Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Robbers steal $500,000 from bank opposite Kenyan police station

In a heist reminiscent of a Hollywood movie, Kenyan robbers spent months building tunnel into the bowels of a bank located opposite a police station and stole equivalent of half a million dollars, police said on Tuesday.

Police said they had arrested two men and one woman over the robbery but had not recovered the 50 million Kenyan shillings, reported missing by staff at the branch of Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).

Yaya Toure insists he’s not frustrated at Manchester City bit-part role

Yaya Toure insists he is not frustrated by his diminished role at Manchester City this season.

The 34-year-old midfielder has made only five appearances this term but played 75 minutes as City beat Feyenoord 1-0 in their penultimate Champions League group game on Tuesday.

Asked if he wanted to play more often he said: “You want me to play? Tell the manager.

Everton’s Yannick Bolasie back training after 11 months out

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has returned to training after 11 months out with a knee injury.

The 28-year-old suffered cruciate ligament damage in his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on 4 December 2016 and has since had two operations.

Alan Pardew favourite to replace Tony Pulis at West Brom

Alan Pardew has emerged as the early favourite to replace Tony Pulis at West Brom – although no formal talks have taken place between the two parties.

The Baggies have been without a manager since Pulis was sacked on Monday in the wake of a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at The Hawthorns.

‘He is still on the run’ -Lagos State Police shuts down BurnaBoy’s management’s statement

Following BurnaBoy’s manager’s arrest and BurnaBoy’s management’s statement denying the singer’s involvement in the robbery and assault of Mr.2Kay, the Lagos State Police has denied the singer honored their invitation, disclosing that he might be on the run.

The Police command’s statement reads;

AIT Reporter, Wife, Kids Perish In Auto Crash

Journalists in Kogi State were thrown into mourning as they lost one of their colleagues, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, who was a reporter with the African Independent Television.

Abdullahi, a senior journalist, was said to be going to his hometown, Okaba, in Ankpa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday when he had an auto accident.

Catholic school forced to cover up accidentally suggestive statue of saint giving boy bread

A Catholic school has been forced to cover a recently-erected statue after it raised eyebrows.

The statue of Saint Martin de Porres, shown giving a loaf of bread to a young boy, was installed outside Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week.

Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki Residents To Experience 40-Hour Blackout

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has announced a planned power outage programme that will affect some residents of the Lagos metropolis.

The company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications,  said in a statement that the planned outage was to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria to carry out routine maintenance work on some of its facilities serving the area.

Lady Recounts How Her Husband Wooed Her With His Phone (Photos)

A love struck Lady took to her social media page to give an account of how her husband gained her love with his mobile phone.

According to the lady, she met her husband at an outing and he asked for her number but she declined. He then gave her his phone and called her on his phone later that day.

Read her Story below.

Mr. 2Kay reveals how Burna Boy threatened to attack him over tithe drama

Popular Nigerian singer, Abinye David Jumbo popularly known as Mr 2Kay, has broken his silence on the robbery incident and alleged involvement of singer, Burna Boy.

Mr. 2Kay said Burna Boy had issued him a threat but that he took it as child’s play.

His statement followed Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgar’s declaration of Burna Boy wanted over his alleged involvement in Mr 2Kay’s travail.

Smacking Children To Become Illegal Across Britain

Smacking children is set to become illegal across Britain amid planned law changes in Wales and Scotland. Parents in England will have to consider how to punish their offspring when travelling around the UK.

EFCC pulls out of Abuja street but armed DSS personnel on standby

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have withdrawn from Mamman Nasir street, Asokoro, Abuja, where they clashed with some Department of State Services (DSS) operatives on Tuesday morning.

The secret police had prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of DSS, and Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Apple sells gaming robots built by Nigerian

Apple Stores in the United States and United Kingdom have begun the sale of gaming robots, MekaMons, built by a Nigerian-British, Silas Adekunle.

Adekunle’s company, Reach Robotics struck the deal with Apple recently.

The product with a price tag of $299.95 went on sale from 16 November in the shops and online. The robots can  be operated with an iPhone and other smartphones.

The only time I want to meet you is when you are finally arrested - Yomi Fabiyi replies his accuser

Yomi Fabiyi, has finally responded to his accuser [Ennygold] who claimed he did not show up for a meeting they scheduled for today.

