Monday, 9 October 2017

Parents withdraw their children from school over injection rumours in Damaturu

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On Monday, parents withdrew their children from public primary schools in Damaturu, forcing the schools to shut down over rumours of an unusual injection being administered on the children.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there are rumours in the town that an unnamed non-governmental organisation was injecting pupils in public primary schools in the town.

Teebillz surprises Tiwa Savage on-stage at AFRIMMA AWARDS 2017 (Video)

Photos: Duncan Mighty dedicates his second child in church


Nigerian singer Duncan Mighty and his wife, Vivien held the dedication of their second child this weekend. The couple already blessed with a son, wlecomed their daughter, Michelle back in June.

‘K – Solo you are big Idiot, shameless fool you talk too much’ – Samklef rants


There’s a new beef in the Nigerian music scene and this time its between two music producers cum singers, Samklef and K-Solo.

It started from K-Solo’s recent intrview on the ‘Loose Talk’ podcast with PulseTV. During the interview, K-Solo made reference to Samklef’s latest deal with Akon’s management company and he described it as a deal that’s not real.

Sudanese diplomat at UN who 'groped a woman' is freed

Hassan Salih, 36, is reported to have grabbed a 23-year-old woman¿s breasts and buttocks while cavorting at Bar None on Third Avenue. But because he works at the United Nations (seen above), he has diplomatic immunity from prosecution

A Sudanese man who fled police after he allegedly groped a woman in a Manhattan bar early Sunday morning will not face charges because he enjoys diplomatic immunity, it was learned on Monday.

Hassan Salih, 36, is reported to have grabbed a 23-year-old woman’s breasts and buttocks while cavorting at Bar None on Third Avenue, according to the New York Post.

Woman reveals why she posted Miami Dolphins coach video

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The woman who posted a video of Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting white powder has hinted that it is revenge for NFL players being chastised for kneeling during the anthem. 

Davido Dedicates His AFRIMMA Awards To Tagbo And Dj Olu


After receiving the best artiste of the year and best song of the year at the 2017 "AFRIMMA" Awards. Davido has taken to his instagram page to dedicate the two awards to his friends he lost within a week. "Tagbo" and "Dj Olu".

Mom arrested after leaving 20-month-old daughter in hot car while she visits inmate

Mom arrested after leaving 20-month-old daughter in hot car while she visits inmate

A mom has been arrested for leaving her 20-year-old daughter in a hot car while she visited an inmate in jail. Rachel Etienne, 21, left her kid outside Florida’s Orange County Jail in the vehicle where temperatures were between 90 and 100F on Sunday.

Italian police arrest brother of Marseille attacker

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Police in Italy have arrested the brother of a Tunisian man who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille earlier this month.

Police in the northern city of Ferrara said on Monday that the suspect, Anis Hanachi, was arrested over the weekend on an international warrant issued by French authorities accusing him of involvement in the attack and of international terrorism.

12-Year Old BOY Starts New School As A GIRL


A pupil born a boy has started the new school term in skirts after making the decision to be a girl, and her fellow classmates have been 'absolutely fine' with it.

Caren Middleton, from Derbyshire, said son Kian has always wanted to be a girl, and expressed an interest in a young age in 'girly' pursuits.

"The only man that can insult me, my wife, my mum and go free is Dr Peter Odili" - Rotimi Amaechi


Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, visited his home state, Rivers state, this weekend and had the opportunity to speak with some APC members in Eleleme kingdom in the state. 

Google reportedly finds Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, Search

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Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post.

he report follows investigations from Facebook and Twitter that uncovered similar ads, apparently designed to influence Americans around the time of the 2016 election.

Manchester United can win Premier League title – Eric Bailly

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Manchester United can win the Premier League title if they continue their strong start to the season, says Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly.

Bailly has been a regular in the heart of United’s defence thus far in 2017/18, though he missed out on their last match, a 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace.

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

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The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other’s countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.
The American embassy in Ankara said that “recent events” forced the US government to reassess Turkey’s “commitment” to the security of US mission services and personnel in the country.

