Saturday, 23 December 2017

I Advised United to Sign Mbappe, Jesus - Giggs Reveals How Club Missed Chance to Sign Young Stars

Former Red Devils star and assistant manager, Ryan Giggs, has admitted that the club have neglected to sign some of the most promising players in the world and criticised Manchester United's recruitment policy after they passed up on the chance to sign Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus despite his recommendation.

The attackers are two of the highest-rated young players in Europe at present as 19-year-old Mbappe is flourishing since his summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in a deal that will cost around €180 million, while Gabriel Jesus, 20, has scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for Manchester City since joining from Palmeiras for around €33m.

Grace Mugabe’s farm manager arrested after ‘looted’ wheelchairs found at his farm

Two of Robert Mugabe’s cabinet ministers, including one who managed several of the former first family’s farms, have been arrested after looted farm equipment was found on his property.
Former agriculture minister Joseph Made and former provincial minister Jason Machaya are facing charges of abuse of office, said the state-run Herald.

I understand Sergio Aguero’s frustration – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he understands if Sergio Aguero is frustrated with him but says it doesn’t matter as long as he gets on with his Manchester City teammates.

ESPN reported that the City striker was growing increasingly disillusioned with his role at City under Guardiola after being regularly left out of the starting lineup.

South Africa knew what Zimbabwe military was up to – Robert Mugabe ex-spokesperson

South Africa’s defence forces were kept constantly updated on the Zimbabwean military operation that removed Robert Mugabe from power, the former president’s spokesperson has said.

George Charamba said the constant updates meant the South African government was kept in the picture via its national defence force, something President Jacob Zuma expressed thanks for during his meeting this week with newly-inaugurated president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Fares increased at Lekki toll gate, Ikoyi link bridge

The Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) says from January 1, 2018, motorists using the toll gate at the Victoria Island end of the Lekki-Epe expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge would have to pay more money.

Currently, cars are levied N120, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) N150 and commercial buses N80 at the toll gate, while cars pay N250 and SUVs, N300 at the bridge.

Calabar Woman Begs Trailer Driver To Crush Her To Death After Her Goods Were Seized By Government Officials

Woman Begs Trailer Driver To Crush Her To Death After Her Goods Were Seized By Government Officials In Calabar

According to journalist, George Odok, a woman in Calabar begged a trailer driver to crush her after her goods were seized by government officials.
Narrating the event, George wrote,

Lukaku Unhappy with Ibrahimovic, Mourinho and Pogba

Romelu Lukaku who joined United for a club-record £75million last summer and got his Old Trafford career off to a flier with 11 goals in his first 10 games, is unhappy at Manchester United and annoyed with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba.

But the Belgium international's form has tailed off recently, coinciding with Ibrahimovic's return from injury.

Former SSA to Bayelsa Governor Found Dead in His Hotel Room Few Days to Christmas (Photos)

A former Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on Youth Development, Torukori Nasko Egei, is dead.
According to multiple online reports, the married man and a father of two was found dead on Friday in a room at Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, Yenagoa, Bayelsa. 

Rohr Excited By England Friendly, Wants More Russia 2018 Build-Up Games

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes that the proposed international friendly match against the Three Lions of England next year will help his players to prepare well for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The match is slated for Wembley Stadium on June 2.

Zimbabwean President, Mnangagwa Names Coup General, Chiwenga as VP

Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has confirmed speculations by appointing General Constantino Chiwenga, former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.

Presidential press secretary George Charamba said in a statement on Saturday, that  long-serving state security minister Kembo Mohadi was also appointed as Mnangagwa’s deputy  “with immediate effect.”

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona beat 10-man Real Madrid (Video)

Barcelona moved nine points clear at the top of La Liga after beating Real Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu.

Luis Suarez scored the decisive goal in the 54th minute, converting a Sergi Roberto pass from close range after Ivan Rakitic had taken advantage of a huge gap in the Madrid midfield.

Buratai Visits Olubadan, Says Demise Of Olori Kudirah, A Great Loss

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Yusuff Tukur Buratai has described the death of the first wife of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Olori Kudirah Adetunji as not only a great loss to the people of Ibadanland but to Nigerians in general.

