Wednesday, 13 September 2017

200 Youths Set Ablaze Palace Of Imo Monarch

200 youths

No fewer than 200 youths have set ablaze the palace of the traditional ruler of Obollo autonomous community, Edwin Mbaeyi, in Isiala Mbano Local Government of Imo state.

Punch reports that an eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Collins, said that the palace was burnt over the refusal of the monarch to coronate one Chijioke Njokuocha as the traditional prime minister of the community after the death of his father, Samuel Njokuocha.

Man who allegedly slaughtered woman & continued eating her flesh even after being shot three times dies in hospital

eating woman

A 23-year-old South African man accused of slaughtering and eating a woman died on Tuesday morning.

Aphiwe Mapekula died at the Nelson Mandela Central Hospital‚ where he was admitted after he was shot by police who were trying to apprehend him, Live reports.

Singapore gets first female president without a vote and people are not having it


Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the decision has been faced with criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote.

Mr Eazi reveals why he quit his $6,000 per month job for music

Mr Eazi

Nigeria singer, Mr Eazi has revealed why he went into music.

In an interview with Beat Fm, the singer revealed he had to dump his job which paid him about six thousand dollars per month in order to find fulfillment in music.

According to him, his family hated him for leaving his job but love him now since his breakthrough after two first shows in London.

Jobless Man Sent To Prison For Stealing Wheel Barrow

It was double tragedy for a 26-year old jobless man, Mr John Chima who attempted to get engaged meaningfully by looking for work. It was gathered that the job he had wanted to engage himself in required a wheel barrow, so he stole one after he could not get assistance to buy.

The action has landed him in prison as Chima was caught with the fairly used wheelbarrow and was handed over to the police who arraigned him in court. The incident happened at Mechanic Village in Isolo where the suspect reportedly stole the item.

Driver, 33, rapes 11-year-old girl inside car

A driver working with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Ejialu Peter, 33, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl inside his vehicle, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Peter, who resides at No. 3, Agbado St., off Power Line, Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, is facing a charge of defilement.

Paul Pogba Injured, Could Be Out for Weeks

Manchester United will be hoping for good news on Paul Pogba after he limped off in Tuesday's Champions League win against Basel.

Jose Mourinho believes his French midfielder could be out for a "few weeks" with a suspected hamstring injury after lasting just 19 minutes and leaving Old Trafford on crutches following the 3-0 victory.

Goals from substitute Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford made it a comfortable night for Mourinho on the pitch but Pogba's condition will be a concern with a hectic schedule over the next month.

My Wife Didn't Tell Me She was Married Before and Had a Child - Man Seeks Dissolution of 6-year Marriage

A middle-aged man, Olawuyi Williams, on Wednesday, asked a court in Ilorin to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Janet Olawuyi, “because of her lying habit.”

The plaintiff, a residence of Taiwo area in Ilorin, said the marriage was contracted in 2011 and had produced one child.

Chinese Couple Who Have 7 Daughters Spend N4.7million to Buy a Baby Boy

A Chinese couple with seven daughters allegedly bought a baby boy to carry on their family name, Telegraph UK has reported. The couple from south China’s Guangdong province paid 92,000 yuan (£10,700/N4.7 million) for the "abducted" child, a court heard.
Poor communities often have a traditional preference for male offspring, who can provide support to their elderly parents and carry on the family name. Women join their husband’s family tree after they marry, even after death.

Man Bags 12 Months Imprisonment for Stealing Laptop in Lagos

A 26-year-old man, Oluwasegun Olayemi will spend the next 12 months in prison for stealing a laptop and phone valued N119,000, from a businesswoman in Lagos.

Olayemi of no fixed address, was convicted on Wednesday by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and burglary.

Aisha Alhassan Spotted at the FEC Meeting with Buhari, Others in Aso Rock (Photos)

The embattled Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, was at Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) after she arrived at 10:45am for the meeting slated for 11:00a.m which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Alhassan had, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC last week, disclosed her preference for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar against Buhari for the 2019 presidential contest.

Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt’s defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government of the agency’s report, but the move follows last month’s decision by the United States to cut or delay nearly $300m in aid over Egypt’s human rights record and ties with Pyongyang.

Nnamdi Kanu under house arrest – lawyer

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his client has been placed under house arrest by the Nigerian army.

Soldiers surrounded Kanu’s home in Umuahia, Abia state on Tuesday, two days after they had clashed with his supporters in the area.

In a statement issued shortly after the incident, Ejiofor said he got a distress call from Kanu but that he couldn’t confirm whether he is alive or dead.

Carpenter Found with Toy Gun Jailed 12 Months

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a carpenter, Chinonso Eze, to 12 months imprisonment, for being in possession of a toy gun and knife at a public place.

