Thursday, 6 July 2017

Real Madrid confident of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid playing it cool over Cristiano Ronaldo saga

Real Madrid are reportedly brushing aside Cristiano Ronaldo‘s exit demands in this summer’s transfer window as they remain quietly confident of keeping him at the club.
The Portugal international was said to be pushing for a move away from the Bernabeu earlier in the summer, following a case of alleged tax fraud filed against him by Spanish authorities.

Man impregnates housemaid, strangles pregnant wife

Man impregnates housemaid, strangles pregnant wife

The Plateau Police Command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a 40-year-old man, Victor Dashit, who allegedly strangled his eight months pregnant wife, Irene.
“Victor is in our custody and investigation is ongoing. W shall soon take him to court,” its spokesman, Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.

Onazi rejoins Trabzonspor for pre-season, ends transfer agitation

Onazi rejoins Trabzonspor for pre-season, ends transfer agitation

Super Eagles vice-captain Ogenyi Onazi has joined up with his Turkish club Trabzonspor in Hungary for pre-season ahead of the forthcoming season.
This latest development ends the speculations he will leave the club over unpaid wages, it was also gathered.

Swansea sign Roque Mesa from Las Palmas for £11m

Swansea sign Roque Mesa from Las Palmas for £11

Swansea have completed the signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa in a deal worth £11m.
Mesa has signed a four-year contract with the Swans after undergoing a medical at the club’s Fairwood training base on Thursday morning.

Ugandan Pastor Sued For Burning Bibles

Controversial Ugandan pastor, Aloysius Bugingo, has been dragged before a court in Kampala for allegedly burning copies of the Bible.

According to Wameli Anthony Yeboah, the lawyer representing one of the complainants who sued Pastor Bugingo said in court that the action abused objects of worship: .

Diego Costa not expected to return to Chelsea training

Diego Costa set to miss start of Chelsea pre-season as exit draws nearer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reportedly not expected to link up with the club for the start of pre-season training as his transfer to Atletico Madrid draws nearer.
Blues manager Antonio Conte has made it clear to the Spain international that he doesn’t have him in his plans for next season, with the player keen to return to his former club.

Two women tortured and strangled disabled man for 24 hours with hair straightener cord

Two women stripped and tortured vulnerable man for 24 hours with hair straightener cord

Two women who stripped and tortured a disabled man for 24 hours have been jailed. 
Tanisha Williams and Paige Springer, both 20, dunked the man, who has learning difficulties, in a cold bath, strangled him with a rope and a hair straightener’s electrical cord and threatened him with an electric drill.

Vatican police break up ‘gay orgy at cardinal’s house’

Vatican police break up 'gay orgy at cardinal's house'

Vatican police broke up a gay orgy at the home of a senior cardinal last month.
Officers raided the home belonging to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the department in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse and other major issues.

It’s claimed the main inhabitant of the flat was the secretary of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and a key adviser to the Pope.

Mom arrested after 4 kids and dad found stabbed to death in home

Mom arrested after 4 kids and dad found stabbed to death in home

Four children and a man have been found dead in a home after reports of a stabbing incident.

Gwinnett County police arrived on the scene in Emory Lane, Loganville, Georgia, early Thursday morning.

Photos From Saidi Balogun's 50th Birthday Party

Actor Saidi Balogun, recently turned 50. The actor/producer held a birthday bash which saw the likes of Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, Koffi, amongst others turning up to celebrate his day with him.

More photos below:

Student In Nigeria Develops Cure For Breast Cancer

A female student of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer. The scientific breakthrough might lead to a lasting solution in the treatment of breast cancer prevalent among women world over.

This was made known on Tuesday in Abuja when the World Bank Education Director, Dr Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, with his team visited the University as part of his assessment tour of the 10 African Centres of Excellence (ACE) centres.

Man United agree £75m deal with Everton for Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United have agreed on a £75million deal to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, BBC reports.

United and Premier League rivals, Chelsea, have been tracking the Belgian forward all summer.

Nigeria Drops to 39th Position on FIFA Ranking

Nigeria dropped a spot to 39th in FIFA’s latest World Ranking released on Thursday.
The drop comes on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. On the continent, however, the Super Eagles remain the sixth best country behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia and Cameroon.

France To 'Ban All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040'

France plans to outlaw all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, its new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has announced.

It will also ban any "new project to use petrol, gas or coal", as well as shale oil, by 2040.

Pastor wins race to be Vanuatu’s new president

Pastor wins race to be Vanuatu’s new president

Vanuatu elected a pastor as its new president Thursday as the tiny pacific nation eyes continued “moral leadership” following the sudden death of its former head of state last month, local media said.
Tallis Obed Moses, a Presbyterian and clergyman most of his life, was sworn in after winning 39 votes against former prime minister Maxim Carlos Korman’s 17 votes, the Vanuatu Daily Post told AFP.

Cambodia deports 74 Chinese internet fraudsters

Cambodia deports 74 Chinese internet fraudsters

Cambodia, on Thursday, sent home 74 Chinese nationals wanted in China on suspicion of extorting money from people there over the internet and by telephone, Cambodian police said.
A team of Chinese police arrived in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on a China Southern Airline flight to pick up the suspects who had been detained in Cambodia.

