Saturday, 31 March 2018

‘I Still Get Lonely’; 47-Year-Old Woman Says After Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery

A mother-of-one has spent over £25,000 on plastic surgery to become the UK’s oldest Barbie and is yet to find love. Rachel Evans, from South East London, has spent over £25,000 on surgery in 17-years in a bid to be the UK’s oldest Barbie, aged 47.However, despite her best efforts to look like the doll, Rachel explains that she still hasn’t been able to find her Ken.

And although she has had her heart-broken by her dream man before, Rachel is still on the search for the classic Ken type – plastic, with a six-pack yet still intelligent.

Joseph Parker vs Anthony Joshua: All you need to know

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua will be up against New Zealand fighter, Joseph Parker on Saturday.

Joshua had yesterday weighed 17st 4lbs ahead of the heavyweight showdown.

Both fighters will be putting their unbeaten records on the line in front of 80,000 fans in Cardiff, Wales.

Presidency to Danjuma: Your self-defence call shocking, scary

The Presidency on Saturday said the recent call made by a former Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), that Nigerians should not rely on security agencies but defend themselves in the face of killings across the country as shocking and scary.

It said unrestrained pronouncements were capable of encouraging criminal gangs to defy legal governing and democratic institutions.

Nigerian actor accuses film producers of racial discrimination in payment

Nigerian actor accuses film producers of racial discrimination in payment Lailasnews

Nigerian actor Samuel Abiola Robinson, who starred in the recent Malayalam film Sudani has accused the producers of the film of paying him a much lesser amount than the Indian actors, attributing it to racial discrimination.

Terming it as racial discrimination, the actor said in a Facebook post. He wrote;

Arnold Schwarzenegger in stable condition after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger in stable condition after heart surgery Lailasnews

Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger first words after undergoing heart surgery were “I’m back”. The 70-year-old actor is recovering and in a stable condition following the medical procedure in Los Angeles on Thursday.

His spokesman said the star made the jokey remark in a twist to his well-known “I’ll be back” catchphrase after waking up from the operation.

Heroic schoolboys grab suicidal man, refuse to let him jump off bridge

Heroic schoolboys grab suicidal man refuse to let him jump off bridge Lailasnews

Three heroic schoolchildren aged 12, 13 and 14 saved a man who had a rope around his neck and was trying to jump off of a bridge. The boys were on their way back from school at the time and they saved the man’s life while he stood on the edge of an A10 overpass in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

Devonte Cafferkey, 13, and Sammy Farah, 14, rushed to grab the man and persuade him not jump while their friend Shawn Young, who was 12 at the time, called for help.

Man who raped and butchered 11 girls for wearing red sentenced to death

Man who raped and butchered 11 girls for wearing red sentenced to death Lailasnews

A Serial killer in China dubbed ‘Jack the Ripper’ has been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of 11 women and children. Gao Chengyong, 54, was likened to the infamous London murderer due to the way he mutilated the bodies of his victims, often cutting their breasts, reproductive organs, ears and hands off.

He was found guilty by the Baiyin City Intermediate People’s Court and handed death sentences for both robbery and intentional homicide, and lesser sentences for rape and dishonouring corpses.

Woman arrested for using rented children to beg money in Edo state

Woman arrested for using rented children to beg money in Edo state Lailasnews

According to reports, the attention of the Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs was drawn to a woman at Ring Road in the centre of Benin City, Edo state, who is in the habit of using what she claimed to be her children, a set of triplet, to beg for money.

The Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development arrested a young woman simply identified as Chinyere Blessing, from Enugu state who uses rented children to beg for money.

Popular US Pastor Indicted For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering

The head pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, a 14,000-member megachurch in Houston, Texas, has been indicted for wire fraud and money laundering. He's also accused of stealing millions from his congregation. 

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, 64, a longtime spiritual adviser to ex-President George W. Bush was on Thursday indicted in federal court on claims that he sold more than $1 million in worthless Chinese bonds to vulnerable and elderly investors, some of whom lost their life savings to the alleged scheme, The Washington Post reports.

Woman Pays Assassins To Murder Rich Husband For Filing For A Divorce

Montree was shot multiple times with several guns and was found dead at the scene.

Acting on warrants police arrested his wife Nichaphat Aolakneua, 54, a resident of Ao Lak and four others. One man remains at large.

Jose Mourinho: Only Paul Pogba can explain his poor form

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is at a loss over Paul Pogba’s poor form.

