Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Venus Williams Set Wimbledon Semi Final Records

Venus Williams ‘brushed’ away French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday to become the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for twenty three years.

The 73-minute master class on centre court made the thirty seven years old the most senior tennis player to reach the last four since Martina Navratilova in 1994.

I Was Deported After Contracting Strange Illness In Russia - 23-Year Old Recounts How Her Pastor Trafficked Her

Whistle blowers in Edo state last week informed security agents about the arrival of a Russian based alleged human trafficker, Vivian Ehioze, whom has been arrested alongside her brother, Pastor Endurance Ehioze (pictured inset), whom is said to be her recruiter. 

Herbalist Kidnaps Child, Demands Whooping Amount

A 37-year-old herbalist, Sikiru Ifashola, on Tuesday appeared in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly kidnapping a child and demanding a ransom for her release.

Ifashola, of No. 16, Sholuyi St., Ifako Gbagada, is standing trial on a charge of kidnapping, which he pleaded not guilty to.

Woman Who Broke Her Leg At Gwen Stefani’s Concert Sues Her

Gwen Stefani created a dangerous stampede at one of her concerts when she invited fans to rush the stage .. at least according to a woman who's suing her for just that.

Lisa Stricklin just filed suit against the No Doubt singer, claiming she invited lawn seat fans to come forward into a reserved seated area at the PNC Pavilion at her Charlotte, NC concert last July.

Janet Jackson Takes Her Son, Eissa to the US for the First Time

Janet Jackson arrived in New York City on Monday morning with her 6-month-old son, Eissa. This will be the first trip to the U.S. for the little toddler who was born in London in January this year. Eissa’s father, billionaire Wissam Al Mana reportedly moved out of the couple’s London home in April, after Janet filed for divorce. See more photos after the cut…

8 Murdered By Boko Haram For Opposing Sharia Police

8 Villagers in northeast Nigeria, have been publicly executed by Boko Haram for opposing the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam, according to a graphic video seen by AFP.

All eight were blindfolded and lying face down on the ground when they were shot at close range by four masked gunmen. Crowds were seen cheering, the images showed.

One man wearing a white turban told the crowd before the execution that the condemned villagers were “apostates (who) have left the fold of Islam”.

Hilarious encounter between a pastor and madman (Video)

Ben Affleck and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus step out in coordinated outfits

On Monday, Ben Afleck and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus stepped out together for a morning beverage run in Brentwood, California.
Ben and the Saturday Night Live producer, have been reportedly seeing each other 'one and off' since 2015, according to UsWeekly.

Never Go To Bed Angry - Mum Of 3 Advises Recounting How Husband Died After A 16-Hour Shift

A mother-of-three has urged couples to not 'go to bed angry' after banishing her husband to the sofa in a row over him working long shifts - only to wake up and find him dead.

Ashley Murrell had a heated argument with her husband Mikey, 36, when he returned home late from a 16 hour shift as she was worried he was running himself into the ground.

Deaf And Dumb Security Guard Jailed For 5 Years For Dealing In Cocaine

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court Ikoyi over the weekend sentenced a deaf and dumb and a security guard to five years imprisonment each for dealing in cannabis and cocaine.

Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Ofoyeju Mitchell in a statement on Saturday, July 8 issued stated that the 23 year old deaf and dumb, Abbas Ahmed, was arrested by police officers on the 5th of February 2014 along Agege Motor Road, Agege Lagos, while dealing in a kilogramme of cannabis.

Baba Suwe: Actor Reveals How Activities Of Dreaded ‘Badoo Boys’ Affect Him

Veteran Nollywood comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as ‘Baba Suwe’ has complained bitterly about the pains he has to contend with over the ongoing Badoo tragedy in Ikorodu Lagos.
The actor said the activities of the ritualists have turned Ikorodu into a hot spot where vigilante groups embarrass visitors with barrage of questions especially at night.

Alexis Sanchez preparing to accept Arsenal stay

Alexis Sanchez preparing to accept Arsenal stay

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and those close to him are beginning to accept he may have to wait until next summer to seal his desired transfer to Manchester City.

The Chile international has been stalling on signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and is set to be a free agent in a year’s time as things stand.

Why I want Mbappe at Arsenal – Wenger

Arsene Wenger prepares Arsenal fans for Kylian Mbappe disappointment with transfer remarks

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, admits he is a big fan of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe and is trying to sign him because “he’s got such a rare and immense quality at 18 years of age”.
Wenger, however, says Mbappe can have his pick of any club in the world.

Man's arrest over planning attack at Ariana Grande concert

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of planning a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Costa Rica.

