Thursday, 19 October 2017

Don’t allow yourselves be kidnapped like cheap fowls – IGP Idris warns police commissioners

Idris Kpotun Ibrahim

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, has warned officers of the force not to allow themselves to be kidnapped like fowls.

The IGP said he would no longer tolerate the indiscriminate kidnapping of policemen across the country.

I Was Suicidal During My Time With Destiny's Child - Michelle Williams

Former Destiny's child singer, Michelle Willims, has revealed that she was suicidal while in the group.

Speaking on CBS's The Talk programme Williams revealed that she told Mathew Knowles (Beyonce's father), how she had felt, his response was "You all just signed a multi-millionaire dollar deal, you're about to go on tour, what have you got to be depressed about?"

Thief breaks ankle during break in

Marvelous God! After 18 miscarriages, woman has first child at 48

Louise Warneford, 48, had her first child after 18 miscarriages and £80,000 spent on IVF treatments.

The British woman endured countless rounds of IVF for over 16 years before a specialist discovered the reason for her miscarriages.

FG Arraigns Senator Isah Misau

The Federal Government today arraigned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, for allegedly making injurious falsehood statement against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.

Senegal National Team Call Up Injured Sadio Mane

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has selected star forward Sadio Mane for the final round of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, despite the Liverpool man being injured.

Mane has been ruled out for between 6-8weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in the 2-0 win against Cape Verde Islands in Praia two weeks ago.

Toni Braxton Rep clears air on Birdman Marriage Rumors

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Social media was tittering for days with talk that rap mogul Birdman and R&B diva Toni Braxton had tied the knot. Everyone’s favorite odd couple has been romantically linked for more than a year, and this week, theJasmineBRAND reported that they’d eloped and have been married for months.
But an unnamed source has told Us Weekly that there’s nothing to the chatter. A rep for Braxton denied that the singer tied the knot.

I did not receive money from Gani Adams - Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Wednesday said he did not receive money from the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, before pronouncing him the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.

The monarch in a report by Punch Newspapers said the newly installed Aare Ona Kakanfo was chosen based on his worthy track records.

We’ll soon name all suspected looters – FG

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami (SAN) has been quoted to have said that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all relevant agencies to compile documents on names of all looters with a view to promptly enforcing the judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos ordering the government to release to Nigerians information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered.

The court also ordered the government to tell Nigerians the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.

Stop thinking about Chelsea, face your own team – Conte tells Mourinho

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has fired back at Jose Mourinho, telling the Manchester United manager to “think about his own team”.

Conte had spoken about the many injuries in his squad, ahead of his side’s 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma on Wednesday.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Younger Brother Reacts After Being Accused Of Masterminding Monkeypox Rumours

A group known as Igbos for Nigeria Movement, INM, has accused Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, of being the mastermind of the recent Monkey Pox rumours in the South East.

Emmanuel Kanu was accused by the INM group on Wednesday which also urged the Federal Government through law enforcement agencies to stop IPOB from continuing to create panic across the country.

Like Father, Like Sons; Lionel Messi’s Two Sons ‘Start’ Training At Barcelona

Footballer extraordinaire, Lionel Messi brought his sons Thiago and Mateo to the Barcelona training pitch before the Champions League clash with Olympaicos at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Lionel Messi’s children were involved in a training session – where the Argentine forward posted a snap of the duo.

“Stop Criticizing Us, Be Thankful” – Police Officer Celebrates Her Colleagues

A female Nigerian police officer has urged fellow citizens to stop criticizing security operatives who are defending the country. The lady identified as Miss Vivian said that Nigerians should be appreciative for their services unless they are ready to pick up guns to fight for the country themselves.
She said this while celebrating 6 years anniversary of her colleagues who graduated from the Nigerian police academy as she shared their photos to mark their achievements.

China Arrests Corrupt Fugitive Officials In Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China said it had arrested 3,339 fugitives who fled to Nigeria and 89 other countries  to escape prosecution for corruption.

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Zhou Pingjian, stated that 628 of the suspects were former officials from whom N468bn (9.36bn yuan) was recovered.

