Thursday, 24 August 2017

Iran bans ''ugly'' teachers from the classroom including women with facial hair,acne,ezema

Iran's education department has banned ugly teachers from the classroom, including women with facial hair or those suffering from acne.

A list of proscribed ailments, including having a scar or a fungal infection was released by the FARS news agency.

My husband cannot afford my under wear’s cost, wife tells court

A divorce-seeking housewife, Amina Sulaiman, on Thursday told an Ilorin Area Court that her husband, Ibrahim Babaoja, could not even afford the cost of  her underwear.

Amina, in her testimony, begged the court to dissolve their seven-year-old marriage because her husband refused to take proper care of her.

Rooney retirement ‘good for Everton’ – Koeman

Ronald Koeman says Wayne Rooney’s international retirement is “a good decision for him and for Everton”.

Rooney turned down the chance of an England recall this week, instead announcing an end to a career which brought a record 53 goals in 119 appearances.

FIFA investigates Neymar’s Barcelona bonus claim

FIFA said Thursday it was investigating Brazilian superstar Neymar’s complaint about an unpaid loyalty bonus from Barcelona in the increasingly bitter feud with his former club since his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

A FIFA spokesman said the complaint was “pending and being investigated” and he could not comment any further.

Swansea close to signing Wilfried Bony from Man City

Swansea City are close to securing the return of striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City.

City paid their Premier League counterparts £25m for the Ivory Coast forward two and a half years ago.

Tanzania to use drone network to deliver critical medicines

Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks to deliver critical services.

Tanzania’s government is working with U.S. logistics company Zipline to launch what they call the world’s largest drone delivery service for emergency medical supplies.

Police arrest 6 members of bag-snatching gang

The police on Thursday arraigned six men in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, suspected to be members of a criminal gang that specialised in snatching bags at a black spot in Wuye District of the FCT.

The suspects are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on belonging to a criminal gang and criminal conspiracy, offences they denied committing.

Buhari sick, weak, old, he should resign – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Thursday declared that he stands by all that he said about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari while he was away in London on a medical trip, maintaining that the president is sick, weak and old and should not continue in office.

Governor Fayose told newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, that the president should throw in the towel and return to his native Daura to take care of his health, because he allegedly is not fit to continue in office.

Robert Mugabe day an insult to Zimbabweans – opposition

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has expressed “shock and complete disappointment” over a recent decision by government to declare President Robert Mugabe’s birthday a holiday.

In a statement, MDC’s Spokesperson Obert Gutu described the decision as an “insult to Zimbabweans”, adding that his party would scrap the holiday if elected into power.

0.7 percent of terror victims in Western Europe – report

Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in “terror” attacks in 2016, and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.

The Middle East and North Africa bore the brunt of last year’s violence, according to figures from the Global Terrorism Database maintained by the University of Maryland.

Monaco ‘closed door’ on Lemar move to Arsenal – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Monaco have “closed the door” on a move for Thomas Lemar but stressed that the Gunners could still make another signing before the window closes.

Arsenal have pursued midfielder Lemar throughout the summer, but saw at least two bids rebuffed by the French champions.

And Wenger told a news conference on Thursday: “It’s dead because Monaco have closed the door definitely.”

Barcelona must meet our Dembele demands – Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona to meet their demands or forget about signing Ousmane Dembele.

Barca have only a few days left to succeed in their attempts to sign the France international winger before the transfer window closes.

Unemployed Man rapes his neighbour's 12-yr-old daughter in Lagos

A 20-year-old unemployed man, Victor Akinsola, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter, was on Wednesday hauled up before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, who resides at 12, Sunny Smile St., Ishashi in Berger on the outskirts of Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.

18-yr-old boy supports & films his friend commit suicide

A courtroom witnessed the horrifying video that a teen,  Tyerell Przybycien, filmed as he allegedly helped his friend commit suicide by buying her a noose.

Przybycien is charged with murder in the death of 16-year-old Jchandra Brown, a friend he allegedly helped commit suicide near Provo, Utah, on May 6.

Tony Elumelu, Olusegun Obasanjo visit Sierra Leone over mudslide accident, as Elumelu donates $500k

Tony Elumelu, has not only supported Sierra Leonean government, but he has also made a call for more financial help for the country in the aftermath of the mudslide, in which nearly 500 people died and more than 600 people are still missing. He recently visited the country with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to condole with the government. He tweeted about his visit to the country and $500,000 donation he made.

Ojukwu’s Son Disowns IPOB, MASSOB, Reveals His Father Discussed The Unity Of Nigeria With Buhari

Emeka Ojukwu (Junior), the son of the late Igbo leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, has revealed that his late dad told Pres. Buhari that he (late Ojukwu) would want one indissoluble Nigeria.

