Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Lady accidentally hangs self to 'stop' boyfriend from committing suicide

A tragic event took place when a 23-year-old lady attempted to stop her troubled boyfriend allegedly from self-harming. 

Corinne Hayes, 23, feared Brian Marshall was about to commit suicide when she sent a message saying: “If you are going to do it, so am I – meet you on the other side”.

Cameroon extends detention for writer Patrice Nganang

Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang has had his custody extended by 48 hours by the authorities, his lawyer said on Tuesday, nearly a week after his arrest for publishing an article critical of the country’s president.

“His detention was extended (Monday) for 48 hours by the state prosecutor,” lawyer Emmanuel Simh told AFP, adding that Nganang would “in principle” appear before the prosecutor after its expiry.

‘I Went To Libya With Two Legs, Came Back An Amputee’ – Returnee

Endurance Omeyo, one of the returnees from Libya brought back to the country on Tuesday has lamented that though he embarked on the journey with his two legs intact, unfortunately came back with one of his legs amputated.

Omeyo from Uromi in Edo State said he went to Libya in 2016,

N2bn Scam: Court Grants Oronsaye Leave to Travel

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted a former Head of Service, HoS of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, who is standing trial for a N2 billion pension fraud, the permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for continuation of his trial in January 2018.

Woman bites electricity workers for disconnecting her light

A 28-year-old trader, Kemi Shopade, who allegedly assaulted two Ikeja Electric workers that wanted to disconnect her electricity wire, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Shopade, resident of Alaguntan, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and assault.

In the last 10-months, 32 robbers have been shot dead and 299 others arrested In Lagos State

Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has revealed that the police have shot dead 32 armed robbers during gun-battle, arrested 299 others and lost six officers in the last 10 months.

Imohimi disclosed this today at the 11th Town Hall meeting on Security held at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos.  According to him, from January to October 2017, 299 armed robbers were arrested while 32 robbers were killed during encounters with the police.

Anyone Caught Abusing The Naira Will Face Jail Terms - CBN Warns

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday warned Nigerians against abusing the naira notes.

The apex bank said anyone caught abusing the naira would be prosecuted and if convicted the person risked six months in jail or a fine of N50,000.

An official of the Currency Operation Department at the CBN headquarters, Mr. Samuel Shuaibu, disclosed this in Calabar, Cross River State capital, during the commencement of the ‘CBN Fair’, which was to sensitise residents of the state to the appropriate use of the naira.

SARS are doing a good job in the country - Small Doctor

Singer Small Doctor may not be on the same page with millions of Nigeria as he feels SARS should not be dissolved.

Speaking with Planet TV, the PENALTY crooner said he has seen SARS officials do good things in the past and the present.

Lady Takes her Underaged Son to A Night Club to Celebrate his Birthday In Ibadan

A lady has celebrated her son's birthday in a unique way.

The Ibadan based lady took the littleman to a night club to do what most adults do there; waste champagne.and so on. The only thing she probably didn't include is get a little boy a babe. Talking about catching them young. So what do you think?

Fashion designer and her girlfriend die from generator fume

2 persons have died after inhaling toxic fumes from an electricity generator; a fashion designer and her friend.

The corpse of Muobuikwu Uju Kate and Nkiru Anozie were discovered in the former's shop which is located on Second East Circular road in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State on Tuesday morning, December 12.

Herdsmen arrested for attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearms in Ogun

Policemen in Ogun State have arrested three herdsmen for unlawful possession of arms and attempted murder.

According to The Tribune, a statement from the Police Command Public Relations Unit identified the three herdsmen as Mohammed Bello, Muhammed Momoh, and Yisau Umoru.

Beyoncé Blocks Sales Of 'Bïeryoncé' Beer

Beyoncé is not drunk in love with a small Brooklyn brewery which she says used her name to sell beer without permission.

The 36-year-old singer is blocking Brooklyn Lineup Brewing in Sunset Park from selling more of its “Bïeryoncé” pilsner, which was made in her honor, the brewery owner said Tuesday.

R.Kelly's Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

The guy who cops think is responsible for ransacking R. Kelly's Atlanta homes has given himself up.

