Monday, 6 November 2017

Man jailed for 7 years for posing as a 'spirit' to defraud man of N20m


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today November 6th, 2017 secured the conviction of one Mohammed Yusuf before Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Gusau, Zamfara State.

The convict was sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment on each of the eleven count charge preferred against him by the EFCC.

Nigerian Police return ₦834,000 extorted from public, sanction 17 officers


The Nigerian Police returned  ₦834,000 extorted by its officers from members of the public to the owners between July and September.

The force also sanctioned 17 police officers, including the suspension of an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Ikorodu, Lagos State, during the period for “corrupt practices”.

Final words of Texas church massacre gunman


Police have revealed that the Texas church gunman made a last call to his dad as he tried to evade capture having slaughtered 26 people.

Devin Kelley called his father as he was being chased by two local heroes following the shooting and told him: "I've been shot. I don't think I'm going to make it."

Tammy Abraham could have joined Newcastle United – Rafael Benitez


Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has admitted they were close to signing Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea in the summer.

The 20-year-old striker returned to Stamford Bridge at the back of a successful loan spell with Bristol City in the Championship. And with first team football not guaranteed by Antonio Conte, he was a loan option.

Patrice Evra will pay heavy price for kickboxing Marseille fan – Didier Deschamps


France coach Didier Deschamps predicted Patrice Evra would pay a heavy price for kicking a Marseille fan last week and says the former national captain should have known better.

“I’m neither condemning him nor judging him,” said Deschamps, for whom Evra played at Monaco and with France.

“Patrice is fully aware of the consequences.

Plastic surgery addict ‘Catwoman,' boyfriend charged again with assaulting each other


For the second time this year, Jocelyn (Catwoman) Wildenstein and her boyfriend Lloyd Klein were charged with assaulting each other during an argument, police sources said Monday.

Wildenstein, the 77-year-old plastic surgery-obsessed socialite, and Klein, 50, were each busted on misdemeanor assault charges when police showed up at their 1st Ave. apartment inside Trump World Tower, by the United Nations, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Afghanistan orders ban of WhatsApp, Telegram

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Afghanistan has sparked an outcry after it moved to block WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services.

Journalists, media groups and users of social media have accused the government of censorship after the move.

Father who was caught having sex with a neighbour’s puppy is spared jail

Father who was caught having sex with a neighbour's puppy is spared jail

A father-of-six who was caught having sex with a neighbour’s puppy by her 10-year-old owner was been spared jail. Fanroi Mochachi, 45, said he caught two dogs mating as he walked to a shared toilet in Johannesburg, South Africa.

160 House Of Representatives Members Reject New Official Cars, Opt To Collect N17m Cash Each


About 160 members of the House of Representatives have rejected its leadership’s offer to provide them with official cars worth N17 million each.  Some members of the federal House of Representatives totaling up to 160 have reportedly rejected its leadership’s offer to provide them with official cars, and opted to collect the cash instead.

17- yr-old girl allegedly shot by soldier in Plateau State after she rejected his sexual advances


A 17-year-old secondary school student Simi Danladi is currently receiving treatment at Plateau Specialist Hospital for injuries allegedly inflicted on her by a military personnel for rejecting his sexual advances.

Friday Bako, a youth activist and former banker, who disclosed this in a Facebook post, said the incident happened during a protest over the death of two young boys last month in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content


Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed.

WhatsApp, which is widely used in Indonesia said message encryption prevented it from monitoring the third-party providers Indonesians use to search for GIFs.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe sacks Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president


President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Monday fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president, Information Minister Simon Moyo said.

Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former intelligence chief, has been heavily-criticised by supporters of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has also been touted as a potential successor to her husband.

Three alleged hackers of Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s Facebook account face N9.1m theft charge


Three men, accused of hacked the Facebook account of Lagos Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa and stole N9.1 million, were on Monday re-arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court, Lagos.

The accused — Frank Nwokobia, 27; Ezeoke Kanayochukwu, 25; and Godwin Essien, 28 — are standing trial on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud, impersonation and identity theft.