He shared her claim on his IG page and replied saying:

Jennifer Hudson's ex wins custody of their son

Jennifer Hudson's ex-fiancé David Otunga, just scored his first legal win in court.
TMZ reports that the 37-year-old Harvard Law grad was granted custody Tuesday of their eight-year-old son David Jr. from Thanksgiving day at 3PM to 7PM the following day.

Juliet Ibrahim finally addresses court marriage reports

"We Are Not Married"- Juliet Ibrahim Debunks Marriage Rumors

Following news of Nollywood actress, Juliet Ibrahim tying the knot with her rapper boyfriend, Iceberg Slim, she has come out to debunk the rumors.

The pretty mother of one took to Instagram to debunk the news, she wrote;

Brave Mum Speaks On How She Discovered Daughter Was Being Abused By Dad

A brave mother has spoken out about how she discovered her daughter was being abused by her father. Samantha* said she 'knew in her gut' that something was wrong with her little girl, Gemma* after her behaviour began to "deteriorate" shortly after her parents split up.

"Gemma was a normal, happy child when she was very young but things started to change when I separated from her father when she was three years old," she said.

'UK's Cheekiest Thief' Contacts Victim Whose IPhone Was Stolen, Demands Password

A student who had her phone stolen was sent a message months later from a woman who claimed to have found it and demanded her passwords so she could use it.

Psychology student Beth Freestone, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, was left devastated when her iPhone was stolen on a night out in Manchester. 

Months later the 18-year-old was stunned to receive a message on Facebook from a woman claiming to have found the phone and demanding Beth's iCloud passwords so she could use it herself.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni turns 35, retires from football

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has announced his retirement from football.

Aiyegbeni retired from football on Wednesday, which is his 35th birthday.

The 35-year-old started his career with Julius Berger FC in Lagos as a teenager in the Nigerian Premier League. He was later loaned to Portuguese club Gil Vicente. He made 250 appearances in the English Premier League, playing for Everton FC, Middlesborough FC, Portsmouth FC, and Blackburn.

"Nigeria will be first African nation to win FIFA World Cup"

Musa Talle, Chairman of FCT Football Association (FA), on Wednesday in Abuja said he was confident that Nigeria would be the first African country to win the FIFA World Cup.

Talle told newsmen the country was destined for FIFA World Cup glory going by the recent performances of the Super Eagles.

India arrests Nigerian, Venezuelan with N415.86m cocaine

A Nigerian is currently assisting India’s Narcotics Control Bureau with its investigation after he was nabbed with cocaine worth Rs 7.5 crore (about N415,864,530.00).

Thirty-nine years old Okoro Uka was arrested alongside a Venezuelan woman, Brigette D V R Santoyo, 36, with authorities alleging the two were part of an international drugs racket.

According to The Tribune, the duo were apprehended in a hotel in the Mahipalpur area of Delhi when they were allegedly exchanging the drugs.

Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels Dissociates Self From Producer She Reportedly Got A Sex Worker For

Yesterday, news broke out that Nollywood Teen Actress, Regina Daniels is accused of pimping a friend of hers to a movie producer, Richy Adams, for sex.

Reports had it that she threatened the girl stating that she will leak her nude pictures if she refuses to oblige. When she refused, the nudes were leaked. The website which was reported as where the nudes were leaked has been shut down.

Nobody Can Take Away Lagos From APC - Oba Of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has stated that Lagos state cannot be wrestled away from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The traditional ruler made this comment while praising the national leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Speaking at a function in Ibadan, Akiolu said that Tinubu's stubbornness has made it impossible for him to be waved aside in Nigerian politics.

Tinubu opposes Okorocha, says no automatic ticket for Buhari

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari cannot get an automatic ticket for the 2019 election.

Tinubu made the statement less than 24 hours after Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said 34 governors had endorsed Buhari for a second term.

Seyi Shay is more than a singer to me-RMD

 Prolific actor,Richard Mofe Damijo took to Instagram to write a lengthy accolades at singer Seyi Shay for picking herself up with grace after falling on stage while performing at AFRIMMA Awards.

