Monday, 25 September 2017

Mistaken for someone else, attacker sprays innocent woman with acid

A woman has been left temporarily blinded in one eye after having a substance believed to be acid thrown in her face in a pub.

It has been revealed that the attacker had mistaken her for someone else.

The woman suffered agonising injuries at around 11pm last Friday after two men hurled the noxious substance in a bottle.

Nursing Nigerian Mother Sets Her Husband’s 10-yr-old Brother Ablaze For Misplacing His Trousers In Lagos (Photo)

A 10-year-old boy, Chimobi, has been taken into protective custody by the Lagos State Government after his brother’s wife, Gift Igwe, allegedly set him ablaze at their home on Adenugba Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu, according to a report by Punchng.

Man bags eight years imprisonment for defiling boy, girl

A forty -year old man,  God bless (surname withheld)was yesterday convicted by a Yenagoa Magistrate Court and was slammed   eight years of  imprisonment over a two count charge of having an unlawful carnal knowledge of  a  five year old girl and unlawful carnal knowledge of a five year old boy.

Delivering the judgement,  the Magistrate convicted the suspect after he pleaded guilty to the charges.

Gov. Ambode donates 120 power generating sets to Lagos police command (Photos)

Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday handed over 120 new 5KVA generating sets to the Lagos State Police Command to power all police formations across the State, with a pledge of continuous support to security agencies to ensure optimal performance.

Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja while handing over the generating sets to the police, the Governor reiterated the commitment of his administration to ensure the enforcement of rule of law and safety of lives and property in the State, just as he said that his vision was for the State to be among the safest places to live in and work in Africa.

Sri Lankan man caught with 2lb of gold hidden in anus (Photos)

Bling ring: A Sri Lankan customs official displays some of the 2.2lbs of gold  found stuffed in a man's rectum at the country's main international airport in Colombo

A Sri Lankan man has been caught trying to smuggle 2.2lbs of gold to India by hiding several pieces of jewellery in his rectal cavity.

The 45-year-old was detained by customs officials at Colombo airport on Sunday after he was seen seemingly struggling to walk properly while 'appearing to be in pain'.

Chinese man rejected after buying £1k toy to impress girl

The man spent 10,000 yuan (£1,120) on the toy bear in a bid to win the heart of a woman

They say money can't buy you love, and this man in China has just learned his lesson.
A love-struck man failed to win the heart of a university student he liked despite staging an elaborate event in public. 

The man, reported to be the son of a rich businessman in Hangzhou, had spent over 10,000 yuan (£1,120) buying a giant toy bear before driving it in his luxury car to declare his love for the woman.

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

​Grammy award-winning singer, Jennifer Lopez has donated $1 Million to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.

Edison Cavani Rejects €1million From PSG Owner To Hand Over Penalty Duties To Neymar

​The battle of supremacy between Brazillian Player, Neymar and his PSG club mate, Edison Cavani has gotten fiercer, as Cavani reportedly turned down a €1million bonus to hand over penalty duties to the World Most Expensive player.

According to El Pais,  Cavani would receive the bonus for finishing the season as Ligue 1’s top goalscorer, however PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, allegedly offered to pay him the money, whether or not he finishes atop the scoring charts with the condition.

‘I’m Going To Be A Better Man’ – Kevin Hart Addresses Sextortion Scandal At Comedy Show

​Award-winning comedian, Kevin Hart addressed his sex  scandal during a Comedy Show in Georgia on Saturday.

At the show, the 38-year-old comedian began his set by saying, “We got a lot of s*** to talk about, people.” He then went about his comedy, but at the end made the promise he’s made before. ‘I’m going to be a better man,’ he told the crowd.

Stranded Man Celebrates Nigerian Policemen After They Gave Him ‘Free’ Litres of Fuel

Stranded Man Celebrates Nigerian Policemen After They Gave Him 'Free' Litres of Fuel

A Nigerian man took to his social media page to praise men of the Nigerian Police Force after they rendered an unexpected help to him.