According to Johns Creek Police Department, Alfonso Walker turned himself in Monday on charges stemming from Kelly's burglaries over Thanksgiving weekend.

"Wike Behind Campaign To Scrap SARS"

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of being behind the #EndSARS campaign against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

Peterside also said he supports the good work of SARS, noting that the agency should be strengthened to function better.

Suspected gunmen storm Magu’s home, kill police officer

Unknown gunmen last night attacked the residence of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, leaving a police man attached to the house killed.

According to The Nation, the gunmen stormed Magu’s farmhouse in Karshi in the Federal Capital Territory at about 10pm Tuesday and exchanged fire with the policemen on duty.

Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital - Gowon

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says he would have made Jos Nigeria’s capital, but for the fear of being accused of “parochialism and favouritism”.

He said this on Tuesday at the 26th anniversary exhibition and commemoration of the movement of the seat of government from Lagos to Abuja.

“Politicians are thieves and rogues, catch them and beat them” – 9ice calls out politicians (Video)

Musician, 9ice has in an exclusive interview with Broadway TV, called out Nigerian politicians who he describes as Rogues and  Thieves.

Lagos CP dismisses officer who assaulted Tinsel actress, Jojo Muse

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the dismissal of the officer that attacked Tinsel actress April Jojo Muse, yesterday.

Recall that yesterday we had published a video online showing a police officer attacking Ms. Muse, breaking her vehicles windscreen and using tear gas on her.

‘How Tithe is spent is not the payer’s Business’ – Prophet Abiara

Amid the recent controversy about tithing and how it is spent by clerics, a popular cleric has weighed in on the situation.

Speaking to the Punch, Pastor Abiara, the general evangelist of the Christ Apostolic church said;
“You don’t need to know what happens to the tithe you pay. Leave it to the servants of God who will use it for evangelism. It is not for you to investigate how the money is utilized”

Why Nigeria fielded ineligible player against Algeria, Pinnick explains

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, has apologised over the fielding of an ineligible player in the World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

Shehu Abdullahi, the player in question, had received two yellow cards prior to the Algeria match, thereby making him ineligble but he went ahead to play.

Pep Guardiola the most immature coach I’ve had – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has branded Pep Guardiola “immature” over his man-management during their time together at Barcelona.

The 36-year-old joined Guardiola at the Nou Camp in 2009 from Inter Milan and became frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities, claiming the Spaniard decided to build his team around Lionel Messi.

‘My achievement will make it impossible for PDP to come into power in Osun state’ Governor Rauf Aregbesola says

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola says with all the developmental projects he has brought to the state since coming into office two years ago, it will be impossible for the people of the state to vote PDP again into power.

Aregbesola who has over the years been berated for owing the state workers many months of salaries, said this when he spoke at the distribution of 15,000 health incentives to pregnant women in the state and the Save One Million Souls programme of the Federal Government supported by the World Bank.

Transgender Man Becomes First To Give Birth While Living As BOTH Sexes

A transgender man has given birth to a healthy baby five years after having his first child as a woman.

Kaci Sullivan, 30, has become the first person in the world to give birth while living as both genders, four years after he began the transition from female to male.

Aubameyang puts Lamborghini up for sale

Borussia Dortmund fans can now drive off in one of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s distinctive luxury sports cars after the Gabon international put it on the market for 279,980 euros ($329,096). 

Aubameyang German daily Bild report that the striker has put his silver-painted Lamborghini Aventador, advertised as a ‘celebrity vehicle’, up for sale with a car dealer in Dormagen, near Cologne.

Tailor bags 6 months imprisonment for stabbing man

A main market Magistrates’ court, at Lugard road, Jos on Wednesday sentenced one Zubairu Dauda, a tailor, to six months imprisonment for stabbing one Usman Mohammed.

The Presiding Magistrate, Jovita Binjin, sentenced Dauda after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of causing grievous hurt.

32 SARS operatives mostly from Lagos arrested, detained in Abuja

A source told TheCable that the arrested officers were moved to Abuja from different state commands during the weekend.

“The suspects, who are all male, are now being held at various detention cells of the Federal SARS at Guzape District Abuja,” the source said.