Posting this photo with the singer and ace photographer, Kelechi Amadi,he wrote

Nigerian Man Proposes To His Girlfriend And Her Daughter (Photos)

A young Nigerian man identified as Abimbola, made the headlines after pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend( a single mom) went up on social media.

According to Abimbola,  he also asked her daughter if he could be her dad and she agreed.

Photos: Federal Executive Council meeting moved to Aisha Buhari’s conference room

The Federal Executive Council meeting was today moved from the Council chamber to the conference room of the Office of the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told newsmen that the change in venue is due to some ‘technical challenges” in the Council Chambers.

Popular Jamaican actor and dance-hall star Ninja Man convicted of murder, faces life in prison

Ninja Man, 51, is the latest Jamaican celebrity to be convicted of murder after Vybz Kartel who was sentenced to life in prison in 2014.

On Monday, the Home Circuit Court in Kingston convicted the actor who is also a dancehall singer and two co-accused for murder after they were found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper.

‘Clash between EFCC and DSS officials shows no one is in charge of this government’ Senator Biodun Olujimi says

Senator Abiodun Olujimi says the clash between EFCC operatives and DSS officials in Abuja yesterday, is a strong indication that there is no one in charge of this government. Recall that DSS operatives prevented EFCC operatives form arresting former DG of the Department of State Service DSS, Ita Ekpeyong and sacked DG of the National Intelligence Agency NIA, Ayo Oke.

‘Nigerians are shedding crocodile tears over Alex Ekwueme’s death – former governor, James Ibori says

Former Delta state governor, James Ibori, says Nigerians are shedding crocodile tears over the death of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme who passed on last Sunday in a UK hospital.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Tony, Ibori said Nigerians failed to give Ekwueme a chance to become president so he can lead the country out of it’s political and economic ‘morass will’. The statement in part reads

Politicians Caution INEC Over Vote Buying, Late Arrival Of Materials, Others

Some politicians have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure timely deployment of election personnel and materials to polling booths in future elections.

The politicians told newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday that the commission had yet to address late arrival of election personnel and materials for elections.

Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer

Sevilla have confirmed their Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The news came just hours after the Andalusian club's remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League, turning around a 3-0 half-time deficit to rescue a point thanks to an injury-time equalizer.

"The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate," the club said in a statement.

Buhari orders military clampdown on troubled Zamfara communities

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State.

The presidential order followed fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas.

Wande Coal reportedly married

Black Diamond Music act, Wande Coal has allegedly tied knot with his heartthrob, simply identified as Chinemerem, Nation reports.

Wande Coal was said to have performed his traditional marriage rites on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Pastor Dies During S3x Romp With 19-Year-Old Girl

A Pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta.

Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19.

Police Arraign Fulani Herdsman In Makurdi Court (Photos)

A Makurdi chief magistrate court presided by Justice Isaac Ajim today remands a Fulani herdsman for open grazing, criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms.

When the case was mentioned, the Prosecutor Asp Imo Edward told the court that on the 2nd November, 2017 at about 0730hrs, the DPO Logo Division received a distress call from the unit commander Police mobile force 13 squadron on special duty at Ayilamo that some Fulani herdsmen stormed Azege village shot and killed one Ortse Kwaghdoo aged 40yrs and also shot one Mr. Akaa Hingir in the chest and he sustained serious injury.

Throwback Picture Of Jay Jay Okocha Carrying His Nephew Alex Iwobi As A Baby

Here’s an unseen throwback photo of Super Eagles legend, Jay Jay Okocha carrying his baby nephew Alex Iwobi as his father, Chuba Iwobi smiles heartily. The Arsenal forward, Iwobi, once admitted in an interview that he experienced very difficult times in the past and his uncle, former Super Eagles skipper Austin Okocha, helped him to find his feet.

Man Caught While Trying To Deliver Pistols To Gun Runner In Calabar (PHOTOS)

A 32-year-old man identified as Emmanuel Akamabe, a resident at Ranch Road in Obudu, Cross River state, has been arrested by security operatives with a pistol. .

He was arrested this morning at the Obudu Motor Park by the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, in the park, Mr. Martin Umbie, also known as MAKOJO, with two Barreta pistols, two empty magazines and two live rounds, hidden in a bag of garri.