Buratai who stated this on Friday during a condolence visit to the monarch at his Popoyemoja Palace, prayed to God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Domestic abuse survivor beaten with hammer and forced to eat photos of dead relatives

Domestic abuse survivor beaten with hammer and forced to eat photos of dead relatives

A survivor of horrific domestic abuse has told how her boyfriend would force her to eat photographs of her dead relatives before beating her black and blue. In 2013 Craig Thomas, then 33, was jailed for 10 years following what a judge described as ‘one of the worst cases of domestic abuse’ he had ever seen. Charlotte Rooks, now 34, was subjected to a sustained period of torture, in which she would be beaten with hammers, made to sleep naked standing up, and violently abused so brutally that she needed major reconstructive surgery.

Lady Burnt To Death In Midnight Fire

Tragedy struck in Agoloma community in Patani Local Government Area of Delta State penultimate Thursday when a midnight fire burnt a young lady identified simply as Bridget Sampou Oyindoubra to death.

The incident, according to sources happened shortly after Bridget returned from an end of the year prayer meeting in her church.

Petrol Selling For N250-N300 Per Litre In Anambra

The supply and price of Petrol in Anambra have worsened as customers now pay between N250 and N300 per litre in the state.

Most filling stations in Awka and its environs had the product but refused to dispense.

Nasarawa Increases Retirees’ Pension To N5, 000

The Director-General of Nasarawa State Pension Bureau, Mr. Abdullahi Sani-Oseze, said on Saturday the state government has increased the minimum pension of retirees to N5, 000.

Sani-Oseze, who disclosed this in Lafia, said government made the adjustment in order to make life more meaningful for pensioners in the state.

Petrol pump price hits N250 per litre

The supply and price of Petrol in Anambra have worsened as customers now pay between N250 and N300 per litre in the state.
Most filling stations in Awka and its environs had the product but refused to dispense.
However, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) monitoring and enforcing the situation, compelled marketers to sell the product at the government regulated price if N145 per litre

Ondo king sentenced to 2 years in jail over fraud

King Pius Akinfesola Adewola will be spending this yuletide period in prison as a Chief Magistrate Court in the state sentenced him to two years imprisonment over an allegation of fraudulent conversion, and obtaining money under false pretense.

Adewola who is the traditional ruler of lgburowo Community in Odigbo LGA of Ondo State, was sent to prison by an Ore Chief Magistrate court.

Police Announce New Measures To Reform SARS

The Inspector General of Police met with commanders of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) today and this was the result of the meeting.

IGP lecture with FSARS Commanders on Standard Operational Procedure, 22nd December, 2017

Pope Paul VI to be elevated to sainthood in 2018

Pope Paul VI to?be elevated to sainthood in 2018

Pope Paul VI, who led the Catholic Church through a tumultuous reform period in the 1960s and 1970s, could be elevated to sainthood in 2018 after a second miracle was linked to him, according to reports on Friday.

La Voce del Popolo, a weekly published by Paul VI’s northern Italian diocese of Brescia, said on its website that a panel of theologians – after hearing the advice of doctors – attributed the “miracle” birth of an Italian girl in 2014 to prayers addressed to the late pope.

Runtown, Davido lead nominations for Soundcity MVP Awards (Full List)

Runtown, Davido lead nominations for Soundcity MVP Awards (Full List)

The prestigious Soundcity MVP Awards Festival has released its official full list of nominees for the 2017 edition set to take place on the 12th of January, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The list sees Davido lead with 7 nominations and Eric Many front line act, Runtown follow with 4 nominations including Best Male MVP, Best Collaboration, Song of the year and Viewers choice award.

Catholic Priest who sexually abused 10 male students, bags 18 years in jail

Catholic Priest who sexually abused 10 male students, bags 18 years in jail

A Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused boys at an abbey school in the 1970s and 80s has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Andrew Soper, 74, formerly known as Father Laurence Soper, was convicted earlier this month of 19 charges of rape and other sexual offences against 10 boys at St Benedict’s school in Ealing, west London. He is the fourth man at the school to have been convicted of abuse.

"My son murdered his four-year-old sister and spared me so I'd suffer forever - but I forgive him" Mother shares her painful story

"My son murdered his four-year-old sister and spared me so I

A mother whose son killed his 4-year-old sister in 2007 is now opening up about her heartbreaking experience and how she's managed to come to terms with it.
Charity Lee was at work, waiting tables in a sports bar when police officers arrived with the terrible news that her four-year-old daughter Ella was "hurt". Already panicking, she asked to be taken to her right away, then asked about her son Paris Bennett, then aged 13. She had left both kids at home in Abilene, Texas, with a babysitter. Police then told her, "we have him" and that's when Charity's world began to fall apart.

