Friday, 15 September 2017

PSG’s ‘MCN’ turn focus back to domestic action

Paris Saint-Germain and their fearsome attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani host Lyon on Sunday looking to make it six successive wins to kick off the Ligue 1 season.

The expensively-assembled frontline, dubbed ‘MCN’, starred in PSG’s 5-0 humbling of Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday, in a match where they were irresistible for long periods.

Atiku: APC denies asking Alhassan to resign

National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the party had not asked Women Affairs Minister, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, to resign over her recent comments in the media.

He also said that her appearance at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday, was not on a summon.

Liverpool’s Mane regrets Ederson incident, but insists he’ll do it again

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has spoken of his regret at the collision which injured goalkeeper Ederson Moraes in last weekend’s Premier League defeat to Manchester City but insisted he will not let the incident change his style of play despite leaving the Brazilian with several facial wounds.

The incident occurred when Mane chased a ball behind the City defence in the 37th minute and raised his foot in an attempt to nudge it past Ederson, but the goalkeeper got there first to head clear.

Iwobi delighted with Arsenal’s Europa League win against Cologne

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, has expressed his delight after Arsenal kicked off their 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League Group H opener with a 3-1 comeback win against Bundesliga side FC Cologne on Thursday night.

Cologne took a shock lead in the ninth minute through Jhon Cordoba after a poor clearance by David Ospina.

30 die in Lagos-Ibadan highway fatal crash

An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway has claimed 30 lives on Thursday night.

Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

Kazeem said the accident occurrthe Elebolo Quary Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.

Adebayo Akinfenwa hopes for promotion with Wycombe

Adebayo Akinfenwa is loving life at Wycombe Wanderers and hopes to help get the club promoted from Sky Bet League Two this season.

The big striker has scored four times in five appearances this season and appeared on EFL Matters on Thursday night where he discussed leaving AFC Wimbledon, helping out the younger players in the squad and their aims of promotion.

Arsenal probe fan chaos during Europa clash

Arsenal said Friday they were investigating how vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium for their clash with Cologne, sparking ugly scenes that marred the Europa League clash.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had been preparing for a postponement at the north London ground, describing the decision to play the game as a “gamble”.

Visiting fans were issued with 3,000 tickets but around 20,000 fans of the German club are believed to have made the journey to the British capital.

Lionel Messi playing under new Barcelona contract – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi is already playing under a five-year contract signed on behalf of the player by his dad, according to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The club announced in July that their leading goalscorer, whose deal was due to expire at the end of this season, had signed an extension to 2021.

UEFA charges Arsenal and Cologne over incidents at Emirates

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal and Cologne following incidents at the Europa League match at The Emirates on Thursday.

European football’s governing body has charged Arsenal with blocking stairways in the away supporters section of the stadium during the Group H fixture against their German opponents.

Tomori thanks Aina for support after Hull loan move

Nigerian-born England U-20 star Fikayo Tomori has thanked Super Eagles defender Ola Aina for helping him settle in at Hull City.

Tomori, 19, just like Aina, is on loan to English Championship club Hull City from Premier League champions Chelsea.

Man nabs wife allegedly taking his underwear to a witch doctor (Video)

local witch doctor

A woman was nabbed by her husband while attempting to take his underwear to a local witch doctor in Kenya. In a video seen by, the woman was carrying a polythene bag which had several of the man’s undergarments.

32 Suspected IPOB Members Arraigned For Murder, Remanded In Port Harcourt Prison

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday remanded 32 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in prison The suspects were arrested after they allegedly engaged in a bloody clash with security operatives during which a policeman was killed, his rifle taken away and three others injured. 

The Tuesday afternoon attack at a military checkpoint in Obehie, Abia State moved to Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt where the policeman was shot dead. Three other policemen were injured and two Police vans burnt. Three police weapons and 68 live ammunition were carted away, among others. The 32 suspects were arraigned for murder, armed robbery, unlawful assembly and treasonable felony, among others. 

Aisha Isah, wicked housewife throws two stepchildren into well over disagreement with their mother

Aisha Isah, 20 , who reportedly threw her two stepdaughters , Zainab 4 , and Baaba 2 , into a well over a disagreement with their mother, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command. According to the Police Command’s PRO, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, the suspect who was arrested in Yelwan- Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area, has already confessed to the crime which happened and expressed remorse over her action.

Jos Situation Under Control, Our People are on Patrol - Police

There was tension Thursday evening at the Jos City center especially the Ahmadu Bello Way as well as other surrounding communities of Apata, Chobe, Katako all in Jos North local government area as residents were seen hurriedly locking up shops and some vacating their homes for reasons no one could actually say.

The panicky movements generated many versions of rumours causing fears among residents and making security agents to patrol the affected areas and other troubled spots in the city.

16-year-old Girl Removed Batteries From Her Clock Before Killing Herself

Leah Hook, a 16-year-old girl took her own life after removing batteries from a clock as a message to her parents so that they knew when she died, an inquest has been told.
The teenager stayed at home over the Easter holidays while her family went for a bike ride.
According to Metro UK, when they returned they found her hanged with a plastic alarm clock next to her. body.

