Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bank Cashier Steals N625m from Wema Bank Customer’s Account

A cashier, Shola Adeyemi, who allegedly converted a Wema Bank customer’s N625m  for personal use, on Wednesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Thirty-year-old Adeyemi, a resident of Catholic Church Road, Torikoh, Badagry, is facing three counts of conspiracy, stealing and forgery.

Months after he was buried with money, grave of Zari Hassan’s billionaire ex-husband, vandalised by unknown persons

Unknown persons on Tuesday night vandalized the grave of late Uganda’s billionaire businessman, Ivan Ssemwanga.

Ssemwanga, late husband of socialite Zari Hassan, was laid to rest at his ancestral grounds in Kayunga in May 2017. He was buried with wads of cash and bottles of wine.

How a medical doctor allegedly killed an FRSC officer in Akure

A medical doctor has been arrested and charged to court after he allegedly killed an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps. 

The medical practitioner, Olagunju Adesola, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, for killing an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Samuel Abolusoro.

Donald Trump officially declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of official US policy.

Mr Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process.

Two children murdered, stuffed into dad’s freezer

A middle age man, Aniekan Billie, from Obiokpok in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has lost two of his children to unidentified assassins.

Billie, who reported the matter at the Police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, on Wednesday, said he locked up the children in his room and left for Urua Kpokpo to buy food items.

See the Smuggled Luxury SUV Cars Confiscated by Nigeria Customs in Lagos Worth N1.3billion

A total number of at least 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion were on Wednesday, confiscated by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, during a raid at Omole Estate and Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos.

According to a report by Premium Times, 3 bulletproof sport utility vehicles were among the vehicles seized based on lack of End Users Certificate (EUC).

Zimbabwe Renames Its Army Headquarters After Liberation War Icon

It has been revealed that the Zimbabwean Government on Wednesday officially renamed the country’s Army and Air Force headquarters in Harare after one of the country’s liberation war icons, Josiah Tongogara. 

NAN reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, name the King George the VI army barracks after Tongogara, a military strategist who directed the prosecution of Zimbabwe’s liberation war that culminated in its independence from Britain in 1980.

Nobody Can Fault me on My Electoral Promises - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said nobody can disabuse the minds of Nigerians on his clear intentions for the country and the promises he made ahead of the 2015 presidential election which he won.

The President made the speech on Wednesday while paying homage to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, at the start of his two-day state visit to Kano.

Journalist Reveals What Pastors Are Doing with Tithes And Offerings

While the issue of tithing appears to be causing ripples and division among Nigerians, an investigative journalist and writer, Femi Owolabi, has come to the defence of some pastors and what they do with the tithes and offerings they get from the church.

Femi Owolabi took to his Facebook account to speak on the trending issue. Below is what he posted:

Sergio Aguero Speaks After ‘Fainting’ During Argentina V Nigeria Match In Russia

Argentine forward, Sergio Aguero, has spoken for the first time since Argentina shockingly lost 4-2 to Nigeria in an international friendly in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. The Manchester City striker did not come out for the second half of the friendly match as he suddenly developed illness and was rushed to the hospital for routine examination.

Mother of Kidney Failure Patient is Greedy, took away N3.9m, says NGO

The owner of a non-governmental organisation, Dignity for the Helpless Foundation (DHF), Pastor Samuel Brown, has disclosed that the mother of Tochi, a kidney failure patient, Ndidi Mbonu, is using her daughter to make money.

Pastor Brown, in a 12-page document, explained that his organisation had already given the family about N3.9m as against the N1.4m Ndidi said she collected.

Nigeria Will Be A Walk-over, They Have No Star Player Apart From Moses- Croatian Coach

Croatian coach, Boris Pučić, believes his side will thrash Nigeria in their 2018 World Cup fixture on June 16.

Speaking on Tuesday, he wrote Nigeria off, saying the only star player in the squad is Victor Moses.

Fire consumes family of 4 in Lagos

An overnight fire has killed a family of four, simply identified as Eze’s family, at No. 13, Buraimoh street, Bariga area of Lagos.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

1,070 Nigerians died in road accidents in the 3rd quater – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS ) said on Wednesday  that at least 1,070 Nigerians died in 
road accidents in the third quarter of this year.

The NBS Road Transport Data for Third Quarter, 2017 posted on its website on Wednesday showed that 89 out of the victims were children.

I did it to amuse myself - Teenager who claimed to have underwent 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Teen who made news after photos of her looking like a skeletal shadow of Angelina Jolie surfaced online, has revealed she lied about undergoing 50 surgeries to look that way.

The teen, Sahar Tabar, had to tell the truth after some people noticed she photoshopped the photos and called her out on it.

Pastor Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Laziness

A pastor, Adedayo Adeyemo, on Wednesday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve the nine-year-old marriage between him and his wife, Kemi.

 Newsmen report that the petitioner sought the dissolution on the grounds of his wife’s laziness, lack of care for the children, being adamant to correction and loss of love.

Serena to make comeback at Australian Open

Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely”, organisers said Wednesday.

Williams, 36, won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl in September. She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam winner would attempt to defend her title next month.

