Monday, 20 November 2017

Maina challenges EFCC to investigate him openly, claims FG owes him N159bn

The former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Returns, Abdurasheed Maina through his lawyer, Sani Katu, has claimed that the federal government is owing him over N159 billion, as against the N2.1 billion he is being accused of siphoning while in office.

The embattled ex-PRTT boss challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to meet at an open panel of investigation where he would spew out all the unknowns to Nigerians.

Hold Buratai responsible for Kanu’s unknown whereabouts, not me, Abaribe tells court

Senator representing Abia South, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has accused the Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, of frustrating his role as a surety for the bail granted the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Abaribe stated this in a fresh motion he filed before the court where he and Kanu’s two other sureties had been ordered to explain the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.

Italy buried 26 dead Nigerian migrants earlier than agreed – FG

The Nigerian Government says it has written to the Italian Embassy asking it why the 26 migrants recovered from the Mediterranean were buried nine days before the agreed date.

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, told a news conference in Abuja on Monday that three bodies were identified as Nigerians.

No Nigerian Referee named as FIFA releases names of 36 officials for Russia 2018 World Cup

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia gets closer, World’s football governing body, FIFA has released the names of match officials who will be at the centre of proceedings for the world cup matches.

All the following referees (36) have been selected, but their roles are still unknown.

Nigerian Man, 24, becomes youngest Lecturer in UK


A 24-year-old Nigerian man, Nemitari Ajienka has become the youngest lecturer in a prestigious university in the United Kingdom.

He took toTwitter to announce that he has started a new journey – as the youngest lecturer at Edge Hill University, UK.

Didier Drogba and Hundreds Protest Against Slave Market (Video)

Chelsea FC’s legend, Didier Drogba and former Miss France Sonia Rolland reportedly joined hundreds of African nationals and activists to protest at the Libyan embassy in Paris on Saturday, over the government’s failure to tackle human smuggling, thus adding more victims to the already growing slave market.
Hundreds of activists outraged with the government’s failure to tackle people smuggling after a CNN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya.

There is No Going Back to Psquare, This is the Best Moment of My Career - Peter Okoye

While speaking in an exclusive interview with Rhythm FM, Psquare's Peter Okoye, said he’s enjoying the best moment of his career as a solo artiste, adding that there is “no going back” to Psquare.

According to a report by TheCable, when asked if he would be able to achieve the same feat Psquare had as a group; he said: “I think we are done and dusted. We have moved on. This is the best moment of my career, for it to be the moment of my career, there is no going back.”

Man Who Defrauds Victims By Sending Them Call Airtime Arrested In Ondo State (Photo)

A notorious fraudster known as Sunday Akingbesote, has been apprehended by security operatives in Oka, Ondo town, after being a terror to unsuspecting victims. 

The man popularly known as daddy Michael or daddy Elijah reportedly sends airtime to random people via text message after he will call the person and say he or she should send the airtime back because it was sent by mistake.

Wizkid Confirms Birth of His 3rd Baby with His Manager in London (Photos)

Nigerian musician, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka WizKid has confirmed the birth of his 3rd baby with his manager Jada Pollock.
The singer confirmed the news in a tweet. He also revealed the name of the baby as "Zion Ayo Balogun"

32-year-old Man Shot In The Abdomen After Fight With Ex-Wife's Husband

American police officers are now investigating a shooting in south Jackson that occurred just before 7:30 a.m. 

According to MsNews, the tragic incident happened at a home in the 2300 block of Timber Crossing, where a 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by another 32-year-old man.

See the Young Robbers Arrested with Gun During Stop and Search (Photos)

SARS patrol team in Katsina Ala area of Benue State while on routine stop and search along Joor-Mbatyo suspected two young men namely Sonter Asornyi ‘m’ of Ugbema in Buruku LGA and Ternenge Tyotom ‘ m’ of Mbagen in Buruku, on the spot search, a locally made revolver pistol and set of dangerous charms were recovered from them after search was conducted.