“Since their arrival in Abuja, their family members and lawyers have not been allowed to see them based on an order from above.”

Charly Boy Swears For Pastors, Politicians With Private Jets...

Area Fada is upset and he is swearing. The entertainer made a collage of other countries’ functioning airlines i.e, South Africa, Ghana and Ethiopia, and placed that of Nigerian Airwaves, which is dead anyway with them.

Photos: Ibori Joins Wike To Visit Delta State Governor

James Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State who was this year released from a UK prison after serving his sentence, this morning joined Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to visit Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government house.

Ibori also served as Delta State Governor from 1999 -2007

Fuel Scarcity: Motorists Spent Night At Jos Filling Stations

Many motorists spent the night at filling stations in Jos queuing for petrol as the fuel scarcity bites harder in the Plateau State capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, correspondent monitoring the fuel supply situation in Jos on Wednesday reports that there are long queues at NNPC and Mobil stations selling the product at N145 regulated price.

Chioma Ajunwa: Nigeria’s First and Only Olympic Gold Medalist Becomes Assistant Commissioner Of Police

Chioma Ajunwa

​Nigeria’s only individual Gold medalist till date, Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, has been decorated as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, by the Police Service Commission, Thisday reports. The event took place at the Police College in Ikeja.

The Promotion from a Chief Suprintendent of Police, was coming only after a week of Ajunwa-Okpara, launching a foundation to discover new stars that will take the Nigerian nation to new heights.

Many Cars Burnt As Diesel-Laden Tanker Falls And Explodes In Festac, Lagos

There is agony right now spreading uncontrollably as fire razes dozens of cars on the Festac Link Road, Lagos. .The tanker, laden with diesel, lost control on the link bridge and fell, spilling the content and an attendant inferno. .

Woman “Married To An Army Colonel” Found Wandering In Ondo State

A woman with luggage was found wandering up and down in-between FUTA North Gate Akure and Ilaramokin in Ondo State. When she was interviewed, she simply identified herself as Mrs. Ebun Bosede Alaga, married to Colonel Alaga from Ekinrinade in Kogi State.

President Buhari Is An Illiterate, He Doesn’t Understand How To Run Government, Says Agbakoba


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is bereft of the understanding of how a government should be run.

He also described the federal cabinet put together by Buhari as incompetent, saying the President is “sleeping on the job.”

You are entertainers of the year - Olubadan tells high chiefs

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 Tuesday described the purported threat of 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as an affront to the people of Ibadan.

The traditional ruler also referred to the 21 kings as entertainers of the year even as he declared that they (21 new kings) lacked the powers to unseat the Olubadan.

Malaysian Military Ready To Go To Jerusalem To Assist The Palestinian Cause

"Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that the Malaysian armed forces are ready to be sent to Jerusalem to assist the Palestinian cause if needed, local media reported on Saturday.

"Armed Forces chief (General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor) and the MAF are definitely ready," he said.

Ijaw Youth Council Condemns Killing Of British-aid Worker In Niger Delta, Vows To Fish Out Killers

The Ijaw Youth Council (Worldwide) on Tuesday condemned the kidnapping and consequent killing of a 57-year old British aid worker in the Niger Delta, Ian Squire, with a promise to collaborate with security agencies to get the perpetrators.

387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya, Thank God For Reaching Home Alive

Two planes carrying stranded Nigerians who were on their way to Europe – arrived Lagos state yesterday night. The first aircraft transported about 245 returnees while the second aircraft conveyed 142 passengers bringing the total number returned to 387…

Uber Banned in York as council refuses to renew license

Uber has been banned in a third UK city after councillors in York rejected the firm's bid to renew its operating licence.

Taxi drivers had complained of the city being "overwhelmed" with drivers using the ride-hailing app, which has already been banned in London and Sheffield.

How Okorocha and his family run Imo State

The latest news in Imo State is that the state House of Assembly has approved Governor Rochas Okorocha’s request for his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him in office in 2019. Nwosu is currently the Chief of Staff to Okorocha. 

