Monday, 10 July 2017

See What A Pastor Did To A Customer Over Little Argument

A man, said to be a pastor, Mr. Robert Gwegwe, has allegedly attacked the Secretary of the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa State chapter, Mr. Timi Igoli, by stabbing him in the eye.

The incident reportedly took place on May 29, 2017, at a mobile phone shop on Custom Road, Biogbolo area of Yenagoa metropolis.

$565,000 fraud: American who allegedly scammed three Nigerians gets $250,000 bail

An American, Marco Ramirez, who allegedly defrauded three Nigerians of $565,000 in an American Green Card scam was granted bail on Monday.

Ramirez was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 by an Ikeja High Court.
Ramirez was earlier remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons after his arraignment on June 22 over the alleged scam.

Nollywood Actor, Funsho Adeolu Cries Out About Badoo Cult As He Now Live in Fear

Nigerian actor,producer and director Funsho Adeolu is the latest celebrity to talk about the recent Badoo cult killings. The actor is said to have relocated to Ikorodu 12 years ago with his wife and two sons but since the inception of the Badoo terror group started, he always nursed fears about his family’s safety.

In a new interview,with Saturday Beats, he admitted he now lives in fear for his family's safety since the case of Badoo terror group attacks but added that God will take control hinting that the people in the north face worse situations but God kept some while others had to run for dear life.

Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 23 years

Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 23 years

Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 23 years when the 37-year-old beat Ana Konjuh in the fourth round on Monday.
Williams, the US 10th seed, beat the Croatian 27th seed 6-3, 6-2 on Centre Court, becoming the oldest player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Martina Navratilova in 1994.

Etisalat leaves Nigeria, wants name change

Abu Dhabi’s Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and given the business time to phase out the brand in Nigeria, the chief executive of Etisalat International told Reuters on Monday.

This is happening after Nigerian regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from collapse after talks with its lenders to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan failed.

Man stabs co-tenant for advising him to stop smoking hemp

A 29-year-old trader, Ndubuisi Oni, who allegedly stabbed a co-tenant, one Joseph George, with a broken bottle on the stomach, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Oni, a resident of Oke-Odo area of Ikeja, is standing trial on a charge of grievous harm.

Mugabe is sick, jets to Singapore for treatment

Mr. Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old President of Zimbabwe is sick and has gone to Singapore for treatment or what local media say is “routine medical check-up”.

“President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” Africa Review quoted local media.

65 dead, 1.6 million flee their homes following 2 weeks of rains in China

Floods and landslides have killed scores of people in China's central Hunan province as two weeks of torrential rains forced 1.6 million to flee, authorities said on Monday (Jul 10).

Some 53,000 homes have collapsed while nearly 350,000 others were seriously or partially damaged after 11 straight days of rain, Tang Biyu, deputy director of Hunan's civil affairs department told AFP.

(Photo) Man with two wives sodomizes four boys aged 12-15 in Minna

A 32 year-old man, Mustapha Abdullahi, from Minna, Niger State has admitted to sodomizing four underage boys at the PZ Area of Minna.

Abdullahi was said to have had regular sexual intercourse with the children, aged 12 to 15 years, for a long time.

3 Drown, 5 Missing In India While Taking Selfies

Police on Monday said three men died and five remain missing after their boat capsized in a river in central India while they were taking selfies and videos for social media.

The police said the accident occurred on Sunday evening when a group of 10 men, between 21 and 28 years, were out on a fishing boat on the Vena river near the city of Nagpur.

Tea Vendor Loses Two Wives, Six Children In Niger Flood

A tea vendor, Sa’adu Abubakar, also known as Asha, has lost his two wives and six children in the flood that ravaged a Niger State community after a heavy downpour on Sunday.

Eleven people were reportedly killed and over 50 houses destroyed in the flood caused by the heavy rain in Suleja and Tafa Local Government areas of Niger State.

Russia partners Nigerian media on counterterrorism reporting

Russia partners Nigerian media on counterterrorism reporting

The Government of the Russian Federation, through its embassy in Nigeria, has entered into partnership with the Nigerian Media on on counterterrorism reporting.
In an interactive session with some senior editors at the Russian Embassy in Abuja, the deputy head of Mission, Mr Valery Shaposhnikov, presented documents on Anti-terrorism Convention to the Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr Suleiman Uba Gaya.

Woman live-streams her own death on Facebook during car crash with her friend

A young woman  live-streamed her own death when a car she was a passenger in smashed into a barrier.

The video footage of the incident shows giggling Nikol Barabasova holding her phone up to begin a Facebook Live stream as her friend accelerates along the road in Obrnice, Czech Republic .The pair were pair allegedly trying to go much faster - when it smashed into a barrier.

