Friday, 10 November 2017

Mariah Carey Is 'Happy' for New Chapter in Her Life Following Weight Loss Surgery


Mariah Carey is in a great place in her life. Earlier this week, ET learned that the "We Belong Together" songstress underwent gastric sleeve surgery about six weeks ago.

"She's happy with this new chapter in her life," a source tells ET, adding that since her weight loss surgery, the singer has been feeling great.

This Man Died After He Being Buried Alive By Avalanche Of Corn (Photo)


Russ Kurth, a 63-year-old a man has died after he was buried alive by an avalanche of corn.

According to Metro UK, Russ Kurth was found outside of a grain bin on private property in Harrison County, Missouri, on Tuesday.

The man is believed to have died when the huge container suddenly leaked.

Mourinho's Contract Talks in Manchester United Suffers Hitches


Jose Mourinho and the board of Manchester United have made no significant progress in talks over a new contract for the Portuguese.

The former Chelsea boss signed a three-year deal which could keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

Paying whistleblowers not our duty – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is not directly involved in the payment of whistleblowers.

The Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said this in statement while reacting to reports that the informant of the seized N13bn Ikoyi cash had been neglected.

‘We’re the best in Africa’ – police reject ‘unfavourable’ report


The Nigeria police force has described as false and mischievous, the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) that ranked it as the worst in the world.

WISPI, released by two bodies – the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, had assessed the police in 127 countries in areas of capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.

Zimbabwe police arrests four for booing Grace Mugabe


Four people were arrested on Friday for booing Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe while she was addressing a political rally.

Charity Charamba, police spokesman, confirmed the arrest, accusing those in detention of undermining the authority of the president.

Burundi orders unmarried couples to wed by Dec 2017

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi



The government of Burundi has given unmarried couples December 2017 deadline to legalise their relationships through the church or state registries, Al Jazeera reports.

President Pierre Nkurunziza had in May signed a new law which the government says will help protect women and create a more moral society, but some disagree.

Senegal qualify for 2018 World Cup after victory over South Africa


The Teranga Lions of Senegal have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Friday.

The game was a replay between the two countries after their first meeting which South Africa won 2-1 on November 12, 2016 was cancelled after the referee was found to have been compromised.

Owners offer €30,000 reward for lost briefcase, pay €23,866 for newspaper announcement


The owners of a missing Italian-brand briefcase took a full-page advertisement in a daily German newspaper on Friday to offer $35,000 (€30,000) for its return.

The anonymous advertisement placed in the Bild newspaper said the owners wanted the grey, suede Brioni briefcase returned, “including its complete contents.’’

”You have no right to attack a pastor on church issue”- Apostle Suleman replies Daddy Freeze, speaks on tithing controversy


The President of the Omega Fire Ministries worldwide (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has lent his voice to the burning issue on tithing stoked by an OAP, Daddy Freeze.

Below is his reaction during a church service;

“Let it be clear that if anyone is not a pastor, he has no right to attack a pastor on church issue. He should leave everything to God. I only laugh. Somebody who is not a doctor cannot teach a certified doctor how to go about doing his job; he will just be laughed at. Someone who is not a journalist can’t teach a true journalist how he should do his work; they will just be laughing at him.

Chelsea Player, Victor Moses Returns to Training


Chelsea wingback, Victor Moses will return to action after the FIFA international break in an away game against West Brom in the Premier League.

The Super Eagles winger was ruled out of Nigeria’s final World Cup qualifying group game against Algeria on Friday and next Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina.

Pastor Impregnates Housewife, Dares Court


A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved seven-year marriage between Omolara and her husband, Abiodun Ojeyemi, for adulterous lifestyle.

Omolara had petitioned the court to dissolve the union over alleged threat to her life.

The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, held that the society was fast undergoing an unprecedented decay in morality, especially how adultery was ruining marriages.

Paradise Papers: Zenith Bank’s chairman, Jim Ovia, offers to refund £11 million tax he allegedly avoided


The Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, has offered to refund £10,892,166 being the total value-added tax payment he allegedly skipped while importing two luxury jets into the European Union.

Mr. Ovia and Godwin Emefiele, Nigeria’s Central Bank governor, were named among a number of personalities around the world believed to have used artificial leasing schemes to avoid VAT on jets imported into the EU.

