Wednesday, 5 July 2017

"Stop Nnamdi Kanu Now Or Face Another Civil War" - Obasanjo Fires Warning

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the growing popularity of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),Nnamdi Kanu, ..

Obasanjo while speaking at the launch of the biography of late Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari on Tuesday, warned that Nigerians must do everything possible to stop the agitation for Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu.

First Lady, Aisha Buhari Finally Arrives London

First lady, Aisha Buhari, this morning arrived London after a 7 hours flight from Ethiopia, where she recently attended the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Pepe thanks Real Madrid as he joins Besiktas

Pepe thanks Real Madrid as he joins Besiktas

Former Real Madrid defender Pepe has spoken of his love for the La Liga club following confirmation on his free transfer to Besiktas on Wednesday.
The Portugal international, who appeared over 300 times for Los Blancos, joined the Turkish side after his contract in the Spanish capital expired.

We Will And Can Not Stop Collecting Bribe In Anambra - Police

The police officers In Anambra, have declared that nobody will stop police from mounting road blocks and obtaining bribe popularly called “Roja” because of the nature of the State.

Some unrepentant officers justified their decision based on the fact that the residents in state were purportedly dubious and criminal minded people who can do anything to any officer who wanted to enforce law and order.

Pastor who defrauded me of N918 million was just like an errand boy-Atiku's wife

Mrs Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku, told an Ikeja High Court that Akpan-Jacobs, the pastor, who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million was her “errand boy”.

Titi made this claim while being cross-examined on Wednesday by Mr Amos Ibe, the defence counsel to Akpan-Jacobs.

Another Baddo Member Burnt To Death In Lagos

On Wednesday, an angry mob at Magbo, Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State set ablaze a middle-aged man suspected to be a member of the dreaded Badoo cult.
At least 3 Badoo gang members were allegedly set ablaze by irate mob at Ikorodu axis of Lagos over the weekend.

The suspect according to a bystander was said to allegedyl be in possession of the severed head of an infant, Punch reports.

Lacazette Joins Arsenal for Record Club Transfer Fee

French striker Alexandre Lacazette has joined Premier League side Arsenal for a club record transfer fee of £52 million.
Lacazette joined on a five year deal which beats the previous transfer record set by Mesut Ozil's £42.5m deal in 2013.

US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines

Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.

In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them.

Emirates, which flies to the US from its Dubai hub, said it had worked with US authorities to meet new security guidelines.

Depressed Liverpool student nurse killed herself at home

A promising young nursing student took her own life shortly after breaking up with her boyfriend, an inquest heard. 

Lucy de Oliveira, 22, who attended Liverpool John Moores University, was described as a bright and caring young woman.

Sister of London bridge attack mastermind, Khuram Butt, sacked from Heathrow airport job after initial suspension over security fears

The horrible crime committed by London Bridge terror attack mastermind, Khuram Butt, has cost his sister, Haleema and her husband, Usman Darr, their jobs at Britain's biggest airport, Heathrow.

Mother-of-two Haleema got a job at Heathrow airport two months before her brother, Khuram, along with two other terrorists went on a rampage, mowing down pedestrians in a hired van before stabbing others in pubs and restaurants.

Father thrashes a 26-year-old 'family friend' caught sexually abusing his one-year-old daughter

Jayson Newlun, a 26-year-old man, has been charged with statutory sodomy of a one-year-old girl he was babysitting. The child's parents, who are his family friends, allegedly caught him in the act. Court documents reveal that they had left Newlun alone with their baby girl while they went to a store, but returned back home after forgetting their vouchers.

Photos: Police uncovers large consignment of fake shoe polish worth N30m in Onitsha

The Anambra State Police Command has busted an underground warehouse in Onitsha stocked with a large consignment of suspected fake shoe polish worth about 30 million Naira.

The underground warehouse located at a 3-storey Plaza along Marine modern market, Onitsha built into the River Niger, is allegedly owned by one Mr Ebube who according to the Police is still at large.

This 59-year old grandma has 20 tattoos of Jose Mourinho on her body, says 'I'm addicted to him'

"I rarely go into town and not come back with another Jose tattoo on my body, I must have 20 of just him. He's not just the special one, he's the only one. I would die if I saw him in the flesh and for Mourinho I would cheat". These were the words of 59 years old Vivien Bodycote who now has 20 tattoos of Jose on her body.

Man Who Sold Two Boys For N1.3m Bags 11 Years Imprisonment

Man Who Sold Two Boys For N1.3m Bags 11 Years Imprisonment
A chief magistrate court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday, sentenced one Onyemachi Alor to 11 years imprisonment without an option of fine for conspiracy and child stealing.

Alor was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit child stealing and child stealing, offences punishable under Sections 516 and 371 of the Criminal Code Law Cap C21, Vol.1 Laws of Delta State, 2006.