Abuja Slay Queen arrested by friend for allegedly stealing her iPhone

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An Abuja-based Slay Queen, identified as Gold Ijeoma West, who visited her friend Angel, allegedly came with a motive of stealing as she reportedly stole her friend’s new iPhone 6 worth N125,000.

Abuse of office: Commissioners of police under probe


The Police Service Commission (PSC), today, said it was investigating some Commissioners of Police holding State Command appointments over alleged abuse of office.

This action came on the wake of official complaints and petitions of alleged abuse of office received against them.

Police accuse six men of hiding in graveyard

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A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Monday granted N 10,000 bail to six men who were accused of using a cemetery in Karu as a criminal hideout.

The defendants are Sadiq Umar, Nafiu Maladi, Sani Aliyu, Danjuma Manga, Bello Idi and Sanusi Abdullahi.

Nigerian lady cries bitterly after finding her boyfriend’s wedding card when she visited unannounced


Facebook user, Anyanwu Chukwuebuka Ebu just shared this heartbreaking post of a lady who burst into tears after she stumbled on her boyfriend’s wedding invitation card when she visited unannounced.

He wrote;

Video Of Miami Dolphins Coach Sniffing Coke Leaked by Ex

Man Slaps His Lawyer After Getting 30 Year Sentence

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A man who backhanded his attorney after receiving a 30-year prison sentence Monday in Stafford County Circuit Court is facing additional time.

Jamhal Scott Blanks, 29, was charged Thursday with assault and battery. The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

Davido’s friend Tagbo had too much alcohol in his system – autopsy

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An autopsy report by a medical examiner has found that the death of Tagbo Umeike was caused by excessive alcohol consumption and drug overdose as earlier speculated.

The 35-year-old was a mutual friend of singer Davido and actress Caroline Danjuma.

Danjuma had accused Davido of being complicit in his death.

I almost joined Everton over the summer – Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has confirmed he almost joined Everton over the summer.

The France international was heavily linked with Ronald Koeman’s side over the summer, along with West Ham and Marseille.

Woman forces 14-year-old daughter to have sex with man to pay off debts

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A 30-year-old woman in Malaysia had been arrested for allegedly forcing her teenage daughter into prostitution, local media reported on Monday.

The mother, who resides in Sarawak state, was “trying to pay off her debts” by forcing her 14-year-old daughter to have sex with a man, the Star Online reported.

Police arrest UK border guard in drugs, guns raid

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A British border guard was one of 12 people arrested in Britain and France as part of an investigation into arms and drugs smuggling, police said on Monday.

The 36-year-old officer from the port of Dover was detained by French police near Calais last Friday along with three other UK citizens, Britain’s National Crime Agency said in a statement.

Scoring against Zambia the greatest feeling I ever had – Alex Iwobi

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi says his goal against Zambia which gave Nigeria a 1-0 win and sealed their spot at next year World Cup is the greatest feeling he has ever had.

Iwobi was introduced as a substitute with Nigeria tied 0-0 with Zambia, in a game where they need a win to gain an unassailable lead in the race to be at the World Cup in Russia.

Egypt players and coach to get $85,000 to each


Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a bonus of $85,000 to each of the players who clinched a place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

A 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville saw them qualify for the global showpiece for the first time since 1990.

The president announced the reward on Monday as he met the Argentine coach Hector Cuper and the players.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe’s looming Cabinet reshuffle a ‘bedroom affair’ – opposition

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President Robert Mugabe’s forthcoming Cabinet shake up has been described as a “bedroom” affair meant to prepare his controversial wife for a takeover by axing those opposed to her, says a report.

The Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party says that instead of a Cabinet reshuffle, the veteran leader should just step aside and “save the country from 37 years of bondage,” reports NewZimbabwe.com.

Kenya police killed 35 in August poll violence – rights group

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Thirty-seven people were killed after Kenya’s August elections, and all but two of the cases were caused by “excessive” force by police, a human rights watchdog said on Monday.

