Monday, 18 September 2017

Driver accused of manslaughter, gets N500,000 bail

A 48-year-old driver, Tunji Odofin, who allegedly knocked down a pedestrian, Ibrahim Yahaya, 32, was on Monday released on a N500,000 bail at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr M.A Etti granted the bail with two sureties in like sum.

Etti said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Kevin Hart's wife, Eniko Hart steps out amidst Husband's Cheating Scandal (Photos)


Eniko Hart, the pregnant wife of Kevin Hart has made her first public appearance after her comedian's husband publicly apologised to her and his two children over what he described as a 'bad error in judgment.'

Anderlecht sack coach Weiler

Rene Weiler was on Monday sacked as manager of Belgian champions Anderlecht, who are trailing in ninth place in the league after seven games.

The 44-year-old Swiss guided the famous Belgian club to the title in his first season and to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Military begins gradual withdrawal from Aba

The Nigerian Army has commenced gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in Aba after the recent clash with protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Sunday, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu told newsmen in Umuahia that the military on Operation Python Dance II had withdrawn from the state.

Adrien Silva returns to Portugal as Leicester formalise appeal

Adrien Silva has returned to Portugal as Leicester continue to wait on his availability.

The Portugal international is not allowed to train with the Foxes after FIFA blocked his £22m switch from Sporting Lisbon because his documentation was received by the FA 14 seconds after the deadline.

Leicester are still yet to hear whether the transfer will be ratified and the midfielder will continue to sit out when they host Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

WCQ: NFF retains Uyo for Eagles, Chipolopolo clash

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has retained Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo for the Super Eagles against Chipolopolo of Zambia World Cup qualifier billed for October 7.

Some football followers recently raised questions on the suitability of Uyo for the game in view of the crisis in the neighbouring Aba in Abia State between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the army.

Boko Haram Slaughters Chief Imam in Borno State

A chief Imam and four others were slaughtered by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno State, according to information made public by the caretaker chairman of Magumeri Local Government Area of the State, Abubakar Abdulkadir on Monday.

The slain chief imam, Ustaz Goni Bukar Tabare, was the elder brother to a popular politician in Magumeri, Mallam Goni Kundube. Kurmiri village is in Titiwa Ward, about 15 kilometres away from Magumeri LGA.

Ousmane Dembele to Undergo Surgery on Tuesday

Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.

“Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in a statement on Monday.

80% Men are Born Polygamists, Why Kill Yourself Over Them? - Nollywood Actress, Liz Anjorin

Popular Nollywood actress and film-maker, Liz Anjorin sees no reason why any woman would want to kill herself over a man, as she took to her Instagram page to tell her fans and followers that 80% of men are born polygamists, and so, have no iota of will power to stay commited to any woman.

Read her post in full below:

Lagos Airport Secures NCAA Certification 38 Years After Opening

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) certified Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday, 38 years after it commenced flight operations.

According to the NCAA, the certification process began in 2006.
The Director-General of the NCAA, Muhtar Usman, presented the certificate to the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, at the agency’s headquarters at the Lagos airport.

Seized $5.9m: A’court hears Patience Jonathan case Nov 3

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed November 3, 2017, to hear the appeal filed by wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the temporary seizure of a sum of $5.9m found in her Skye Bank account.

The appellate court fixed the date at the Monday proceedings in the case.

Nigerian minister shut out of Supreme Court event

Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, was on Monday shut out of an event at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, commemorating a new legal year.

The event is also earmarked for the swearing in of a new set of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

Wayne Rooney banned from driving for 2 years

Former England captain, Wayne Rooney, who was arrested when police stopped a car in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours on September 1, has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Rooney, 31, was, therefore, banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

Video: Balotelli screamer fires Nice past Rennes

50 killed, 50,000 displaced in week of clashes in eastern Ethiopia

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in.

Spokesmen from the two regions told regional news outlets earlier this week that at least 50 people were killed. Each side blames the other.

Welbeck injured groin in Arsenal-Chelsea draw – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Danny Welbeck injured his groin in the draw at Chelsea.

The England international was named in the Gunners’ starting line-up in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but was substituted with the injury after 73 minutes.

Nollywood actor Mr Ibu plans film on xenophobia

Popular Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, says he is planning to shoot a movie highlighting the evils of xenophobia.

Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday that majority of the actors would be South Africans while others would be drawn from Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya, Ghana and Botswana.

He said that the script of the movie was being written by some gifted writers while planning and pre-production had commenced.

Meet Tambon Prasert, The Man Who Married 120 Women

Polygamy is illegal in Thailand, but that didn’t stop a modern-day Casanova from taking a whopping 120 wives and having 28 children with them. What’s even more unusual is that the women all know about each other and are fine with the arrangement.

Tambon Prasert, the head of Phromnee district, in Thailand’s Nakorn Nayok province, some 90 km  from Bangkok, was recently forced to admit that he had illegally taken over 100 wives, after reporters were tipped off about it by anonymous sources.

Armed Robber Apprehended While Playing Keyboard in Delta Church Few Hours After Robbery (Photos)

A 23-year-old man identified as Emmanuel Ndidi, has been apprehended by security operatives on Saturday in a church in Agbor, Delta state, few hours after he led a two-man gang to unleash terror at the Sunny Ojougboh area in Agbor.

Hot-tempered Man Shoots Mother of His Newborn Son Death (Photos)

A quick-tempered man has shot dead the 34-year-old mother of his newborn son after the couple had a fight early Sunday, cops said.

According to a report by New York Daily, the boyfriend, 31, blasted Luz Cuza in the head outside her home on 147th St. near 133rd Ave. in Jamaica at about 2 a.m., according to police. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors tried in vain to save her.

The boyfriend identified as Robert Rodriguez was apprehended by the police a short time later at 115th Ave. and 225th St. in Cambria Heights. They recovered a .40-caliber firearm, authorities said.

Britain’s May says Trump visit still on despite terror tweets

British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London.

Speaking to ABC News from Downing Street in an interview that aired Sunday, she added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about “doing more” to assist authorities in tracking extremists using the web to plan attacks, an issue she said she would take up at the UN General Assembly next week.

Luiz should have had a free kick before red card – Conte

Antonio Conte said David Luiz should have been awarded a free kick moments before being sent off for a lunge on Sead Kolasinac in the final minutes of Chelsea’s goalless draw against Arsenal.

Luiz, booked earlier in the match for catching Laurent Koscielny’s face with an attempted bicycle kick, was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver in the 87th minute after his studs made contact with Kolasinac’s ankle on the halfway line in front of both dugouts.

Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad

Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Borja Mayoral rewarded a bright start by Real with his first Madrid goal before Sociedad’s Kevin Rodrigues scored at both ends to give the visitors a 2-1 half-time lead.

And Bale secured the three points as he sped past Rodrigues and dinked the ball over Geronimo Rulli for just his second goal of the season on the hour mark.

Court remands man over alleged theft of transformer oil

A 47-year-old man, Francis Johnson, has been remanded in Sagamu Prison by a Magistrate Court in Sagamu, over alleged theft of transformer oil worth several millions of naira.

The Akwa-Ibom indigene was said to have vandalised a transformer belonging to the Ibadan Distribution Electricity Company (IBDEC) at Ogere-Remo area of the state, last August.

PSG’s Neymar, Cavani told to sort out penalty problems

PSG’s Neymar, Cavani told to sort out penalty problems

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery told Neymar and Edinson Cavani to sort out their issues after they squabbled over a penalty and a free-kick on Sunday.

Big-spending PSG continued their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season as they beat Lyon 2-0 thanks to a couple of own goals.

Dortmund crush Cologne amidst controversy

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute as Borussia Dortmund went back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 5-0 hammering of Cologne, who fumed over a controversial goal.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just 111 seconds to take the lead at home.

Anderlecht wanted more than a point at Kortrijk – Onyekuru

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has said his team Anderlecht played for the three points at stake on Saturday at Kortrijk, where they ended up with a point.

The Everton loanee, who scored the equaliser for Anderlecht to end the game in a 2-2 draw, said his club really wanted to win this game on the road.

F1: Vettel, Raikkonen escape punishment over crash

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen escaped punishment over a first-corner crash at the Singapore Grand Prix which took out four cars on Sunday.

Race stewards said nobody was wholly to blame for the accident, which happened when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was caught between Vettel and Raikkonen at the start.

Mugabe arrives in New York ‘with bloated delegation of over 70’ – report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

Reports last week said that the United States had queried the inclusion of Mugabe’s family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the United Nations summit scheduled for this week.

Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to health problems

Lady Gaga has rescheduled the European leg of her world tour due to ongoing health complications.

It comes after the singer pulled out of a performance at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival and a show in Montreal after revealing she suffers from fibromyalgia.

LASG Creates More Centres for Lake Rice

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the sale of Lake Rice by the Ministry of Agriculture would continue, adding that more centres would be created so it could reach more Lagosians.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, said continuous sale of the product was a directive by the Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to increase access to the rice.

Wife masturbating, arrested, after assaulting husband who broke into her bedroom

A Florida woman struck her estranged husband in the face when he tried to go into her bedroom as she was "pleasuring herself," according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Police responded to a reported domestic incident last Thursday where they found 43-year-old Garrett Higgs standing in the driveway of a Port St. Lucie home which he shares with his 42-year-old wife Flavia Higgs.

Community in Shock as 70-year-old Man is Found Dead Inside His Well in Benue

The many residents of Okokoro Road, Otukpo area of Benue State were during the weekend thrown into confusion after a 70-year-old man identified as Inuwa (surname withheld) was found dead in his well.

According to Daily Post, the reason for his action could not be ascertained as the deceased did not leave any suicide note behind.

Diezani: EFCC traces $1.5b to Swiss bank

Nigeria is set to activate one of the agreements it signed with the United Arab Emirates to seize some mansions traced to former Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke,The Nation learnt at the weekend.

Besides, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced about $1.5billion believed to be proceeds of crime to a Swiss account as part of the ongoing probe of the former minister.

IPOB: Falana knocks Obasanjo, attacks Jonathan for their hypocrisy

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A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has called on former President Obasanjo to apologise to Nigerians over the deployment of the military to invade communities under his administration, Punchng reports.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, while criticising Obasanjo for urging Pres. Buhari to negotiate with the embattled leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, said the administration led by the former President clamped down on agitators. .

Falana said, “In calling for a dialogue between President Buhari and Mr. Kanu, former President Obasanjo ought to have apologised publicly for the military invasions of Odi in Bayelsa State and Zaki Biam in Benue State ordered by him. 

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The basis of the call should have been explained since President Obasanjo charged Niger Delta militants, leaders of ethnic militias and separatist movements with treason, which led to their prolonged detention in prison custody. .

Convinced that former President Obasanjo has realised that the criminalisation of such agitation did not achieve its objective, his suggestion for a dialogue should be seriously considered by President Buhari and the South-East governors.” .

Falana also faulted former President Jonathan for calling for a meeting of the Council of State to resolve the crisis caused by the secessionist group. He said, “For goodness sake, why was such a meeting not called before soldiers were deployed in the Niger Delta to deal with militants? .

Did President Jonathan call any meeting before deploying soldiers all over the country for the 2015 general elections in defiance of the judgments of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal?

Instead of suggesting irrelevant meetings, the root causes of the increasing loss of faith in the corporate existence of Nigeria by unemployed youths and other poverty-stricken people should be urgently addressed by the ruling class.

As a matter of urgency, the underdevelopment of the nation caused by the mindless corruption and criminal diversion of public funds by unpatriotic public officers on our hapless people should be addressed.”

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APC Accuses Fayose Of Funding IPOB

On the day the federal government accused disgruntled politicians of sponsoring the separatist group, IPOB, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has accusedthe state governor, Ayodele Fayose, of funding the group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The party accused Mr. Fayose, a vocal critic of the Muhammadu Buhari federal administration, of plotting to destabilise Nigeria.

The party also said that the governor’s counsel in a press release on Saturday urging dialogue to resolve the Biafran crisis was an afterthought.

I fought Yar’Adua And He’s Dead, I Fought With Jonathan And he’s In Otueke - El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has sounded a chilling note of warning to political opponents stating that he’s gone up against two former Presidents and came out on top.

Speaking at an APC Kaduna statkeholders’ forum, the governor said that he went up against the Late Umaru Yar’Adua and he is no more and against Goodluck Jonathan who was voted out of power.

11 students arrested for alleged cultism

The police and officials of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) have arrested 11 secondary school students suspected to be cultists. The suspects were allegedly terrorising members of the public with dangerous weapons in the state.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Olosan police station in Mushin, Adekunle Ominsakin, who confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, said all the suspects belonged to a cult group known as Gang Star.