Five police officers detained for allegedly killing kidnap suspects

The police in Cross River have confirmed that five of its officers, including a deputy superintendent of police, have been detained over the alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected kidnappers in the state.

The policemen were involved in a rescue operation in which the kidnap victim – a businesswoman – was rescued alive, while all the six suspected kidnappers were killed under controversial circumstances.

Pep Guardiola plays down Manchester City Champions League favourites tag

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still not among the favourites to win the Champions League despite their eye-catching form in domestic and European competition.

The Premier League leaders face Feyenoord on Tuesday unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions this season and with an increasing number of observers tipping them to challenge for Europe’s biggest prize, which they have never won.

Arsenal appoint ace Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment

Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as the club’s head of recruitment.

The 45-year-old joins after spending 10 years at Dortmund, where he is credited with discovering the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Ousmane Dembele among others.

West Brom sack Tony Pulis as manager

West Bromwich Albion have sacked Tony Pulis, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Pulis’ exit was announced by the club’s Chair man John Williams on website Monday morning.

Mentally Deranged Couple Hold Hands In Public In Delta State

As shared by an unidentified online user, a mentally challenged man and woman were spotted holding in public in the Sapele area of Delta state.

The picture which was shared on Facebook, caused uproar among users.

Former Wimbledon tennis champion, Jana Novotna, dies aged 49

Former Wimbledon champion, Jana Novotna, has died aged 49. Novotna, a former world number one in doubles and number two in singles, passed away peacefully yesterday, Sunday, November 19th after a long battle with cancer.  A statement released by the Women Tennis Association WTA announced her passing.

Bodies of missing Atlanta rapper Bambino Gold and his cousin found in Alabama

An Atlanta rapper and his cousin who went missing two weeks ago have been found dead.

The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, 28, right, and his cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Photos From Iya Rainbow’s 50 Years On Stage & 75th Birthday Celebration In UK

Veteran Nollywood actress Idowu Philips marked her 75th birthday and 50 years on stage in the United Kingdom on Friday.
The event which held in Manchester was graced by Taiwo Aromokun and other UK-based movie stars.

Governor Ortom sacks his Special Adviser on Economic Matters and Investment

Governor Ortom sacks his Special Adviser on Economic Matters and Investment

The Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Economic Matters and Investment, Dr Bem Melladu, has been relieved of his appointment.

Nigerian Girls And Prostitution In Italy, Are You Not Ashamed?”- Akpoka Desmond

An aggrieved Nigerian man took to Facebook to pen down an open letter to Nigerian girls in Italy, who he claimed are the only blacks prostituting in Italy.

Akpoka Desmond Akpoka who said these girls should be ashamed of themselves, wrote;

Massive Protest In Lagos Community As Policemen Allegedly Drown Tricycle Rider

Some residents of Isheri community in Lagos State have gone on rampage at the Divisional Police Station after the corpse of a man was recovered from a river.  The corpse of a 37-year-old tricycle rider identified as Adama Onikoyi which was recovered from a river on Saturday in a Lagos community, led some residents of Isheri went on rampage at the Isheri Divisional Police Station.

According to a reporters, a team of policemen from the station had reportedly raided the neighbourhood around 10pm on Thursday during which they chased the father of four into the river, where he drowned.

Our Problems In Is The Du-mb & Visionless People Who Vote For Dumb Politicians – Doyin Okupe

The former Presidential media aide who apparently was in agreement with the quote, copied and shared it on his wall.

Ikoyi gate: Don’t pay yet, ‘original’ whistle-blowers write FG

The controversies surrounding the payment of the five percent commission to the whistle-blowers who gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leading to the recovery of $43.4 million, N23.3 million and 27,800 Euros at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos  are still raging as the original whistle-blowers have written the  Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, to stop the proposed payment to allow reasons prevail on the petition earlier written to the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) on their alleged short change.

Mugabe agrees to step down

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN.

The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private properties.

Anambra deputy governor hails voters for re-election

Deputy governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, on Monday, hailed the people of the state for huge support for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Saturday’s governorship poll, which led to his re-election.

Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after $10 Million was found in his house

Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after?$10 Million was found in his house

As the crisis in Zimbabwe continues, the military has arrested the country's finance minister, Ignatius Chombo and photos of his bullet-riddled house has emerged online.
It is understood Chombo was taken captive from his Borrowdale home around 1am last week after the Zimbabwean army's televised announcement that it was taking control of the country.  

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio resigns

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has resigned a week after Italy’s World Cup qualifying fiasco, an FIGC official confirmed on Monday.

The 74-year-old handed in his resignation during a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation in Rome.

Boy, 13, Left With 50p Size Black Hole In Arm After Being Bitten By False Widow Spider

A 13-year-old boy was left with a 50p-sized black hole in his arm after he was bitten by a false widow spider.

Jamie Harrison was asleep when the spider sunk its fangs into him and woke to find a painful small spot on his skin.

Woman With Muscular Physique And Her Teenage Daughter Show Off Their Incredible Bodies

Here are photos of a mother who looks just like her daughter despite being thirty years older – thanks to her impressive muscular figure. The incredible pictures show 46-year-old Shapprell Dallas posing with her daughter Destiny, 17, on a beach and in the sea.

Former School Secretary 'Raped 15-Year-Old Boy After Flashing Her Boobs In Bid To Seduce Him'

A former school secretary has been accused of raping a 15-year-old boy after flashing her breasts and bum to try and seduce him.

Kristal Gamble, 33, allegedly tried to lure the boy to her home and is said to have told him what she would do to him if they had sex.

How UK-based Nigerian helped Diezani ‘acquire choice property in London’

Adeyemi Edun, a London estate agent, allegedly helped Diezani Alison-Madueke, to buy property worth millions of pounds.
According to This is Money, a UK financial website, Edun, who is the sole director of Daniel Ford, an estate agency in Kings Cross, London, assisted in the purchase of three London property linked to asset recovery cases in Nigeria, UK and US.

Anambra guber: APC congratulates Governor Obiano

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the winner of the weekend governorship election in Anambra state, Willie Obiano.

The statement applauded the party candidate in the governorship election, Tony Nwoye, for conceding defeat and admonished other candidates who participated but were defeated to emulate its flag bearer.

Burnaboy Invited By The Police In Connection With Mr 2Kay’s Gun-Point Robbery At Eko Hotel

Burnaboy Invited By The Police In Connection With Mr 2Kay's Gun-Point Robbery At Eko Hotel

Nigerian singer, Burnaboy has been invited by the police in connection with singer Mr 2Kay’s robbery at Eko Hotel on Sunday, October 22.

Recall Mr 2kay was robbed at gun point inside one of the rooms at Eko Hotel around 11pm after his performance at the “Buckwyld N Breathless” concert at the hotel.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome reportedly receives a surprise private jet given to him by churh members (Details)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Reportedly Gifted A Private Jet By Members Of His Church

Pastor Christ Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy was reportedly gifted a jet aircraft by some members of his church on Sunday night.

The gift came from the church’s Music and Art group during the Loveworld International Music Award which took place on Sunday night to close the week-long International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) held in Lagos Nigeria.

Police arrest killers of Onwa, an APC stalwart in Festac

Police has arrested four suspected killers of a stalwart of APC in Festac, Emmanuel Ubah alias Onwa.

Ubah, who was the head of Community Policing Youth Vanguard (CPYV) in Amuwo Odofin LGA was shot dead on the eve of council elections in July. He was shot four times on the head and all his mobile phones into the canal. 

First-Time Headteacher Took One Of The Worst Schools In UK & Transformed It In An Incredible Way

A first-time headteacher transformed a primary school ranked among the worst in the country in a remarkable way.

Westwood Academy in Oldham has been dramatically improved in just three years - thanks to Jonathan Bell.

The school was rated inadequate by OFSTED in February 2014 after staff kept leaving, the Manchester Evening News reports.