Wole Soyinka finally reacts to reports that his alleged 20-year son wedded a 30-year old woman

Sometime in November, report somewhere had it that Wole Soyinka's son, a 20-year man wedded a 30-year old woman in the U.S and that the Nobel laureate winner was not happy with the union.

Wole Soyinka has finally reacted to the report...

Tony One Week Defends Himself, Says He Never Pocked Tony Nwoye's Campaign Money

Entertainer cum politician, Tony Muanagor aka Tony One Week, who contested in the just concluded Anambra state election, has written to his party, APC saying he did not ‘eat’ Tony Nwoye’s campaign money.

The statement wrote;

Singer Johnny Hallyday Dies At 74

The French rock star and actor Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74. The music star who sold more than 110 million records during his career had been battling lung cancer and was hospitalized on November 17 in Paris.

Atiku’s Daughter Speaks: I Have Not Followed My Father To PDP

One of Atiku Abubakar’s daughters has said she has not followed the former vice president to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Fatima Atiku-Abubakar, a medical doctor and Adamawa State commissioner for health, told Premium Times  she is currently preoccupied with the duties of the state.

Husband, Wife, 2 Children Killed In Fire Incident

An overnight fire has killed a family of four, simply identified as Eze’s family, at No. 13, Buraimoh street, Bariga area of Lagos.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos.

I have converted over 3000 women to lesbians - Ghanaian lady makes shocking revelation

 Janet ofori,a 45-year old Ghanaian lesbian has made a shocking revelation during an interview. According to her, she has converted over 3,000 women and still counting to lesbianism.

Bolanle Ninalowo Confirms His Marriage Is Over

Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo has confirmed to Genevieve Magazine that his marriage his over. The estranged couple are blessed with two children, a boy and a girl.

Here is what he told Genevieve Magazine about his failed marriage;

Woman Snatches Man From His Wife, Dumps Him After 7 Years (Photo)

It was like nemesis for a lady simply known as Biodun who snatched another woman’s husband, Jimoh and had to dump him after seven years.

P.M.EXPRESS confirmed that Biodun has dumped Jimoh and fled from their matrimonial home after seven years in the relationship.

Photos: Italian police arrest fisherman for throwing African migrant worker, who couldn’t swim, overboard

The Livorno police, Italy on Tuesday, arrested a 46-year-old captain of a fishing vessel for allegedly throwing one of his crew overboard in a bid to stop police finding the undocumented worker, who could not swim.

In a sting dubbed “operation chains”, police slapped Andrea Caroti, in cuffs and accused him of illegally hiring a Senegalese worker and ruthlessly pushing him into the sea off Tuscany in June last year.

Muslim woman gets whipped by ISIS rebels who think she’s flirting with Russian Soldiers

A disturbing video has been released by Chechen Muslim rebels associated with ISIS. The video shows them beating a Muslim woman because they think she’s been flirting with a Russian soldier.

Super Eagles set to play friendly match with England ahead of 2018 World cup tournament

The Nigeria Football Federation is presently planning to secure a warm-up match for the Super Eagles squad against England ahead of the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.

The general secretary of the (NFF),  Mohammed Sanusi made this known in a statement.

Paedophile Footballer Adam Johnson's Ex-Fiancee Lucky To Be Alive After Terrible Crash

The ex-fiancee of shamed footballer Adam Johnson is lucky to be alive after a head on horror crash. IT worker Stacey Flounders miraculously survived the collision with a parked van.

The mum-of-one was on her way to work on Monday morning, with the sun low in the sky, when she rounded a bend and collided head on with the Transit van.

2018 World Cup: Pinnick reveals why Super Eagles, NFF signed agreement

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, president Amaju Pinnick, has revealed why the Super Eagles and the football house signed agreement ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Pinnick told the BBC that the move was in a bid to avoid the problems that usually drag and frustrate plans of teams from Africa during tournaments.

President Buhari sets 500 inmates free in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pardoned 500 inmates of the Kurmawa Central Prisons in Kano metropolis as part of Federal Government’s efforts to decongest prisons.

Buhari granted the pardon when he arrived at the place in company with the state Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and others.

Supreme Court fixes March 2, 2018 to rule on Dasuki’s continued detention

The Supreme Court on Monday fixed March 2 for judgment on an appeal by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, challenging his alleged indefinite detention.

The panel of five Justices, led by Dattijo Mohammed, gave the date after counsels to the parties in the case adopted their addresses.

IPOB protests continued detention of members

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has protested the continued detention of its members in various detention facilities across the country as a result what it referred to as, ‘long and indiscriminate adjournment’ of matters against its members.

The protest came after Wednesday’s adjournment of a matter instituted against its leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, and two other members before the Justice Binta Nyako Federal High Court in Abuja.

Chester Bennington's Autopsy Reveals He Had Alcohol In His System

Chester Bennington's autopsy shows he had a trace amount of alcohol in his system when he hanged himself, new reports claims.

According to the autopsy and toxicology results obtained, the Linkin Park singer's blood also tested "presumptive positive" for MDMA (ecstasy) based on one test. Two subsequent tests did not detect the drug, and the ultimate conclusion was Chester was not under the influence of drugs when he died.