Previous tolls from the disputed elections – since annulled by the Supreme Court – had not exceeded 24, and until now there were few details into how the deaths occurred.

In a 262-page report, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said 35 of 37 deaths it documented between August 9-15, were due to “excessive use of force by police”.

France will not recognise unilateral Catalan declaration – Nathalie Loiseau

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France will not recognise Catalonia if the Spanish region unilaterally declares independence, its European Affairs Minister, Nathalie Loiseau, said on Monday.

“If there were to be a declaration of independence, it would be unilateral, and it would not be recognised,” Loiseau said on CNews television.

Catalonia, which has its own language and culture and is led by a pro-independence regional government, held a referendum on Oct. 1 over secession in defiance of Spain’s constitutional court, which had declared the vote illegal.

Teacher who died saving kids in Brazil fire given award

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Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Sunday honored a nursery school teacher who died while rescuing children from a blaze set deliberately by a security guard, killing nine people.

Temer posthumously awarded the National Order of Merit to Heley de Abreu Silva Batista, who “gave her own life to save the lives of her students,” the presidency said in a statement.

Assemblies Of God Pastor & His Daughter Stab Nurse To Death In Imo

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The Imo State Police Command, Umeneke Division has arrested an Assemblies of God pastor, Esom Jehovah, for allegedly stabbing a trainee nurse to death.

The victim identified as Callista, approached the pastor over a missing phone battery and charger she was given to charge.

Married Igbo man used photo of his wife and child as his profile picture on a dating site


Just came across this profile of a married Igbo man, Obinna who used his family portrait as his profile picture on Tinder, one of the world’s most popular app for dating.

Miami Dolphins' coach Chris Foerster resigns after woman uploads video showing him snorting white powder


Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has resigned after video emerged of him snorting white power and claiming he was on his way into a meeting.

'I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,'

Abuja pastor shatters evil pot in church (Photos)


An Abuja-based pastor, Akpos Ebisen, of Rehoboth bible church broke what they called an “evil” pot inside the church during service.

Sahara Reporters (SR) Accuses Melaye Of Buying Himself An Award


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Aisha Buhari attacks management of Aso Rock Clinic


The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has followed the footsteps of her daughter, Zahra, by criticising the management of Aso Rock Clinic.

Zahra Buhari had last week taken to her Instagram page to criticise the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even Paracetamol tablets to the clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the hospital.

Story of Nigeria’s largest dog market


This  ancient market, situated in Dawaki  town of Kanke local government area in Plateau state, has earned  resounding fame across most parts of the North-east, North-west and South-south Nigeria as the country’s largest dog market. 

Saudi woman booked for driving before lifting of ban


Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.

Authorities summoned the woman and booked her for flouting traffic regulations after she appeared in a video driving out of a luxury hotel in the capital Riyadh.

Make Fridays Work-free, Allow Hijabs – Muslim Group Lists 6 Restructuring Demands


President Muhammaud Buhari’s administration is considering yelling to Nigerians cry for restructuring after more than enough pressure from communities, church leaders, Muslim leaders, Politicians among others. The latest among these groups demanding for restructuring is the MURIC, a Muslim rights group, who has listed its own demand in the restructuring process.

Woman who played smartphone game eight hours a day loses her sight

Woman who played smartphone game eight hours a day loses her sight

A young woman has gone partially blind after playing China’s most popular game on her smartphone all day. The 21-year-old gamer, who goes under the pseudonym Wu Xiaojing, could not stop playing Honor of Kings until she lost the sight in her right eye.

She was rushed to several hospitals in Nancheng and was diagnosed with Retinal Artery Occlusion (RAO) in her right eye, which is common in elderly patients and can result in permanent loss of vision.

‘I genuinely dislike Pastors, preachers’ – Burna Boy insists as he threatens violence against them


Burna Boy today shared controversial tweets expressing his dislike for all pastors and preachers. He threatened violence against them in the nearest future and adviced people to free themselves by discovering truth through research.