Man Dumps Mother’s Body In The Middle Of The Road Because He Couldn’t Afford To Bury Her

A dead mother was found decomposing on the street after her son dumped her on the side of the road because he couldn't afford to bury her.

The unnamed 70-year-old had 'fluids oozing from her body' after being left by her unemployed son, 30, who had initially kept his mum for three days in his flat.

South African Footballer Dies In Autoocrash

KAS Eupen defender Ntuthuko Radebe has passed away after a car accident on Tuesday, the club has said.

Eupen confirmed the death of the 23-year-old South African via a statement on their website where they also confirmed that Radebe had ended his five year stay at the club with hopes of kickstarting his career in the Premier Soccer League.

Court orders Nigerian govt to disclose names of suspected looters

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the federal government to “immediately release to Nigerians information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.”
The judgment was delivered by Justice Hadiza Shagari following a Freedom of Information suit number: FHC/CS/964/2016 brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP.

Saudi ‘chief promoter of UK extremism’ – Report

Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.
The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

Messi to sign new four-year contract which has £265m release clause

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has agreed to a new four-year deal to keep him at Camp Nou until 2021.

The 30-year-old has the option of an extra season which could see his time at the Catalan side extend to 21 years.

Mbappe tells Real Madrid to make him one of highest earners behind Ronaldo

Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, has laid out his conditions for joining Real Madrid.
According to a report by Spanish outlet, Diario Gol, the 18-year-old will not move to the Santiago Bernabeu, except the European champions make him one of their highest earners.
Mbappe is said to want wage parity with Gareth Bale and will expect to be the club’s second-highest-paid player, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Russia’s nuclear submarine successfully launches cruise missile

Russia’s Project 949A submarine Smolensk has carried out a test launch of a cruise missile and successfully hit its designated target.
The test was conducted during combat drills scheduled in the Barents Sea, the Northern Fleet’s press service said on Wednesday.

Skye Bank manager who stole N200m, gets N100k fine

Former Skye bank Manager, Tajudeen Yusuf, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, 29th of June, 2016 for fraud was given a fine of a hundred thousand naira after being convicted by Federal High Court in Jos.

Ex-soccer star Odegbami’s house burgled, six suspects arraigned

Six men, who allegedly burgled the home of former Green Eagles star, Segun Odegbami and stole items worth N14.1 million, were on Wednesday arraigned at the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The defendants are – Oke Moses (18), Abdul Azeez (22), Ajibade Rahmon (24), Isaac Okenuga (29), Olusola Orisansope (22) and Daramola Abiodun (22).

Edo, Taraba, Anambra, Kwara get new CPs

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the redeployment of four Commissioners of Police to Edo, Taraba, Anambra and Kwara States.
Their redeployment, according to the Commission would aid effective and efficient policing in line with its commitment to re-engineer the police force for optimal results.

Unilag graduate narrates how she was lured, raped and defrauded by two brothers

A 22-years-old graduate of the University of Lagos, UniLag, has told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos State of how she was lured, raped and defrauded by two brothers, identified as Bright Nwachukwu and Chijindu Nwachukwu, earlier in the year.

Only court can stop Dino Melaye’s recall process – INEC fires back at Senate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that only a legitimate court order can stop the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye.

Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said this on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen in Abuja.

Zimbabwean man kills wife over bedroom performances

Zimbabwean man

A man from Doma, Zimbabwe is still in the crucibles of confusion after he allegedly killed his wife over crimes of passion after he failed to use his ‘bottom energy for horizontal gymnastics’, alleging that his wife had centrally locked him with charms.

She Is HIV Positive Yet Brings Men Into Our Home - Man Tells Court

A businessman, Emeka Ndu, on Tuesday told a Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, that he `blindly married an HIV-positive wife out of love.’

Ndu was responding to a divorce petition filed by his wife, Ella.
“Before we got married, I and my wife went for an HIV test, my wife tested positive, while I tested negative.

“Because of the love I had for her, I still went ahead to marry her against the advice l got from some of her family members,” he said.

Emenike yet to seal move as Olympiacos depart for pre-season training in Belgium

Emenike yet to seal move as Olympiacos depart for pre-season training in Belgium

Emmanuel Emenike has yet to complete his transfer to Olympiacos just as the Greek champions departed for pre-season training in Belgium.
Emenike arrived Athens yesterday morning and he is expected to undergo a routine medical after which he will sign for Olympiacos.

Wolverhampton Wanderers join Cameroon’s Aboubakar chase

Wolverhampton Wanderers join Cameroon’s Aboubakar chase

Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly joined the race for in demand Cameroon attacker Vincent Aboubakar.
Aboubakar is being sought after by sides across the world’s top leagues after scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances for Besiktas while on loan from Porto last campaign.