Our 10-months-old Marriage Has Failed - Nigerian Big Boy, Escobar Smith Whose Lavish Wedding Went Viral

Nigerian big boy, Donkwe Darlington, popularly known as Escoba Smith, who had one of the biggest wedding events of the year in 2016 where wealthy men were in attendance and made money rain, has announced an end to his 10-months-old marrage.

Popular TV Host Larry King Battles Deadly Disease

A former CNN talk show host Larry King has advised the young and old to go for routine chest examination to ensure early detection of respiratory challenge especially lung cancer.
King gave the advise on Thursday in a statement issued to CNN by a rep on a recent cancer diagnosis which showed he had a stage 1 Adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer.

Tenant Dies As Fire Caused By Candle Guts Two-storey Building In Lagos

A tenant was burnt to death yesterday while a landlord’s son was injured during a morning inferno, which gutted a house at the Somolu area of Lagos State. The fire, which ravaged a storey-building, started about 1a.m. from the first floor, where the landlord’s son’s apartment is located.

Husband Catches Reverend Red Handed Priest Trying To Sleep With His Wife

Police have arrested a reverend who was arrested while allegedly n@ked in another man’s bedroom at Ober Entebbe in Lira Town, Uganda. The reverend at St Paul Church of Uganda at Barapwo village in Lira District, was detained over accusations of trespass and claims that he sexually harassed another man’s wife.

Police detective Kizza Odongo said they arrested the 38-year-old reverend while n@ked in another man’s bedroom. But the good reverend insists he was only “cleansing the room” on invitation before police arrested him.

Fayose shares another of his presidential campaign photo

Nicki Minaj and Nas fuel dating rumours after getting cuddly at his birthday

Nicki Minaj and rumored boyfriend Nas certainly looked like a couple at his birthday party on Thursday night when the two were photographed with their arms around each other.

Hoodlums Who Shot Police Officer During Robbery Operation Arrested

The police in Ogun State on Thursday said they had arrested two members of an armed robbery gang who shot and injured the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere Police Division. The command added that a leader of the gang was killed during a shootout with the police.

Nigeria drops in FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six places in the latest FIFA Coca Cola world rankings despite impressive results against Cameroon in the World Cup qualifying matches.

The rankings released on Thursday by Football World Governing body showed that the Eagles dropped from the 38th to the 44th position in the world and fifth in Africa with 695 points.

Group launches Whistle-blower App to fight child sexual exploitation

The fight against child sexual exploitation has been taken to a new dimension with the launch of an App ‘Stop CSE’ on IOS Apple and Google Play Store to report abuses on victims.

The whistle blowing App was the brain child of a Nigerian Child Rights group, Jose Foundation in collaboration with its United Kingdom partners and can be downloaded on Android and IOS devices.

Fathers can alter sex of their children

*Men who produce high-quality sperm likely to have sons

“Dads can alter the sex of their offspring”, according to a Oxford University lecturer.Men who produce high-quality sperm are more likely to have sons, new research reveals.The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

This comes after previous research suggests mothers have more influence over their offspring’s sex as experiencing the high physical costs of pregnancy makes them more likely to invest resources into determining their child’s gender.

HIV positive Dad arrested for defiling his 11-Year-old daughter (Photos)

HIV positive

37-year-old HIV Positive fisherman, Salongo Christopher Kityo, was on Tuesday arrested for defiling his 11 year old daughter in Uganda.

His arrest came after his daughter recounted her ordeal in the hands of her father, to her mother Namiiro who immediately informed one of the security guards in the village, who in turn contacted the Office in charge of Mpala Police Post, Joseph Ssekitoleko.

Superstar Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant

American singer and actress, Selena Gomez, has undergone kidney transplant. A friend of hers donated a kidney to her, it has been revealed.

The 25-year-old pop star suffers with Lupus and the side effects of the autoimmune disease damaged her organs so much that she was told by doctors that she required a transplant.

IPOB crisis: Okupe urges Buhari to summon council of state meeting

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an emergency council of state meeting to seek a solution to the security tension in the south-east.

An ongoing military exercise in the region — Operation Python Dance II — has resulted in several clashes between security operatives and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia state.

Adamawa govt assures Igbo residents of safety

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State, yesterday, assured the Igbo community in the state of their safety.

He gave the assurance against the backdrop of clashes between security operatives and members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Abia and Rivers states.

UN promotes mediation to end Libya chaos and restore peace

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming recent efforts to bring opposing sides together in Libya – a conflict that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says is ripe for mediation to end years of chaos and restore peace.

The resolution adopted on Thursday extends the UN political mission in the country until September 15, 2018, with a mandate “to exercise mediation and good offices” to support “an inclusive political process.”