Two arraigned for allegedly selling hemp in Kirikiri prisons


Bayo Abdulrahman and Shadiat Obafemi, on Monday, appeared in a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly trafficking 100 grammes and 1.1kg of hemp at the Kirikiri Maximum prison, Lagos.

They were arraigned on two separate charges of one count charge each, bordering on drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya clocks 35 years in office


Monday marked 35 years since Cameroon’s President Paul Biya took office. His supporters are marking the anniversary with celebrations. His opponents are calling for him to stand aside when the country holds a presidential election next year.

A song, praising Biya for bringing peace and development to Cameroon, blasted through loud speakers in Nanga Eboko, a town in central Cameroon, where thousands of people have been brought in to celebrate the anniversary of Paul Biya’s rise to power.

N600m scam: Court grants ex-naval officer permission to travel for medical attention


An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday granted leave to retired Rear Admiral Shehu Ahmadu, standing trial with retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, in alleged Naval property scam to seek medical attention abroad.

Jibrin was arraigned on Sept. 27, 2017 alongside three others.

West Ham to confirm David Moyes as new manager


David Moyes will be confirmed as the new West Ham manager on Tuesday, Sky Sports reports.

The former Manchester United and Everton boss will succeed Slaven Bilic in the role after the Croatian was relieved of his duties on Monday.

Mikel nominated for Player of the Year Award in China


Super Eagles’ Captain, John Obi Mikel is in line to be voted the player of the year for his Chinese team, Tianjin Teda when they hold their end of season award event, reports owngoalnigeria.com.

Despite missing three months due to a knee injury, the former Chelsea midfielder is among the candidates for the player of the year for the club, as his return from injury helped their cause to beat the drop to the second division.

Manchester City will be ‘hard to stop’ – Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger accepted leaders Manchester City would be “hard to stop” in their quest for the Premier League title especially if they continued to get the rub of the green from referees.

The Gunners manager accused City forward Raheem Sterling of diving after he won a penalty in his team’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte right to drop David Luiz – Ray Wilkins


Former Chelsea player Ray Wilkins has backed Antonio Conte’s decision to drop David Luiz for the crucial Premier League game against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Brazil international was left out of the matchday squad for the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, with Alvaro Morata heading in the winner after 55 minutes.

Liberia Supreme Court delays presidential runoff indefinitely


Liberia’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the country’s electoral commission to resolve a fraud complaint lodged by an opposition party before a runoff vote for the presidency can be held.

Angola expels 2,884 Congolese illegal migrants


Angolan authorities have expelled 2,884 Congolese illegal migrants, state-owned media confirmed.

State news agency Angop said the illegal migrants were rounded up in Lunda Norte Province between September and October.

Lunda Norte Province is located 656km north of the capital Luanda, and shares borders with both DRC and Congo-Brazzaville.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo quits, set for Monaco

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Former Nigeria defender Michael Emenalo has resigned from his position as technical director at Chelsea.

According to a report on the Telegraph, Emenalo quit after declining not to engage in a three-way power battle with current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia who are known not to see eye to eye.

Deontay Wilder challenges Anthony Joshua to fight


American boxer Deontay Wilder has challenged Nigerian-born British pugilist Anthony Joshua to a fight after retaining his WBC heavyweight title with a first round knockout of Bermane Stiverne.

Wilder knocked Stiverne to the canvas with a fierce right before flooring him again with a barrage of punches.

Moses Simon Pulls Out of Super Eagles Squad


Exciting winger, Moses Daddy Ajala-Simon has become the latest player to withdraw from the Super Eagles squad, as he has joined Changchun Yatai F.C frontman Odion Ighalo in the treatment room. Another developing report has it that the team's Assistant Caption, Ogenyi Onazi has also been ruled out of the upcoming matched due to injury concerns.

Former Stoke City Defender Dies at 25 While Playing Football with Friends


Former Stoke City defender, Dionatan Teixeira has died aged 25, the club have announced.

The Brazilian-born player, who played twice for Stoke's first team after moving to the club in 2014, was registered with Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol at the time of his death.

After joining them in February he made 10 appearances as Sheriff won the Moldovan National Division title.