Ojukwu, who made this known on Wednesday said his father told him about his discussion with Buhari, and denied claim by some pro-Biafran groups that he was in support of the agitation for Biafra.

Powerful individuals wanted to take over Arik Airline – Fomer VC

The former vice chairman of Arik Air, Anietie Okon, says the intervention of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, ruined the motives of some powerful people planning to take over the airline and sell it cheaply to themselves.

According to NAN, Okon made this allegation while speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday.

French TV journalist found dead in a ditch after her horse bolted

A high-profile French TV journalist died after she fell from her horse while riding in the Loire valley.

Marlène Seguin, 27, who worked as an equestrian correspondent for the television channel LCI died after her horse bolted in Champdieu on Monday.

(Photos)Police round up touts extorting motorists at Ojodu-Berger Layby In Lagos

The Rapid Response Squad arrested some area boys who have been extorting motorists at the newly commissioned Ojudu-Berger layby,Lagos.

Death row inmate's execution halted thanks new DNA evidence

The execution of convicted murderer held on death row for 16 years was halted with just hours to spare after new DNA evidence was found.

Marcellus Williams was being prepared to be put to death for the killing of a former newspaper reporter when he was granted a stay by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

"A sentence of death is the ultimate, permanent punishment," he said in a statement.

Barcelona directors are useless – Dugarry

Former Barcelona striker Christophe Dugarry has blasted the Catalonia club, describing them as ‘useless’.

Dugarry, who spent one season with the club 20 years ago, making just seven appearances and zero goals, in an SFR report supported Neymar’s claim that Barcelona deserve “better directors”.

72-yr-old grandma Of 6 Laments After Her 27-yr-old Nigerian Husband Is Denied U.K Visa

72-year old English grandma, Angela in a  post revealed how she met and married her 27-year old lover CJ Nwachukwu, just three months after they met on Facebook adding that her trip to Nigeria for their wedding was the first time they met face to face.

Inspector kills police superintendent over money before committing suicide

A policeman, Abraham Arowogun, has committed suicide.

Arowogun, who was attached to the Kajola Police Station, Kajola town, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, committed suicide by jumping into a deep well in the station.

Police Releases Corp Member Who Stabbed Cab Driver

A 52-year old taxi driver, John Ikubor, has recounted how he was stabbed on the shoulder by a suspected corps member in the Okota area of Lagos State.

Speaking on the issue, the Edo indigene said:

4 policemen detained for ‘extorting N15,000′

The Lagos state police command says it has taken into custody four policemen for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos state.

The officers are Mathew Oladujoye and Oba Roland and two others whose names were withheld.

Britain in error tells dozens of EU citizens to leave

Britain on Wednesday said it had sent dozens of letters telling European Union nationals to leave the country in error, an embarrassing mistake as the issue of the rights of such citizens in the UK is being negotiated.

Britain’s interior ministry said it was investigating after around 100 of the letters were sent to citizens from other European Union countries, saying they would be removed under immigration law.

44-year-old California woman sues her parents because she is ugly

A 44-year-old woman, Annabelle Jefferson from California is suing her own parents, Robert Jefferson, 82, and Ruby Jefferson, 76 for $2 million because she blames them for her ‘ugly genes.’

Sacked bank staff who goes about wearing bank’s T-Shirt to defraud unsuspecting customers arrested in Lagos (Photo)

31-year-old Adenike Okuneye pictured above, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate court for allegedly parading herself as a staff of Fidelity Bank, months after she had been sacked and collecting money from customers of the bank with the pretext of saving it for them in the bank but ended up converting it to her personal use. 

Globacom sues EFCC over fraud investigation

Globacom Limited has filed summons against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, seeking to stop investigation on a petition written against it by a foreign firm.

Apart from EFCC, Globacom also joined the foreign firm, Emitac Mobile Solutions, LLNP, based in Dubai and an operative of EFCC, Kadiri Thomas, as second and third respondents in the suit respectively.

$20m ‘bribe’: EFCC probes 20 ex-NPA officials

Detectives are probing how $20million was wired into the accounts of shell companies and fronts of some former officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

The cash, which is believed to be a bribe, is being traced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Malawian pastor gifts his wife a G-wagon for her birthday one month after she bought him a Rolls Royce

Malawi pastor, Shepherd Bushiri whose wife, Mary Bushiri gifted a 2016 Rolls Royce last month has reciprocated the gesture by buying her a G-Wagon for her birthday yesterday.

Dangote to establish university in Abuja, earmarks N200 billion

The President and founder of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has set aside N200 billion to establish a world-class university in Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the proposal has since been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Mikel Obi’s Russian wife, Olga reveals how they met & started dating

Olga Diyachenko, Russian wife of Nigerian footballer, Mikel Obi has revealed how they met and started dating!

In an Instagram live video, the mother-of-twins, while referring to him as ‘Husband‘ had this to say