Thursday, 9 November 2017

Nicki Minaj's Brother Found Guilty in Child Rape Case

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Nicki Minaj's Brother Jelani Maraj, 38, has been convicted of raping a minor at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict today (Nov. 9).

According to CBS NY, Maraj's lawyer says he will appeal. The victim, now 14 years old (11-years-old at the time of the incident), testified that she was repeatedly assaulted by Maraj. The victim's younger brother testified as well, claiming he witnessed one assault.

Gerrard Trolled By Fans For Splashing Out 18 Carat Gold IPad For 6-Year-Old Daughter's Birthday

Steven Gerrard unwittingly found himself in the midst of a social media storm when he shared a photograph of his daughter's birthday present to Instagram.

The 37-year-old former Liverpool star splashed out on an 18 carat gold iPad, complete with personalised engraving, for daughter Lourdes' six birthday.

Girl Sues Upcoming Artiste For $10,000 After Promising To Marry Her

Zimbabwe’s Afro-pop musician Gary Tight is being sued by his ex-lover for failing to own up to his promise of marrying her.

Born Gary Muponda, the youthful singer is being sued by his former lover, Amanda Tinotenda Manyowa for US$10 000 for breach of an agreement to marry.

Salesman Steals N3.5m, Stakes It In MMM And Loses It

The quest for quick and easy money has landed a 24 year old salesman in court for stealing and staking N3.5 million in MMM, a ponzi scheme.

The salesman, John Okonkwo, who allegedly stole his employer’s N3.5 million and invested in the Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) scheme, appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Morocco sentences two activists to 20-year terms

A Moroccan court has sentenced two members of a northern protest movement to 20 years in prison each for torching a police building earlier this year, their lawyer said.

Rachid Benali told AFP the verdict was issued on Tuesday by a court in Al-Hoceima, a port city in the neglected northern Rif region which was rocked by protests for social justice.

Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

Former boxing great Mike Tyson was barred from entering Chile on Thursday because of his criminal record, airport police said.

Immigration police at Santiago international airport tweeted a photo of the 51-year-old former heavyweight champion being escorted by officers “re-embarking” him.

2 To Die By Hanging For Robbing Lady Of N2,500 Handbag, N15,500 Phone In Anambra

Two men who allegedly stole a lady’s handbag, telephone and other personal effects at gunpoint will die by hanging or firing squad, an Anambra State High court has pronounced .

The High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of the state and presided over by Justice Okey Onunkwo said there was sufficient evidence to convict the duo.

Ex-Super Eagles star, Godwin Okpara, arraigned for wife battery

Former Super Eagles player, Godwin Okpara, was arraigned on Thursday before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja for alleged wife battery.

The 43-year old ex-football star was accused of battering his wife of 25 years, Linda.
He was arraigned on one count of wife battery contrary to Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

87-year-old woman pleads guilty, remanded in prison for drug trafficking

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, remanded an 87-year-old woman, Maria Agbomabiwon, in prison custody for dealing in 10.3 kg of Marijuana.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, dragged the accused, who resides at No. 9, Osunba Street, Oto-Awori, Ijaniki, Lagos, to the court, presided by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari.

German Nurse Kills 100 Patients

A former German Nurse serving a life sentence for murdering patients by injecting them with a deadly medication is now suspected of killing more than 100 people.

If he is found guilty, this would make him one of the nation’s worst serial murderers.

Prosecutors in the northern German city of Oldenburg said on Thursday that toxicological investigations have identified a further 16 deaths that the nurse, identified as Niels H under Germany’s strict privacy laws was responsible for. In August, Oldenburg police said they believed that the 40-year-old H may have killed an additional 84 patients.

NGO distributes condoms, empowers 200 people in Port Harcourt

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Minds Development Initiative, on Thursday said it trained and empowered more than 200 people in different fields.

Its Director-General, Dr Constance Amadi, told the News Agency of Nigerian in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the organisation focused on assisting underprivileged persons.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho planning for future despite Paris Saint-Germain reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is continuing his plans for the next transfer window following further speculation over his long-term future.

