Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Footballer Chuba Akpom Banned From Driving In UK After Crashing His £60,000 Range Rover

Arsenal striker and Nigerian footballer, Chuba Akpom has been banned from driving after leaving a trail of wreckage when he crashed his £60k Range Rover while boozed up on vodka cranberry juices.

The star, 22, was behind the wheel at 4.50am in the morning on December 17 near his home in Barnet, North London, when he lost control.

$860m raised as emergency aid for Northeast Nigeria, says Norwegian Ambassador

Donor countries who met in Oslo raised 869 million dollars (634 million euros) in emergency aid to address the humanitarian woes caused by Boko Haram terrorists in Northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.

The UN says the eight-year conflict between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram militants has devastated the region.

Police arrest woman hiding two babies in freezer

A 46-year-old woman was taken into custody in Germany on Wednesday after the police found bodies of two babies in a freezer in an apartment in the town of Benndorf.

However, police would not comment on where the infants were discovered.

Donald Trump blasts ex-aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on former chief strategist Steve Bannon, ahead of the release of an unflattering book.

The US President distanced himself and his administration from Mr Bannon in a statement, saying: “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

Al Shabaab kills 5 policemen on patrol

Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia, a government official in the area said on Wednesday.

Dozens of Kenyan security personnel have been killed in recent months in the remote lands near the border with Somalia, in raids by the al Shabaab Islamist militants from Somalia.

Ernesto Valverde dismisses Philippe Coutinho’s Barca speculation

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde shrugged off speculation over an imminent swoop for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho on Wednesday by insisting: “I prefer the players I currently have in the team.”

Brazilian international forward Coutinho has been linked with a 150 million euro (£134 million; $180 million) switch to the Spanish giants in the current transfer window just as he was when the English side thwarted a series of approaches from Barca last summer.

Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

Adebayo Shittu said China Exim Bank and the manufacturer, China Great Wall, have agreed to pay for the new satellites after Nigeria renegotiated an earlier deal that had required it to cover 15 percent of the cost.

Never again shall Igbo fight war – Ohanaeze

An Igbo apex sociocultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the Igbo would never again go to war to resolve conflicts in the country.
It said the Igbo would rather use diplomacy as a tool for conflict resolution.
The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, stated this  at the 2018 Igbo International Leadership and Good Governance Retreat held at Abagana, Anambra State.

Ethiopia announces plan to release ‘all’ political prisoners

The Ethiopian government has announced plans to pardon and release all political prisoners in the country.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after days of consultations within the ruling EPRDF coalition. He has also said that the notorious Maekelawi Prison will be closed and turned into a museum.

Ex-Barcelona and Man.U keeper, Victor Valdes, announces retirement from football

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper, Victor Valdes has announced his retirement from football after failing to find a club. He also deleted all of his social media accounts

The goal stopper who enjoyed a successful career with Barcelona and the Spanish national team has not been able to find a club since leaving Middlesbrough in May last year.

Man shuns pastors, pays his tithe to beggars on the streets of Benin city (Photos)

A certain Benin based Facebook user, Cypher Nnamani, has chosen to pay his tithes on the streets of Benin city rather than giving it to Pastors.

He shared photos of himself giving to some poor and disabled people in his environment in Benin city, Edo state yesterday January 2nd which happened to be his birthday.

2019: PDP is dead, can’t win Lagos – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday described the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.”

The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

39 ‘strange men’ arrested in Taraba

The Taraba state police command has arrested 39 “strange men” in Nguroje, Sardauna local government area of the state.
David Missal, spokesman of the command, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing reporters in Jalingo, the state capital.

‘Anything can happen’ in January transfer window – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he held talks with club president Florentino Perez regarding the possibility of making new signings in the January transfer window, although he does not want any players to depart.

Madrid are reportedly close to sealing a €20 million move for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, while for months now there have been calls for more experienced cover in the squad at centre-forward and centre-back.

Crocodile Kills Tourist In Zimbabwe

One tourist died and another was seriously injured after they were attacked by crocodiles while canoeing in the Matopos National Park, about 40 km south of Bulawayo in southern Zimbabwe, hours before New Year.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo today said  the pair was using an air-pumped boat which was not allowed in the crocodile infested dam.

Former Speaker Dumps PDP For APC In Ekiti

A prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Ekiti State, Chief Femi Akinyemi, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akinyemi, former Speaker of House of Assembly in old Ondo State, joined the APC in his Unit 001, Aafin Compound, Usi Ward, Usi-Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area alongside scores of his supporters.

I want to win Ballon d’Or – Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has tinges of regret over his time in football, but he is still eyeing the Ballon d’Or.