Detectives launched a manhunt on Saturday after threatening messages were posted in Arabic on a webpage of the concert organisers.

The suspect, with the last names Caicedo Lopez, a 22-year-old from Colombia, was held in a 6am raid on his flat in Tibas, near the capital San Jose, yesterday. 

Photo: Newborn baby found abandoned at a backyard

A newborn baby boy was found at yesterday evening, at a back yard of a house at Vries Street in Stutterheim, South Africa.

It is alleged that the baby was heard crying by the house occupants. The baby was taken by ambulance to hospital where he is being kept.

Inter Milan rival Manchester United for Nemanja Matic

Chelsea receive rival bid for Man Utd target Nemanja Matic

Inter Milan have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to seal the transfer of Nemanja Matic by entering into talks over a £35million deal for the Chelsea midfielder.
The 28-year-old is seemingly not a key part of Antonio Conte’s plans for next season, with reports linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge for much of the summer so far.
United have largely been listed as his main suitors up until now, with Jose Mourinho a fan of the player he signed from Benfica during his second stint as Chelsea manager.

For The 1st Time In Iran's Aviation History, Woman Appointed CEO Of Iran Air

For women living in a country steeped in orthodoxy and strict laws, things are unimaginably claustrophobic. From how they dress to the jobs they get, each and every aspect of their lives is closely monitored.

Despite all of these restrictions,  Farzaneh Sharafbafi, will be first woman to hold the position of a CEO of Iran Air. According to reports, Sharafbafi, who is also the first woman to get a Ph.D in aerospace was selected from among the board members of Iran Air.

Charlie Gard's father says doctors are lying to High Court

The judge in the Charlie Gard case has dismissed tweeted interventions from the Pope and Donald Trump.

Mr Justice Francis told the High Court only dramatic new evidence could save the desperately ill 11-month-old. He challenged Charlie’s parents – Connie Yates and Chris Gard – to provide it within 48 hours.

Our tuition is free — UNILAG

The University of Lagos has said that it has yet to increase its tuition, contrary to reports making the rounds.

Deputy Registrar, Mr. Toyin Adebule, said this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday.

Runtown's babymama slams Blac Chyna

As Selena, babymama to Nigerian musician Runtown, shared via Instagram in reaction to Blac Chyna's claims that she was devastated when Rob Kardashian shared her nudes on social media.

PDP crisis: I will quit politics if Sheriff wins at Supreme Court – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has vowed to quit politics if the Supreme Court affirms Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party.
In an interview with Vanguard, he stated that “some of us will take a bow and head home”.

In One Day, Warren Buffett Donates $3.17bn For Welfare Of The Poor

In order to give it back to the society, Warren Buffet, the well-known philanthropist, businessman and the American business magnate has made a donation which broke his own previous record.

Bankers Arrested For Defrauding Customers Of N150m

Three bankers have been arrested by the police for allegedly hacking into the bank accounts of customers and diverting a total sum of N150m.

The bankers- Oyelade Shola-Isaac, 32, Osuolale Hammid, 40, and Akeem Adesina, 33 – were apprehended along with eight other suspects in connection with the fraud.

Three of the accomplices, Okpetu John, 29; Chukwumnoso Ifeanyi, 30; and Salako Abdulsalam were said to be MTN agents, while others were identified as Ismaeel Salami, 49; Akinola Oghuan, 34; Sarumi Abubakar, 32; James Idagu, 56; and 33-year-old Sunday Okeke.

Teenager dies from using cellphone while taking a bath

A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock, Texas has died after getting electrocuted while using her cellphone in a bathtub. Madison Coe was taking a bath at her father's home in Lovington, New Mexico on Sundaymorning when she got electrocuted.

Family members say they believe the accident was caused either when she plugged in her phone while in the bathtub or grabbing the phone as it was being charged.

Photos: Eight members of a family killed, three wounded in execution-style massacre in Thailand

A village head and 10 living in his house in Krabi province, Thailand were shot in the head execution style by unknown assailants, leaving eight people dead and three people suffering serious injuries, police said.

Legendary Russian spy, Yuri Drozdov who planted ‘Illegals’ in other countries dies at 91

Yuri Drozdov, a Soviet superspy who played a role in key events of the Cold War, from Berlin to Kabul, and masterminded a mysterious network of K.G.B. operatives known as the “illegals,” has died at the age of 91.

Photo: 7 Friends Die After Boat Capsize As They Take A Selfie

Seven friends drowned and another is feared dead after their boat capsized while they gathered at one end for a selfie.

The young men were filming for Facebook Live using a selfie stick and can be seen in the footage laughing and joking.

But moments later tragedy struck, as the men were so engrossed in playing up for the camera, that they didn't realise the were tipping over.