Why I Didn't Shake Hands With Mourinho - Antonio Conte Talks on Chelsea's Victory Over Man United


Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte failed to shake Jose Mourinho's hand on Sunday evening after their Premier League clash, before explaining the snub and taking a dig at the Manchester United manager.

Conte was able to get the better of Mourinho in a 1-0 victory on his latest return to his former club thanks to a marvellous Alvaro Morata header, which came midway through the second half when Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross from the right found the striker in acres of space and the talent to put the ball where United goalkeeper David De Gea could not reach it.

West Ham coach Slaven Bilic sacked


Slaven Bilic has been sacked as West Ham manager with the team in the Premier League relegation zone.

Bilic's last game in charge was Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Liverpool at London Stadium.

A statement from West Ham said the club believed a change was necessary "to move forward positively and in line with their ambition."

Pastor: I was detained five days, tortured for my brother’s crime


Pastor Stephen Ubaechu, has narrated how some policemen, attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, detained him for five days and ordered other detainees to torture him.

Stephen, a pastor with one of the Pentecostal churches in Abia State, said three officers of SARS from Lagos came to Aba, Abia State, to arrest and dragged him to Lagos over a $5000 debt.

#ParadisePapers: Saraki, Other World Politicians Exposed In New Offshore Leak


Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, is among 40 world politicians whose offshore hideaways were exposed by a new ICIJ investigations dubbed #Paradise Papers.
A review of data obtained by German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and ICIJ from two offshore secrecy providers (Appleby and Asiaciti Trust) and 19 secrecy jurisdictions showed uncovered a new offshore shell company owned by the politician. (PREMIUM TIMES will publish a detailed story on the senator on Monday).

Security guard arrested for abduction of Lebanese boss


The Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele Police Headquarters, Ibadan, has arrested four men, alleged to be part of a kidnapping syndicate that abducted a Lebanese man in September.

The four suspects have been identified as Monday Omubge (28), who is said to be the armourer of the gang, Mathew Egbulu (23), Samuel Agu (32), and Joseph Udoma (35).

26 Nigerians ‘sexually abused, murdered’ at Mediterranean Sea


Twenty-six Nigerian women lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea, the BBC is reporting.
The Nigerians are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered at the sea.
Italian prosecutors have begun an investigation into the deaths of the women, said to be mostly teenagers.

‘Pay your tithes to avoid divine curses’ – Pastor Adeboye tells his members as he responds to Daddy Freeze’s opinion on Tithes


The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye yesterday addressed the recent tithe controversy that has been generating series of arguments on the social media by advising Christians especially his members on the dangers attached to none compliance to paying of tithe.

In his sermon ,Pastor Adeboye asked the congregation to avoid divine curse like a plaque by pleasing God and also in paying of their tithe.

Lady reveals how Hilda Dokubo once helped her when her period started unexpectedly at a wedding


A Twitter user has revealed how Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo once helped her with her expensive scarf, when her period started unexpectedly at a wedding.

See her tweets below…

Shan George slams Nigerian Pastors, asks them to repair roads with private jet money and tithe


Nollywood veteran actress, Shan George, has also come for Nigerian Pastors over the Sunday offerings and tithes they receive.

According to her, Pastors should use Sunday offerings and tithes to repair bad roads, instead of using it to buy private jets and flashy cars. Here’s what she wrote;

Nigerian Interracial Couple Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary In Lagos (Photos)


A Nigerian interracial couple, Dominic and Katia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend.

The beautiful celebration of love was planned by Funke Bucknor’s Zapphaire events and its moments captured by “Photosbyolumide”.

Septuagenarian Commits Suicide In Ondo State


A 72-year-old man, Titus Agunbiade, has reportedly hanged himself in his late father’s house at Kajola on Barracks Road in Ondo town, Ondo State.

The deceased was said to have climbed the two-storey building with a ladder and hanged himself with a rope.

Those deliberately devaluing the naira will be arrested —Adeboye


CONCERNED by the downturn in the value of the naira in the last few years, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that those responsible will be arrested.

Predicting that the tide would turn in favour of the currency, the cleric reiterated that the legal tender will become powerful again.

DSS, EFCC in fresh face-off over invitation to SSS operatives


A major feud appears imminent between the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a move by the commission to interrogate some officials of the DSS.