Pogba has only started four of United’s last 11 games and was used as a substitute for both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie with Sevilla.

Iran calls Saudi crown prince ‘delusional’ after prince warns of war

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, after the 32-year-old heir to the throne warned war with Tehran could be just 10 to 15 years away.

Bahram Qassemi warned bin Salman – widely known as MBS – “not to dice with death” and called on veteran Saudi officials to teach the “delusional novice” of the fate former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein endured after he challenged the “Iranian nation’s resolve”.

Mathieu Flamini: I do not have €30billion in my bank account

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been forced to deny that he is a multi-billionaire.

Flamini, who recently signed for Getafe as a free agent, was forced to make the statement following rumours surrounding his finances.

Cambridge Analytica interfered in Nigeria’s infamous 2007 election

The parent company of Cambridge Analytica interfered in Nigeria’s 2007 elections, regarded as the worst election till date, which the late President Umaru Yar’Adua also deplored as unfair and his successor Goodluck Jonathan described as a huge embarrassment.

Electoral commission head Maurice Iwu declared Yar’Adua of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the winner with 24.6 million votes, far ahead of his closest rival, Muhammadu Buhari, with 6.6 million.

Russia: London Aeroflot plane search ‘latest provocation’

Russia claims UK authorities searched one of their planes at a London airport in what they called the “latest provocation”.

The Metropolitan police denied the force had inspected an airbus that had landed at Heathrow having departed from Moscow.

US judge refuses to step down in Bill Cosby sex case

The judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s retrial for alleged molestation on Friday quashed defense demands that he step down for purported bias because his wife works with sexual assault victims.

Judge Steven O’Neill, in Pennsylvania, denied the request in a written order after reportedly telling a pre-trial hearing Thursday that there was no evidence of bias and his wife was an “independent woman.”

Zamfara killings: Emir of Anka mulls UN intervention

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has threatened to seek the United Nations (UN’s) intervention to end the protracted attacks on his domain by gunmen and insurgents.

The first class traditional ruler made this known in his palace when the Gov. Abdulazeez Yari of the state paid a condolence visit on Friday.

Aisha Wakil: Women use sand, ashes in place of sanitary pad

Boko Haram insurgency has made sanitary pad unavailable to many women in troubled Borno State, the Founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Hajiya Aisha Wakil, has lamented.

Wakil, popularly called Mama Boko Haram because of her advocacy for peace and amnesty, said many women victims of insurgency now resort to sand and ashes in place of sanitary pad during their monthly menstrual cycle.

Ex-England skipper Ray Wilkins suffers heart attack

Former England, Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins is critically ill after suffering a heart attack.

The 61-year-old is in intensive care at a London hospital after collapsing at his home on Wednesday.

Dele Alli: I’m numb to criticism

Dele Alli insists he is numb to criticism, and says his role at Tottenham is changing as opponents become “more concerned” with him.

Alli’s goalscoring form has dipped this season, netting six times, though he has made more assists (nine) than he did in the entire 2016/17 campaign (seven).

Easter: Governor Ishaku charges Tarabans to be vigilant, work for peace

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has called on the people of the state, irrespective of tribe or religion, to be vigilant and resolve to work for peace.

Ishaku, in a message to the people of the state on the occasion of Easter celebrations, noted that peace remained the most important need of the state at this critical time.

Crew detained in two ships for over five months cry for help

Some Nigerian sailors stranded in two ships, MT United Venture and MT United Trader, have appealed to Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Navy to release them from the vessels to enable them reunite with their families and carry on with their lives.

For nine months, they have been detained along with the vessels they man at the Outside Bar, Lagos Anchorage because of controversies over alleged non-payment for bunker (fuel for the ship) by the ships’ managers.

Suspected bandits kill 63 in Zamfara

No fewer than 63 people were reportedly killed in two separate attacks launched by unidentified gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers on Bawar Daji village of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday when members of the vigilante from the affected village converged to hold a meeting with a view to ensuring a conducive environment for farming in the area.

Gunmen Kill Edo APC Leader, Samson Sedi

Unknown gunmen have shot dead a leader of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Mr. Samson Sedi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that Sedi, who was the youth leader of the APC in the area, was killed in Jattu on Wednesday.

Daughter Of Ex-Spy Improving Rapidly - Hospital

Yulia Skripal, the daughter of ex-spy Sergei Skripal, is improving rapidly and no longer in a critical condition, says the hospital treating her.