Pregnant Faryal Makhdoom Hints She's Falling Apart Following Explosive Split With Amir Khan

Faryal Makhdoom has hinted to fans she's feeling 'broken' following the collapse of her marriage to Amir Khan.

The pregnant mum was in a pensive mood as she shared a quote from writer R.M Drake on her social media pages.

Barack Obama to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor.

The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor.

Veteran Journalist and former STV General Manager Oscar Udofia has died

Broadcaster, pioneer General Manager of Silverbird TV, and lifelong friend of the Murray-Bruces, Oscar Udofia, has died. He today October 18th after battling with stroke for nine years. He worked in several media houses before joining STV where he was working when he fell ill. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

Photos: BSU Student Union executive allegedly attacked by suspected cultists

Comrade Lubem Terkula, the Secretary General, Students Union Government of the Benue State University, was attacked Tuesday evening by suspected student cultists allegedly led by one Felix and Team Agber Terseer.

He was rushed to the school clinic for immediate medical attention. Report says that he is still in a comma.

“When You Die, You’ll Be Aware That You’re Dead” – Scientists Reveal That People’s Minds Work After Death

A surprising new scientific research has revealed that dead people continue to be conscious even after they have been declared dead by medics.

Some report having seen light at the end of a tunnel, while others claim to have floated above their body, watching as medics save their lives.

 But the reality of near-death experiences has always been debated.

7 former employees of Nigerian Airways die in one week while waiting for their pension

At least seven former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways died in the last one week while awaiting their severance package from the Federal Government.

Chairman, Elders Forum of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Mr. Godwin Jibodu, said the pensioners died in abject poverty despite having served the nation well.  He listed names of the deceased persons as Capt. Asuquo, Capt. Akintaju, Capt. Tunde Akinyosade, Capt. Sam Ohioma, and Mr. K. C.  Amah while Mr. T. Bellgam and Mr. Ebenezer Akinbode were down with stroke.

How 'Drunk' Richard Branson Almost Harrased A Lady

Formula One driver Jenson Button says he had to confront a "very, very drunk" Sir Richard Branson after the tycoon touched his model girlfriend's face at a posh restaurant.

Button said the incident occurred at high-end Japanese restaurant Nobu with his then girlfriend Jessica Michibata at the 2009 Australian Grand Prix.

Writing in his new book, Button said team sponsor Branson had made his girlfriend "uncomfortable" after the driver had gone to the toilet.

My Adopted Son was also thrown out of Covenant University – Bishop Oyedepo

The heartbeat of the Chancellor, Landmark University, Dr David Oyedepo, for exhibiting excellence in human endeavors is palpable. His well-articulated ideas towards achieving the excellent feat are golden and as convinc- ing as ever, notable of his erudite mien. 

Unmistaken is his passion for the transformation of humanity in alignment with the precept of God.

Lecturer Caught In A Hotel With His Student In Cross River State (photos/video)

A married lecturer was arrested yesterday for inviting a female student he was assigned to supervise her final year project to a hidden hotel in barracks road, Igoli Ogoja, Cross River state.

From the video, the man was seen begging to be allowed to go for his promotional interview which he missed due to the arrest.

Kevin Hart sex tape partner angry he's joking about scandal in upcoming comedy tour

Kevin Hart is turning his sex tape scandal into a big joke that will ultimately make him richer, but his partner on the tape isn't laughing ... TMZ reports.

In the new promo for Kevin's upcoming "Irresponsible" comedy tour, he openly takes shots at himself for getting caught in bad situations -- such as the Las Vegas hotel room sex tape with Montia Sabbag.

Radical Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky charged over Paris bank blaze

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Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner were charged on Wednesday with torching the facade of a Paris branch of France’s central bank and placed in pre-trial detention, a legal source said.

Pavlensky — best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square in 2013 to denounce Russian state power — and his partner Oksana Shalygina were accused of “dangerous destruction of property” following the early Monday stunt.

Somali President Farmajo vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed on Wednesday to step up the war against al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city’s worst-ever bombing.

Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, a once bustling district, before gathering at a stadium where they chanted: “We are ready to fight”.

At least four dead in anti-government protests in Togo

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At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three others were killed in Togo’s second-largest city of Sokode, more than 300 kilometers north of Lome.