Though details of the investigation purportedly being carried out by the EFCC were not made available to Sunday Tribune at the weekend, it was gathered that the commission had sent a request to effect the release of  the affected DSS officials.

Forced marriage: 13-year-old girl regains freedom from Emir's palace


A 13-year-old, Hauwa Dadi, on Sunday regained her freedom, four days after being allegedly abducted for the purpose of forcing her into a marriage.

Hauwa, an SS1 student of the Brighter Academy Secondary School, Gashua, is a daughter of a former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

‘N5million is too small for me to act nude’ - Anita Joseph


Nollywood Actress, Anita Joseph, who sat for an interview with The Entertainer, talked about acting nude, being fulfilled, becoming born again and her fake pregnancy that got her dragged by angry fans.
Here are excerpts from the interview;

‘Until Pastor Adeboye uses his private jet to fly out the sick in remote areas for medical help, I won’t agree he needs one’ – OAP Freeze


As the controversial debate about tithing in Nigerian churches continues, OAP Freeze said this in reaction to a Facebook post which detailed the reported humaitarian efforts a wealthy pastor and his family are involved with in Gabon. See the original post below.

Saudi stocks drop after corruption probe detains businessmen, officials


Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell in early trade on Sunday after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved to consolidate his power and crack down on corruption with a cabinet reshuffle and a string of detentions of prominent figures.

Media Personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Left Shocked After Finding A Dead Owl Outside His Front Door This Morning

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Popular TV Personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu most likely got the surprise of his life this morning when he stepped out of his home.

Ebuka was shocked when he came out of the front door of his home and found a dead owl. He shared a photo of the dead creature via his Insta-stories, asking Nigerians why it was there.

See below.

Counselor Luterodt Describes Yvonne Nelson As “Stupid” For Giving Birth out of wedlock

Counselor Luterodt Describes Yvonne Nelson

Controversial relationship Counselor, Cyril George Lutterodt has wade in on recent reports of Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson’s childbirth which surfaced last week after months of speculation that she was pregnant.

In a new interview with Abeiku Santana, He revealed that he is very disappointed in the screen goddess if she has given birth unmarried.

US shooting: Guns not to blame – Trump


The United States was in mourning Monday after a gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire with an assault rifle on the congregation of a small-town Texas church, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more in the nation’s latest shooting massacre.
President Donald Trump said the nation was living through “dark times” but guns were not to blame for Sunday’s carnage, which came just five weeks after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

My attackers were sent by Governor Bello – Senator Dino Melaye


Following the attack of Sen. Dino Melaye at the Kabba Day celebration over the weekend, the senator has claimed his attackers were thugs allegedly sent by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.

This was contained in a press statement issued, on Sunday, by Melaye’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Gideon Ayodele, copies of which were made available to newsmen, in Lokoja.

Trump is a part of God’s plan – Denzel Washington


Academy winning actor, Denzel Washington has called on youth across the world not to lose their faith in the perilous times of social media.

Washington also said President Donald Trump is not to blame for the divisiveness and anger in today’s society, saying there would be a need for this generation to unite like never before.

Nigeria Has Got Heroes By Charly Boy


I have always said that the present and future of Nigeria can only be salvaged by the few exceptional Nigerian youths who are defiantly willing to bell the cat for the freedom of everyone.

In my 66 years on planet earth as a citizen of Nigeria, I have been privileged to meet outstanding/exceptional young Nigerians who are wired with immense potentials. Only needing proper guidance and encouragement provided by someone they can connect with, a Big brother or Fada figure leader. 

Eva Longoria packs on the PDA with husband José Bastón in West Hollywood

Eva Longoria packs on the PDA with husband Jos? Bast?n in West Hollywood (photos)

Actress Eva Longoria put on a public display of affection with her husband, José Bastón in West Hollywood on Saturday. The 42-year-old actress, who was sporting a leg brace after reportedly breaking her leg in an accident during a holiday in Spain, passionately kissed her man as the cameras snapped away.

'When a man calls you a whore, call his mother a whore too..it hurts them so bad' - Anita Joseph speaks out against slut shaming


Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph had this to say to Women who have been slut shamed by unruly men. According to her;