INEC Shuns Court ruling, Continues Melaye’s Recall Process

The Independent National Electoral Commission yesterday posted the notice of verification for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, despite a court ruling ordering the electoral body to maintain “status quo.”

According to the notice posted at INEC’s office in Lokoja, Kogi State, the verification would hold across all polling units in the senatorial district on August 19.

Photos: 27-year-old Nigerian man jailed in the US for $1 million bank fraud

A 27-year-old Nigerian man has sentenced to two years in jail in the United States for bilking East Texans and others out of nearly $1 million.

Fawaz Olarenwaju Animasaun is one of two people named in a federal indictment for charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.

How My Wife, Amara Kept Me Alive – Kanu Nwankwo Opens up

Retired Nigerian top professional athlete, Kanu Nwankwo who has played for several English teams including Arsenal FC has recounted how his wife, Amara, kept him alive and nursed him.
The Nigerian footballer who first had an open-heart surgery in 1996 after a routine medical examination at Inter Milan revealed a heart valve defect disclosed that his wife, Amara, saved his life when he could have died.

U.S. Marine airplane crashes in Mississippi killing 16 people

At least 16 people are dead after a U.S. Marine Corps. KC-130 airplane from Tennessee crashed into a soybean field in Mississippi Monday. 

LeFlore County EMA Director Fred Randal told WLBT that at least 16 people died in the crash on the aircraft that departed from Memphis. 

See Woman Who Forced Her Stepkids To Lick Faeces From Toilet Bowl As Punishment

A woman faces multiple child cruelty charges after allegedly forcing her stepkids to lick faeces from a toilet bowl as punishment.

Sara Anne Woody is also accused of beating one child's genitals with a belt for wetting the bed and forcing the youngsters to drink an apple cider-vinegar concoction in order to vomit "stolen" food.

The 25-year-old, of Burkburnett, near Wichita Falls in Texas, faces a felony-level charge of injury to a child with serious bodily or mental injury.

Man U 's Henrikh Mkhitaryan Pictured Getting Close To Ex-Wife Of Liverpool’s Djibril Cisse

Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been photographed out and about with the ex-wife of Djibril Cisse, the Frenchman who helped Liverpool to 2005 Champions League glory.

Mkhitaryan was photographed with Jude Cisse as they enjoyed a meal together at San Carlo Chiccetti, an Italian restaurant in Manchester.

Miss South Africa wore gloves to meet orphans with HIV at soup kitchen

A model in South Africa has sparked anger after she posted herself meeting orphans with HIV.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who is mixed race, was accused of racism following the charity event at a soup kitchen in the country’s capital, Johannesburg.

Airbnb Landlord Pushes South African Filmmaker Down The Stairs In Late Checkout Dispute

A South African filmmaker who was seen in shocking video being pushed down the stairs by an enraged Airbnb landlord in Amsterdam on Sunday broke her silence, suggesting that the attack was unjustified and racially motivated.

Sibahle Nkumbi, who also goes by the name Steve, said in her first interview since the disturbing incident that she suffered a concussion and wants the man allegedly responsible for her injuries held to account, although she is skeptical it will ever happen.

Deadly Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Has Affected Over 300,000 As 7,000 New Cases Are Recorded DAILY

A deadly cholera outbreak that has plagued Yemen since last year reached a grim milestone on Sunday as the number of suspected cases surpassed more than 300,000.

More than 1,700 people in the war-torn country have died of cholera in the past months, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced on Monday, and 300,000 people are suspected to be ill.

Donald Trump's State Visit To Britain ‘Cancelled’

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is now expected to take place next year. The prospect of the US president coming to Britain with full pomp and ceremony this Autumn has been abandoned, senior Government sources have told MailOnline.

However, there is still a chance that Mr Trump could drop for a less formal visit before then.

Lukaku to wear No. 9 shirt at Man United with Ibrahimovic’s permission

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s permission before requesting to wear Manchester United’s No. 9 shirt next season.
Lukaku, 24, sealed his move to Old Trafford on Monday after United reached a £75 million agreement with Everton last week.

Roberto Carlos eyes full team gets ninth child

Roberto Carlos’ glittering career may have ended years ago but off the pitch he continues to celebrate.
The legendary Brazilian left back became a father for the ninth time at the weekend following the birth of a baby girl.

Lagos Assembly demands apology from Senate over Goje’s comment

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday directed the Clerk, Mr Sanni Azeez, to write a protest letter to the Senate over a comment by Sen. Danjuma Goje.
This followed a motion moved by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Mr Tunde Braimoh, in respect of a statement credited to Goje (APC-Gombe Central) against the House.