Fire Guts Abuja NAFDAC Office

An early morning fire hit the headquarters of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Abuja on Friday.

However, the fire has been curtailed.The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed that the fire had been extinguished. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

Mexican YouTube Star Who Told Drug Lord To 'Suck My D**k' Killed

A teenage Mexican YouTube star who insulted a notorious drug lord has been shot dead. Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales posted a video when he was drunk aimed at Nemesio Ocegera Cervantes, also known as 'El Mencho'.

The 17-year-old can he heard saying 'El Mencho can suck my d**k' to Cervantes, 51, one of Mexico's most dangerous drug lords and the leader of the New Generation Cartel of Jalisco.

My husband’s penis disappoints during se*x – Divorce-seeking woman tells court In Akwa-Ibom

A 25-year-old housewife, Helen Bassey Umoh, has told an Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo to end her nine-month-old marriage with her husband, Michael Bassey Umoh over ‘malfunctioning’ of her husband’s manhood.

Helen, a graduate of Business Administration, told the court that Umoh’s “manhood always has inconsistent erection and that anytime the manhood becomes erect, he ejaculates within a few seconds which is not expected of a real man.”

I’m Not A Robber, I Only Paid N.65m For A Lexus Jeep – Benue Pastor

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A Benue State-based pastor, Edwin Anayo, has denied being an robber claiming he only bought a Lexus Sport Utility Van from some people for N650,000.
Anayo said this in Makurdi, the Benue State capital as its police command paraded nine suspected armed robbers who specialised in car and motorcycle theft. The suspects were apprehended in different locations of the state and had allegedly been terrorising the state for the past three months.

APC downplays fuel crisis, says ‘no actual scarcity’

As Nigerians groan under a biting shortage of petrol, Nigeria’s ruling party has said the product is available in abundance.
“There’s no ‘actual scarcity’,” the APC said in a statement on Twitter Friday afternoon.
The party blamed marketers and panic buying during yuletide holidays for the lingering scarcity.

Why we shot suspected kidnappers in their genitals — Nigerian Police

The police have acknowledged the authenticity of an internet video that shows suspected kidnappers writhing at the back of a police van and struggling to breathe after being shot in their private parts by officers.
The police said the suspects were the first to fire at officers attached to the Intelligence Response Team when they attempted to free an abducted victim in Abia State last week.

$1bn not enough to fight Boko Haram, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, lawmaker representing Borno south senatorial district, says the $1 billion approved for the fight against insurgency is “a drop in the ocean”.
Governors had agreed that the money should be withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA) and used to procure equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgents.

12-yr-old girl gang-raped by three men, hospitalised for internal bleeding

Twelve-year-old Juliet (not real name), was bent over, unable to walk straight as she was taken to the Mirabel Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday.

She would occasionally hold her lower abdomen and grimace when she thought no one was looking.

Ibori ‘reunites’ with Tinubu, Orji Kalu

A picture of James Ibori, ex-governor of Delta state, with two of his former colleagues, is currently trending on social media.
The two colleagues are Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, and Orji Uzor Kalu, one-time governor of Abia.

Madman caught with N100M cheque, stolen ATM's and other items in Kwara

Kwara state police command has arrested a man who pretended to be mentally ill with several stolen items.

According to Punch, the man was arrested near the state Ministry of Environment and Forestry along the Ahmadu Bello Way in Ilorin.

15-Year-Old Housewife Poisons Husband, Half-Brother

A 15-year-old housewife, Dausiya Abdulmuminu, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for allegedly poisoning her husband, Samilu Usman, 27, and half-brother, Mohammed Abdulmuminu, leading to their death.

Spokesperson for the command, DSP Gambo Isah, while confirming the incident in a chat with journalists on Friday, said that the lady had been detained at the Bakori Police Division.

EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters for conspiracy, possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money under false pretense.

The suspects are- Badejo Tobi, Abiola Dimeji, Anthony Godwin, Osoba Adeboye, Adeleken Abiodun, and Awokoya Oriyomi Yusuf.