Friday, 17 November 2017

Victor Moses happy with CAF Award nomination

Nigeria and Chelsea striker Victor Moses says he wants to win the 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year Award following a stellar campaign at club and international level.

The Super Eagles international helped the Blues lift the English Premier League trophy and they also reached the FA Cup final last season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped by Borussia Dortmund for disciplinary reasons

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped for disciplinary reasons.

The 28-year-old will not be considered for his club’s next Bundesliga fixture against VfB Stuttgart on Friday.

Why we honoured Chinua Achebe – Google

Technology giant, Google said it honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle to underscore his status as a figure of 20th century literature.

Surrounded by iconic images of his most famous literary works, the Doodle celebrates Achebe’s legacy on what would have been his 87th birthday.

'I Want Seven Children & Seven Ballon d'Ors' - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has set himself goals in his both his professional and personal life by declaring he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards to go with seven children.

Ronaldo welcomed the arrival of his fourth child earlier this week, celebrating the birth of his baby daughter Alana Martina with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

Mugabe Caught Sleeping in Public Amid Zimbabwe Crisis (Photos)

Robert Mugabe is still the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe as negotiations intensify for him to step down. Today, he was the guest of honour at a university graduation ceremony in Harare.

This was his first public appearance since he was put under house arrest by the army late Tuesday. 

Eric Cantona Criticises Neymar for Joining PSG

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says he has little interest in watching Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain and cannot work out why he agreed to sign for them.

The Brazil attacker made a world record €222 million move from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes in the summer but has attracted controversy about his attitude and behaviour towards his team-mates.

President of Botswana Blasts Mugabe, Tells Him to Vacate Office Peacefully

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe should end his attempts to remain in office after the military seized power, as he has no regional diplomatic support to stay in power, Botswana President Ian Khama said on Friday.

The military intervention, which political sources say could pave the way to a national unity government after 37 years of Mugabe rule, also presented “an opportunity to put Zimbabwe on a path to peace and prosperity”, Khama told Reuters.

How Luka Modric Went From Rejected Youth Player to the Best Midfielder in the World

Luka Modric is getting better with age. The Real Madrid midfielder recently featured in FIFPro's team of the year at the gala for The Best and he finished third in this year's Goal 50 vote, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon. He really is that good.

The Croatia captain has helped Los Blancos to three Champions League titles over the past four seasons, since joining from Tottenham in the summer of 2012. Right now, he is probably the world's best midfielder. However, the road to the top was not always smooth.

Why I opted against Hull City move – Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa has revealed he was unwilling to drop to the English Championship to join Hull City despite showing interest in playing for Leonid Slutsky.

The Nigeria winger has been on the periphery at Leicester City, and confirmed speculations about why he opted against reuniting with his former manager.

Barca braced for week of reckoning – Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warned against complacency when the La Liga leaders travel to Leganes on Saturday ahead of a testing week with trips to Juventus and Valencia also to come.

Barca could move seven points clear of Valencia at the top of the table and open up an 11-point lead over Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, who face each other later on Saturday, with an 11th win in 12 La Liga matches since Valverde took charge.

Zimbabwe stock exchange loses further ground amid anxiety and hope

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange lost further ground on Friday as investors speculated on chances that bank balances, which have been losing value against real US dollars for the better part of the year, could strengthen in the wake of a potential new dispensation in the country’s political arena.

For much of 2017 Zimbabweans have been piling into stocks in an effort to hedge against falling bank balances against real US dollar notes.

Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play together – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is adamant it would be “easy” for Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play together at Manchester United.

Mourinho signed Lukaku from Everton for £90m in the summer with the striker taking the No 9 shirt worn by Ibrahimovic last season, after the 36-year-old’s contract expired.

Leicester defeat ‘lowest moment’ of my Manchester City career – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says last year’s 4-2 league defeat at Leicester was the lowest moment of his Manchester City managerial career.

Premier League leaders City return to the King Power Stadium on Saturday where in December last year they were 3-0 down within 20 minutes, eventually losing 4-2 with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick.

Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Complains About Lack and Food And Water In Prison

Billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka "Evans", has told the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja that the last time he was fed by the Nigerian Prison authority was five days ago.

Mr. Onwuamadike and the other five accused persons made the complaint during the continuation of their trial before Justice Hakeem Oshodi on  Friday, November 17, 2017
The other defendants are: Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso Aduba.

Pastor Jailed 4 Years For Defrauding Church Member N2.5m

The Senior Pastor of the Apostolic Christian Church Mission, Gowon Estate, Lagos, Rev. Emmanuel Onwukwe has been sentenced to four years behind bars.

Reverend Emmanuel Onwukwe is a Senior Pastor in the the Apostolic Christian Church Mission, ACCM, Bless Jah Street Gowon Estate, Lagos.

As a senior pastor, Rev Onwukwe supposedly earned the trust of both his congregation and other members of the pastoral council.

‘He Smells My Pant Whenever I Go Out And Come Back’ – Divorce Applicant

A 55-year old woman has prayed an Ikorodu court to help save her marriage as the husband has resorted to smelling her pant to ensure his wife isn’t cheating on him.

Lack of trust does not only affect young couples but the aged.

“We Called Him Dwarf” – The Story Of Messi’s First Days At Barcelona

Never had Barcelona’s Cadete B team beaten Espanyol’s Cadete A in the first few years of the new millennium. The Blaugrana, obsessed as ever with technique, had not been able to overcome their rivals, who were physically stronger and more experienced.

But one day, that changed. “We went to their place and we scored three,” Marc Valiente, a defender with KAS Eupen in Belgium and one of the captains of that team, recalls to Goal . It was 2002 and Barcelona’s raw diamond was a tiny Argentine aged 14. He was the difference in an almost unbeatable team.

Don’t wash female babies’ genitals with medicated soap – Doctor

A paediatric doctor, Dr. Juliet Ochi, has urged mothers and care-givers to avoid the use of medicated soap in washing the genitals of their female babies to prevent infection.

Ochi, a doctor at the Enugu State Teaching Hospital, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Enugu.

‘I kidnapped my girlfriend to raise money for our wedding’ suspect tells police

The Edo state police command yesterday paraded a 24-year-old man, Michael Duda, who kidnapped his teenage girlfriend and demanding a N2 million ransom from her parents. When he was arrested, a love-struck Michael, said he kidnapped his girlfriend so he can get some money from her parents to organize their wedding.

Nigerian women’s bobsleigh team become first African team to ever qualify for Olympics in the sport

The Nigerian women’s two-person bobsleigh team made history on Wednesday, by becoming the first African team ever to qualify for a Winter Olympics in the sport.

Driver, Seun Adigun including Breakmen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races in Calgary on Wednesday.

Missing journalist found dead in Anambra

A Cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family.

Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, the News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to have received a phone call in the afternoon on Nov. 12.

Italy holds funerals for 26 Nigerian women drowned at sea (Photos)

Italy’s southern city of Salerno held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young women from Nigeria who drowned earlier this month trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Twenty-six coffins were laid out in Salerno’s Monumental Cemetery on Friday morning, watched by a military guard, local politicians, rescue workers and journalists.

Suspects Arrested For Killing Man On Shell Premises In Rivers State

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of one Cletus Onyekweli, who was alleged to have been killed on the premises of the Shell Industrial Area office in Rumuamasi area of Rivers State where he was a contract employee for about 14 years.

The deceased, who earned an award for himself for his dedication to work, was found dead in his office in a pool of his own blood, an incident that suggested that the man was murdered.

Man Arrested In Saudi Arabia For Speaking To Woman During Lunch Break

 A man was arrested by police for speaking to a woman during his lunch break after she approached him outside a fast food restaurant in Saudi Arabia. In a video footage posted online, the woman can be seen approaching the restaurant worker behind the eatery where they appeared to have a brief conversation.

Player Who Survived Chapecoense Plane Tragedy Returns To Training With One Leg

Despite having only one leg, the goalkeeper who is among the players who survived the Chapecoense plane tragedy has returned to training. Jackson Follmann is one of only three team-mates left alive following the crash in Colombia in which 71 of the 77 people on last November’s flight were killed.