Ikoyi whistle blower yet to be given his money - Lawyer reveals


According to Yakubu Galadima, lawyer to the whistle-blower who helped EFCC recover $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million at No. 16 Osborne Road, Flat 7B Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos, has revealed that his client is yet to be given his reward five months after a court ordered a final forfeiture of the money.

This is coming after Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman, said the individual who helped uncover the Ikoyi apartment money had become a millionaire.

Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion


Verification of handles on Twitter has been suspended because it “created confusion” among users.
The company made this known in a tweet posted via its support handle.

“Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance,” the support handle tweeted.

Okorocha: I erect statues because history is dying in Africa - Okorocha


Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he erects statues of African leaders to preserve history which is “dying in Africa”.

Okorocha said this in Owerri, Imo capital, shortly after unveiling the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, on Friday.

Why We Deported Ex-Boxing Champion, Mike Tyson – Chilean Police Authorities


Chilean police on Thursday deported US boxer Mike Tyson citing non-compliance with immigration laws.

Tyson, 51, was put on a flight home, the investigative police (PDI) said.

London Court Jails Five Nigerians For £610,000 Telephone Banking Fraud (Photos)


An Inner London Crown Court has sentenced five Nigerians to various jail terms over the theft of £610,000 from business bank accounts.

According to reports, Victor Oke, 39, of Galleons Drive, Barking, used stolen data provided by Desmond Uyiosa Abifade, 25, of Henniker Road, Stratford, to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.

Policeman Reinstated By Senate 12 Years After His Dismissal (Photo)


Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central in the National Assembly, moved the Senate to direct the Nigerian Police authorities to reinstate one Mr. Ovuomaraini Akpemetegho to service having been unjustly dismissed about 12 years ago.

Court dismisses Evans’ applications to nullify murder, illegal firearms charges

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The Lagos State High Court in Igbosere has dismissed two applications seeking to quash charges of murder and illegal sales of firearms preferred against alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a ruling on Friday, described the applications as misconceived and lacking in merit.

I Killed Someone When I was 16 - President Makes Shocking Revelation


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila, according to a report by AFP.

He made the claim yesterday while speaking to the local Filipino community in the Vietnamese city of Danang. He used obscene language to hit back at critics of his deadly drugs crackdown.

Didier Drogba to Return to Chelsea


Chelsea are considering the possibility of bringing Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge to replace former Super Eagles defender, Michael Emenalo,

Emenalo recently resigned his appointment as Technical Director of the Premier League champions. The Telegraph is reporting that Emenalo’s departure could pave the way for Abramovich to try again to bring back Drogba.

I’m interested in USA job – Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sam Allardyce says he is interested in becoming the next manager of the United States national team.

The USA have been without a manager since Bruce Arena left his role after failing to help them secure World Cup qualification.

It was reported last month that the former England boss was interested in the vacant role, but Allardyce says any potential deal will have to wait until the new US Soccer Federation president is elected in February.

Neymar to Madrid is difficult but not impossible – Alvaro Morata


Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar could join Real Madrid but it will be difficult, according to Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.

The Brazil international has again been linked to the La Liga champions, with Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saying the door was open for the 25-year-old.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne can match Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – Roberto Martinez


Kevin De Bruyne’s form at Manchester City can see him reach the levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, says Roberto Martinez.

The Belgian has been a talismanic figure for the Premier League leaders this season, contributing three goals and nine assists across all competitions.

Child killed by malaria in Italy caught disease in hospital


A four-year-old girl who died of malaria in Italy in September caught the deadly disease in hospital, the health ministry said Saturday, ruling out the possibility she was bitten by an infected mosquito.

Sofia Zago, who had not travelled to any at-risk countries, fell ill after a stay in a hospital in the northern city of Trento that was treating a family that had contracted malaria during a trip to Burkina Faso.

Zimbabwe budget deficit widens on runaway government spending


Zimbabwe’s budget deficit will soar to $1.82 billion or 11.2 percent of GDP this year from an initial target of $400 million, new Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo told parliament on Thursday.

President Robert Mugabe’s government is struggling to contain spending, with more than 90 percent of the budget going towards paying salaries for civil servants, which analysts say is too high for the struggling economy.