Adebayor has played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham, though his sole major trophy came at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a six-month loan took in a Copa del Rey triumph for Los Blancos.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte turns to Yoga to curb touchline exuberance

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned to yoga in a bid to curb his hyperactive touchline antics.

Conte is tapping into an expert member of Chelsea’s training staff and the ancient exercise regime geared towards physical and mental wellbeing.

Mo Salah favourite to complete awards hat-trick

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hopes to add the African Player of the Year award in Ghana Thursday to his rapidly expanding collection of individual honours.

The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year and Arab Player of the Year.

Salah, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon are the contenders for the highest African individual football honour.

Why first fruit offering is a fraud – Daddy Freeze

Controversial media personality, Daddy Freeze has kicked against first fruit offering practiced in Nigerian churches.

OAP Freeze in reaction to the annual offering said collection of January salary from Christians as first fruit is a ‘Fraud from the pits of hell’ which should be stopped.

According to him, first fruit is the Holy spirit received by Christians when they surrender to God.

‘Masquerades don’t drive cars’ — Yahaya Bello replies Faleke

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says masquerades are extra-terrestrial beings and as such, do not drive cars.
James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, had accused Bello of donating six Toyota Venza cars and cash gifts of N2m each to masquerades.

N279m Scam: EFCC Grills Agency's Chief, Others

Detectives have uncovered the alleged award of N279,675,796 phony contracts at a Federal Government agency.
Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) Director-General Moses Oluwatoyin Beckley and seven others have been interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

11 feared killed in mosque blast near Maiduguri

Reports reaching Maiduguri, Borno State Capital, indicate that eleven people may have been killed by suicide bombers in a mosque in Gamboru Ngala about a hundred and forty kilometres from the capital.

The victims reportedly died in the mosque while observing their morning prayers in the boundary town with Cameroon.

We Are Going To Kill All EPL Players - Guardiola

Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City return to winning ways at the end of the Premier League’s exhausting holiday schedule, but warned the English game is in danger of destroying its top stars.

City beat Watford 3-1 on Tuesday, 48 hours after the leaders saw their 18-game winning streak come to an end in a draw at Crystal Palace.

A Day After Notorious Kidnapper Was Arrested In Jigawa, Police Arrest Another In Zamfara

A day after an alleged notorious kidnapper was arrested in Jigawa State, a similar arrest has been announced in neighbouring Zamfara State.

Both states are in the North-west of Nigeria.

The Police in Zamfara said they have arrested a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler, Musa Abdullahi a.k.a Gaugai.

Lagos seals off suspected Badoo kingpin’s filling Station, hotel, event Centre

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday sealed off a Petrol Filling Station, an Hotel and Event Centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal.

The structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu were sealed for violating the State’s Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2010.

Toddler killed after ‘suicidal’ man falls from 8th floor window and lands on the child in Ukraine

A 21-month-old child died when a man who had allegedly jumped out of an eighth floor window landed on him in Ukraine.

The boy’s father witnessed the moment when a 39-year-old man landed on his son, in Zaporizhia, southeastern Ukraine.

Prostitute goes back to 'work' 30 minutes after childbirth

A prostitute went back to work in a notorious red light district just 30 minutes after giving birth, a Police Community Support Office has revealed.

Jacqui Fairbanks, has been helping the sex workers in Hull's Hessle Road for ten years and says there are currently around 40 of them working in the area at various times.

Diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for type-2 diabetes can possibly be a boon for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new research published in the Brain Research Journal.
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behaviour.

Lessons From Liberia's President-elect, George Weah's Victory

Stop celebrating President Elect George Weah if you have not learnt any lesson from his victory. He became President when he announced his candidacy in mid-November 2004. He contested in 2005, won the first round of voting but lost in the November 8, 2005 run-off.

Realizing he lacked the basic academic qualifications to be president apart from being a fantastic footballer which wasn't and is still not enough he went back to school and got equipped to be president. 

Traditional Wedding Photos Of Okonjo-Iweala’s Son & Chinua Achebe’s Granddaughter

Former Minister of Finance Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's son tied the knot traditionally few days ago in Abia State.In attendance were  Dr. Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and others.

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Kenyan man drowns while taking selfies beside a river

A 23-year-old Kabarak University graduate drowned after he slipped and fell into Molo River in Lelechwet Sub-Location, Rongai Constituency in Nakuru County on Friday evening, December 29, during an adventure walk with friends.

The deceased, Elvis Keter slipped into the river when he was taking phone selfies with his friends on the bank of the waterway.