Oko Baba wood dealers appeal to Lagos govt to reopen market

Wood dealers at the popular Oko Baba wood market have appealed to the Lagos State Government to reopen the market, almost four weeks after it was closed down allegedly on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

The market which is considered the largest of its type in West Africa was sealed off because of the poor sanitary condition, blocked drainages and dangerous activities of wood transporters who are fond of loading their wares on the Adeniji Adele end of the Third Mainland Bridge inward Herbert Macaulay Way.

We’ll show Eagles we mean business – Zambia skipper

Chipolopolo of Zambia’s captain, Kennedy Mweene, said camping in Europe will enable the team concentrate on the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the Super Eagles on October 7 in Uyo.

Mweene added that the Chipolopolo will enter the pitch and show the group B leaders, they meant business in their quest to earn a ticket to their first ever World Cup.

Two abductors of septuagenarian arrested

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two men for alleged involvement in the kidnap of a 70-year-old woman, identified as Victoria Jimba, on August 30, 2017.

Jimba was abducted by a gang of kidnappers in Igbotako, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, while going to church.

Police nab two suspected robbers, recover arms

The police in Abuja have arrested two suspected robbers who were allegedly on their way to Minna, Niger State, for a robbery operation.

The new Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, stated this on Thursday, adding that one Beretta pistol, one locally-made revolver and six rounds of 9mm live ammunition were recovered from Suleiman Hasimu and Muhammad.

Police ‘arrest’ Alsatian dog for robbery in Lagos …parade Uber driver, others for murder of GUS winner

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested an Alsatian dog named Bullet, for alleged robbery in the Ladipo, Oshodi area of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, during a parade of the dog at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, said two other robbery suspects, Odunade Olajide and Adeniyi Adisa, sent the dog after their victims.

Lagos couple torture child with hot iron

A guardian, Mr. ThankGod Madubuchi, and his wife, Juliet, have been arrested by policemen from the Ilupeju division, for allegedly torturing a 10-year-old girl, Chinansa, with a hot iron.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Chinansa was ThankGod’s niece and she had been living with his family at their house on Anjorin Street, Mushin, Lagos State, for some time.

I can’t be blackmailed over adoption of my deputy – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said he refused to be threatened or blackmailed by anybody over the recent adoption of his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, by stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the preferred candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state.

He also said he has no apology to offer any individual or group over the matter since he has not breached the rule or law of the party or the country.

Kenya Prostitute Vera Sidika shows off her Nigerian bae’s $46k Rolex watch but someone says he’s married with kids

Kenyan Socialite, Vera Sidika who is back at Lagos shared a photo of her Nigerian bae’s $46k Rolex watch, but someone points out that She knows who the watch owner is and that he is married with two kids.

EFCC seizes 14 properties traced to ex-FCT minister Mohammed, son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has seized14 properties located in “choice areas” of Abuja traced to the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsuddeen.

The EFCC stated this in a court application filed by one of its prosecutors, Mr. Ben Ikani.

The application, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on September 11, 2017,   sought the interim forfeiture of the properties.

“Nnamdi Kanu Is ‘god’, He Created Me”- IPOB Member

An IPOB member Udummiri Nwakalu has declared that controversial IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu is his ‘god’

The young man who is also a Blogger said this in a Facebook post where he also called those who ‘worship anything else fools’

I’m sorry over comment - Alhassan tells APC

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan— who last week said she would not support President Muhammadu Buhari should he decide to seek reelection in 2019 —has apologised for her “indiscretion”, the All Progressives Congress (APC)  said yesterday.

The minister, who said she would support former Vice Presdent Atiku Abubakar who is her mentor, to run in 2019, met for  two hours with party leaders led by National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun. She was summoned to clarify her statement.

Jealous housewife throws two stepchildren into well over disagreement with their mother in Nasarawa

20-year-old jealous housewife, Aisha Isah, who reportedly threw her two stepdaughters , Zainab 4 , and Baaba 2 , into a well over a disagreement with their mother, has been arrested by theNasarawa State Police Command.

According to the Police Command’s PRO, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, the suspect who was arrested in Yelwan- Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area, has already confessed to the crime which happened and expressed remorse over her action.

Witch Doctor Who Prepares Charms For Human Trafficking Victims Confesses in Edo State (Photo)

A 47-year-old witch doctor, Akugbe Aisevbo, has been arrested and paraded by Edo State Police Command for allegedly aiding and abetting human trafficking, according to PM News.

The man is accused of preparing charms to aid illegal migratiom to foreign countries, for the victims to avoid mishap on their ways and be successful abroad.

Live Fantasy Drafts: Players to Avoid in Week 2

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Players to Avoid in Week 2

The fantasy draft is the best part of the entire NFL season, and you can recreate that joyous day every week on DRAFT. You and your friends are able to draft a completely new team every week of the NFL season to see who can accumulate the most fantasy points. This essentially eliminates the risk of injuries and job demotions that are present in year-long fantasy leagues. These are the four players you will want to avoid when selecting a new team on DRAFT before the start of Week 2 of the NFL season.