Eze, 32, of Gwagwa by Tasha 1, Abuja, was convicted following his guilty plea to charges of attempting to commit an offence and escape from lawful custody.

Man Shot Dead at Funeral Ceremony During Gun Salute

Thabani Hadebe, a South African man has been killed during a funeral service in Molweni after someone fired bullets in an illegal gun salute, Kwazulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

According to Daily Sun SA, Thabani Hadebe, 27, had been driving a hearse with the body of Jabulani Gayinkani 'Gayo' Mdunge on Friday afternoon when he was struck by a stray bullet, said Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane.

Man Hacks Girlfriend to Death and Dumps Her Body in a Pit Toilet

A boyfriend who allegedly killed his girlfriend on Saturday with a machete has disappeared after executing the terrific act, MpumalangaNews has reported.

It was alleged that the incident happened after the couple had an argument. The lifeless body of a 42-year old woman was discovered by her 16-year-old stepson in a pit toilet when he came home from his neighbour’s house where he spent the night.

'Sugar-mummy' Stabs Lover Boy to Death After Catching Him with Another Woman

A dramatic incident has led to the death of a loverboy after he was stabbed to death by her 38-year-old lover (sugar-mummy). Police from Elukwatini in area of South Africa said the boyfriend is said to be eight years younger than her on Sunday.

MpumalangaNews revealed that Ms Muhle Charlotte Hlophe allegedly stabbed and inflicted multiple stab wounds on her boyfriend at his place at Nhlazatshe Extension 5.

I Tried Killing My American Benefactor Because My Charm Didn't Work on Him - Young Man Confesses

Lagos Police Command Zone 3 has paraded a Nigerian man, Orabe Philips Leo who tried to murder a Pakistani expatriate with American citizenship, who visited him but ended up getting attacked by him on the same day.   

According to SP Dolapo Badmos, Orabe picked up the victim Mr Robert Rob Wheelers who once worked with him at Tony Elumelu foundation in 2015 at the airport on 25th August 2017.

INEC Resumes Melaye's Recall Process, Plans Timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission has resumed the recall process for the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye.

An INEC National Commissioner and member of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, said in a statement on Tuesday that the commission would release a revised timetable and schedule of activities on September 18, 2017 in compliance with the orders of the court.

Movie Director Tricks Married Woman to a House and Nearly Strangles Her to Death (Photos)

A Nigerian woman by name Mrs. Patience Bula is asking for justice after she was nearly strangled to death by an alleged movie director who tricked her to a compound in Benue state.

Here is the sad story how Ukan Kurugh shared it on Facebook:

Panic as Woman Suddenly Vanishes After Landing at Manchester Airport (Photo)

According to Metro UK, the UK Police are now growing increasingly concerned for a woman who disappeared shortly after landing at Manchester Airport.

Louise Holohan has not been seen since she left the airport at 4pm on Friday and her disappearance is said to be entirely out of character.

It is thought she may have been headed for an address in Padiham but failed to turn up and has not been seen since.

Buhari Has Ordered Hausa, Fulani Soldiers to Assassinate Me - Nnamdi Kanu Claims

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that the soldiers who held him hostage in his house were acting on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari, DailyPost has reported.

The report further revealed that Kanu claimed that Buhari gave the “Hausa, Fulani” soldiers’ order to assassinate him because he “strongly believe” and fight for the “liberation of Biafran people.”

Juventus deny receiving Dybala bid from Barca

Inspite of widespread transfer speculations in the media last summer, Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has denied receiving a bid from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala as he ruled out selling the star forward.

Dybala has long been linked with Barcelona and speculation of a move to Camp Nou gathered pace before the transfer window closed – the Argentina international reportedly identified as a replacement for Neymar.

Two Nigerian caregivers charged for neglecting autistic woman in the UK

Two Nigerian women have pleaded guilty to charges of neglect for leaving a severely autistic woman locked in a car alone while they went on a two-and-a-half hour shopping spree.

Sylvia Ezeorji, 47 and Veronica Howe, 52, were both care support workers for 58-year-old Claire McMullen, who suffers from autism, learning difficulties and does not speak.

Robbers kill Army captain, three others in Kaduna

Four people, including an army officer, and an infant, have been killed by suspected armed robbers along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.

One of the survivors who is a Customs officer said the incident happened when they left Kaduna around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday and were heading to Ilorin in Kwara State in a convoy of three Kwara Express buses when they ran into about 20 armed bandits near Palwaya in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State around 10:30 a.m.

