Saturday, 30 December 2017

Alexis Sanchez desperate to leave Arsenal for Manchester City in January

Alexis Sanchez is desperate to leave Arsenal in January and is hoping to force through a move to Manchester City, Goal reports.
It is also understood that the Gunners are ready to cut their losses on the 29-year-old, as it has become clear to his coaches and team-mates that he has no desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium for much longer.

Russia’s top court upholds election ban on opposition leader

Russia’s top court on Saturday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision to bar him from running in the country’s 2018 presidential election.

The Supreme Court agreed with Russia’s Central Election Commission that Navalny cannot register as a candidate due to a controversial embezzlement conviction which the opposition chief says is politically motivated.

Serena Williams loses on comeback

Serena Williams lost on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the “first to ten points” final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday.

Lagos permanent secretary dies months after Ambode reinstated him

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, Olumide Lawal, has passed away.
Lawal died a few months after his reinstatement into office.
The official died on Thursday evening, less than 24 hours to his 34th anniversary in the Lagos State Public Service.

I can’t guarantee Alexis Sanchez’s stay at Arsenal – Arsene Wenger

Manager Arsene Wenger says he cannot guarantee that striker Alexis Sanchez will remain at Arsenal long term, after the forward scored twice in the victory at Crystal Palace on Thursday night.

The Chile striker can leave for free this summer when his contract expires and he has been linked with a move to league leaders Manchester City, who failed in their bid to sign him on deadline day.

Popular CAC prophet banished from Ekiti after death of woman

The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe and his council of chiefs, yesterday banished one Prophet Oni Olakanye of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Palace of Mercy, from the town over the death of a woman who sought spiritual help from him.

I Don't Care If People Think She's Older Or Richer - Singer, Iceberg Slim Speaks on Actress Juliet Ibrahim

While speaking in an new interview, Nigerian singer, Iceberg Slim, says he is not bothered if people think his girfriend and Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, is older or richer than him. 

In an interview with PUNCH, Iceberg said the opinion of other people on their relationship does not faze them. 

Man Arraigned In Court For Beating Up Girl Who Refused To Befriend Him

The Police on Friday arraigned a 25 -year-old motor  man, Isiaka Abiodun, who allegedly beat up a girl to pulp for refusing to go out with him before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused was arraigned before the Magistrate, Mrs O.I Raji, on a charge of assault.

Married Man Caught Having S*x With Mad Woman On Christmas Day (Photos)

A mild drama escalated on Christmas Day at Banket Growth Point in Zimbabwe, after a married man who left his wife at home, was caught having sex with a mentally challenged woman.

As people were celebrating the joy of Christmas with their loved ones, the married man, only identified as Baba Nyasha, was caught pants down with the mentally challenged woman behind a shop.

Katsina Ex-Permanent Secretary Jailed For Fraud

A former Permanent Secretary in Katsina State, Sule Saulawa, was on Friday sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment without the option of fine by the state’s high court for advance fee fraud.

Justice Sanusi Tukur of the High Court slammed the sentence on Saulawa after finding him guilty of advance fee fraud charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Weah’s election a big lesson for Nigeria — Odegbami

The election of football icon, George Opong Weah as President of Liberia in a run-off poll conducted December 26 has a “very serious implication” for Africans all over the world, former Nigeria international, Chief Segun Odegbami has said.

Reacting to the result of the poll, Thursday, Odegbami enthused, “Weah’s election is of very serious implication for the world and Nigeria, in particular where sports is ranked very low – indeed, below 40 in our priority list.”

Teenager dies of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in car

Teenager dies of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in car

A schoolgirl died of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex with her boyfriend in a car while the engine was running. Alena Styukhina was killed when toxic fumes from a Lada Priora filled the Russian garage the car was parked in.

Boy racer Artyom Dorogov, 22, allegedly turned the motor on to stay warm while he had underage sex with the 15-year-old girl Dorogov has been accused of manslaughter and underage sex following the tragedy in the village of Zemetchino, Penza Oblast. Alena, who lived in a neighbouring village, is believed to have met Dorogov while visiting relatives.