The Instagram user identified as @abu_muminah who was moved by the Nigerian Police officers touch of kindness, wrote;

‘Trump declared war on North Korea’, says Foreign Minister

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, centre, speaking through an interpreter, left, talks outside the UN Plaza Hotel in New York today

Kim Jong-un's Foreign Minister has made the shock claim that President Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea.

Ri Yong-ho insisted all options are on the table for Pyongyang and that his nation now reserves the right to shoot down US planes even if they are not in Korea's air space.
The official, talking to reporters in New York, said: 'The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country.

Man Found Dead In His Bedroom Beside His Python Pet In U.K. (Photos)

Dan Brandon's body was found lifeless in his bedroom next to his pet python on August 25

An experienced snake handler was found dead in his bedroom just yards away from his pet python.

Dan Brandon, 31, suffered 'serious injuries' and died at his home in Hampshire, where he lived with his parents and an array of exotic pets.

One of his snakes, which can grow up to an incredible 25ft, was found slivering near his body, after seemingly escaping from its pen.

Chris Attoh Finally Reveals That His Marriage To Damilola Adegbite Has Ended

Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh is a man of few words and also someone that stays away from the spotlight. In this exclusive interview with BellaNaija however, after months of speculations and denials, he has finally admitted that his 2-year marriage to Damilola Adegbite has crashed.

When asked how he and his ex-wife Damilola Adegbite balanced their marriage, son and work, he said: "I believe throughout our marriage, It has probably been one of the most challenging things we have ever done, however, the key word is balance.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan compares Donald Trump's language to ISIS

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, pictured at a Labour fringe event yesterday, compared Donald Trump to the terror group ISIS, saying the US President's Muslim travel ban adopts the same clash of civilizations world view as the extremists

Sadiq Khan last night accused Donald Trump of using ISIS-style language by calling for a 'total and complete shutdown' of Muslims entering the United States.
The Mayor of London said the American President is playing the same 'game' as the terror group by painting the world as a clash between civilizations. 

Chloe Green Shares Steamy Bed Selfies With Jeremy

They shocked the world with their illicit romance back in July, and even recently sparked rumours of an engagement.

And Chloe Green proved she and Jeremy Meeks were more loved-up than ever on Monday, by uploading a number of cosy selfies of the pair to her Instagram page.

Illegal firearms importers opt for plea bargain

Two out of the five men being prosecuted by the Federal Government for unlawful importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have indicated their intention to enter into plea bargain with the prosecution.

The defendants – Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Matthew Okoye, said to be at large, and Salihu Danjuma – had been arraigned by the Attorney General of the Federation on June 14 before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Man beats 3-year old stepdaughter to death

Katsina state police command has arrested a certain Akilu Alhaji Saidu, who allegedly beat his 3-year old step-daughter, Saratu Yahuza to death.

The suspect allegedy dragged her into an uncompleted building in Yankara village of Faskari Local Government, where he allegedly beat, twisted and broke her neck. 

Gunmen open Fire at Olubadan’s Palace

Gunmen open Fire at Olubadan's Palace - BellaNaija

Journalists and a former Secretary to the Oyo State Government escaped death as gunmen raided the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan and shot sporadically.

Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan, was installing Mogajis and Baales when 4 gunmen stormed the palace in a black Toyota Sienna and opened fire, Punch reports.

Dreaded Flu Heading Towards Britain Could Kill As Many People As The Hong Kong Pandemic Of 1968

The dreaded Aussie flu outbreak that the NHS is preparing for will be the worst in 50 years, experts have warned.

Some A&E units in Australia had 'standing room only' after being swamped by more than 100,000 cases of the H3N2 strain.

Uber apologises over London mistakes, vows to appeal

The head of Uber apologised Monday for “mistakes” made by the US ride-sharing app after London authorities refused to renew its licence, but still vowed to appeal the decision.