Big Drama as DSS operatives stop EFCC from arresting ex-DG

Officials of the Department of State Services and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were involved in a showdown for over 13 hours on Tuesday when EFCC operatives stormed the home of the immediate past Director General of the DSS, Ekpenyong Ita, to effect his arrest.

Ita, who served as the head of the DSS from 2010 to 2015, had been invited by the EFCC for his alleged role in the arms scam involving a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and other service chiefs who have since been arraigned.

Badoo Strikes In Lagos Church, Kills Mother, Children

The Badoo cult struck again on Tuesday at Temu village in the Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area, Epe, Lagos State, killing a mother and her two kids.

The victims, identified as Iyabo (mother), David, 4; and eight-year-old Rachael, were reportedly killed around 2am on Tuesday at a Celestial Church of Christ parish in the neighbourhood while they were asleep.

Father Of Two Hangs Self In Osun

The residents of Okinin in the Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State were thrown into confusion on Monday following the discovery of the body of a commercial motorcyclist, identified as Gafar, dangling from the ceiling of his apartment.

The lifeless body of the motorcycle rider was said to have been discovered by his son about 8.40pm.

Jobless man arrested for defrauding woman of N100K promising to wash it into dollars

An unemployed man, Uba Okeugo, who allegedly defrauded Mrs. Juliet Ezeola of N100,000, claiming he would wash and turn it into dollars, has appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Okeugo, 32, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and stealing.

Chrissy Teigen shares first photo of baby bump after pregnancy announcement

Chrissy Teigen took to Snapchat to show off her baby bump after making a cute pregnancy announcement .She wrote
'Very excited to not have to hide this anymore. Everyone I told first was like "uh yeah, we knew thanks"'. 

Police arrest landlady over murder of two persons in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command has arrested two persons over alleged murder of three in a church at Temu village in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

Police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest yesterday, noted that investigation has commenced over the murder.Although speculations had it that three persons were killed, Edgal confirmed they were two and that the third has been dischargedfrom the hospital.It was learnt that the incident happened at Temu community around, yesterday when the assailants scaled through the fence of the victims’ house to kill them.

Government spends N8.4b yearly to feed 51,614 pre-trial inmates

The Federal Government spends an average of N8.4 billion yearly to feed awaiting trial inmates and persons in juvenile institutions. The figure excludes 23,217 inmates already convicted and serving various prison terms and 2,251 condemned inmates among whom are 47 females.Daily feeding allowance for each inmate in Nigeria is N450. Multiplied by 30 days, the figure amounts to N13,500 per person. If the population of convicted inmates was added to the figure, it would amount to N3,761,154,000 yearly, totaling N12, 161,154,000 billion for the detainees yearly.

“May social media never see your fights” – Ik Osakioduwa prays for Banky W and Adesua

Media personality, IK Osakioduwa took to his social media page to pray for Banky W and his wife, Adesua Etomi and also wish them well.

He shared the above photo of them on his instagram page and wrote;

Adesua Etomi pictured holding her mother’s hand tight as they prayed before her traditional wedding

A beautiful mother-daughter moment shared with her bridesmaids on Sunday. Photo credit: Instagram/@keziie

We killed him because he gave us too much work – Suspected murderers of Shell staff

One of the two suspects arrested for the murder of Cletus Onyekwele, a staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Rumuobiakani, Port Harcourt, said they killed him because he was over working them

The two suspected murderers, Kingsley Nwankor and Joseph Francis, were paraded by the Rivers State Police Command last Friday, at the command Headquarters.

Rita Ora reveals why she froze her eggs in her early 20s

Songstress Rita Ora, 26, has revealed she won't take any chances when it comes to her fertility, having announced that she froze her eggs years ago.

Appearing on Sunrise this Wednesday, the UK-born beauty spoke of her desire to start a family, saying:

Soldiers chain man to motorcycle in Lagos, drag him on street

An electronics dealer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Lukman Lambo, may have to undergo a surgery to regain the use of his left eye.

The injury was allegedly inflicted on him by soldiers, who also dragged him on the street.

It was said that the girlfriend of one of the soldiers had a disagreement with Lukman’s younger brother, Saheed Lambo.