George Weah asks opponent to nominate candidates for appointment in his govt

In a move that suggests a desire to unite the country after the recent presidential run-off election, the president-elect of Liberia, George Weah has asked his opponent to suggest capable candidates for appointment into his government.
The former football star who won a landslide in the December 26, 2017 run-off election, visited his opponent in the election and the outgoing vice president, Joseph Boakai.

‘Osun Is Second Wealthiest State In Nigeria’

Osun has been ranked the second less miserable and poverty-ridden state in 2017.

The state was placed the second wealthiest among the 36 states of the federation, according to a report released on Monday.

Man Kills Father Of Five On New Year Day Over Quarrel With Wife

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

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

Kids who eat fish have a higher IQ and get better sleep, study shows

A new study has revealed that children who eat fish at least once a week get better sleep and have a higher IQ. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in the report published in MailOnline revealed that omega-3s, the fatty acids in fish, improve kid’s intelligence and found that those who ate more scored 4.8 points higher on an IQ test than children who said they rarely ate the seafood.

Emmanuel Adebayor takes custody of his late brother’s son and names him Junior Emmanuel Adebayor (Photo)

Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has taken custody of his late brother’s son who he has named Junior Emmanuel Adebayor.

The 33-year-old, who already has a seven-year-old daughter called Kendra made the announcement via his Instagram account.

“Doctor sleeps with married lady during abortion while her husband waited outside”

As shared on Nairaland:

Read Below;

I have always heard of doctors sleeping with their patient but there are no evidence as ladies always keep it secret.

Yesterday I was with my married friend and as we were discussing I brought the topic up.

She did not hesistate in telling me it was true as she has experienced it in a hospital in town portharcourt..

This kidnapper drinks blood of victims who can’t afford ransom

Ibrahim Umar, leader of a gang of suspected kidnappers, has reportedly confessed drinking blood of victims who cannot afford ransom.

Umar is among 16 suspected kidnappers who were arrested in Niger state. They were accused of “terrorising” people along the Abuja-Kaduna road in Sabon Wuse in Tafa LGA of Niger state. .

Nigerian government gives update on nationwide blackout

Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday announced that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN ) and the Generation Companies (GENCOS) were working to restore the technical hitches recorded in the national transmission grid.
A statement from the management of the ministry indicated that the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC) had reported a fire incident on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline system near Okada, Edo on January 2.

How to run two WhatsApp accounts on one phone

If you have got a dual-SIM phone, you can use the different SIM cards to make calls using separate numbers, and send texts using different numbers. But did you know that you can set up dual WhatsApp accounts and use them both on the same phone?

Buhari’s Son Undergoes Brain Surgery

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, has undergone a successful brain surgery, according to the Guild of Medical Directors.

The Guild’s president, Prof. Femi Dokun-Babalola, disclosed this in a statement made available to Daily Sun in Abuja, yesterday.

Buhari Reappoints Amaechi As 2019 Campaign DG

President Muhammadu Buhari may be seeking re-election next year by reappointing his Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director-General of his 2019 election campaign, ThisDay newspaper gathered.

Driver kills octogenarian, dumps body in pit toilet

The Edo State Police Command has arrested one Clement Ekuase for the alleged murder of an 87-year-old man in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, added that the suspect dumped the remains of his victim in a pit toilet.

Notorious kidnapper who kills victims after receiving ransom has been arrested

Buba Datti, an indigene of Bauchi State, who has been on the run since last year, has been arrested by the Jigawa State police.

The Jigawa police spokesperson, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the arrest. He said the kidnapper allegedly connived with eight others to kidnap two persons in Kafin Madaki, a Fulani settlement.

Total blackout across Nigeria

There was blackout across the country on Tuesday as a result of the collapse of the national grid.
The situation was caused by a fire incident on one of the pipeline systems in the country, the ministry of power said in a statement.
It identified the pipeline system as Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo state.

What God told me about my husband – Fayose’s wife

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs, Feyisetan Fayose, has warned that anyone who opposes her husband’s decisions will face the wrath of God.

She warned that such persons are “obstructing the work of God,” adding that the “consequences will be too much for them.”

Tin Can records 150% increase in agro exports

A total of 161,285.72 metric tonnes of agricultural products were exported through Tin Can Island Port in 2017, representing over 150 per cent increase from the 55,000 metric tonnes processed through the port in 2016.
The Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Port Command, Yusuf Bashar, who disclosed this, said that cocoa topped the list of commodities exported through the port last year.

Wanted kidnap suspect walks into police station to reclaim operational vehicle; arrested

A kidnap suspect, Ojiedu Doctor, who had been on the wanted list of the Delta State Police Command, has been arrested as he walked into the Police Headquarters, Asaba, to reclaim a vehicle used for a kidnapping operation in 2015.
The state’s Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, disclosed that operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, effected the arrest on December 29.