EFCC Arrests Former Senate President Pius Anyim

The former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

A source at the EFCC told PremiumTimes that Mr. Anyim, who also served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was invited on Friday and was still at the commission’s office in Abuja as at press time.

2018 budget: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N1.3 billion on travelling

N1.3 billion will be spent on numerous trips, both foreign and local by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2018.

According to Punch, the figure is part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the joint section of the National Assembly by President Buhari last week.

Man kidnapped 16-yr-old Facebook lover, slept with her for 4 days and demanded N4m ransom from her dad

A 24-year-old man, Michael Duda, has said he kidnapped his teenage girlfriend to raise money for their wedding.

Michael, paraded with 104 suspects arrested for kidnapping, rape, robbery and cultism, at the headquarters of Edo State Police Command, said the girl just finished secondary school and there was no way he could approach her parents for marriage.

Peter Okoye, Lola Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary

The couple are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today and both Lola and Peter have taken to social media to celebrate their love. You know women write a lot, so Lola first. She wrote;

Man Bumps Into His Son on the Street 9 Months After He Was Kidnapped...and This Happens

A quick-thinking dad saved his son from a suspected human trafficking gang after spotting the boy nine months after he had been abducted, The Sun UK reports.

The six-year-old was with three men when his father bumped into him by chance at a shopping mall in China and called the police who pounced before the trio could escape.

Imo State Deputy Governor Welcomes Bouncing Baby Girl With Wife (Photos)

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has shared his joy after welcoming a bouncing baby girl with his beautiful wife Princess Chioma Rosemary Madumere. The baby girl has been named Princess Oluebubechukwueze Zinachidi Madumere.

Photos: Selena & Justin Make It Clear They Are A Couple AGAIN

They have remained tight-lipped about the status of their relationship. But Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber made it very clear that they are a couple again as they packed on the PDA at a Los Angeles ice rink this week.

In new photos obtained by Dailymail the 25-year-old Good for You hitmaker is seen giving her beau a big kiss as he skates up to meet her during a hockey time-out.

Amaechi Hosts El-Rufai, Bello, Oyegun Other APC Top Shots At Home [Photos]

Here are photos of Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, hosting some top-shots of APC at hom in his Abuja Residence. Among those present are, Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State currently battling teachers, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who is neck deep in battle with Senator Dino Melaye, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and  National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, John Oyegun. Two more photos below...

Revoking residence permits of Intels’ expatriates NOT political - FG

The federal government says therevocation of residence permits of expatriate workers in Integrated Logistic Facilities & Services (Intels) was not politically-motivated.

According to Vanguard,  Umana Umana, managing director of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), presented documents which show that the affected companies violated the extant laws guiding operations of the nation’s export free zones.

‘I Kidnap My GF To Raise Money For Our Wedding’

A 24-year-old man, Michael Duda, has said he kidnapped his teenage girlfriend to raise money for their wedding.

Michael, paraded with 104 suspects arrested for kidnapping, rape, robbery and cultism, at the headquarters of Edo State Police Command, said the girl just finished secondary school and there was no way he could approach her parents for marriage.

“Pastor Sold Me To Cartel In Oman For $300,000” – Nigerian Lady

On October 21, the New Telegraph had exclusively reported and exposed new latest tricks and destinations of human traffickers.

The latest trick, which is also the new face of human traffickers is organ harvesting; while their new destinations is now the middle east, especially an Arab country called Oman.

Paradise Papers: Inside The Complex Offshore World Of Arik Air Founder, Arumemi-Ikhide

Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, the founder of Nigeria’s biggest commercial airline, Arik Air, is perhaps the country’s most prolific user of offshore entities. Mr. Arumemi-Ikhide, alongside his wife, Mary, owns and maintains an intricate network of shell companies scattered across notorious tax havens, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

Nigerian lady claims she communicates with ghosts on a daily basis

A lady identified as Christy Glo, based in Port-Harcourt has made news after claiming she sees ghosts on a daily basis.

