Sunday, 9 July 2017

’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

Dada Houdegbe, president of the Houdegbe North American University in the Republic of Benin, says 90 per cent of students in the university are Nigerians.
Houdegbe made this known when the university awarded degrees and conferred honorary awards to its graduating students as well as local and international personalities.

Ooni Of Ife, 4 Governors, Others Had Their Phones Stolen At The Dabiri And Amosu’s Children Wedding

The traditional/church wedding ofAyomide Amosun, daughter of Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun to Oladipupo Erewa, the son of Senior Special Assistant to president Buhari on Foreign Relations and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, took place in Ogun state yesterday.
It has emerged that at the wedding which had dignitaries, royal heads including the Ooni of Ife and over 4 governors in attendance, phones belonging to the Ooni of Ife, his best friend Jide Fadairo’s  and four governors were allegedly stolen.

Why I chose Manchester United – Lukaku

While the world awaits his official announcement as the latest acquisition by Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku is already talking about his reasons for picking the Red Devils ahead of his former club, Chelsea.
Lukaku on Sunday bared his mind in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC that he is delighted to be joining “the biggest club in the world” in Manchester United.

International consumers owe power firms $100m – FG

International electricity consumers who get their supply from Nigeria owe the power producers $100m (N30.5bn at the official exchange rate of N305 to a dollar), the Federal Government has said.
This is coming as findings showed that power generation was hampered in the past one week in about eight plants due to high frequency constraints caused by loss of feeders belonging to some electricity distribution companies.

Couple beat Restaurant Owner Over Cold Chicken

Nathaniel Smith and LaTasha Smith of Baxley, GA are accused of attacking a restaurant owner and her daughter over "cold chicken." The incident happened at the Qwik Chick takeout stand off US Highway One. 

Richard Branson reveals his to-do list from 1972

 Richard Branson has uncovered a to-do list from 1972 showing his early ambitions.

The founder of the Virgin Group penned the list more than 40 years ago,  in which he aimed to learn to fly, to "invite nice people back" and to "start getting the small house together at The Manor"

Jonathan’s son-in-law escapes 4th assassination attempt

Jonathan’s son-in-law escapes 4th assassination attempt

The son-in-law of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Prince Goodwill Edward, was shot again for the fourth time on Friday by gunmen in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
Edward was reportedly shot in his State Housing Estate residence within the Calabar Municipal axis of the state capital.

Ikorodu Residents Recount Their Ordeal In The Hands Of Badoo Members

Recently, the deadly Badoo gang visited Aliu Adesanya Street in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, killing a man, his wife and child and cutting off their private parts, according to residents.
“We know the number of people on this street and if a stranger comes here, we’ll quickly identify him.”
“Opposite our house, a man was attacked, we call him Papa Chukwuemeka. He said around 3.30 a.m. he escaped death by the whiskers after a very dark figure gained entrance into his room through the window.

The Country Is Battling 14 Security Threats - Defence Chief

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, said in New York that Nigerian military is confronting no fewer than 14 security threats across the country.

Olonisakin disclosed this at a reception organised for him by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN.

Nigerian Bishop Zuga Unveils 'Wonders Water' That Can See, Hear and Excavate Buried Charms

Nigerian cleric, Bishop Sam Zuga, popularly known by his congregation as Jehovah’s Field Marshal, who runs an indigenous Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has taken to his Facebook to announce that the unveiling of his holy water that can see, hear and excavate buried charms.

United Legend, Wayne Rooney Signs for Everton

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has joined Everton over the weekend on a free transfer. The announcement was made on Everton's Twitter handle with photos.
According to BBC Sport, Rooney arrived at Everton's Finch Park training ground on Saturday to have a medical, according to BBC Merseyside Sport.

Harry Redknapp in cancer scare

Harry Redknapp in cancer scare

Veteran manager Harry Redknapp revealed Sunday he had had a tumour removed from his bladder but fortunately it had not been diagnosed as malignant.
The 70-year-old Birmingham manager — who guided Portsmouth to FA Cup glory in 2008 — told the ‘Sun on Sunday’ he had never been so stressed in his life.

Nigeria contributing to global peace, devt – envoy

Nigeria contributing to global peace, devt – envoy

Prof. Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, says Nigeria has contributed immensely to peace and development issues globally and is very proud of such contributions.
Bande said this in New York, where the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN hosted Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin.