Child sex monster drugged, raped and murdered 14-year-old daughter

A child sex monster drugged, raped and murdered his 14-year-old daughter and abused two other underage girls.

Mark Mesiti, 49, finally confessed to his sickening crimes on Wednesday after evading justice for more than 11 years.

Photos: 9-Year-Old Wrongly Accused Of Defiling Sister Brutalised

A woman, Chinyere James, has been arrested by the police in the Okokomaiko division, Lagos State, for allegedly torturing her nine-year-old cousin, Emmanuel.

Punch Metro learnt that the victim had been wrongly accused by the 28-year-old of defiling his three-year-old sister at their home on Akinberu Road, Okokomaiko.

Ukraine: Millionaire's Daughter Kills 6 During Over Speeding As Bloggers Fear She Might Not Be Punished

A 20-year-old millionaire's daughter killed six people after she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd" at a pedestrian crossing, say police.

There was carnage of the streets of Ukrainian city Kharkiv after her speeding Lexus struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels and then crashing into a group waiting to cross the road.

Ex-FCT Minister, Son Forfeit 14 Properties To FG

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered an interim forfeiture of 14 properties in “choice areas” of Abuja which were allegedly traced to the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsuddeen.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba granted the interim forfeiture order upon an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Muslim cleric arrested in connection with the murder of 'Pakistan's Kim Kardashian

Police have arrested a Muslim cleric in connection with the murder of 'Pakistan's Kim Kardashian' who was killed after posting racy pictures online. 

Social media star Qandeel Baloch, 26, was strangled last July and her brother Muhammad Waseem confessed to the killing.

Militants kidnap 4 British nationals in Delta state

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped four British nationals in the Niger Delta region.

Police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka said Wednesday the four were abducted around 2 a.m. in Enukorowa community in the Burutu local government area. 

World Bank Denies Disagreement With Adeosun On Borrowing

The World Bank Group has denied that the Bank disagreed with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, over the borrowings by the Nigerian government to stimulate the economy and finance infrastructure projects in the country.
In a mail to the Minister by the Senior Communications Officer Rachid Benmessaoud, the Bank averred that the media misrepresented and quoted out of context, the comments made by its Senior Economist for Nigeria, Gloria Joseph-Raji, at an event in Abuja.

Playboy honors Hugh Hefner by featuring him on front cover

The cover of Playboy will feature a lone male for the first time ever in tribute to the magazine's late founder Hugh Hefner.

The cover of Playboy will feature a lone male for the first time ever in tribute to the magazine's late founder Hugh Hefner. 

The November/December 2017 issue shows a side profile of Hefner from when he was photographed by Larry Gordon in 1965, at the start of his career.

Conspiracy theorists say Melania Trump has been replaced with a body double and it''s believable

President has found himself at the centre of a conspiracy theory - and it's gathering traction.Social media users have a theory that Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double.

 Actress and comedian Andrea Wagner Barton shared a status on Facebook on Friday,writing:

Photo: Man arrested while fleeing with five abducted children

A resident of Isheri-Olofin, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police after he was caught with five children he allegedly abducted from the community.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect, whose name was given simply as Adebayo, had lured the children out of the neighbourhood.

The victims were identified simply as Tunde, 6; Kehinde, 6; Ayo, 7; Ayomide, 8; and Basirat, 8.

Couple jailed for kissing in Tunisia

A couple have been sentenced to several months in prison in Tunisia after they were caught kissing in their car.

Nassim Ouadi, a 33-year-old French-Algerian, and his 44-year-old Tunisian girlfriend were sentenced on Wednesday by a judge at the Carthage district court, having been convicted of public indecency, intoxication and insulting a public official.

Gabrielle Union steps out looking gorgeous in bold tropical two-piece after admitting she was raped at gunpoint

If there’s one person who looks nothing like what she’s been through, it’s actress Gabrielle Union.

The 44-year-old was all smiles as she arrived at her New York hotel. Earlier in the day, she had been a guest on Good Morning America where she made the heartbreaking revelation that she had been raped at gunpoint when she was 19.