“While Uber had revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it’s equally true that we’ve got things wrong along the way,” Uber chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, wrote in an open letter.

Obama warned Zuckberberg over fake news

Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year’s election, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

The encounter reportedly took place on the sidelines of a meeting of global leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months before Trump’s inauguration and days after Zuckerberg had dismissed as “crazy” the idea that misleading stories driven by Russian operatives had made a major impact on the outcome of the vote.

6 of Indian family commit suicide over debt, officials say

Six members of a family were found dead at their home in the southern Indian city of Madurai in an apparent suicide pact over debt, officials said on Monday.

Two more family members were rescued from their residence in a critical state late Sunday night and were being treated at hospital, administration official, Veera Rao said.

Former world's heaviest woman dies in hospital

The woman once dubbed 'the heaviest in the world', has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates aged 37.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, from Alexandria, Egypt, once weighed 1,100lbs, and before her surgery earlier this year had not left her house since she was 17.

Juju Musician, Sunny Melody robbed at gun point in America

Juju Singer, Sunny Melody was robbed by 5 gun wielding boys who had their faces covered.

Confirming the situation, Sunny Melody said he finished his performance from his show on 22nd of September in Maryland, USA and was on his way to his hotel in the company of his promoter.

EFCC Probes How Ex-Local Govt. Chairmen Spent Over N300m ‘To Fight Boko Haram’ In Oyo State

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into how N11 million allegedly taken by each of 33 ex-local government caretaker chairmen was spent to secure Oyo State against incursion by Boko Haram insurgents during the 2015 general elections.

Premium Times gathered that the investigation followed a petition submitted to the commission revealing that the money was disbursed from the Local Government Stabilization Account to each of the 33 local government areas of the state.

Man Caught Stealing Meat From Priest's Kitchen In Calabar, Gets Arrested

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A young man was arrested and put in handcuffs after he was apprehended while stealing meat from the kitchen of the Parish Priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Rev. Father Francis Effiong at the University of Calabar (UNICAL). According to a report, the suspect entered the Priest's kitchen this morning when the clergy had left to church for 9'o'clock mass and found his way into the kitchen to steal meat in the fridge.

Adeniyi Johnson and I are still legally married – Toyin Aimakhu


The internet was filled with the news of the marriage between top Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham formally known as Toyin Aimakhu and co-actor Adeniyi Johnson coming to an end last year.

While the media had their feel of this news, It was shocking as well as disappointing for the lovers of this couple as people had hoped theirs would be different but the news of their separation turned out to be true and the couple had since gone their separate ways.

Some Nigerians Being Used As Terrorists In Libya – Shehu Sani

A senator from Kaduna State and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Shehu Sani, has decried the spate of human trafficking in the country, saying some Nigerians were being used for terrorist activities in Libya.

Sani said this in Abuja during a visit to the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli.

Unilorin, A Terrorist Organisation, Says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation after the institution reportedly sacked the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali.

Man arrested near White House with cache of weapons in car

A man stopped by the police for public urination near the White House, has been arrested after police found a collection of deadly weapons stashed in his car (stock image)

A man stopped by the police for public urination near the White House, has been arrested after police found a collection of deadly weapons stashed in his car.

Secret Service agents approached the suspect outside an art gallery off 17th street and Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington DC, according to an incident report obtained by CNN. 

Man who attempted suicide in New York wanted for murder

Rondell Veal, 36, tried to slit his wrists before attempting suicide at Grand Central Station in New York Sunday

A murder suspect from Newark, Delaware was captured by police and paramedics after he attempted suicide at New York City's Grand Central Terminal station.
Police confirmed Rondell Veal, 36, tried to slit his wrists and throat before initiating a leap while standing near the tracks of the No. 6 train around 5:30 p.m.

