Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Police arrest alleged Badoo cult leader Alese

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday made a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo, alias Alese.

The notorious activities of the dreaded cult group prevalent in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the State had sent many of the victims to their early graves with cruel killings through the smashing of mortar and pestle on victims’ heads.

Borno reviews curfew in Maiduguri

The Borno State Government has reviewed the curfew in Maiduguri metropolis from 8pm to 6am as against the existing 10pm to 6am.

Dr Mohammed Bulama, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Maiduguri.

Police arrest notorious highway robbers in Ogun

Four members of a highway robbery gang at Odogbolu junction along Sagamu–Ijebu-Ode Epressway have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command.

The suspects identified as Israel Adams, Opeyemi Okegbenro, Ali Chibike, and Patrick Nwandagba were arrested at about 11:30 pm on Thursday.

Governor Wike places N200m bounty on perpetrators of Omoku massacre

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has placed a N200million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the gunmen who killed at least 14 churchgoers returning from a midnight service on Monday in Omoku.

The gunmen had opened fire on a set of worshippers at about 12:30 am on Monday,” said Ugochi Olugbo, a relative of one of the victims who were attending a New Year’s Eve service.

Tanker driver docked over alleged fraud

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 52-year-old tanker driver, Oladiti Lukman, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for allegedly obtaining N400, 000 under false pretence.

Lukman, a resident of Ilekun Ayo Seeni village, Apata, Ibadan, was arraigned on a two-count charge of fraud and stealing.

Man allegedly kills friend over quarrel with wife

Tragedy struck in Ijegun suburb of Lagos on New Year day as a father of five, Olayiwola Stephen, 39, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel.

A witness, Ademola Adegbola, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that a quarrel started between the two friends when the victim was trying to broker peace between Mr. Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building.

Wenger vows to replace Sanchez, Ozil with class acts

Arsene Wenger moved to allay the fears of Arsenal fans on Tuesday saying he would replace both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with world-class players should they end up leaving.

Both Sanchez, who came close to moving to Manchester City on the final day of the last transfer window in August, and Ozil’s contracts are up at the end of the present season.

Faleke blasts Gov for donating cars, cash to masquerades in Okene

Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kogi State and former Campaign Coordinator to President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos State, James Faleke has described as the height of absurdity the donation of 6 Toyota Venza Cars and cash gifts of 2 Million Naira each by the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello to masquerades in his hometown of Okene during the last Ekwechi(Masquerade) festival in December 2017.

Faleke in a statement he issued on Tuesday,said it was indeed absurd that the same Governor who has not been able to pay workers salaries for several months and promised to clear all outstanding salaries and pensions last December without fulfilling it could go ahead to spend money buying car gifts for masquerades.

Beautiful 300-Level Student Dies In Fatal Car Accident Alongside Her Baby Sister

A 300-level student of Sokoto State University, Surayya Aliyu Kyari died in a car accident on Saturday, 30th of December, 2017.

According to her brother Abdul, Surayya died alongside their baby sister Iman, while travelling to Kebbi State.’

Kogi director dies of heart attack 54 hours after receiving sack letter

Fifty-four hours after receiving a sack letter from the Kogi State Government, a director in the Kogi State civil service, Mr Alphonsis Ameh is dead.

Ameh was, until his death, a Director Administration and Finance (DAF) in the Kogi State Pension Board.

Robbers in Police Uniform Attack Motorists with Toy Guns in Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday foiled an attempt by some robbers to snatch a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Corolla from some motorists on the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Governor Wike And Wife Share A Kiss At New Year Banquet (Photos)

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his wife, Suzette, shared a kiss at the State's New Year Banquet which held at the Government House Port Harcourt yesterday January 1st.
The banquet had in attendance former governor of the state, Peter Odili and his wife Justice Mary, PDP National chairman, Uche Secondus, state government functionaries and others.
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Liberia: The Rise of George Weah by Reuben Abati

George Weah’s emergence as Liberia’s President-elect after the December 26 run-off election generated considerable interest among Nigerians for a number of reasons. Number one is George Weah’s popularity.