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England FA apologises to Eniola Aluko after her former coach made racist jibe about Ebola and her family in Nigeria

The English FA has apologised to two England women’s team players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after an internal investigation revealed that their former coach, Mark Sampson made discriminatory remarks towards them.

The FA bosses and Aluko faced a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday, where former England coach Mark Sampson, 35, was found to have made “ill-judged attempts at humour” when speaking to players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence.

Players to share from FIFA’s N4.5 billion qualification bonus

All the players that featured for Super Eagles on their way to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup will share from the N4.5 billion largesse due Nigeria for being among the 32 teams to vie for honours in Russia.

FIFA will pay the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) $12.5 million (about N4.5 billion), which is $10 million (N3.6 billion) for qualifying for the 2018 World Cup tournament and $2.5 million to prepare for the competition in Russia.

Over regulation of tobacco industry harmful to society — Expert

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Over regulation of tobacco industry will deprive manufacturers of their social responsibilities to society, such as funding cancer research in health institutions, smoking cessation programmes and others.

This was disclosed, Tuesday, in Lagos by Dr. Damilola Olajide, health economist in the United Kingdom and Senior Fellow of Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, IPPA, during a breakfast policy dialogue entitled: Moving from Regulation to Policy Action: The Challenge.

Suspected rapist set would-be victim’s house ablaze in Delta

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A 21-year-old man, Jonathan, has allegedly set ablaze the residence of 36-year-old Joy Godwin of Okuokoko town, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, for allegedly preventing him from raping her younger sister, Mercy, 26.

Vanguard learned that Joy, who demonstrated bravery when the suspect allegedly broke into their home, hit him on the head with a wood, as he attempted to rape Mercy.

50 Cent and Vivica Fox make up

Despite their very public online spat last year,50 Cent and,actress Vivica Fox have reunited.
She featured on his 50central on BET show,Couple's Therapy.

Youths On Rampage Over Man Reportedly Killed By Anambra Vigilante 4 Days To His Wedding

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A resident of Ogbunike community, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Ndubisi Oye who is said to be preparing for his wedding on Sunday was allegedly killed by Local vigilante in the area.

His killing has sparked a spate of destruction, as friends of the deceased have destroyed properties worth worth millions, belonging to the leader of the vigilante group.

"I was diagnosed of High Bloood Pressure when I was 19" - Chude Jideonwo opens up about his personal struggles

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Hours ago, RED Media's  co-Founder, Chude Jideonwo opened up about his personal struggles. 

He wrote thus:

 Let me come out of the closet... just a little:)
I was diagnosed of High Blood Pressure when I was 19 - that’s 14 years ago.
Yup, you heard it right. My doctor was just as shocked.

Frank Ocean Defeats Father’s $14.5m Libel Lawsuit

Frank Ocean has won the libel lawsuit filed against him by his father, Calvin Cooksey. The lawsuit, which sought $14.5 million in damages, claimed Cooksey lost “financial opportunities in film and music” after Ocean discussed his father’s use of homophobic slurs in 2016 Tumblr post. 

Senators to banks: release Jonathan’s wife’s cash

Senators yesterday directed two commercial banks to unfreeze some accounts belonging to companies linked to former First Lady Patience Jonathan.

The accounts, domiciled with Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC and others, were said to have been frozen on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Iran will ‘shred’ nuclear deal if US quits it – Ali Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said on Wednesday Tehran would “shred” the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if the U. S. pulled out, state TV reported.

Mr. Khamenei spoke five days after U.S. President Donald Trump adopted a harsh new approach to Iran by refusing to certify its compliance with the deal, reached under Mr. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, and saying he might ultimately terminate it.

Ten senior policemen transferred out of Lagos command

The Police Service Commission (PSC), under the chairmanship of Sir Mike Okiro, yesterday, approved and released a signal, detailing the immediate transfer of 10 senior policemen out of Lagos State Police Command.

One of those transferred is the embattled former Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CSP Akinade Adejobi.

WhatsApp Lets Users Share Their Real-Time Locations

This week, messaging app WhatsApp announced a new feature that allows users to share their real-time location with family and friends.

The feature is encrypted end to end to ensure users’ privacy and security, and it allows you to control who can see your location and when they can see it. Live Location will be rolling out in the next few weeks in both iOS and Android apps.