She and her father were admitted nearly four weeks ago after being exposed to a nerve agent in Salisbury.

Sex Worker Killed & Dumped In Hotel Toilet

The Borno state police command has arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old commercial sex worker, Precious Needy.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Damian Chukwu, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.

Bakers Threaten Strike Over Costs Of Raw Materials

The Association of Master Bakers has decried the soaring cost of essential raw materials for the production of bread, threatening to shut down their bakeries if the Federal Government does not intervene in the matter.

The bakers, who converged on Ikeja, Lagos State, denounced the duty payable on imported wheat and their inability to access foreign exchange from the Central Bank of Nigeria for raw materials.

Christian Youths Demand Immediate Release Of Leah

The southern Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) yesterday pleaded with the Federal Government and the security agencies to adopt all necessary measures to ensure the  immediate release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram’s captivity.

Sharibu was abducted along with  110 other female pupils of a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, last month.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone heart surgery in Los Angeles. The Austrian-American film star and former California governor, 70, had a scheduled procedure to replace a valve at Cedars-Sinai hospital.

Dino Melaye: Police confirms re-arrest 5 out of 6 escapee suspects

Dino Melaye: Police confirms re-arrest 5 out of 6 escapee suspects lailasnews

Few days ago, we reported that there was a jail break in Kogi State, and  6 suspects including two suspected political thugs linked to embattled Senator Dino Melaye escaped.

However the Nigerian Police has confirmed that it re-arrested five out of the six suspected criminals, who escaped from Police custody in Lokoja, Kogi State on Wednesday.  Two of the alleged criminals, Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama (31) and Nuhu Salisu (25 ) aka small, who had escaped were arrested on January 19 at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State and they confessed to being hired by Mr. Melaye to cause mayhem in the state.

Cattle rustlers arrested while sharing beef in the forest

Cattle rustlers arrested while sharing beef in the forest lailasnews

Cattle rustlers identified as Hammanjulde Yahya, 50; Umaru Yahya, 40; Paul Samuel, 35; Juli Adamu, 30; Ibrahim Yusufa, 27; and Usumanu Buba, 25, were arrested by a military patrol team from the 20 Mechanised Battalion, Serti, operating in Mambilla, Taraba State, while they were in Nyogor forest sharing meats from cows they rustled.

Parading the suspects, the Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lt.-Col. Sani Adamu  said 30 cows were recovered from the suspects who were arrested by soldiers in Mayo-Ndaga in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state, who were in the troubled are where several persons had been killed, and hundreds of cows stolen earlier in the month.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Cricket Australia launch ball-tampering investigation

Cricket Australia (CA) will not make a decision about the future of Steve Smith’s captaincy until it completes a probe into stunning ball-tampering revelations that have plunged the Test team into crisis, CEO James Sutherland said.

However, former players and pundits have demanded Smith give up the captaincy for “blatant cheating” in the wake of the revelations during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Doctor: Why fake pregnancies are rising

Pathological desire to have children and deliberate efforts by women to swindle money and other valuables from their husbands make some women to falsely claim they are pregnant, a doctor says.

Dr Hussein Adamu of Ummah Hospital, Jalingo, spoke in reaction to a claim by a woman that she lost her pregnancy to kidnappers who removed her foetus.

Court sentences Delta chief to death for murder

The embattled community head of Ekpan, Uvwie council area of Delta State, Chief Newton Agbofodoh, has been sentenced to death for murder.

Agbofodoh, who is one of the highest ranking chiefs in Uvwie Kingdom, was arrested on June 17, 2016 and was later arraigned in court for murder.

Barca head to Sevilla with unbeaten record on line

The last time a club was this close to an unbeaten season in La Liga, they came unstuck at Sevilla.

Barcelona, with concerns over the fitness of Lionel Messi, travel to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday, looking to extend their own undefeated run this term to 30 league games.

It was Real Sociedad who had gone 32 without loss in the 1979-80 season, only two away from finishing the then 34-game season as invincibles.

Photos Of Chinese Man Who Was Caught Concealing $300k At Abuja Airport

A Chinese man identified as Li Yanping has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC for allegedly concealing $300,000 at Abuja Airport.
The man was dragged before Justice Babatunde Ouadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja on one-count charge of concealing a sum of $300,000.