The first African footballer to win the Ballon d'Or, FIFA Player of the Year, three-time African Footballer of the Year, ex-Monaco, ex-Paris Saint-Germain, ex-AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, former protégé of Arsene Wenger, virtually every football fan in Nigeria had a feeling of connection with the Liberian football star turned politician and President-elect.

BREAKING: Shekau appears in video amid surge in Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season.

The shadowy leader released his first video message in months amid a surge in violence casting doubt on the Nigerian government’s claim that the jihadist group is defeated.

PSG star Neymar reconciles with his ex-girlfriend Bruna Marquezin as they share a kiss (Photos)

PSG and Brazilian star, Neymar appears to have reconciled with his on-and-off girlfriend, Bruna Marquezin after the pair were pictured kissing.

The footballer had been dating Bruna, an actress and model before their split in June last year.

Ex-Argentina striker Viatri left with horrific wounds after firework exploded in his face on Christmas day (Photos)

Former Argentina striker, Lucas Viatri suffered severe wounds after firework exploded in his face on Christmas day.

In the photo above, the 30-year-old who plays for Penarol in Uruguay can be seen with his face looking swollen, his eyebrows burnt and serious injuries to his right cheekbone.

Mourinho lashes out at Paul Scholes

Jose Mourinho has lambasted former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes after he criticised the manager and key players in his role as a TV pundit.

Scholes singled out Paul Pogba, the club’s record signing, after his anonymous performance in the weekend draw with Southampton.

Nine policemen dismissed in Lagos, 25 demoted

The Lagos state police command says it has dismissed nine policemen found culpable of various offences.

Twenty-five others were also demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility and drunkenness.

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on next move after retirement

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed dreams of a career in the movie industry once he retires from football.

The Real Madrid player who won a fifth Ballon d’Or trophy against Lionel Messi has three years left on his current contract with the La Liga side.

If you see dishonest politicians, stone them, throw sticks at them - Awujale

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has described most Politicians as dishonest ,saying, their attitude made him not to dabble into politics, and advising that when you see them, stone them; throw sticks at them and make them know shame.
Oba Adetona said this during the annual Christian Prayer organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), ijebu Zone, held on Tuesday morning, at palace pavilion.

M-Net announces Big Brother Naija premiere date

The third season of reality television show, Big Brother Naija, will start Sunday, January 28.
The show will premiere with a special two-hour episode on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, media personality, was in December announced as the host of the new season, returning for a second time.

PANDEF prays for Yusuf Buhari’s quick recovery

Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) says the entire people of the Niger Delta are praying for the quick recovery of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Coordinating Secretary, PANDEF, Dr Alfred Mulade, in a statement made available to journalists in Warri, however, expressed shocks and disbelief at the ghastly bike accident Yusuf was involved in.

‘Banger’ Kills Two, Seriously Injures Six

A 35-year-old man and a 19-year-old have died after a firecracker popularly known as ‘banger’ went off in their faces.

The incident which occurred in the German eastern state of Brandenburg during New Year celebrations also left a child injured and five persons requiring amputations, local police said.

Boy, 7, Shoots Self Dead While Playing With Gun

A seven-year-old boy has accidentally shot himself dead while playing with a pistol.

According to police authorities in Concord, in the US state of Alabama, the boy was playing with the weapon in a bedroom when it discharged and struck him.

Muslims In Nigeria Demands Their Own New Year Holiday, Says January 1st Is For False God Of Rome

Muslims in Nigeria have reportedly demanded for their own holiday – equivalent of 1st of January, which is the beginning of the year.