Paedophiles to face death penalty in Indian state

Paedophiles to face death penalty in Indian state

An Indian state has brought in the death penalty for paedophiles who rape children younger than 12. A bill titled ‘The Punishment Method’ was unanimously passed in the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Monday.

FIFA Offering Discount World Cup Tickets BUT Sorry, They Are For OBESE Fans Only

Football fans who like to eat all the pies are set to be rewarded with cut-price tickets for the World Cup.

FIFA has introduced Special Access Tickets for people who are obese at next year's tournament in Russia.

How I Nearly Lost My Son to Typhoid Fever - Okonjo-Iweala Reveals

Board Chair, Vaccine Alliance, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has shared a touching story how she nearly lost her son to typhoid.

Iweala said more children will be protected against typhoid fever with its new funding of the typhoid conjugate vaccines while speaking in Vientiane,  Laos. She also shared a personal experience how her son almost died from the disease while growing up.

Why tithe is generating controversy in Nigeria – Prelate

The Prelate and of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Most Rev. Nzie Eke, has revealed reason behind the controversies on tithe payment in churches in Nigeria.

He said that payment was not the issue but usage of tithes in Churches by clergies.

The Clergy maintained that payment of tithes was biblical but that what was breeding controversy was its usage.

John Mayer hospitalized for emergency surgery

American singer John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy, his representatives say.

In a statement by Dead and Company, the singer was forced to cancel a concert at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Naya Rivera files for divorce from Ryan Dorsey again

 Less than a month after she was arrested for domestic battery ,Naya Rivera has filed for divorce from husband Ryan Dorsey for a second time .

Rivera cited irreconcilable differences and is asking for joint custody of their 2-year-son, Josey, according to court documents. She also listed their date of separation as November 24 — one day before she was arrested for domestic battery and is also asking the judge to deny either side spousal support.

'I was an adopted child' - Joke Silva tells her story

Nollywood veteran, Mrs. Joke Silva-Jacobs has revealed a family secret as an adopted child of the Silva Family. She said she was adopted decades ago from a foster home run by the Red Cross in Lagos.

The beautiful and respected actress, now 56 years old, revealed the secret at the first Annual Conference of Heritage Adoption Support and Advocacy Group (HASAAG) in Lagos.

'I want to be a policeman' - Young Boko Haram victim says after Dubai surgery

Boko Haram kid victim Ali Ahmadu is walking again, after he suffered from an attack in Nigeria.

All eyes were fixed on him. His face was wreathed in smiles as he flashed the victory sign, walking briskly. The excitement was electrifying.

2018 Wolrd Cup: 'I'm tired of playing for Nigeria' - Enyeama

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has claimed that Vincent Enyeama told him in a conversation that he is tired of playing for Nigeria and will not be returning to the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

There has been a clamour for the Lille of France keeper to return to the team after he quit acrimoniously. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is open to welcoming Enyeama back into the team as it was obvious the Eagles have a goalkeeping problem.

80 million Nigerians lack access to electricity — World Bank

Despite efforts by the Federal Government to provide electricity in the country, the World Bank, yesterday, disclosed that over 80 million Nigerians have no access to electricity.

World Bank Country Director, Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, revealed this at the 4th Action Learning event on Upscaling Mini Grids for low-cost and timely access to electricity, organised by the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, in Abuja. Benmessaoud, however, said the World Bank had provided a $350m loan for the development of rural electrification projects in Nigeria. He said the $350m loan was given to government, but noted that a lot of the fund would go to the private sector.

Don’t punish me, just hand me over to God -Suspected ritualist begs again

A man, Olayinka Abass Akeem, 32, allegedly arrested with seven fresh human skulls along Ajase-Ipo Road, Kwara State by the police, has confessed that he is a ritualist.

According to him, he exhumed the skulls from a cemetery for money ritual. Police sources said Akeem had been trailed from   the Muslim Cemetery in Igbo-Owu, near Ajase-Ipo where he had gone to exhume the skulls after the police had been alerted by a passersby. 
He was later arrested in a vehicle he boarded to meet a friend he simply identified as Tunde,a.k.a Bante, who was expected to deliver the skulls to a herbalist for money ritual.

Wizkid features in Young Jeezy's album ''Pressure''

 Earlier this year, Wizkid shared photo with popular U.S rapper, Young Jeezy(now Jeezy),turns out they were doing more than just hanging out.Wizkid is featured on his soon to be released album ''Pressure''.

Reason why court ordered the unfreezing of 16 Accounts belonging to Patience Jonathan

Patience has finally paid off for Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan as court orders unfreezing of 16 accounts belonging to her freezed about 6 months ago

It has been reported that an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court set aside its order made on May 30, freezing 16 accounts belonging to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Photo: Two fake SARS operatives arrested in Rivers State

Two persons parading themselves as officers of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), have been arrested at Igwuruta, by Rivers police command.

Fake Commander Kenneth Obunwa, and fake officer Oluwagbenga Abe will soon appear in court. Obunwa hails from Rivers State, while Abe hails from Ijero-Ekiti in Ekiti State.