Christy who is a massage therapist claims the ghosts helps her with her business, they do so by warning her on home service jobs that may be bad for her.

Openly gay Nigerian Kenny Badmus recounts what he saw A Nigerian man doing at the gym

Openly gay Nigerian Kenny Badmus took to social media to recount what he saw a married Nigerian man doing at his fitness centre.

He wrote;

I saw a Nigerian man at the fitness center tonight. I knew he was Nigerian and a Yoruba man because he pronounced 'eat' as 'heat,' and 'walk' as 'work.' Just the way I speak. His body stretched out of a trunk of pure muscles rooted in black power. When he walked, he carried himself with measured chaos as though he was holding a basketball between his thighs.

South Africa opposition rejects call to give Robert Mugabe asylum

South Africa’s opposition party, the Congress of the People (Cope), has rejected calls to offer Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum in the country.

There have been growing calls for President Mugabe to be given political asylum, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African Diaspora Forum (ADF).

Minister Of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi Hosts Top Political Figures In His Abuja Residence

Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, hosted some top-shots in his palatable residence in Abuja. Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna, governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, were mong the top political figures who paid the minister a visit. See photos below;

Court stops Senate from probing IG for fraud

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, on Thursday restrained the Senate from investigating the allegations of corruption and unethical practice levelled against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Justice Abba Bello Mohammed in a ruling, granted an order of interim injunction temporarily stopping the probe pending the hearing of the substantive fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the IGP.

Ruthless Mafia boss, Toto Riina who ordered 150 ‘hits’ dies

Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported.

Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders, had been in a medically-induced coma after his health deteriorated following two operations.

"I Like Juicy Women, They Give Me Life": Ugandan Ex VP Staring At Lady's Chest (Photo)

Former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya has declared to friends his love for gorgeous girls and a wild party enviroment.

‘I like juicy women, they give me life,’ the elderly man was quoted as saying.

Bukenya who at the weekend, was snapped looking at a a busty girl lovingly told close pals that being with beautiful and young women keeps him alive and happy, after the photos went viral sparking reactions.

Prisoner kills inmate who beat infant daughter to death

Authorities said a man serving a life sentence for murdering his two-day-old baby was found dead in his U.K. prison cell over the weekend.

Liam Deane, 22, who was jailed in October 2017 for punching, shaking and squeezing his baby girl to death after she wouldn't stop crying, was found dead in his cell at HM Prison Leeds in England on Sunday, The Yorkshire Evening Post reported.

Reps threaten arrest warrant against telecom chiefs for ignoring summon

The House of Representatives ad-hoc panel has threatened to issue an arrest warrant against some telecommunications firm chiefs who failed to appear before it to answer charges relating to their operations.

At the investigation of operational activities of the firms, service providers and vendors yesterday, some stakeholders refused to turn up, prompting the panel chairman, Ahmed Abu, to threaten Chairman of the defunct Etisalat Nigeria, Akeem Bello-Osagie and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airtel Nigeria with warrant of arrest.

ISIS supporters threaten to attack the Vatican on Christmas day

A propaganda poster released by a pro-Islamic State group this week called on ISIS followers to attack the Vatican on Christmas, the SITE Intelligence Group revealed.

The image from the Wafa Media Foundation shows a car driving into St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City. They also wrote on the poster that the attack should take place on Christmas day.

At 60, UCH establishes care centre for the elderly

For people who cannot trust the care of their old parents above 60 in the hands of house-helps and distant relatives, the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, will soon unveil the Kessington Adebutu Rehabilitation Centre, to serve as an old people’s home.

Mugabe to go on exile

President Robert Mugabe last night agreed to step down.
A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said.

Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa.

How Nigerian Pastors Breed Corruption in Nigeria

Nigerian-born Pastor Sunday Adelaja is the founder of Embassy of God Church, Kiev, Ukraine, the largest Pentecostal church in Europe.  In an interview He spoke on the wrong concepts that churches in Nigeria are promoting. Excerpts:

How do you mean?

For us to have a corrupt value system as a nation and then be hoping to produce godly leaders is hypocrisy of the highest order. It doesn’t just happen!