Lukaku to fill Ibrahimovic’s Man United place

Lukaku to fill Ibrahimovic’s Man United place

Romelu Lukaku has told ESPN FC that Zlatan Ibrahimovic “wrote his history” at Manchester United but said he would fill the Old Trafford striking role in his own way.
In an interview, Lukaku said he was looking forward to playing for United at the International Champions Cup in the United States and revealed that he is a fan of basketball giants the LA Lakers.

Ighalo scores again to lift Chinese club

Ighalo scores again to lift Chinese club

Skipper Odion Ighalo scored his third goal for Changchun Yatai to shock title chasers Shanghai SIPG 4-2 in a Chinese Super League clash today.
The 28-year-old striker scored his team’s fourth goal in the 58th minute.

Nigerian Men are Unfaithful, I'll Marry a White Man - Nollywood Actress, Sylvia Edem

While speaking with an exclusive interview with Vanguard's Potpourri in anticipation of the premiere of her new movie ‘Sandcastle’, pretty Nollywood actress, Sylvia Edem, openly shunned the idea of ever settling for a Nigerian husband, saying, though, she has no problem with Nigerian men but believes they are not right for her.

Police block Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, due to flooding

An unprecedented flood on Saturday took over the entire Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos, forcing some residents and commercial offices to unceremoniously vacate their premises.
The Lagos State Police Command has temporarily closed the road for human and vehicular movements due to threat by heavy flood.

Abacha Injected Yar’Adua With Virus That Killed Him- Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, revealed on Saturday that the late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha wanted him, the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and the June 12 hero, the late Moshood Abiola, dead while in prison.

He stated this at a dinner programme organised by an inter-denominational Christian organisation, Christ The Redeemer’s Friends International of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 39 Chapter.

Arsenal preparing bid for Chelsea and Manchester United target Marcelo Brozovic

Arsenal are preparing a bid for Chelsea and Manchester United target Marcelo Brozovic, with Inter Milan reportedly open to offers for the Croatian midfielder.

The Gunners followed up their first summer signing – Sead Kolasinac from Schalke – with a club-record deal for Alexandre Lacazette last week.

Newly wed Nigerian woman kills American husband just to get his Insurance money but it backfires on her

A newlywed Nigerian woman, 45 year old Uloma Curry-Walker, who was accused of soliciting her firefighter husband's murder in order to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder. As God will have it, she wasted her husband's life for nothing because his ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his Insurance policy.

Romelu Lukaku agrees £75m transfer to Man U while Wayne Rooney to join Everton in mega swap deal

Manchester United football club of England has sensationally agreed a £75 million transfer of Belgium and Everton's star player Romelu Lukaku, a deal that will see Man U's all time highest goalscorer swap to Everton- his boyhood club (after paying £10m of his salary) Wayne Rooney has spent 13 largely successful years in which he has won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and the FA Cup with Manchester United.

Police Move Evans To Abuja, Tighten Security In Cell

Police authorities have moved the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, and his accomplices to the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department, Garki, Abuja for further investigations.

Punch correspondent learnt on Friday that the suspects were brought from Lagos to Abuja last Monday by men of the IG Intelligence Response Team to ensure unhindered and thorough investigation into their criminal activities.

Woman proposing to police officer girlfriend captures the magic of London Pride

It’s been a particularly special London Pride for this couple.

The emotional moment a British Transport Police officer was proposed to by her girlfriend has been filmed and posted on Twitter.

Skint Mel B asks pals to help her buy a new £1.5million home after 'blowing £38million fortune'

Hard-up Mel B wants friends to help her raise £1.5million to buy a new home in America.

The ex-Spice Girl is desperate to rebuild her life following her split with husband Stephen Belafonte.

But sources close to the star – who has reportedly blown her £38million fortune – say she has had to turn to pals for help to rescue a house deal.

Female Flight Attendants Break Wine Bottles Over Man's Head As He Tried To Open Plane Door Mid-Air

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant smashed two bottles of wine over a passenger's head as he tried to force a plane door open during a mid-air brawl.

Joseph Daniel Hudek IV was arrested on Thursday after the China-bound flight was forced to return to Seattle two hours after takeoff.

NTA Network Service Centre Shut Over Victoria Island Flood

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network centre on Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut owing to the flood which accrued from the rainfall of the early hours of Saturday.

Major streets in the neighbourhoods of Victoria Island (VI) and Lekki were overtaken by flowing waters.