“A total disrespect to our tradition, I don’t support evil!” – Igbo man blasts lady who wore shorts made with traditional ‘Isi Agu’ material

What is wrong with the fabric? By the way Isi  Agu in english means Lion head. As posted by Egunnaya Franklin’s pictured below post on Facebook below

Photos: President Buhari officially declares open the 2017 All Nigeria Judges Conference in Abuja

A few hours ago, President Buhari declared open the 2017 All Nigeria Judges Conference at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja.

Physically Challenged Lady Who Has Never Walked In Her Life, Shares Her Inspiring Story

A 24-year-old physically challenged lady identified as Victoria, who has never walked in her life, has shared her inspiring story.

The pretty lady who revealed that she grew up using the wheelchair, said she is being treated with unconditional love from her people.

Dramatic moment off-duty policeman shoots dead two gunmen with one hand while clutching his baby boy in the other hand

A policeman is being hailed a hero after he foiled a pharmacy robbery by shooting at the armed robbers while carrying his baby on Saturday afternoon.

Sergeant Rafael Souza was off-duty when he entered Bifarma in the centre of Campo Limpo Paulista in Brazil with his wife and their young son to buy medicine, but as soon as they got in, two burglars with hoods and a gun rushed in to steal from the pharmacy. And Souza saved the day in a rather heroic way.

Man Buys N400,000 Call Credit From Customer’s Bank Account

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Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man who specializes in recharging call credit from other people’s bank account.

The suspect, Ebenezer Oyeneye, a 50-year-old truck driver who resides at 4, Moyinoluwa Avenue, Ijoko Lemode, Ogun State, was arrested by the Decoy team of RRS.

Robert Mugabe Vows To Remain In Power Despite Pressure

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is still hanging on to power despite being sacked by his party as leader, losing the support of the military and with a public rally against him.

He was expected to announce his resignation but in a live TV address, on Zimbabwe Broadcasting (ZBC0, he said the country needed to move forward and resolve the differences “between the generations”.

Wife stabs son of former PDP National Chairman to death over text messages

The police are probing the stabbing to death of Bilyamin Muhammed Bello by his wife, Maryam, in Abuja.

Bilyamin is a son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one-time minister, Dr. Haliru Bello.

Nigerian defender, Leon Balogun breaks hand, undergoes surgery

Nigeria powerful defender Leon Balogun has returned to the treatment room days after helping the Super Eagles beat South American giants Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar in Russia on November 14.

His German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 confirmed on their official Twitter account on Sunday that the 29-year-old suffered a fracture to his left hand on Friday and had undergone surgery.

Obaze rejects Obiano’s victory in Anambra governorship election

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election.

Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (Anambra East) and Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (Ogbaru) in their hometowns.

Mel B's Ex Stephen Belafonte Cuddles Up With Daughter After Divorce Deal

Mel B's husband Stephen Belafonte cuddles up to six-year old daughter Madison at sunset on his first night out with her after winning back access.

The ex-Spice Girl had a temporary restraining order on him over domestic violence claims which she has now dropped in a divorce deal.

“University is for male, while college of Education is for females”: Silly undergraduate condemns women studying professional courses

An ignorant undergraduate shared a controversial post asking why women should study courses like medicine, law, and pharmacy when “the truth remains that female education ends in the kitchen”.

Cleo La Coll shared the stupid post on a public group but it’s obvious he did it to get attention.

Policeman rescued while trying to commit suicide because he was transferred

A policeman who tried to commit suicide today in Gassol, Taraba state was rescued by onlookers.

Mai Waya Ibrahim who shared the story on Facebook said the officer tried to take his life because he was transferred from Jalingo to Tella in Taraba State.

See more photos below.

Afreximbank secures $150 million to boost African trade

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has successfully secured another facility, but its first ever Samurai Syndicated Term Loan Facility, with equivalent of $150 million.

It has an all-pricing of 1.8 per cent per annum for the dollar tranche and 0.80 per cent for the tranche denominated in Japanese Yen.