Sky Sports reports Mourinho is still planning for the future at the club and spending the international break scouting for players.

Governor Gives N200,000 to Pregnant Labourer Mixing Concrete, Tells Her To Go Home

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has put a smile on the face of a pregnant labourer he saw after a chance encounter with her while inspecting the ongoing mushroom farm project in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The woman identified as Gloria Nwankwo, was among the labourers mixing concrete. He walked to the expectant mother, and ordered her to go home, adding that her condition was not good for such tasking job.

Bayern Munich target Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler in hunt for Franck Ribery replacement

Bayern Munich are on the hunt for a replacement for veteran winger Franck Ribery, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler touted as a standout candidate.

According to France Football, Bayern are considering signing the Germany winger next summer, when Ribery’s contract expires.

It would be a dream to play under Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane – Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard has admitted it would be a “dream” to play under Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

The Chelsea forward has reportedly been a target for the European and La Liga champions in the past and Hazard says Zidane is one of his idols.

And the Belgium star also admitted in would be a pleasure to work again with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Zimbabwe renames airport after Robert Mugabe

Harare International Airport has been renamed after Zimbabwe’s current President, Robert Mugabe.

Transport Minister Joram Gumbo justified the decision on the grounds that Mr Mugabe was a “war hero” and “African icon”.

Luis Suarez begs Barcelona to move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho

Luis Suarez wants Barcelona to step up the pursuit of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho because he’s convinced the Brazilian will offer “a lot” to the Catalans.

The Reds attacking midfielder was the subject of significant interest from Barca in the last transfer window, with Coutinho identified as one of several candidates to replace Neymar after his switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali claims string of attacks

An Al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali on Wednesday claimed responsibility for four attacks on Malian and United Nations troops that it said killed six soldiers.

The Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) said in statements that it had attacked a police post in Segou on Sunday, capturing weapons and a motorcycle.

On Monday, “fighters ambushed Malian and MINUSMA (UN mission in Mali) forces near the city of Konna in Mopti, killing six soldiers,” according to a report carried by the US monitoring group SITE.

God asked me to run again in 2019 – Governor Ortom

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday declared that he has received divine directive to contest for second term in office, come 2019.

Ortom had, in August, informed youths across the state who called on him to declare his second term bid that he would await divine direction before his declaration.

Super Eagles Coach, Rohr to Unveil Six New Players Against Algeria

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he could introduce as many as six new players in his starting line up when they take on Algeria on Friday.

Nigeria are up against Algeria in a dead rubber World Cup 2018 qualifier on Friday, and according to Rohr he would use the game to test some fringe players in his team.

Blogger Sentenced to Death for Apostasy 'Saved' by Appeal Court

A Mauritanian blogger condemned to death in 2014 for apostasy in a Facebook post about Islam will be freed because an appeals court on Thursday overturned his sentence, his lawyer said.

Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir has spent nearly four years in jail after a high-profile case surrounding a post in which he criticised the use of religion to justify social discrimination.

Zimbabwe Frees US Journalist Jailed for Allegedly Insulting Mugabe

Zimbabwe freed on Thursday a 25-year-old American journalist charged with subverting President Robert Mugabe on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as “selfish and sick”,  according to AFP.

The American journalist identified as Martha O’Donovan had been charged with attempting to overthrow Mugabe as well as undermining or insulting the veteran leader, now 93.

Curvy Nigerian Actress, Anita Joseph Goes Swimming in America (Photos)

Nollywood actress Joseph Anita, shares pictures of herself at Miami Sunny Isle Beach where she is cooling off from the stress of Lagos State.

The curvy actress has been in and out of Nigeria in recent times. She once ventured into the music industry where she failed to make an impact.

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Costume designer accuses ‘Prison Break’ actor, T-Bag, of sexual assault

A veteran costume designer in Hollywood, Susan Bertram has claimed that actor Robert Knepper, who played T-Bag in the popular series, Prison Break assaulted her on a film set in 1991.
Bertram alleged that actor Knepper sexually assaulted her during the filming of the 1992 Allison Anders drama Gas Food Lodging.