Twin corp members celebrate mother’s birthday with lovely photos

Twin corp members celebrate mother's birthday with lovely photos

Yesterday September 24th was twin corp members, Kehinde and Taiye Adefale’s mum’s birthday. Check out the lovely pictures the twin sisters shared on Instagram to celebrate their mum.

How Fleeing ex-governor lost choice hotel in Singapore to mistress


A run-away former governor has lost a choice hotel in Singapore to the latter-day wife he used to launder his loot.

The ex-governor is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly benefiting from the $2.1billion arms scandal.
Also hanging around his neck is an allegation that he mismanaged N19.8billion public funds while in office.

Russian General Killed Fighting Islamic State

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A Russian general has been killed while battling Islamic State group (IS) militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow's defence ministry said on Sunday.

"Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by IS fighters," the ministry was quoted as saying by local media, adding that the officer was serving as an adviser to Syrian government troops.

I Sell Stolen Phones As ‘London Used’- Dealer

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Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a phone dealer, Jamiu Adebayo, for allegedly receiving stolen mobile phones from some suspected armed robbers in the state.

According to the police, the suspect, who specialised in buying stolen phones from armed robbers and ‘one chance’ gangs, usually redesigned the phones as ‘London used’ (fairly-used phones) which he sold to unsuspecting members of the public.

"Atiku Is A Scoundrel & Bloody Nonentity" – Dr. Junaid Mohammed

Northerners yesterday reacted to the comment by the former vice president.

Firing the first shot, second republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, said he was engaging in “hyper media” activities in recent times for two major reasons: commercial and business interest and to be in power to make more money.

Delete this- M.I Abaga calls out Ycee over Instagram post

M.I Abaga, Ycee Nigerian rappers

 Nigerian legendary rap king, M.I Abaga took to Instagram to call out breakout rap star, Ycee for posting an article which puts down Chocolate City record label and praises Ycee's label, Tinny Entertainment.

Unhappy with the article,M.I dropped a comment writing ''delete the page concerning me and mine''.

Gunmen abduct leisure park director, kill three policemen

Three policemen attached to the Edo Police Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the policemen were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Governmen Area of the state.

Tinubu, Ambode mourn late Chief Imam of Lagos

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has described the late Chief Imam of Lagos as a knowledgeable cleric who drew attention to societal ills and suggested corrective steps.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sheikh Haruba Akinola died on Sunday at the age of 79. He was inaugurated as the 9th Chief Imam of Lagos on July 30, 2000.

Arsenal must keep momentum going at West Bromwich Albion – Bellerin

Arsenal must build on their recent momentum with victory against West Bromwich Albion on Monday, says defender Hector Bellerin.

After back-to-back defeats without scoring in the Premier League at Stoke City and Liverpool in August, Arsene Wenger’s side have since won three of their next four games across three different competitions.

Cannabis- smoking sergeant slaps DPO for arresting him

The career of a police sergeant may be hanging in the balance after he was allegedly caught smoking Indian hemp at a function on Lagos Island.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the sergeant, identified simply as Agu, also allegedly slapped the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Lion Building Police Division, Lagos State, who attempted to arrest him at the scene.

Collateral Registry attracts N392bn financing statements

The National Collateral Registry, NCR, has attracted 16,236 financing statements of 20,684 movable assets valued at N392 billion on its platform as at August 24, 2017.

This was revealed by Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, in his forward to the NCR News Letter posted on the bank’s website, weekend.

Read termination letter Psquare’s Peter Okoye sent to Festus Keyamo

Yesterday we reported that a termination letter which is said to be final step to Psquare’s split, was sent to Nigerian Lawyer, Festus Keyamo’s chambers.

LIB who confirmed this and reportedly spoke to Peter, reported that he said;

“Psquare is no more. I have nothing against my brothers. I saw Paul’s post on Instagram about blood being thicker than water.’

Police recover housekeeper’s body from a well in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said the incident occurred at 10 a.m. on September 21