Zinedine Zidane: I want to stay as Real Madrid boss

Zinedine Zidane has put his future firmly in Real Madrid’s hands by stating he wants to remain head coach at the Bernabeu next season.

But Real’s coach admitted his future will depend on results, with his team sitting third in La Liga, 15 points adrift of Barcelona, and relying on the Champions League for a major trophy this term.

Rising Senegal politician Khalifa Sall gets five years for fraud

Leading Senegalese politician Khalifa Sall was handed a five-year jail term for fraud on Friday, a sentence that will rule him out of presidential elections due next February.

Sall, 62, who is mayor of Dakar, had denied the charges against him as politically motivated.

He had been accused of fraudulent use of public funds, for which he was also fined five million CFA francs (7,625 euros).

Minister Audu Ogbeh loses younger brother

Clement Ogbeh, a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has died.

Clement was the younger brother of Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and Rural Development.

Police issue licences to 200 firearms holders in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi has issued licences to 200 legal firearms holders in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday that the gesture was to curb proliferation of illegal firearms and ammunition throughout the state.

Kabiru said the exercise was also in compliance with the full enforcement of the Firearms Act, mopping-up and recovery of all prohibited firearms.

President Buhari inspects hails Eko Atlantic City project

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday inspected Eko Atlantic City built on 750 square kilometres.

The city is adjacent to Victoria Island and designed to solve the acute shortage of real estate in Lagos State.

Jubril was an upright man - Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described the dead Deputy Leader of the House, Hon. Buba Jubril as an upright man.

In a condolence message to the family, the Speaker said that the fallen leader was a committed and hardworking lawmaker.

Suspected Herdsmen Seen Parading Assault Rifle At Filling Station In Zamfara (Photos)

Reports trending on social media have it that some men in plain clothes were seen parading themselves in the restive area of Zamfara State where many have lost their lives as a result of gun violence.
Rumours have it that the men seen in native attires riding bikes are not members of a vigilante group but actually herdsmen without any confrontation by security operatives.

Mario Balotelli ‘disappointed’ at Italy snub

Mario Balotelli has admitted he was disappointed not to be called into the latest Italy squad, but he says he is now mature enough to respond in the right way and try to earn a recall in the near future.

The Nice striker was left out of Luigi Di Biagio’s squad for the recent friendlies with Argentina and England, in spite of his excellent form in Ligue 1.

China busts smugglers whose drones snuck $79.8 million worth of iPhones to mainland

Customs officers in southern China’s technology hub Shenzhen busted a group of criminals using drones to smuggle 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of smartphones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, the official Legal Daily reported on Friday.

Authorities arrested 26 suspects who used drones to fly two 200-meter (660-feet) cables between Hong Kong and the mainland to transport refurbished iPhones with a total value of 500 million yuan, the paper said in a report on the crackdown by Shenzhen and Hong Kong customs.

Gulder Ultimate Search winner ties knot with a girl that slid into his DM

The season 6 Gulder Ultimate Search winner, Uche Nwaezeapu has tied the knot with his girl. The actor, singer and MC shared how their relationship started after she slid into his DM.

The Gulder Ultimate Search winner shared pictures of their union on Instagram where he wrote:

Pep Guardiola expects tough Everton contest

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects a tough test against Everton in Saturday’s English Premier League clash at Goodison Park.

Everton are the only Premier League team to have emerged unbeaten from the Etihad Stadium this season, holding City to a 1-1 draw – as they did the year before.

City’s last visit to Goodison Park ended in a defeat and Guardiola expects a similarly tough test this weekend.

Tears Flow As Catholic Priest Is Shot Dead On His Way To Celebrate Holy Week Festivities

Father Walter Osmir Vasquez, a young Catholic priest has been gunned down by suspeced gang members in El Salvador.

The priest was killed on Thursday on his way to celebrate Holy Week festivities, police said.

Jurgen Klopp: Emre Can contract talks still open

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says “nothing is decided” on the future of midfielder Emre Can and contract talks are ongoing.

The Germany international’s deal runs out at the end of the season and he has been heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Juventus.

Anthony Joshua eager to ‘simplify madness’ in heavyweight clash with Parker

Anthony Joshua believes he must “simplify the madness” when he faces Joseph Parker in their eagerly anticipated world heavyweight title unification bout in Cardiff Saturday.

British fighter Joshua’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) title will be at stake, with New Zealand’s Parker putting his World Boxing Organisation belt on the line.