My husband has three secret wives, four children – Woman tells court

My husband has three secret wives, four children – Woman tells court

A housewife, Adedoyin Babatunde, on Tuesday told an Ikole-Ekiti Customary Court that her love for her husband ceased when she discovered he had three other wives and children.
The 35-year-old mother of three said she did not know she would be the fourth wife to bear children for her husband.

4 die in robbery attack in Ajah, Lagos (photos)

A robbery attack took place today in Ajah, Lagos state, leaving 4 persons dead, Facebook user Fanta Boy Ekwem reports. The attack occurred this evening and resulted in a gun battle between the robbers and the Nigerian Army.

Gov. Yari Of Zamfara Built Lagos Hotel With N500m, $500k Paris Club Funds – EFCC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of the sums of N500m and $500,000 said to have been looted from the Paris Club refunds made by the Federal Government in favor of the 36 states of the federation.
The sums of money said to have been recovered from two firms, First Generation Mortgage Bank Limited, and Gosh Projects Limited were allegedly linked to Governor of Zamfara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari.

Promoter gets bids for Joshua vs Klitschko rematch in Abuja

Anthony Joshua has received two bids from Nigeria to stage his world heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.

The Sun reports that his promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been sifting through mega-money offers to stage the fight in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

'I went into robbery to finance the launch of my gospel album' - Suspect

A self-acclaimed gospel musician who was arrested by the Ogun police for armed robbery has revealed why he committed the crime.

The suspect, Nurudeen Ogundairo was on Tuesday paraded alongside 36 others arrested for various crimes at Eleweran Police Headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Foreign Body Treats 5,500 Nigerian Children For Lead Poisoning

Over 5, 500 children who survived lead poisoning in Zamfara and Niger states have been treated by a Dutch international development agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSN, also called Doctors without Borders.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Head of Mission, MSN, Nigeria, Dr. SimbaTirima, while speaking on the efforts made by MSN to contain lead poisoning in Zamfara and Niger States.

3 Die During Church Deliverance Service In Delta

The Police in Delta have confirmed that three worshippers died during deliverance service at a Church located in the outskirts of Warri.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident on Tuesday.

He said that one of the deceased drowned, while the other two died during prayer session in the church at the weekend.

Simon Cowell Forced To Miss X Factor Audition Due To Sudden Mystery Illness

Simon Cowell was forced to miss part of yesterday's X Factor audition due to a sudden mystery illness.

The ITV show boss was left bed-bound after being struck down with the unknown condition — with his fellow judges having to carry on without him at Tobacco Dock in East London.

Nicole Scherzinger was forced to step in to help out.

Private Jet With 9 On Board Crashes Into SEA

A private jet has crashed into the sea off Venezuela.The plane came down 30 miles from the coastline near Macanao.

There are reported to be nine people on board. Their condition is not yet known.

The jet, a Gulfstream III, is commonly used by the wealthy and elite.

Photos: EFCC arraigns Four for $500,000 Fraud

The EFCC Tuesday arraigned four staff of First Marina Trust Limited before Justice J. E. Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of USD $500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). 

Man jailed 6 years for sexual offences against a child

51 year old Jonathan Craddock has been convicted by a jury of five counts of sexual activity with a child aged under 13 years and one count of sexual activity with a child aged 13-17 years.He was found not guilty of one count of possessing indecent images of a child and he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment.

Photos: EFCC quizzes nine suspected oil thieves arrested by the Nigerian Navy

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have commenced investigation of nine suspected oil thieves. The suspected oil bunkers were arrested by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base Bonny, Rivers State and handed over to the Commission for further investigation and possible prosecution.

South African journalist sacked for calling President Zuma a 'zombie'

A popular South African radio presented has been fired by the Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), for calling President Jacob Zuma a "zombie" in a Facebook post, the privately owned News 24 site has reported.

According to SABC spokesman, Kaizer Kganyago, he said OAP Ravi Govender's contract was terminated because of concerns that he had brought the public broadcaster into disrepute.

Ugandan Govt bans female public servants from showing cleavage in the office

The Ugandan government through the Ministry of Public Service has banned public servants from dressing indecently to the office.

In a circular tweeted by privately owned Observer newspaper, it says women are not allowed to show their cleavage nor wear dresses or skirts that are above the knees. Sleeveless blouses or any clothing made out of see-through material are equally not permitted.

Photos: The biggest market in Zambia razed down by fire

Zambia's biggest market located in the Capital, Lusaka, has been razed down by fire, destroying the livelihood of many traders.
According to reports online, the fire at the City Market started in the early hours of Tuesday but due to the late arrival of firefighters, the fire rapidly spread destroying so many goods.