Friday, 15 December 2017

Burnaboy finally arrested and detained for sending robbers to attack fellow artiste, Mr 2Kay

Burnaboy has been arrested over Mr 2Kay robbery incident. According to a statement by the Police, he has been interrogated,detained and will be charged to court on Monday.

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Alvaro Morata should not be compared to Didier Drogba – Antonio Conte

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Didier Drogba, the Premier League champions’ coach Antonio Conte said on Friday.

Morata – who is likely to return to the first team on Saturday against Southampton after missing the win over Huddersfield Town due to a bad back – revealed this week he has been watching old film footage of Drogba in his pomp at Chelsea.

Super Falcons drop in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons, dropped two places from 35th to 37th in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings released on Friday.

The Falcons however remain Africa’s number one team.

Gabon MPs pass disputed constitutional text

A bill to revise Gabon’s constitution, which opponents say risks letting President Ali Bongo retain power indefinitely, cleared a hurdle after the country’s lower house overwhelmingly approved it, sources said on Friday.

State media made no mention of the development but two lawmakers present told AFP the bill was passed in a plenary session on Thursday and an official source who declined to give his name confirmed as much.

Robert Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up.

It was the first time he has been seen in public since he was forced to resign after a military takeover brought a sudden end to his authoritarian 37-year reign.

3 People Killed After Plane Crashed Into a Forest

Prosecutors say two Austrians and a German have been killed in a crash of a small plane in southwestern Germany.

The Cessna 510 crashed late Thursday in a wooded area near the city of Ravensburg. The plane had taken off in Frankfurt and was heading to Friedrichshafen, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the crash site.

Conte Reveals Why David Luiz is not Playing for Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has admitted he does not know when David Luiz will feature again for the team, as he continues to receive treatment for inflammation in his right knee.

Luiz has not played for the Blues, since last month’s 4-0 away win over Qarabag in the Champions League and the mystery over his injury has fuelled speculation that he has issues with Conte.

“Super Eagles Are Very Inconsistent” – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has disclosed major problem of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their group game in the 2018 World in Russia. The Argentina captain described the senior national team of Nigeria as inconsistent in terms of how they approach games.

The Barcelona superstar scored twice, the last time Nigeria faced Argentina at the World Cup, which was at the 2014 edition in Brazil.

Nigeria To Pay Over $50m To Swiss Government And Lawyers As Cost Of Recovering $321m Abacha Loot

The Federal Government of Nigeria will has paid a sum of about $50million as the cost of recovery of the country’s funds stolen and stashed abroad by a former military dictator, late General Sani Abacha, his family and associates. 

How Fred Igbinedion’s Marriage To Dunni Bisiriyu Crashed

Other miseries only speak but heartbreak shrieks out. Yet each couple extinguishes the flames of their love, as it pleases them. Some do it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. 

Some do it with a kiss and others by infidelity. Ask Fred and Dunni Igbinedion; the estranged couple would definitely have their pick from the pack.

No room for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Manchester United squad – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s absence from his recent Manchester United squads is because other players are more deserving.

Mkhitaryan has failed to make Mourinho’s 18-man squad for seven of United’s last eight games, with his only recent outing coming as a substitute against Brighton on November 25.

How Negligence Led To Deaths Of 20 Persons In Illegal Bayelsa Refinery Fire

Fresh facts yesterday emerged as to how at least 20 persons were burnt beyond recognition penultimate Tuesday in an inferno at an illegal crude oil refining site in Kolo Creek, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Well over a week after the incident, none of the special security outfits deployed to fight illicit oil theft and refining in the Niger Delta region has issued a statement on the incident, but it was learnt yesterday that the agencies may have been aware of the existence of the site but declined to act.

Fertility doctor,77 who used his own sperm to secretly impregnate patients avoids jail

An Indiana fertility doctor who used his own sperm on dozens of patients without their consent won't face jail time as part of a plea deal.

Dr. Donald Cline, 77, is accused of fathering at least eight children with different women who came to his office in the 1970s and '80s for fertility treatment.

Mel B Forced To Pay £500,000 To Support 'Abusive' Ex-Husband

Mel B has been forced to pay more than half a million pounds in “spousal support” and legal fees in her divorce from abusive ex Stephen Belafonte .

According to new documents, the Spice Girl must pay Belafonte £11,160 a month for three years despite her claims that he sexually and physically abused her during the 10-year marriage.

Nazareth Cancels Christmas Celebrations Over Trump's Israel Decision

Just like during the original Christmas, Jesus' birth will not be celebrated in Nazareth this year -- though this time, it's being blamed on President Trump.

Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused a backlash in the region, particularly among Muslims, and the reaction's reverberated to Nazareth, where the town's mayor, Ali Salam, announced Thursday that all planned Christmas events would be canceled.

Student Banned From Lead Role In School Play Commits Suicide

A promising young actor who was banned from his school play has killed himself, an inquest just heard. Mason Mercer, 16, was said to have a 'change in mood' when he was told he would not be able to perform a lead role in a Dick Whittington production at Northfleet Technology College in Kent.