Barcelona sign England’s Toni Duggan from Man City

Barcelona sign England’s Toni Duggan from Man City

Toni Duggan has become only the second English footballer to sign for Barcelona.
The 25-year-old striker joins the Catalonians from Manchester City, where she has played a key role for over four seasons, and has signed a two-year contract.
Duggan has won the Women’s Super League, FA Cup and Continental Tyres Cup with City, as well as England’s player of the year for 2014.

Ethiopia-born UK citizen appears in London court over terrorism charges

Ethiopia-born UK citizen appears in London court over terrorism charges

A United Kingdom (U.K.) court has charged an Ethiopia-born management lecturer over nine counts of terrorism offences.
Tadesse Kersmo, fled from Ethiopia in 2009 and sought asylum in the U.K. He was later granted British citizenship.
Westminster Magistrates Court judge, Emma Arbuthnot, granted Kersmo a bail of $32,000 along with other release conditions. He is due back in the Central Criminal Court in two weeks, the BBC reports.

Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place

Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place

Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar vowed Wednesday to maintain their boycott of the emirate, criticising its “negative” response to their list of demands to end the diplomatic crisis.
Qatar appealed for “dialogue” to resolve the row while US President Donald Trump spoke to Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to urge all parties “to negotiate constructively”.

Inside Senator Saraki's Plot To Become Nigeria's President

There is growing disquiet within the corridors of power in Abuja, over feelers that Senate President Bukola Saraki intends to take advantage of President Muhammadu Buhari's failing health to supplant himself as the nation’s number one citizen.

Two top ranking officials in the office of acting President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed to Pulse on conditions of anonymity, Tuesday night, that Saraki’s recent actions and posturing point to an overreach.

Corruption: EFCC wants prison established in Sambisa forest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, called for establishment of a special prison for corrupt Nigerians to be located in the dreaded Boko Haram-infested Sambisa forest.
The call was made by the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, shortly before commissioning the Kaduna zonal office and stakeholders engagement session of the Commission in Kaduna.

16 Year Old Boy Marries 71 Year Old In Indonesia

A 71-year-old pensioner has married her 16-year-old toy boy in Indonesia after they threatened to commit suicide if their families blocked the marriage.Despite their 55 year age gap, teenager Selamat Riayadi tied the knot with a widow named only as Rohaya in their home village of Karangendah.

Belgium hunts terror ring over ‘fake police’ plot

Belgium hunts terror ring over ‘fake police’ plot

Police are hunting “several” members of a Belgian terror ring amid fears of a possible attack if the group “feel cornered”.
The ongoing search follows the discovery of a huge stash of weapons in a Brussels suburb, including Kalashnikov rifles, smaller firearms, ammunition, bullet proof vests, detonators, a blue police beacon and security and police uniforms.

Exposed: How Ex-NAMA MD, Abdulsalam and Others Connived to Divert N473.2m

Babatunde Adenekan, a prosecution witness in the case involving Ibrahim Abdulsalam, a former Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and others on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 told Justice Babs O. Kuewumi of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how the defendants allegedly diverted the sum of N473, 250,927(Four Hundred and Seventy-three Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty- seven Naira) from the agency’s accounts.

Why Arsenal Smashed Transfer Record for Lacazette - Wenger Opens Up

Arsene Wenger believess that Alexandre Lacazette “is a great addition” for Arsenal.
The 26-year-old who signed for the Gunners from Lyon on a five-year contract with a bumper £200,000-per-week deal, will be the top earner at the Emirates.
The striker who on Wednesday finally sealed his £46.4million exit from Lyon, discussed his desire to follow in the footsteps of French Arsenal legends such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.

Nigerian man defends small boy smoking Shisha (Photos)

boy smoking Shisha

This photo of a small boy smoking Shisha while staring at an iPhone is currently going viral. A man, Falex Oluwagbotemi has now come to his defense after the picture received several backlash.
See his posts below…

Policewoman arrested for helping 'kidnapper' Evans escape justice in 2006

The woman accused  of aiding suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike (alias Evans) to escape justice in 2006 is still in the police.

The Nation gathered that the woman, simply identified as Tina, is now a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). She was unmasked by a Special Investigation Panel  (SIP) constituted by  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to probe Evans’ 2006 arrest, transfer from Lagos State to Imo State and  eventual release.

Mom sentenced to 130 years in prison for killing her 2 kids

An Indiana woman who admitted to abducting her two children and smothering them to death was sentenced Thursday to 130 years in prison.

Amber Pasztor, 30, of Fort Wayne, received 55 years for each murder count with an additional 10-year enhancement on each charge, Fox 59 reported.

Trump is welcomed in Warsaw ahead of speech to thousands

The nation of Poland prepared a hero's welcome for U.S. President Donald Trump in advance of his Wednesday night arrival in Warsaw. But the Polish government executed a decidedly understated ceremony to greet Air Force One at Chopin Airport.