Nigerians Queue For Fuel With Their Generator Sets In Lagos (Photos)

The level of fuel scarcity has made Nigerians resort to various means of storing the product for future and probably for re-sale.

This are photos from Ikorodu, Lagos where Lagosians were seen queuing for petrol at the filling 
station with their generator sets.

Pastor commits suicide in Kaduna

A 40-year-old cleric, Samuel Hamza, has committed suicide at Ungwar Romi area in the Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital.

The pastor was said top have hung himself.

Buhari’s Son Remain In Coma As Doctors Discover Additional Injuries

Yusuf Buhari, the son of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who was hospitalized in Abuja after a ghastly motorbike crash has not regained his ability to speak but doctors handling his treatment said he is gradually showing sign of recovery.

Yesterday, the younger Buhari who sustained a head injury and a broken limb indicated to doctors repeatedly about his hand.

Man bags 12-years in jail for raping & fathering 8 of his daughter’s children who he kept as a sex slave for 22 years

An Argentine man, Domingo Bulacio, 57, who repeatedly raped his daughter, fathering eight children with her while she was his sex slave for 22 years, has been jailed for 12 years and eight months.

The serial rapist was sentenced on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes by three judges at a court in the northern city of Santiago del Estero.

Man caught stealing batteries from a GLO mast in Lagos

A man was bound hand and foot after he was caught stealing batteries from a GLO mast this morning.

The alleged thief was caught by the vigilante group guarding the street on which the GLO mast is located. He had succeeded in removing the batteries before he was caught.

Chukwuebuka Oguejiofor, who witnessed the incident, shared the story online.

Bus conductor sexually assaults 6-year in school premises

A six-year-old girl pupil in Vasant Vihar, India, was allegedly sexually assaulted by a conductor in a bus when it was parked inside the school premises.
The sad incident took place on December 12.

According to Hindustan Times, the conductor, who molested the girl in the presence of other pupils has been arrested. 

Nigerian Army redeploys 399 Generals

Nigerian?Army redeploys 399 Generals

Some Principal Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commander and General Officers Commanding (GOCs) have been moved in a posting and redeployment announced by the Nigerian Army on Friday.

According to a statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the posting and appointments affected 399 officers.

Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council via FedEx Letter

Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council via FedEx Letter

The President Trump administration has dismissed all of the remaining members of the Obama-appointed Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
This comes months after a half-dozen members resigned in protest of the Trump administration's position on health policies.

Nigerian Politicians use International loans to pay themselves salaries – Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has disclosed that loans gotten from international lenders by Nigerian leaders are not put into good use, as they are for salaries of politicians.

According to him, the situation is so bad that international lenders now hesitate to give Nigeria loan.

I can’t rest “tired” Romelu Lukaku – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he is unable to rest a “tired” Romelu Lukaku because of Manchester United’s lack of attacking options.

Lukaku started his United career in free-scoring form but has managed only four goals in his last 19 games and was criticised for his role in goals conceded against Manchester City and Burnley.

Inter Milan monitoring Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s situation at Manchester United

Inter Milan are carefully following Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s situation at Manchester United, according to Sky.

United boss Jose Mourinho confirmed in November that the Armenia international attacking midfielder had been dropped because he was unhappy with the player’s performances.

Photo: Manager Catches Customer With Charms Inside Restaurant, Calls Police

The Manager in charge of Spice 77 Restaurant and Bar along Addo/Ajah Road, Ajah, Lagos Ichukwu Clement has apprehended a customer, Ujah Jacob, 26 inside his restaurant with a box containing different types of charms which he allegedly intended to harm the Manager for progressing more than him.

Aisha Buhari Placed On Bed Rest At Cedacrest Hospital After Yusuf Buhari’s Accident

Aisha, mother of ailing Yusuf and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has been placed in bed rest at Cedacrest Hospital in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

The private health facility is where Yusuf was rushed to Tuesday night after his involvement in a bike accident.

Jude Okoye pays medical bills for woman with triplets


The elder brother of P-Square, Jude Okoye, has sorted out the hospital bills of a woman, simply identified as Aisha, who delivered triplets.

This was revealed by the controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze. He said the music manager has taken care of the bills of the woman who delivered triplets but couldn’t take care of her hospital bills.