Stop intercepting cleared cargoes – Police warn personnel

The Marine Command of Nigeria Police Force has warned its personnel to stop intercepting already cleared cargoes.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Pius Imue, made the promise during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, head office in Lagos.

Saudi executes six for drug trafficking, homicide

Saudi executes six for drug trafficking, homicide

Six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the government said, the highest number of executions in a single day this year.
A Pakistani citizen was executed for drug trafficking and five Saudi nationals for homicide, the interior ministry said.

Dangote donates N50m to victims of Ife clash

Dangote donates N50m to victims of Ife clash

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated money and equipment worth over N50m to victims of the March 8 clash between Hausa and Yoruba persons in Ile-Ife.
The Managing Director of Dangote Foundation, Mrs. Suera Yusuf, who represented Dangote said this during the presentation of cheques to the victims at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in Ile-Ife.

Turkey issues arrest warrant for 72 university staff

Turkey issues arrest warrant for 72 university staff

Turkey on Monday issued arrest warrants for 72 university staff, including a former adviser to the main opposition leader, who staged a mass rally on Sunday.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party, told a huge crowd that Turkey was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the government after completing a 25-day protest march from Ankara to Istanbul.

Real Madrid Beat Barcelona To Dani Ceballos’ Signing

Real Betis chairman, Angel Haro, has revealed that Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Dani Ceballos.

“Dani has rejected our offer to extend his contract with Betis and Real Madrid has told us that he has an agreement with them. Both clubs are talking, in hours or days we will have news,” Haro said on Monday.

Aisha Buhari hints at President Buhari's "recovery" in a Facebook post, says "The Hyena's and the Jackals will soon be sent out"

UEFA Champions League fixtures

UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, first leg fixtures this week:


Qarabag (AZE) v Samtredia (GEO)

Hibernians (MLT) v Salzburg (AUT)

HNK Rijeka (CRO) v The New Saints (WAL)

Igbo Language School Opens in South Africa

The Progressives Leaders Association (PILA), an organisation sponsoring an Igbo Language School in the U.S., says a similar school has been opened in South Africa.
Mr Chima Umealo, Coordinator of PILA in South Africa, said at a dinner in Johannesburg on Sunday that 16 children had started lesson in the school.

Driver charged with raping sister-in-law

A 29-year-old bus driver, Folarin Olorunto, who threatened his sister-in-law with a knife to be able to rape her, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The driver, who resides on Odushola Street, Aboru, Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, is standing trial on counts of rape and threat to life.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu a betrayer, blackmailer – Uwazuruike

Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, has described Nnamdi Kanu who leads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a betrayer and blackmailer.

He accused Kanu of using the platform and opportunities he gave him to push the Biafra struggle forward against MASSOB.

How I Slept With a 5m Snake Just to Make Money- Born Again Lady

A Zimbabwean woman from Kuwadzana, has made a stunning confessions in church and admitted to acquiring and keeping a juju snake for acquiring wealth.
According to H-Metro, the woman confessed in front of other congregants to keeping a big 5m long python which was killed and burnt at a shrine during Madzibaba Spenlodge ‘Magirazi’ Madenyika’s service in Kuwadzana 4 last Sunday.

Tottenham deny £1bn takeover by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg

Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur, have insisted they are not in takeover talks, amid claims that a potential buyer backed by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, could be preparing a £1billion bid.

Reports have suggested American investment company, Iconiq Capital, are interested in the North London team.

Ikorodu residents turn whistleblowers – not for financial crimes, but Badoo

Many residents of Ikorodu in Lagos state have become whistleblowers following the rising spate of attacks by the Badoo cult group.
Community leaders advised residents to procure whistles that would be used to raise the alarm when the suspects invade their residence.
This has encouraged many households to own whistles, thereby creating an upsurge in the cost of the device from its usual N100 cost price to N200 or even N250.

Stop sand filing Lagoon, waterfronts – Ex-Surveyor-General tells Lagos State Govt

Former Surveyor-General of the Federation Prof. Peter Nwilo has urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and waterfronts.
Nwilo gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

He was reacting to the massive flooding in the state, especially around Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island, following  torrential rainfall on Saturday.

According to him, this is the first time the Lagos Lagoon water level is rising.

Lukaku writes farewell letter to Everton ahead of £90million move to Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku has written a farewell message to Everton fans, ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.
The 24-year-old is close to finalising his £90m move to Old Trafford, after undergoing a medical in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Hacker Asks Onazi to “Show Love” So He Can Stop Hacking His Account

Super Eagles player was taken by surprise when the person who hacked his Facebook account told him that, “Im no dey show love.”