Mason, who was described as "shy" and "passionate about drama" was found dead at his home in Gravesend by his mum and two brothers on September 20 - hours after a meeting with teachers about his punishment.

Germany To Deport 1,500 Gambians

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has confirmed a total of 1,500 Gambians who landed in Germany without documentation will be deported, a joint news conference in Banjul stated on Friday.

Steinmeier said this during his official visit to the West African country that emerged from a tense political standoff early this year.

Phone call triggered explosion kills Rotary Club president in Osun a State

Reports have it that Deputy Director, O-Ambulance, Osun safety organisation, Olori Opeyemi Omobolawa Fola has been killed  following a gas explosion triggered by a phone call. 

This is coming barely 48 hours after a gas cylinder explosion triggered by another phone call, killed three people in Sagamu, Ogun State.

Prince Harry & Meghan Will WED May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry on Saturday, May 19 at Windsor Castle, as against May 26th that was widely reported, Kensington Palace revealed today.

The couple have chosen FA Cup Final day to walk down the aisle even though Harry's best man will be Prince William, who is also the FA's President.

Photos: Women Marry TREES In Bizarre Wedding Ceremony To Tell People Trees Are Important

A group of young women have been filmed taking part in a bizarre mass wedding - when they put on white wedding dresses and tied the knot to a tree.

Nature activists held the unusual ceremony in Peruvian capital Lima, where leaves were used instead of confetti and brides kissed the 'groom' on the trunk after taking their vows.

Libya Slavery: 1,317 Nigerians Rescued In 10 Days

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,317 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in the last 10 days having been stranded in the volatile country en route Europe.

The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 116 Nigerians who arrived the country on Friday morning.

Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam

A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday.

A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others to steal their assets” in a scam which targeted wealthy Vietnamese women.

First bank staff shot dead by unknown gunmen in Warri

A staff of First Bank Nigeria Plc in Warri, Delta state, Obaro Oji, was shot dead by unknwon gunmen while he was returning to his home at Ekpan bridge, around NNPC Housing Complex in the state at about 8pm on Tuesday December 12th.

According to reports, the gunmen allegedly trailed him after he closed from work and chased him to the spot where he was shot at close range. The gunmen didn’t take anything from the car of the deceased suggesting they were only after his life.

NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru, explains why the corporation has kept N50bn away from TSA, explains Abba Kyari’s role

NNPC has described a publication by Sahara Reporters as false alleging that the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, directed the corporation to keep N50 billion away from the Treasury Single Account, TSA.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division in NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, says that at no time did the NNPC boss make such a statement. The corporation in the statement explained why it has kept N50 billion away from the TSA and Abba Kyari’s involvement. Read the statement below.

Board member to spend Christmas in prison for defiling minor

An Abakaliki Magistrates’ Court on Friday arraigned one Nnanna Offor, a board member of the Ebonyi State Secondary Education Board for allegedly defiling a minor.

Ofor, 50, is standing trial before Magistrate Stella Ogeoke, on a charge of child defilement that happened on Dec11, 2017 and was arrested the following day by the police.

$1bn is for Buhari’s reelection… I’m not among govs who approved it - Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has opposed the decision of the national economic council (NEC) to approve $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.

At the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, said all the governors had agreed that the money should be taken from the excess crude account (ECA).

EFCC Quiz Former Senate President David Mark Over Billions Stolen From The National Assembly During His Tenure

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives a probing former Senate President David Mark over allegedly billions stolen by him and other leaders of the National Assembly during his tenure.

Appreciation Day! Caroline Celebrates Ex-Husband

Caroline Danjuma, has taken to IG to celebrate her ex-husband, Musa Danjuma. Sharing his photo Caro wrote;

Court Marshal sentences soldier to death over murder of 13 year old boy

Nigerian Army Court Marshal on Friday sentenced a soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, to death over the murder of five civilians at Yamteke community of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

The President of the court, Brig.-Gen. Gbemiga Adesina said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the soldier committed the offence and guilty as charged.

First Lady Aisha Buhari tells how she got married immediately after her SSCE

First Lady Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has challenged women and youths in Bauchi State to strive hard to acquire knowledge so that they can benefit from opportunities that may come their way.

She stated this at the closing ceremony of the Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Training Programme initiated and sponsored by her pet project, Future Assured, which took place on Thursday at the Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall, in Bauchi.

Stop seeing yourselves as demi-gods, you are servants – Shehu Sani tells northerners in power

The senator representing Kaduna Central at the Upper Legislative Chamber, Shehu Sani, has admonished northerners in power to see themselves as servants and not demi-gods.
Sani noted that the north must focus on education, agriculture, tourism, mines, ICT and health, to steer development in the region.