Pastor Adeboye’s Wife, Folu, tells how she almost had 12 children

The wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye has said she had wanted to give birth to 12 children.

The Adeboyes are blessed with four children who are all married.

$2.1 Billion arms deal: Dasuki’s family, associates demand release of ex-NSA

After being in detention for two years, relations and associates of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr. Sambo Dasuki, yesterday asked the Federal Government to release him.

They said an Edict, titled Instrument No 1 of 1999, has shielded security agencies from external audit and investigation of their financial dealings.

We’ve tamed the monster of fuel scarcity – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, on Friday said the Federal Government have tamed the monster of fuel scarcity.

Baru in an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja also vowed that Nigerians will not go into 2018 with the scarcity of petroleum products.

Angry Med-View passengers attack airline officials in London

Med-View Airline passengers in London, on Friday, attacked the carrier’s members of staff at the Gatwick Airport after several Lagos-bound flights were cancelled, leaving them stranded for days.

According to, up to 800 passengers had been stranded at the Gatwick Airport for five days with dozens of them sleeping on the floor.

Gunshot victims to be treated without police report as Buhari signs bill into law

Medical personnel are now free to treat victims of gunshot without waiting for police report and it is official.

A bill giving effect to the policy was signed into law yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court remands man for murder of friend’s wife

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, has remanded 27-year-old Opeyemi Zachaeus, for alleged conspiracy and murder of his friend’s wife, Adejoke Kalejaiye, 25.

Zacheaus is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

Tanzania To Ban Organisations That Mix Religion With Politics

Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that mix religion with politics after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermon.

Opposition leaders in Tanzania said tolerance for dissent had been rapidly disappearing since Magufuli took office in late 2015 and pledged to reform East Africa’s third-biggest economy and crack down on large-scale corruption.

Vin Diesel named top-grossing actor of 2017 (Full list)

Vin Diesel has been named the top-grossing actor of 2017 by Forbes.

His takings were listed at $US1.6 billion , largely in part to being the face of the Fast and the Furious franchise.

‘D’banj was not paid a dime to perform with Don Jazzy’

After long years of hiatus as a group since their fallout in 2012, former Mo’ Hits Records label stars: D’banj, Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, D’prince, Dr. Sid and K Switch, came together to deliver what can be described as an epic performance during Davido’s ‘30 Billion Concert’.

I Didn’t Snatch Joke Silva From Another Man – Olu Jacobs

Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has described as wrong insinuations in some quarters that he snatched his wife of many years, Joke Silva, from a rival
The actor, who is regarded as one of the best in Nigerian film and theatre, made this known in an interview with Saturday Sun.

Why I supported withdrawal of $1 billion ECA to tackle insecurity – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the decision of his colleagues in the Nigeria Governors Forum to allow the federal government withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, is illegal.
He, however, indicated that he supported the decision because the motive was that the money would be largely used to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.

Shade Tinubu Becomes A Mom Through A Surrogate [Photo]

Shade Tinubu-Ojo, first daughter of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has welcomed her first baby, a boy, through surrogacy.

PM News investigation revealed that the baby was born on 25 December, 2017 through surrogacy to the Tinubu-Ojo family, who have been expecting a baby several years after marriage.

Photos: Veteran Actor Sadiq Daba Returns Home

Veteran actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba,who travelled to the United Kingdom earlier this month for medical treatment is back in the Country.Sadiq had left the country to go and treat leukaemia and prostate cancer. He returned yesterday, Friday, 29 December. While announcing his return, Sadiq wrote;

Calabar trader attempts suicide over confiscated N5,000 goods

An unidentified middle-aged trader on Friday attempted to commit suicide by lying in front of the rare tyre of a truck to prevent authorities of the Cross River State Ministry of Environment from confiscating her goods worth N5, 000.

It was learnt that the incident, which happened in front of Oando Filling Station, opposite the back wing of the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar, attracted passers-by.

The ‘Nigerian Prince’ Who Defrauded Hundreds Of Americans

The police in Louisiana has arrested an American advance fee fraudster posing as a Nigerian prince.

The police in a facebook post said the fake Nigerian prince has duped hundreds of people across America using emails.