Air Force and Navy Officers Exposed After Stealing N339 Million


No less than two military officers fingered in the alleged stealing of military pension funds to the tune of N339 million have been remanded in prison custody on the order of the Federal Capital Territory High court.

According to The Sun News, the suspects, Wing Commander Ishaka Yakubu, Lieutenant Commander Akinbamidele Odunsi were alleged to have worked in concert with two bank officials, Adidemi Aderemi Kolade and Violet Ofoegbunam to collect monies meant for payment of death benefits to deceased army officers, and converted same to personal use.

Woman Shoots Lover in the Head for Not Performing Well in the Bedroom

Escort Marissa Wallen, 21, has been accused of shooting a man in the head twice because he was performing oral sex on her the wrong way and she did not know how to tell himAfter allegedly shooting him, Wallen is said to have stolen the man's wallet and used his credit cards

A 21-year-old escort in Washington USA, Marissa E. Wallen has shot a man in the back of the head for wrongly performing a sexual act with her. Reports say Wallen had shot her victim twice in the head and left him to die but police later found the man alive after three days.
 
The man was taken to the hospital and unable to speak, but he communicated with hand signals. Wallen was subsequently arrested. She ultimately admitted to police she was an escort and had been hired to have intercourse with the victim.

Cross River women pursue herdsmen from their community


Hundreds of women in Ugaga Community in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State yesterday took to the streets to demand that herdsmen leave their area.

They carried leaves as they chanted “Fulani Must Go”.

Ambode sacks Lagos Sports chief, Deji Tinubu


The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has sacked the Lagos State Sports Commission boss, Deji Tinubu.

Mr. Tinubu has been at the helm of affairs of sports since the inception of the Ambode administration; but his reign ended abruptly late Thursday.

Pope Francis bans cigarettes sales in Vatican


Pope Francis has outlawed the sale of cigarettes at the Vatican in a bid to lead by example on healthy living.

“The Holy Father has decided that the Vatican will cease to sell cigarettes to employees as of 2018,” the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.

Death Of 26 Nigerian Women: Italy Makes Two Arrests


The police in Italy have arrested and charged two men, Al Mabrouc Harar and Mohamed Al Bouzid, to court over the deaths of 26 Nigerian women while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Court orders forfeiture of Ikoyigate apartment, $43 million cash


Justice Saliu Sadu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sum of $43, 449, 947, £27,800 and N23, 218 belonging to the National Intelligence Agency was found last April, to the Federal Government.

Women accuse actor Seagal of sexual misconduct


US action movie actor Steven Seagal and comedian Louis C.K. were the latest stars in the crosshairs of mounting sexual misconduct allegations on Thursday, following the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

Portia de Rossi, the Arrested Development actress and wife of chat queen Ellen DeGeneres, accused the former martial arts expert and blues musician over an undated audition for a Seagal movie in his office.

Saudi Arabia moves to seize $300b assets of Alwaleed, others




The Saudi attorney-general said  detailed questioning of detainees had already produced “a great deal of evidence”, but gave no more details.

Businessmen in detention include international investor Prince Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose wealth was estimated by Forbes magazine before the crackdown at $17 billion; Mohammad al-Amoudi at $10.4 billion, with construction, agriculture and energy companies in Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia; and finance and healthcare magnate Saleh Kamel at $2.3 billion.

Our child looks like her ex-Man begs court to dissolve 5-year old marriage


A 41-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Ibrahim Oladeji, has urged an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his five-year-old marriage over the paternity of the only child of the union.

The petitioner, who resides at Gberigbe area of Ikorodu, told the court that he suspected that hid wife’s ex-husband was the father of the child.

Weapon-wielding Protesters Dispersed By Security Operatives In Lagos


Ojo Police Division led by CSP Abubakar Umoru, with the support of Okoko division, Rapid Response Squad and neighbouring divisions as well as army officers from Ojo cantonment, this morning dispersed hundreds of miscreants and motor cycle riders who blocked Lagos – Badagry Expressway to protest the enforcement of Lagos State Traffic Laws.

The riders along with miscreants as at 7:00 a.m. converged close to LASU main gate threatening to block the expressway in protest against plying the expressway, as stipulated in Lagos State Traffic Law.