Governor Rochas Okorocha Erects Another Statue In Owerri (Photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha who was been heavily criticized for erecting statues of African leaders in Imo – has erected another statue in Owerri, the state capital. The governor erected a befitting statue of the ‘Holy Family’ at the popular “Assumpta Cathedral Church”,Owerri, as part of the Rescue Mission Government’s policy on Urban Renewal…

23-Year Old Female Teacher In Trouble For Having Sex With Her Two Students, Aged 16 And 17 Respectively

A 23-year-old substitute teacher from Ohio who allegedly had a sexual relationship with two students is seeking an insanity plea.

Madeline Marx has been indicted on two counts of sexual battery over claims she performed off-campus sex acts on two 11th grade pupils during her two years as a substitute teacher at Kettering Fairmont High School.

Wike thinks about me even when he’s in toilet - Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has just one agenda which is “Amaechi”.

The minister, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, said this when he featured on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television.

Star Actor, Yul Edochie Dumps DPC For APGA (Photos)

Nollywood Actor Yul Edochie the Governorship Candidate of DPC in the last gubernatorial election in Anambra State and a Nollywood Star joins APGA.

Man flogs neighbour to death in Niger State

A 49-year-old man, Garba Tukura, was on Thursday, arrested by the Niger State Police Command, for allegedly murdering his neighbor, Musa Wassa. 

According to Punchng, Tukura was said to have allegedly killed 65-year-old Wassa during a heated argument. According to the Public Relations Officer for the police command, Peter Sunday, Tukura, in the heat of an argument, flogged Wassa with an engine belt. 

APC Youths To Enlighten Nigerians On Buhari’s Achievements

A coalition of youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of National Youths Leadership Congress (NYLC), has unfolded plans to embark on a nationwide sensitisation rally on the achievements of the APC-led administration in January next year.

Addressing reporters in Abuja, NYLC National President Emmanuel Orgwu said through the programme, Nigerians will become conversant with the giant strides of the administration.

Aisha Buhari Presents Certificates To 1000 Beneficiaries In Bauchi

One thousand beneficiaries graduated today from skill acquisition training in Bauchi. The training was part of the women and youth empowerment component of Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari ’s pet project, #FutureAssured. Speaking at the event, Mrs. Buhari called on the beneficiaries to put their new skills to good use and live better, productive and more fruitful lives.

NIBSS, PFS launch national automated cheque clearing system

Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and Precise Financial Systems (PFS) have collaborated to unveil a new National Automated Clearing System (NACS), which allows all the Deposit Money Banks in the country to clear cheques within hours.

The banks have been test-running the infrastructure for 11 weeks ago and a total of N5 trillion worth of cheques from 10 million transactions has been processed through the new platform.

Official of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria killed by gunmen for exposing criminals

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday, killed Yakubu Mama, an official of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for exposing criminals in Keffi-Karu-Abuja axis to security operatives.

The Nasarawa State Chairman of MACBAN, Muhammed Hussaini, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said that the gunmen stormed the deceased’s residence Tuesday night in Agwan Toni, Karu LGA and whisked him into the bush where they murdered him.

NDLEA in Jigawa state nabs six with 1000kg of drugs

The Jigawa State Commander of the NDLEA, Josephine Obi has disclosed that the agency arrested six suspects in the state and recovered 1000kg of drugs between December 9 and 11. Obi said that two suspects were arrested with cannabis while four others were nabbed with over 900 grams of Tramadol tablets. All the suspects have been charged to court.

NNPC says fuel queues to disappear as it is expecting 250million litres of petrol

The fuel scarcity currently being experienced in the country is set to be a thing of the past as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday that it was expecting up to five ships, each filled with 50 million litres of petrol in the next three days.

“My heart is filled with darkness” – Pasuma Wonder condoles with Wasiu Ayinde over his daughter’s death

Alabi Pasuma on Thursday,  condoled with Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, over the death of his daughter, Wasilat.

Wasilat Anifowese died in the early hours of Tuesday,  in Canada from complications arising from diabetes. She was 34 years old.

Nigerian political parties now 67

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, 21 new political parties have been registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) bringing the number to 67.

The approval, according to a statement signed by Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, was given at the commission’s weekly meeting on Thursday in Abuja.

Ondo Clergymen Sexually Assaults, Defrauds Spinsters Searching For Husband, Housewives

Two clergymen have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for sexually assaulting their church members and defrauding them using diabolical and fetish means.

The arrest of the two clergymen was effected by officials of the state command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

Ekiti Policeman Who Killed Commercial Bus Driver Dismissed, Jailed

The Ekiti State Police Command has dismissed a Mobile Police corporal, Ayodele Famodimu, who shot dead a commercial driver, Olabode Ojo, at a checkpoint in Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday evening.

Famodimu was dismissed after undergoing an orderly room trial.

‘How I Lured, Raped, Killed Female Corper’

A  driving instructor, Festus Udoh, has narrated how he lured a 23-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Miss Modupe Kawose, into a bush at Mawuko, in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.

He said he raped and strangled her in the bush.

Glo, Airtel, three others bid to take over 9mobile

Five firms are bidding to acquire troubled telecom firm 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat), The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday.

It was learnt that the five were picked as qualified among the 16 that Expressed Interestto Barclays bank, the financial advisers on the bid.