentenced to six months in jail for giving their children ‘Western’ names such as ‘Mark’, ‘Lara’ and ‘Sam’.

A draft law banning the use of ‘foreign names’ was introduced by MP Bedier Abdel Aziz and discussed by his country’s parliament yesterday.

Man cuts grandmother to pieces over sale of house

A grandmother whose remains were dumped in the mountains was killed after a row broke out over the sale of a house, it is believed.

Patricia O’Connor, 61, was killed in her home in Mountain View, Rathfarnham, South Dublin, before her dismembered remains were dumped in the Wicklow Mountains.

Prostitute arraigned for allegedly taking nude images of customer in Lagos hotel

A sex worker, who gave her identity as Hilda Davids, alleged to have taken the nude photographs of her customer, also identified as Ofoegwu, after bouts of sex at a hotel, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state.

27-year-old Davids, who lives in Ikeja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of intent to extort by blackmail and to steal.
The prostitute, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Denrele Edun reveals why his plans for marriage with his ex-girlfriend failed

Denrele Edun has revealed the reasons why he didn’t get to marry his ex-girlfriend, Yvonne.

The media personality explained that he abandoned his plans to get married when there were demands from his ex-family to change from his weird ways, a personality that he says is getting him his daily bread.

7 Edo Girls Using Hijab As Disguises Arrested In Katsina Enroute To Europe ( Photo)

Seven girls using hijab to disguise themselves and evade arrest were among the 12 persons intercepted by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Katsina on their way to Europe, DailyTrust reports.

This brings the total number of persons apprehended by the NIS to 40 in the last four months as they tried to cross various legal and illegal routes to Agadez in Niger Republic en route Libya then Europe.

26-year marriage dissolved because of wife’s kleptomania

An Ibadan Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the 26- year marriage between Wasiu Adebisi and Idowu Adebisi, based on the husband’s complaint that he could no longer cope with his wife’s stealing habit.

The couple has four children.

The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, granted Adebisi’s prayer considering that Idowu had failed to honour series of summonses to defend herself.

‘Omoyele Sowore demanded bribe from Saraki’ – Dino Melaye claims

Controversial Senator representing Kogi West in the national assembly, Dino Melaye has reportedly accused Sahara Reporters lead publisher, Omoyele Sowore of allegedly demanding bribe from the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

(Photos) Grandfather sues United Airlines for $1m after employee knocked him unconscious

A 71-year-old United Airlines passenger was left unconscious after asking an airport worker to print a new boarding pass for him, according to a $1million lawsuit.

Frequent flier Ronald Tigner claims he spoke to UA worker Alejandro Anastasia at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas and was knocked out cold in the moments that followed.

Serena Williams' 75 year old dad files for divorce from his wife,38,accuses her of theft

Richard Williams, the 75 year old father of tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams', has filed for divorce from his much younger wife in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In his petition, the 75-year-old tennis coach often credited with training his daughter into tennis superstars, believes his 38-year-old wife of seven years, Lakeisha Williams, is an alcoholic.

Jorge Mendes to offer Diego Costa to AC Milan again

Super-agent Jorge Mendes keen to push through major Chelsea transfer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa‘s transfer to AC Milan is in some doubt but the player’s agent Jorge Mendes reportedly hopes to offer his client to the club again this week.

The 28-year-old is holding out for a return to Atletico Madrid this summer, but has also been in talks over a move to the San Siro after being told he has no future at Stamford Bridge and with his former club being under a transfer ban until January.

Eden Hazard drops major hint on his Chelsea future

Eden Hazard drops major hint on his Chelsea future

Eden Hazard appears to have ruled out the possibility of a summer move to Real Madrid amid speculation he could become this summer’s Galactico singing.
After a turbulent 2014/15 season, Hazard rediscovered his best form under Antonio Conte and helped inspire Chelsea to the Premier League title, scoring 16 goals and providing a further five assists.

‘I have 9 other kids, but they’re bastards’ – Man spits fire on Facebook while praising pregnant wife

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An American man, Jarron Keith Carter, set to welcome a child with his wife, shocked his audience yesterday, after he called the 9 children he had with his babymamas, bastards!!
In A Facebook post that has gone viral, Carter shared the below photo and wrote;

Ranieri takes over as Nantes coach

Italian Claudio Ranieri is the new coach of Nantes, the Ligue 1 side said on Tuesday, just four months after he was sacked by Leicester City.
Nantes had to ask for — and received — special dispensation from French league officials to hire the popular Italian as he has reached the manager’s age limit of 65.

Fresh Human Skull Goes For N1M - Suspect

A 45-year-old man, identified as Lucien Tosume, has been arrested by the Lagos State police command  for possessing a human skull.

 Tosume was arrested following an intelligence report in Iraye village, Sagamu Local Council, Ogun State, Punch reports.

Ghanaian man arrested in Canada for selling rice as iPhones (Photo)

Ghanaian-Canadian man has been arrested for allegedly defrauding two clients by selling packaged rice to them as an iPhone.

City  reports that Andrew Boateng Gyimah was arrested in Toronto, Canada, after he was reported to the police by two of his victims.

Lagos Files Fresh Charges Against Lekki Gardens’ MD, Others

The Lagos State Government has filed an amended charge before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong and others over alleged negligence in the events leading to the collapse of a building in Lekki area of the State on March 10, 2016.

Melaye Lacks Parental Care- Kogi Governor

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday charged the Senate to ensure the red chamber is made up of men of high caliber, integrity and good character in order to retain its high esteem.

He made the call while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Police Bans Dino Melaye, Others from Holding Rally, Public Procession and Demonstration in Kogi State

The police command in Kogi on Wednesday announced an indefinite ban on rallies, public procession and demonstration in all parts of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, who made disclosure in Lokoja during a meeting with area commanders, divisional police officers and senior police personnel, said that the ban takes immediate effect.

Appeals Court voids Orubebe’s conviction, overrules conduct tribunal

Appeals Court voids Orubebe’s conviction, overrules conduct tribunal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, nullified the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, which found former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, guilty of allegation that he falsely declared his assets in 2007.
In a unanimous judgement, a three-man panel of Justices of the appellate court led by Justice Mohammed Abdul Aboki, voided Orubebe’s conviction on the premise that the CCT verdict occasioned a miscarriage of justice against him.