This is coming on the heels of the hullabaloo over Okorocha’s appointment of his younger sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, as the commissioner for the newly created Ministry for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment in the state. Vanguard reports.

FIFA Fines Nigeria, Cancels Winning Match

FIFA on Tuesday clamped down the Nigeria Football Federation with a whoopy 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2,177,280) fine and also cancelled Super Eagles 3-0 victory in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria.

The World football governing body through its disciplinary committee in a statement on Tuesday said Nigeria fielded Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible for the 10 November 2017 qualifier against Algeria.

‘Nigeria LPG market needs discipline, maturity to attract investors’

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) market in Nigeria, which experts say is about a $10billion market waiting to be harnessed, is said to require more discipline and maturity to be actualised.

Speaking recently in Lagos, during the seventh Annual Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) Conference and Exhibition, the Director of Marketing Development, World LPG Association, a global body of the NLPG, Michael Kelly, said despite the country’s huge market potential, it is experiences lots of inherent informalities capable of hurting it.

Photo; Nigerian rapper, Zoro shows off his newly acquired G-Wagon

Indigenous rapper, Zoro just acquired a Mercedes G-Wagon and took to his Instagram page to show it off.. The proud Enugu State indigene  posted the photo above and wrote:

Finally go be the hero.. From the street of onitsha to here.

Photo: NDLEA intercepts 7,073 kg of Cannabis valued at N70.7 million, concealed in building materials

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) says it has intercepted a shipment of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa concealed in building materials.

According to the NDLEA , Edo State Commander, Mr. Wakawa Buba, the drug packed in 409 bags with a total weight of 7,073 kg was ingeniously concealed in a consignment of building materials in a truck with Ondo Registration Number XB 625 WEN.

Nigeria seeks global support on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the effects of climate change.

In a submission to the One Planet Summit attended by over 60 heads of state and governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations, the President said: “We cannot implement our Nationally Determined Contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries.”

Photos: Indian Police arrest gang of notorious conmen including a 28-year-old Nigerian national

The Cyber Crime PS, Hyderabad City, India on Monday, arrested a gang of four notorious conmen, including a Nigerian national.

The gang operating from New Delhi are involved in deceiving general public by sending phishing email impersonating as RBI Officials stating that the victim has won a large lottery amount in crores and deceitfully compelling him to deposit huge amounts in various bank accounts operated by their associates on commission basis.

Two sisters arrested in Akwa Ibom after their brother’s girlfriend almost bled to death following botched abortion

One Aniedi Emah Akpan is pleading with the Akwa Ibom State Police Command to release two sisters, who were arrested over a botched abortion carried out by their brother and his girlfriend.

According to Mr Akpan, the young girl started bleeding excessively after the induced abortion  carried out with the help of her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has since absconded. As his sister Mercy Okon and one Ime Steven, who was called to help, were about to take her to the hospital, the police arrived the compound and arrested them. The following day, when Victoria Okon went to visit her sister, Mercy, she was also arrested.  Read the rest below:

Man kills wife of 10 years for not giving him food

A 50-year-old man, Bamaiyi Tanko, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly murdering his wife, Auta, 30.

According to the police, Tanko, allegedly hacked Auta, to death following an altercation and to cover up the crime, he threw the cutlass he allegedly used, into a nearby bush.

Ex- Bayelsa Commissioner For Trade & Investment Murdered At Home

Unidentified gunmen have killed a former Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Bayelsa State, Mr. Ayakeme Masa.

It was gathered that Masa was killed in his house in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Sunday morning at about 6.30am in the presence of his wife.

2019: Buhari may pick Tinubu as VP – report

Fourteen months to the next presidential election, there are indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have President Muhammadu Buhari-Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ticket, as one of its jokers for the 2019 election.

Competent sources close to The Redeemed Church told Daily Sun that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, may have indicated to the church authorities that he would not be averse to a return to pastoral life.

African countries to abolish visas for Nigerians – Lai Mohammed

Twenty Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has disclosed how President Muhammadu Buhari is spearheading a programme where Africans, including Nigeria, would not need visas to visit other African countries.

The minister said once the move is accomplished and the visa regime is liberalised, tourists would be encouraged to visit African countries.