Thai man faces 15 years in jail for questioning history

Police escorted social critic Sulak Sivaraksa (pictured) to a Bangkok military court today, where he was officially charged with insulting the monarchy

An 85-year-old man faces 15 years in jail after asking Thais to think critically about whether one of the country's king won a duel on elephant-back in 1593.  

Police escorted social critic Sulak Sivaraksa to a Bangkok military court today, where he was officially charged with insulting the monarchy.

Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join ISIS, report says

The Henry Jackson Society report claims the sanctioning of systemic sexual abuse served as a way of 'attracting, retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters' 

A new study has shown that many men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined ISIS because of the group's use of slavery and rape. 

The Henry Jackson Society report claims the sanctioning of systemic sexual abuse served as a way of 'attracting, retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters'. 

It was also used as a means of delivering cruel punishment to 'kafir' - non-Muslims - and as a form of terrorism. 

2 tigers maul keeper to death a week after his resumption


Two white tiger cubs have mauled their 40-year-old keeper, Anjaneya, to death barely a week after his resumption at the Bannerghatta Biological Park in India.

According to Times of India, the Tigers were said to have attacked him when he went into the Cubs’ enclosure to clean up the place without noticing that the other side where the animals were resting was open.

Trump says he created the word 'fake..


President Trump thinks he came up with the word “fake.”

Trump credited himself with thinking of one of his favorite words in a Saturday interview with former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake,’” he told Huckabee.
“I guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I’ve never noticed it.”

Patience Jonathan Visits Her Hometown, Okrika (Photos)


The former first lady was spotted over the weekend at her home town, Okrika and she was welcomed by many of her people. See more photos from the visit below...

A South African mother who stabbed daughter's rapists will not be charged

A 56-year-old South African woman dubbed 'Lion Mama' after stabbing three men who were gang raping her daughter has been told she will face no charges (file image)

A mother who stabbed a sex beast to death and seriously injured two others when she caught them gang raping her daughter in South Africa has been told she will no longer face a murder charge.
Prosecutors revealed that two other charges of attempted murder have also been dropped after ruling that there was no realistic chance of a successful prosecution.

Plastic surgery left 3 women stuck at the airport because they look different from their passport pictures

The three women were said to be stuck at an airport in South Korea because they looked too different from their passport pictures. The trio were said to be from China 

Three women who had travelled to South Korea to undergo plastic surgery were reportedly stuck at the airport on their return journey because they looked too different from their passport pictures.

The trio, said to be from China, were recovering from their operations, as it appears, as they had swollen faces and bandages around their head. 

Nigeria Airways retirees okay N45b for pension arrears


Retired workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways have agreed to the N45 billion approved by the Federal Government to settle their pension arrears.The workers, under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), and Aviation Union Grand Alliance (AUGA) disclosed their readiness at the weekend after their meeting.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Airways branch of NUT, Sam Nzene, told The Guardian that the retirees agreed to accept the sum to assist their suffering and sick members.

Nigeria police personnel protest non-payment of salaries


Nigerian Police personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command are presently carrying out a peaceful protest against the non-payment of their August and September salaries.

Eight Police commands namely: Kaduna, Kebbi Gombe, Nasarawa, Ekiti ,Bayelsa, Imo and Ogun are reportedly owing August and September salaries, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Massive decrease in air travel as domestic airlines record 3m passengers in 6 months


Domestic airlines in Nigeria lifted a total of 3,287,310 passengers in the first six months of this year, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The figure, however, represents a 21 per cent decrease, compared to the 4,193,862 passengers airlifted within the period last year.

Vehicle Carrying Family Loses Control, Lands In A Ditch On Owerri Road


A Honda Accord car carrying a family just lost control and tumbled into a ditch near former Topaza Company Amuro Okigwe along Okigwe – Owerri Road . .. However, the car occupants have been rushed to the Hospital.

Ex- Army Chief Victor Malu Dies At Cairo Hospital


A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Victor Malu, is dead. According to a family source, he died this morning, at a Cairo, Egypt hospital where he had traveled to for normal medical check-up two weeks ago.

He was the Army chief  during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s  administration.