Young Man Declared Missing After Visiting His Grandma In Kano State


A young man identified as Abdulaziz  Ali, has been declared missing after leaving his grandma’s house along Lamido Crescent-Sultan Road Extension, Kano around 9pm on Wednesday night inside a black saloon Chevron Car and is yet to be seen up to this moment.

Nurse Arrested With Stolen Hospital Equipment After Being Exposed By Whistleblower


Police operatives have arrested a nurse allegedly found in possession of Government hospital equipment. The 58-year-old nurse identified as Heph Mutisa Kwesiga, a senior midwife at Kanungu Health Center IV in Uganda, was arrested when a whistle-blower tipped off Police.

14-Year-Old Girl Contracts HIV After Being S£xually Abused By Random Persons


This is really heartbreaking. A young girl simply identified as Favour who is an orphan, has been diagnosed with HIV after a philanthropist, Paulcy Cyprian, picked her up at Control Park, Owerri, Imo state capital. The 14-year-old girl revealed how she was sexually abused and molested by random persons while she was homeless and slept at the motor park.

Two schoolgirls,13 and 14 badly stabbed during fight over boyfriend


Two schoolgirls have been badly stabbed during a clash between young pupils from rival schools on a playing field in Reading. 

The victims, aged just 13 and 14, suffered multiple knife wounds to the stomach, shoulder and leg during the brutal melee that was filmed by other schoolchildren on their phones.

The two girls were tonight detained in hospital, where their stab wounds were described as 'serious.'

Ogun Chief Judge pardons 106 inmates


The Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, on Thursday granted pardon to 106  inmates as part of efforts to decongest prisons in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olopade pardoned the inmates during her three-day tour of prison formations at Ibara and Oba in Abeokuta as well as those in Ilaro, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode.

The Level Of Bribery In Journalism Today Is Worse Than The Police, Says Dapo Olorunyomi


Dapo Olorunyomi, the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Premium Times Media, has stated that the level of corruption within journalism in Nigeria far outweighs what has been reported in the Nigeria Police Force or found in the National Assembly.

The veteran journalist said this on Thursday at a tribute event organized in his honor, during the ongoing Lagos Book and Art Festival at Freedom Park.

Militants Accuse Politicians In Ondo, Delta States Of Hijacking Amnesty Program


Militants in Ondo State seeking to tender their arms and ammunitions in order to benefit from the Nigerian government’s amnesty program have accused some politicians in the state of hijacking the program for personal gain.

The aggrieved militants, some under the aegis of the United Sea Wolf Avengers, alleged that the politicians were allocating the slots in the program to their friends and children.

Two Nigeria Airways Staff Die In Two Days As Workers Continue To Wait For Severance Packages


Two former workers of the defunct national air carrier, Nigeria Airways, have died in the past two days while awaiting their final severance packages of N45 billion, as promised by the Nigerian government.

Felix Agbabuwa died on Wednesday, while Ray Sunmonu died on Thursday in Akure, Ondo State, marking the eleventh former Nigeria Airways employee to die in the past three weeks.

Drunk Man Who Killed 19-Year-Old Lady Crawls To Her Burial To Beg For Forgiveness


A remorseful man had to crawl on his knees and knees to the burial of a 19-year-old bride-to-be whom he killed by accident. According to reports the 26-year-old man man, was reportedly driving under the influence of alcohol when he mistakenly killed the victim in a car accident which occurred on November 1.

The driver identified as Cheng, hit the young victim, surnamed Lin, while she was riding a motorbike to work last Wednesday in Yunlin County, western Taiwan.

Pandemonium As Man Catches His Wife With Her Lover In His House


Here are photos trending on social media showing how a man was caught and disgraced after he was caught sleeping with another man’s wife in her house. According to media reports, the woman’s husband got wind of what was going on in his house after being tipped off by neighbours.

Armed Robbers, Kidnappers And Other Criminal Elements Arrested By Security Operatives


After a sustained surveillance and raid of the criminal hideouts and kidnappers den by the men of Operation Absolute Sanity comprising the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) raided identified kidnappers dens, camps, armed robbers and Car Snatchers in their camps, Black spots and Criminal hideouts in the forests located in the FCT, Niger and Kaduna States and successfully smashed four (4) vicious and notorious gangs in the process arrested the following sixteen (16) suspects in the act of kidnapping and collection of ransom, car snatching and armed robbery.