In a statement signed by the Director of the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the group revealed that for Nigerian Muslims to feel a sense of belonging, the Federal Government must close the gap between Christians and Muslims.
Read the Statement below…

We Will Win LAGOS In 2019 – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it would capture Lagos in the 2019 governorship election. The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Taofeek Gani, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

“We will shock the All Progressives Congress (APC) by winning the governorship election in Lagos in 2019,’’ Mr. Gani said.

20,210 Babies Born In Nigeria On January 1 – UNICEF

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on New Year day, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said. This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2018.

UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year day.

The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas Island in the Pacific would most likely welcome 2018’s first baby while the U.S., its last.

Innoson CEO Files N200bn Suit Against EFCC For ‘Defamation, Falsehood’

Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Nigeria Limited, has filed a N200 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to a statement shared with TheCable, the lawsuit has been filed at the Enugu high court by Joseph N. Mbadugha of McCarthy Mbadugha & Co, the counsel to Innocent Chukwuma.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu pardons 12 prisoners

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu?pardons 12 prisoners

According to the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has approved the pardon of 12 prisoners.

Olowolabi said the gesture was in exercise of the power conferred on the Governor by Paragraph (d) of sub section (1) of Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

Zimbabwean Groom Fails To Show Up At Wedding Venue, Pretending To Be Sick (Photo)

A family from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was humiliated in front of the world as the groom failed to pitch up after failing to pay for the venue and faking illness.

Phathisani Hlabangana, a Kalawa Jazmee production employee left his bride Jacky Moyo embarrassed and in tears when he did not make it to the wedding venue.

The wedding was scheduled for 24 December 2017.

"The entire US is within our firing range and the nuclear missile button is always on my desk," - Kim Jong Un

"The entire US is?within our firing range and the nuclear missile button is always on my desk," - Kim Jong Un

In his 2018 New Year address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned the United States that the nuclear button is always on his desk but he says he won't use nuclear weapons if there's no aggression against his country.

"The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office. They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality," said Kim during his annual New Year's Day address.

Former Nigeria goalkeeper dies at 52

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Raymond King has died on Monday at the age of 52.

According to King’s former teammate, Taju Disu, the former Abiola Babes keeper died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, after he was transferred from the Ikorodu General Hospital.

10-year-old becomes the youngest sugar daddy and he's sponsoring a model way older than him

WTH? 10-year-old becomes the youngest sugar daddy and he

What on earth is this world turning to? A rich 10-year-old boy has gone viral because he is dating a woman twice his age and feels comfortable flaunting the relationship.

Nantapong Kidwapattana went viral when he took to Facebook to post about his girlfriend on Christmas eve. The woman he is dating is a famous and gorgeous model/ DJ known by her Instagram name, Rky Thitiworada. She is way older than him; some sources say she's 19, others say 22. He revealed in the post that he bought her an iPhone X and they were going to see a movie.

15 Shot Dead In New Year’s Day Attack On Worshippers

A Man, his wife, five children and eight others were killed yesterday in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Over 52 persons, who were also injured in the New Year’s Day attack by some gunmen, were in critical condition in hospitals.

Will Smith celebrates 20th wedding anniversary with Jada Pinkett

Will Smith?celebrates 20th wedding anniversary with Jada Pinkett

Multiple award winning actor, singer and comedian, Will Smith celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith on December 31, 2017.

The Hollywood star in a lengthy and emotional message wrote,

Abia Governor To Send 100 Shoe Makers To China For Training To Set Up Abia State Shoe Factory

Thirty shoe cobblers in Abia State will leave for the Peoples Republic of China on Friday to acquire more knowledge in their field.

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday January 1, during a state broadcast to the people of the state announced that 30 shoemakers from Abia would be departing for the People’s Republic of China on Friday, 5.

Palestinian girl,16 who slapped Israeli soldier risks jail term

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was charged with assault by an Israeli court on Monday after video footage showed her hitting an armed Israeli soldier in the face, local media reported.

Ahed Tamimi is accused of other attacks on Israeli security forces as well. Her mother, Nariman, was also been charged by the Israeli military court in the West Bank with causing bodily harm and for incitement, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday.