North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions

North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

The respected 38 North website in the US raised its estimate for the yield from the explosion, which Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile, to around 250 kilotons — more than 16 times the size of the device that devastated Hiroshima in 1945.

Somalis protest at Ethiopia embassy in UK over prisoner transfer

Somalians resident in the United Kingdom on Tuesday held a protest outside the Ethiopian embassy in the country demanding that their country’s sovereignty be respected.

The protest was in response to a recent decision of Somali authorities to transfer a citizen to Ethiopia. Scores of protesters with placards assembled in front of the Ethiopia embassy in London in what was a peaceful protest.

Dangote to invest $4.6bn in agriculture in five years

Dangote Group of Companies says it will invest $4.6 billion in agriculture and $800 million in the beef and dairy industry in the next five years.

Aliko Dangote, chairman of the group, made this known at a three-day conference on Transformation of Nigerian Livestock Industry in Abuja.

You Are Wearing Fake Crowns, Olubadan Tells Elevated Kings

The drama over the Obaship crisis in Ibadan on Tuesday took another dimension with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, declaring that the 21 new kings recently crowned by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State are wearing what he termed as “fake crowns”.

Oba Adetunji, who spoke while receiving members of the Council of Authentic Magajis of Ibadanland, who visited the palace to declare their support for the monarch, added that anybody who wants to become a king in Ibadan has to wait for God’s time.

Why We Resisted Attempts To Disqualify Buhari In 2015 Poll – Outgoing CJ

Justice Ibrahim Auta, the outgoing Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday revealed why the court resisted attempts to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2015 general elections.

Auta stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a special court session to usher in the 2017/2018 legal year.

He said that the court stood firm by insisting that candidates be allowed to test their popularity at the polls.

Ghanaian actor Yaw Dabo set to wed stunning girlfriend Vivian Okyere (photos)

Ghanaian actor, Samuel Nana Yaw Dabo popularly called Dabo, has announced he will wed his sweetheart, Vivian Okyere soon.

The two actors featured in Kumawood movie “Megye wo girl” in which Yaw Dabo snatched Vivian Okyere from his boss.

Apple unveils three new iPhones — Here’s everything to know about them

Apple launched three new editions of the iPhone for its tenth anniversary via a live broadcast on Tuesday.
The company unveiled the “new generation” iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well as the “futuristic” iPhone X (10) during its annual press conference.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, addressed attendees, saying: “It seems only fitting that Steve should open his theater. Steve meant so much to me and so much to all of us. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about him. Memories especially come rushing back as we prepared for today and this event.”

Media Trial As Potent Weapon Against Corruption

For those who think that what has come to be known as media trial is an aberration in the fight against corruption, they should have a re-think because no weapon is spared in fighting a deadly enemy. 

Media trial is a potent weapon and should be used as being canvassed by the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, who visited The Guardian last week. There is clamor against media trial because of its effectiveness and deterrence. The only way to stop it is to stop corruption.

Three Nigerians nabbed in Berlin for issuing sham marriage certificates

Germany and Portugal police have raided property linked to a gang suspected of arranging fake marriages in order to make it easier for Nigerians to come to Europe.

Berlin police say they searched 41 homes and offices in the German capital city on Tuesday, arresting five people.

Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra National Guard declares war against Nigerian Army

Biafra National Guard (BNG) says the Operation Python Dance II, to be carried out by the Nigerian Army in the South-east was targeted at Nnamdi Kanu and other agitators.
A statement Wednesday morning by self-styled ‘Major Nkuma’, said BNG knew that the operation “is a show of force and genocide intention which has already started”.

It, however, said the Army should be prepared for BNG warning that its the leadership of General Innocent Orji was ready for war.

Ozil to leave Arsenal next year

Mesut Ozil is planning to follow Alexis Sanchez out of the exit door at Arsenal, when his contract expires in June.

Sanchez’s inevitable departure has only been delayed, as the Gunners were unable to land Thomas Lemar on transfer deadline day last summer.

EFCC traces Abuja posh assets to Jonathan’s wife

Two more assets have been traced to former First Lady Patience Jonathan, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering.

The latest development has brought the number of Mrs. Jonathan’s assets  under investigation to 15.

Ooni of Ife declares ex-wife Olori Wuraola free to remarry after elders return her brideprice

Former wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola can now remarry if she wishes as the customary bride price paid by the Ooni has been returned fully to him by the elders of her family in Benin City, Nigeria.

Senator Ben Bruce Reveals What Atiku Want From APC

Nigeria’s Senator Ben Murray Bruce has stated that former vice president Abubakar Atiku wants the APC to fulfill their campaign promises. Advertisement “@APCNigeria has it wrong. @Atiku isn’t fighting APC.