Thursday, 4 January 2018

Salah, Oshoala win African Player of the Year Awards

Mohammed Salah of Egypt and Nigeria’s Azeezat Oshoala have emerged as the winners of African Player of the year award for Men and Women respectively.
Both players were announced as the winners in the top categories at Thursday’s ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre.

North Korea accidentally hits one of its own cities with missile –Report

A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities after it failed just minutes following its launch.
US officials said the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was initially thought to have disintegrated mid-flight after it was fired on 28 April last year.

Policeman killed, others injured in Gov Ishaku’s convoy accident

A police intelligence officer attached to the wife of Taraba governor, Barr. Mrs. Anna Darius Ishaku, died Thursday evening when his vehicle in the convoy of Governor Darius Ishaku had accident along Bali Jalingo road.

Two other occupants of the vehicle, a CIB police officer and a nurse are said to be in a critical condition at the time of filing this report.

He was involved in fraud-Kogi reacts to death of director who committed suicide

Kogi government has reacted to the death of a director in the civil service, Alphonsus Ameh.

The deceased, a Grade Level 17 officer in the Kogi State Pension Board, died barely three days after receiving sack letter.

On Thursday, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello, Petra Onyegbule said Ameh was sacked due to his alleged involvement in fraudulent diversion of N225,936,425million pension fund.

Trump Demands That Publisher Halt Release of Critical Book

President Trump escalated his attack on a new book  portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive on Thursday as his legal team demanded that the author and publisher halt its release and apologize or face a possible lawsuit.

In an 11-page letter, the president’s lawyer said the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff, as excerpted in a magazine article, includes false statements about Mr. Trump that “give rise to claims for libel” that could result in “substantial monetary damages and punitive damages.”

Leave or Face Imprisonment - Israel Issues "90 Days Ultimatum" to African Migrants

The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.
The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days.
They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries.

Lagos Police Command Dismisses 9 Officers, Demotes 20 Others

The Lagos State Police Command has announced the dismissal of nine policemen found guilty of various offences.
The Command also revealed that 20 others were demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility and drunkenness, among others.

Fr. Mbaka and the Voice of God - by Reuben Abati

“I do not believe in my mind that the way things are in Nigeria, any Catholic priest has the mandate to decide which of the political contestants should be voted for…I don’t believe a priest should be doing that…If he was in my archdiocese, I will have sanctioned him long ago for the kind of utterances he makes.” – John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Bishop of Abuja Metropolitan See on Fr. Ejike Mbaka (2015)


Oby Ezekwesili Starts Campaign to Crush PDP and APC in 2019

Strong critic of bad leadership and former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has kickstarted a campaign to make sure that none of the two main political parties in Nigeria - All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party - win the 2019 state and federal executive elections in Nigeria.
This comes after the disappointments by the parties over the years. Oby who alongside millions of Nigerians have been denied good leadership by retarded politicians who promise heaven on earth only to be elected and end up looting the treasury have called for a halt of the current political status quo.

Mystery in Ibadan as Corpse Exhumed 39 Years After Burial Discovered Still Intact

Human body, according to scientists, begins to degrade whenever life-sustaining processes that include blood circulation and metabolism stop functioning. Life in such body will end and feast on the dead body will begin for worms and bacteria that live in soil.
The lifeless body usually undergoes some unpleasant changes, such that skin and eyeball will decay. The hair and bones will also turn to dust in line with the law of nature.

Rotimi Amaechi Has a Serious Mental Case - Gov. Wike Fire Shots

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the Minister of Transport and former governor of the stare, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case.
He declared that national development has been stunted because of mentally challenged Ministers Amaechi.

Fulani Herdsmen Killed My Uncle and Dropped His Corpse at the Back of Our House - Benue Survivor

A survivor of the Benue attacks, James Igbudu has described how Fulani herdsmen attacked one of the communites leaving his uncle dead.