Fayose Promises Not To Leave Uncompleted Projects Behind As He Leaves Office This Year

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has vowed not to leave any uncompleted projects behind by the time his tenure expires on October 15.

Addressing the people of the state in a broadcast to mark the New Year on Monday, Fayose said he is working assiduously to complete the projects and inaugurate them for public use.

Mc Oluomo Claims Allah’s Name Appeared On Surface Of Water Meant To Clean His House

NURTW lord, and one of the strongest transportation boys in the country, MC Oluomo on New-Year day threw Nigerians a bomb! What bomb? The motor lord claimed the name of Allah appeared on the surface of water meant for cleaning his house and posted a photo of it. This has however generated controversy with some saying it’s a superstition, while others hailed Allah.

Woman Allegedly Keeps GoFundMe Money Meant for Murder Victim's Family

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Police have satisfied a warrant put out by the D.C. Superior Court - thanks to the arrest of a Maryland woman who is alleged to have used GoFundMe to profit off of the murder of a church worker from the nation's capital.

How my fight with Amaechi started – Senator Abe opens up

The Senator representing Rivers South-East District in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has finally revealed how his face-off with the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, started.

Abe, in an interview with Vanguard over the weekend, said Amaechi had visited his Abuja residence to ask him to kill any hope of becoming the state governor under the APC come 2019.

Judge handling Melaye’s ‘assassination’ case dies during cross-over service

Aromeh Benson Akogu, a high court judge handling the case of an attempted assassination of Dino Melaye, is dead.
NAN reports that the judge died in Anyigba on December 31, 2017, at about 11:40pm during a cross-over service to 2018.

God Has Asked Me To Run For Presidency - Bakare (Video)

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said God has told him not to end his political career as he had earlier contemplated.

Specifically, Bakare, who contested as the vice-presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, said God told him to run for the Presidency.

Woman kills boyfriend's 7 year old son

26-year-old Brooke Craig was taken into police custody for shooting and killing her boyfriend's 7-year-old son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

According to the Associated Press, on Thursday afternoon, officers were responding to a disturbance call at Craig's home when they were informed that a young boy had been rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officials identified the child to be Kaden Green, the son of 24-year-old Cameron Castillo.

Real Madrid ‘abandon’ plans to lure Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Real Madrid are to shelve plans to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard in order to allow Marco Asensio time and opportunity to flourish.

Spanish publication Marca report that Los Blancos have now ‘abandoned’ a possible move for Hazard.

23-Year-Old Blogger Chased to Her Death By Robbers While Returning from Church

A young Nigerian blogger, Oluwafeyidara Adekoya has met her untimely death just two days to the new year after she was crushed to death by a vehicle on the 30th December while trying to escape from two suspected robbers at Anthony bus stop in Lagos state.

Government to acquire intervention vessels for maritime crime battle

The Federal Government has approved the acquisition of strategic maritime safety and security assets, following the endorsement by Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Accordingly, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has commenced arrangements to ensure the intervention vessels are delivered within the stipulated time frame for the total spectrum maritime strategy.

Buhari Will Be Disgraced If He Contests in 2019 – Fr. Mbaka Releases 2018 Bombshell

President Muhammadu Buhari has been warned by fiery Enugu priest, the Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka not to seek a second tenure in 2019. He said that the President is in bondage of evil people who have kidnapped his goodwill and good intentions.

Mbaka who is the spiritual director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, said Buhari would be totally disgraced if he shuns the warning and contests again in the upcoming election in 2019.

Nigeria loses N260b through exchange of crude oil with petroleum products

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) 2015 Oil and Gas Industry Audit Report, showed that the country recorded a net loss of $723 million (N260 billion) from getting refined products through Offshore Processing Arrangement (OPA) in 2015.

Besides, the agency said that sum of N317 billion which is the value of crude allocated for domestic consumption by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was yet to be reconciled.