Groom, others freed in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has reportedly rescued three victims in a bush at Oba-Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area.

The three were among five persons abducted penultimate Thursday by gunmen during their journey from Southeast to Abuja.

Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend Nas step out in matching Gucci outfits (Photos)

Nicki Minaj and her rumoured boyfriend, Nas, both stepped out in matching Gucci outfits in Queens, New York.

The American curvy rapper shared the photos that shows them posing on Nas’ ILLmatic’ on her IG page wrote:

Respect Nigeria’s Constitution, territorial integrity, Germany tells Igbo, others

The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, says his country will support a more united and prosperous Nigeria devoid of wrangling.

Mr. Schlagheck spoke during an interactive session with the leadership of the Enugu State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, in Enugu on Monday.

Islam Has Changed the Way I Dress - Nollywood Actress, Liz Anjorin

Popular actress, Liz Anjorin, has reiterated that she didn’t convert to Islam because of any man.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, she said, “If I changed to Islam because of a man, why am I still single? People just like to say all sorts, but I’m not bothered anyway. This is my second time of going to Mecca after my conversion; I went first in 2013.

After Wasting Over 150 Lives: Notorious Serial Killer, a.k.a Commander Shot, Begged for Life in Kogi (Photo)

The heartless killer wasted over 150 lives in various churches and other places. There was therefore joy and cause for celebration when the alleged 45-year-old serial killer and arsonist, Lukman Issah, a.k.a Commander, who defied capture by five past police commissioners in Kogi, died from gunshot injuries he received during a shootout with the policemen led by the commander of the Special Armed Robbery Squad, Supol Bimbo Oyewole, at Ihima community, Okehi LGA, on September 3, 2017.

Hunter 'Mistakenly' Kills Younger Brother in Farm, Claims He Saw a Monkey

Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Kogi State Police Command, are hard-pressed trying to unravel how a monkey allegedly shot dead by a 65-year-old hunter, Clement Etila Ekele, transformed turned into his 45-year-old younger brother, Monday Ekele.
The tragic incident happened on July 16, this year at Ikaka village in Ibaji Local Government Area, Kogi State, as the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu told Sunday Sun.

500 Cows Invade the Farmland of Chief Olu Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, has praised the efforts of Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, to stop the nefarious activities of herdsmen in the state.

The ex-Minister for Finance, who had been kidnapped on his farm by herdsmen and later released, made the remarks in Akure on Saturday.

IPOB Mobilizing to Humiliate Buhari as He Arrives in U.S - Northern Leaders Raise Alarm

Northern leaders have raised an alarm that the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has mobilized Nigerians living in the United States to attack President Muhammadu Buhari who had arrived the country to address the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Nnamdi Kanu Reportedly Plots Escape Through Cameroonian Border

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has alleged that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who was said to have gone into hiding, is planning to flee Nigeria through the Cameroonian borders.

The organisation said intelligence reports at its disposal had revealed that the pro-Biafran activist was on his way to the Cameroon borders where he could easily escape from Nigeria.

Africa’s fastest trains set to be shipped to Nigeria (Photos)

A batch of trains rolled off the production line of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd., on Sept. 12, and will be shipped to the Port of Lagos in Nigeria a month later, news site reported. .

EFCC Arrests Eight for Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has  arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters. 

The suspects: Samson Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday, 32 ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson); Gabriel Ayo, 25 ( a.k.a. Robert McIntosh, Donald Great); Omotayo Raphael, 25 (a.k.a. Michael Black); Semiu Sunday Olawale, 23 (a.k.a. J. Cabtree); Dafe Onosigho, 27 (a.k.a. Johna Kurz ); Ewiolo Elvis, 32 (a.k.a. Morgan Moore), and Usiaka Louis, 22 (a. k.a. Anthony Parker, David Smart, Alfred Norman), were arrested around the Egbeda and Agege areas of Lagos August 27, 2017 following intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet crimes.

Murder: Police puts Violence Killings Under Control


On Friday 14th September 2017, an incident started between at a Suya seller spot by one Bashiru Ahmed who is the son of Sarki Hausawa of Okokomaiko. Bashiru accused the Suya man of laughing at him and the suya sellers told him he was laughing at the person who fell into the gutter. Ahmed and his gang threw the suya Seller's meat on the floor and left.