Monkeypox Victim In Benue Loses Pregnancy

Miss Wuese Aloo, the suspected monkey pox victim in Benue State, has lost her four-month-old pregnancy. This was confirmed at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi.

Wuese said she contracted the disease from her lorry-driver boyfriend, who is nowhere to be found. He occasionally bring goods to Gboko.

Bond Girl Karin Dor Dies Aged 79

German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin sent to kill James Bond in You Only Live Twice, has died aged 79.

Dor passed away on Monday at a care home in Munich, her son told Bild, after failing to recover from injuries she sustained in a heavy fall last year.

“My father named me “Lai”, I have never told a lie before – Lai Mohammed claims

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed during an interactive session with journalists recently, and he was asked how he feels when some Nigerians accuse him of always lying.

He responded as thus;

“I have two burdens. The first is that I happen to be the face of the opposition and PDP has not forgiven me and I don’t think they will ever forgive me.

Despite N1billion budgeted for feeding of Aso Rock Guards, see the alleged ‘Crappy’ food they’re fed (Photos)

‘6 bras, 3 underwears’ – Man who disguised as a woman paraded after being caught in a village in Minna (Photos)

According to Facebook user, Makun who shared the story, a man was caught in Minna yesterday dressed like a lady.

Here’s what he wrote;

‘I have five boyfriends and I never marry, still searching’ – Nigerian slay-queen

According to a Facebook user, Sandra Ngudoon, she wrote;

Photos: Banky W Discloses He's Battling Skin Cancer

Chill, relax, he's gotten over it already and gives God the glory. While sharing the news on instagram, the singer wrote;

A wise man once said this: "Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had been healed." Scroll through the pictures to see mine.

President Buhari urged to free ailing Shiite leader

Nigeria’s government was on Thursday urged to order the release of a pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim group leader, who has been in custody for nearly two years since clashes with soldiers.

Ibrahim Zakzaky, who heads the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and his wife should be freed “on health grounds”, lawyer Femi Falana said in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

I don’t influence Argentina team selection – Messi

Lionel Messi  says  it makes him angry when people claim he makes the big decisions for the national team.

Messi, whose hat-trick took Argentina to the World Cup last month, has been accused of selecting coaches and influencing which players do and do not make the squad in the past.

The Barcelona forward, however, criticised the “ridiculous” comments which have been made about him.

Militants accuse politicians of hijacking Amnesty programme in Ondo

A militant group in Ondo State, United Sea Wolf Avenger, said politicians in the state had hijacked the Federal Government’s Amnesty programme in the state by allocating the slots to their children, friends and political allies.

The group made the allegation in a statement in Lagos on Thursday, signed by its leader, Gen. Deji Ehinmowo, Secretary, Gen. Akinfemi Raymond, and Adviser, Gen. Ogbaro Ariyo.

FG distributes drugs, medical products to prisons nationwide

The Federal Government has distributed drugs and other medical products worth millions of naira to prison formations in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. 

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) who presented the drugs to state Comptrollers of Gombe, Rivers, Ogun, Enugu and Niger on Thursday in Abuja admonished the prison authorities to judiciously utilise the medical supplies for the benefit of prison inmates.

“Real men wet the pants of a woman not her eyes, don’t waste your tears on a clown”- Afia Schwarzenegger

Ghanaian On-Air personality and comedian, Afia Schwarzenegger whose marriage to her estranged husband Lawrence Abrokwah crashed after he caught her cheating with another man, has now turned a relationship expert on social media.

Twitter user shares screemshots of a DM she received from a ‘Babalawo’

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‘You guys are gone doing your solo career’ – Eedris Abdulkareem blasts Paul & Peter of Psquare (Video)

Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem is not happy about the breakup of famous duo and brothers Paul & Peter of  Psquare and he believes its spiritual.