Obama makes first political move with redistricting group fundraiser

Former President Barack Obamais set to make his first official political move since he left theWhite House Thursday, headlining a private fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in Washington, Politico reports.
The aim of the event is to support the group he’s backing to coordinate the efforts of Democrats in State races and lawsuits to push back on Republican gerrymandering, the event will also be attended by NDRC chair Eric Holder and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Man Utd target Perisic set for talks with Inter boss Spalletti

Man Utd target Perisic set for talks with Inter boss Spalletti

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti says he will speak with Manchester United target Ivan Perisic about his future at the club.
Sky Sports reports United remain keen to bring the Croatia international to Old Trafford this summer despite having two bids turned down by the Serie A side.

Man allegedly rapes woman‎ with toy gun in Lagos

Man allegedly rapes woman‎ with toy gun in Lagos

A 24-year-old man, Joseph Nwadinobi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing two residents of Ajileye Street, in the Ijedodo area of Ijegun, Lagos State.
The suspect was also brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court by a police prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbbokhan, on four counts bordering on robbery, assault and rape.

Man hypnotises, has sex with 7 housewives

A 40 year-old man, Sani Idris, of Maska village in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, is now in prison custody on the orders of a Katsina Senior Magistrate Court.
He was accused of hypnotizing and having sexual intercourse with seven married women.

He was said to have lied to his victims that their husbands were wizards and members of the occult.

Food poisoning hits Remo Stars FC; 13 players hospitalized after eating semo and egusi soup (photos)

13 players, goalkeeper trainer and media office of the Remo Stars Football Club were hospitalized after food poisoning hit the club.
Situation was so bad that their Nigeria Professional Football League clash against the Anambra Warriors of Ifeanyi Ubah Football club meant to hold yesterday Sunday was called off.

Photos: Hijab wearing male thief apprehended in Niger state

A male thief who disguises wearing a Hijab to carry out attacks on his victims, has been apprehended in Niger state. Facebook user, Jonpaul Oshioke Umoru, raised awareness on the new antics employed by these criminals on a post he shared on his page. He wrote;

John Ruddy joins Wolves on a two-year deal

John Ruddy joins Wolves on a two-year deal

Wolves have announced the signing of free agent goalkeeper John Ruddy on a two-year deal.
The 30-year-old, who has one cap for England, arrives at Molineux after seven years with Norwich City.
Ruddy admits he had options this summer but says the prospect of working with former Porto head coach Nuno Espirito Santo convinced him to choose Wolves.

INEC begins Dino Melaye's recall process today

Barring any last minute change, INEC will today begin the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye from the senate. On June 21st, INEC released 188,588 signatures from registered voters in Kogi West Senatorial district seeking the recall of their senator, Dino Melaye.

Melaye has maintained that the process for the collation of signatures was flawed as some of those who signed the recall registers were dead.

Chelsea announce £34million deal for Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea have completed the signing of Antonio Rudiger from Roma for a reported £34million.
The Germany defender was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last year, but no transfer materialized.

British Council boss sacked for Facebook Rant about Prince George sues for ‘discrimination'

A British Council boss sacked over a shocking Facebook rant about Prince George is suing her former employer for discrimination.

Angela Gibbins, former head of global estates at the charity, was suspended and later fired after branding the royal tot "white privilege".

Things husbands should do to make their marriages work by Joro Olumofin

Letter to Husbands - " you should have sex with your wife at least 16 times a week" (Case study ; Nigerian men)
Society has put so much pressure on women these days. If a man cheats it's his wife's fault for not "keeping him or satisfying him", this notion is absolutely wrong.

Lagos state govt give reasons for the serious flood in Lekki, VI, Ikoyi, Lagos Island

The Lagos state government has released a statement on the flood that ravaged some parts of the state particularly Lekki, VI and Lagos Island. According to the statement, blocked drainages caused by indiscriminate dumping of refuse is a major cause of the flood. The statement also adds that the Lagoon which is supposed to receive all the rain water is currently swollen. Read the statement after the cut...

Photo: IGP dismisses four police officers for extorting N50k from a resident in Ogun

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the dismissal of four police officers found guilty of extorting money from members of the police.

According to a statement released today by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit(PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, the affected police officers attached to the Ijebu-Ode area command in Ogun state are;

(1) AP. No 122800 Inspr. Mufutau Olaosun, (2) F/No. 366127 Sgt. Adebayo Temitope, (3) F/No. 455593 Cpl. Bakare Taiwo and (4) F/No. 455554 Cpl. Adesoye Ayokunlehin. They were charged, tried and found guilty in an Orderly Room conducted at the Area Command Headquarters, Ijebu-Ode for two offences against discipline as provided for in Paragraphs E (iii) Discreditable Conduct and C (ii) Corrupt Practice under the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Photos: Flood ravages parts of Nassarawa state

Some parts of Nassarawa state have been ravaged by serious flood following heavy downpour in the state today July 9th. Many of the residents of the areas affected have moved their belongings to safer areas. See more photos after the cut...