Lawmakers in the formerly communist nation see in Trump a mirror of their own brand of nationalism that has seen many Poles bristle against an iron-fisted European Union centered on Germany.

Female NYPD cop assassinated during ambush in the Bronx

A serial criminal who shot dead a female NYPD cop in a cold-blooded ambush early Wednesday morning had previously posted vulgar anti-police rants on Facebook Live.

Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was sitting in her marked vehicle when 34-year-old Alexander Bonds shot at her through the passenger side window near the intersection of 183rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Familia, a 12-year veteran of the force and mother of three, later died after being rushed to hospital for surgery.

I can’t guarantee trophies next season – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he does not need to win a trophy in his second season at Manchester City, even if he considers his first campaign to have been a “disaster.”

Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola failed to win anything in his first year at the Etihad Stadium — the first time he has finished a season without silverware in his managerial career.

FIFA honour Kanu with U17 World Cup draw role

FIFA honour Kanu with U17 World Cup draw role

World football governing body FIFA have honoured former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu as one of the star players to participate in tomorrow’s draw for this year’s U17 World Cup in India.
The draw ceremony will be staged at the Mumbai Sahara Star Hotel.

Zambia declares state of emergency

Zambia declares state of emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared a state of emergency due to riots during which public properties were destroyed.
“This is not an easy decision to make, but in order to preserve peace, tranquility, safety of our citizens and national security, we had no choice but to take this decision given the events that have occurred in the recent past,” he said in a televised address on Wednesday.

Arsenal midfielder hunt has not led them to Napoli’s Jorginho – agent

Arsenal midfielder hunt has not led them to Napoli’s Jorginho – agent

Arsenal have made no approach for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, claims the player’s agent Joao Santos.
The Gunners are looking to get their business done early in the summer transfer window, with deals already in place for Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.
With their defensive and attacking ranks bolstered, a move for another option in the middle of the park is expected at some stage amid concerns over Santi Cazorla’s fitness.

Mother Asks Man To Pay N800,000 For Impregnating 14-Year-Old Daughter

A mother, Rhoda Joshua of Karu, has asked a Grade 1 Area Court, Karu, Abuja, to order John Okechukwu, 27, of Nasarawa State to pay her N800,000 damages for allegedly impregnating her 14-year-old daughter.

Joshua told the court on Wednesday that her daughter, who was a Secondary School 1 student in a school in Nasarawa State, had been in a sexual relationship with Okechukwu since 2016.

Popular Abia Female Councilor, Obioma Ali dies from Kerosene Explosion in Aba

The Councilor representing Isiala Itu Ward 12 at the Obingwa Legislative Council, Hon. Chief (Mrs) Obioma Ocheze Ali has died. She died after suffering severe burns from adulterated kerosene explosion. She died after battling for days at Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State.  The Executive Chairman of Obingwa Local Government, Hon.Hanson Sunday Amaechi confirmed the sad news in a condolence message. Read below…

Baale of Shangisha Kidnap: We have commenced investigation - Police

Following the kidnap of Shangisha Traditional ruler, the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, ASP Olaride Famous-Cole has revealed that the command has launched an investigation into the ugly incidence.

Recall that on Wednesday 5th of July 2017, Yusuf Ogundare, the Baale of Shangisha reported to have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, who in disguise claimed to be potential land buyers.

Despite Denying Suing The Police, Court To Hear Evans’ Case July 13

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed July 13 for hearing in a N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police.

Evans, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed the suit last week urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately.

Nigeria ranks 5th Most Dangerous Countries in the World

The world’s most dangerous countries for tourists have been revealed, and Nigeria appeared at the 5th position in the list.

The World Economic Forum ranked 136 countries in its biennial tourism report, with one section focused on safety and security.

20-Year Old Girls Almost Killed Online Date Once He Showed Up & They Saw He Was A CRIPPLE

Two women who stripped and tortured a disabled man in a 'gratuitous' attack lasting 24 hours have been jailed.

Tanisha Williams and Paige Springer, both aged just 20, dunked the man in a cold bath, strangled him with a rope and electrical cord and threatened him with an electric drill.

Jailing both for two years and four months a judge said it had been "a sickening case."

6 Rhinos Shot & Butchered For Their Horns In Just ONE Night At A South African Reserve

Six rhinos were shot and butchered for their horns in just one night on a South African reserve.
Poachers targeted the animals in KwaZulu-Natal's flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve over the weekend.

At least 11 gunshots were heard during Sunday night, and when rangers went out to search in daylight they discovered a bloodbath.

Prosecutor’s absence stalls Seun Egbegbe’s fraud trial

The trial of a Nigerian film maker, Olajide Kazeem, better known as Seun Egbede, for alleged serial frauds involving N39, 098,100, $90,000 and £12,550 was stalled on Wednesday due to the absence of the prosecuting counsel for the police, Mr. Innocent Anyigor.

The trial judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, of the Federal High Court in Lagos, told Egbegbe and his co-defendants that the prosecutor had written to the court that he would be out of jurisdiction on an official duty.