Speaking about the break up on Entertainment Splash on TVC, he said:

Photos: Three men confess during burial ceremony to killing deceased with juju over disputed land in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested five persons including two native doctors in connection with the death of a man. The deceased, one Thomas Ezeugwu from Nkpologwu town in Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu state, slumped and died in mysterious circumstance on October 6.

It was gathered that during mourning,  the suspects confessed that they conspired and went to Omor Town in Anambra state and invoked Juju on the said land on the ground that whoever steps into it will die.

Real Men Get The Pans Of Their Women Wet, Not Their Eyes - Ghanaian OAP

Ghanaian On Air Personality, Afia Schwarzenegger whose marriage recently crashed after she was caught cheating with another man by her husband, has taken to social media to share relationship tips.

"I Have Been Sleeping With Your Wife" – Man Tells Neighbour In Lagos (Photos)

25-year old truck driver, Mr. Philip Eshogaya got into trouble after he publicly told his co-tenant Chizoba that his wife, Rita, was a prostitute and that he should not boast about her because he knew her too well.

He further revealed in public that he and some police officers had slept with her before she moved into his house with her four children.

PHOTOS: Some Of The Futuristic Stadiums Qatar Is Constructing For Football World cup

While Cricket World Cup might be the most exciting event for Asians, Football World Cup is the one event that’s been celebrated throughout the world and has a crazy fan following. Hence, the expectations from the country hosting the grand event are already high.

 This too, along with Brazil having hosted a very successful world cup, has automatically raised the bar high for Qatar, the host country for the 2022 World Cup. The oil-treasured country, despite all that pressure, has been doing a great job and is gearing up for the grand event.

Ruggedman blasts Blackface, calls him “sad, jealous, washed up, veteran upcoming artiste”

Ruggedman blasts Blackface, calls him "sad, jealous, washed up, veteran upcoming artiste"

Hours after Tuface came swinging at Blackface for ranting about him yet again in a new interview and saying Tuface no longer makes good music, artiste Ruggedman has joined the slam.

Ruggedman has written Blackface an open scathing letter in which he dismissed the veteran as a sad, jealous, washed-up, veteran upcoming artist who needs to hit the studio and put together new songs.

Snapchat Loses $40m On Flop Spectacles

The company behind Snapchat has taken a $40m (£30m) hit to its finances after its video-recording sunglasses failed to sell as well as hoped.

Snap launched Spectacles in September 2016, originally selling them only through pop-up vending machines.

‘This is not leadership’, Oby Ezekwesili condemns President Buhari’s silence on the death of 26 young Nigerian ladies in the Mediterranean sea

?This is not leadership?, Oby Ezekwesili condemns President Buhari?s silence on the death of 26 young Nigerian ladies in the Mediterranean sea

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed her displeasure at the silence of President Buhari on the report of 26 young Nigerian ladies who were reportedly sexually molested and then murdered while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe recently.

According to the former Minister, the reaction by Abike Dabiri–Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, is not enough compared to when President Buhari himself 
reacts to the report and reaches out to the families of the deceased.

According to her, nothing has changed in the show of empathy when compared to that of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. See her tweets below...

Casket maker gives free caskets to victims of Texas church shooting

A 46 year-old businessman, Trey Ganem, who runs a casket design company in Texas is offering free coffins to victims off the Sutherland Springs church shooting.

His seven employees build personalized coffins that usually sell for about $3,500 but he’s offering to provide free custom-made coffins for the people who died at First Baptist Church and so far, he’s gotten requests to make 15 caskets.

Dakore Egbuson donates her ‘eyes’ to the blind

Popular Nigerian actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, has said she is willing to donate her cornea to the blind when she dies.

The mother of two announced this yesterday via her Instagram page.

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala wins best striker in China award

Super Falcons of Nigeria striker and Dalian Quanjian F.C. forward, Asisat Oshoala has been crowned Chinese Women’s Super League ‘Best Striker of the season’ for 2017.

She shared the good news on her Instagram page writing;