Igbudu explained that his uncle, Julius Ntwangwa, who worked with the Benue State Agriculture and Rural Development Agency, was among those killed by the herdsmen, who dropped his corpse at the back of the house.

Banky W and Adesua's High Society Wedding Documentary Airs on Africa Magic

A documentary on the celebrity wedding between R & B Singer Banky W and Actress Adesua Etomi is set to hit TV screens on Africa Magic channel on Jan.6.

According to the official trailer released by Africa Magic, the documentary titled “The Wellingtons”, showed the couple sharing details on why they chose to share their special day with the world.

How Leader of Aiye Cult Group, Akeem Abudu Met His Death At the General Hospital, Ikorodu - Police



The attention of the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command has been drawn to the above story or for better expression, incident, as published in The Nation Newspaper publication of Saturday, 23rd December, 2017, at pages 16, 17 and 34, and was stunned by the total falsification of facts cum circumstances of the case. 

Ex-TAC Director, Mamman Daura, Dies

Former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) scheme, Ambassador Mamman Daura, has died, according to Daily Trust.

He died yesterday after a protracted illness and will be buried today after funeral prayers slated for 2:30pm at the Emir of Daura’s palace in Katsina State.

Benue Killing: Governor Ortom Stoned By Youths During Violent Protest

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, was yesterday stoned by aggrieved youths protesting the killing perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the state, according to a report by DailyPost.
The Governor it was gathered was pelted with stone and other objects after he arrived the Wurukum roundabout in Makurdi, the state capital where the aggrieved youths were protesting the killing of their people by the herdsmen.

D'banj Honoured With Chieftaincy Title As 'Ezi Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi' in Imo State (See Photos)

Nigerian musician and Kokomaster, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly called D'banj has been honoured as the "Ezi Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi", Obowo in Imo State.

Photos: President Buhari visits Kaduna state, commissions new coaches and locomotives for the Kaduna-Abuja train service

President Buhari is currently in Kaduna state to commission some projects executed by the state government. Among the projects are the Rigasa train station new coaches and locomotives for the Kaduna-Abuja train service as well as the first inland dry port in Nigeria. He was received by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and others.

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44-year old woman stabbed to death on the streets of London

A 44-year-old woman has died after she was stabbed to death on a residential street in East London yesterday evening January 3rd. Paramedics found the woman suffering seriously stab wounds and unresponsive in Norfolk Road, Ilford and called in the police. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7pm.

Tiwa Savage’s revelations about Tee Billz crushed him, says Basketmouth

Basketmouth, stand-up comic, believes Tiwa Savage, Mavin Records singer and Tee Billz, her estranged husband, did immense damage to their marriage as a result of their public revelations.
The couple’s marriage hit the rocks after Tee Billz took to social media to accuse his wife of being a serial adulterer and reportedly tried to commit suicide.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea after government ‘foils’ coup attempt

Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader.
Government troops had shot dead a “mercenary” and “used gunfire to disperse them in the forests along the border”, state television TVGE said, without specifying how many “mercenaries” were involved or how long the clashes lasted.

Drama as three people struggle for IPMAN chairmanship at senate hearing

There was a mild drama at the senate during a public hearing on the cause of the petrol scarcity across the country.

At the commencement of the hearing on Thursday, Kabir Marafa, chairman of the committee on downstream, asked stakeholders to introduce themselves.

Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Trump In Utah Arrested

A federal grand jury has indicted a Midvale man on charges that he threatened to kill President Trump during his visit to Utah last month.

Travis Luke Dominguez, 33, faces 11 counts in the indictment, including five charges of maliciously conveying false information. He is accused of using the internet to make threats to kill or maim people at a South Jordan movie theater complex, a bank, and Midvale businesses.

Wilfred Ndidi Is The Best Tackler In Europe’s Top Five Leagues

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been rated as the player with the most successful tackles across the top five leagues in Europe.

This was according to football news and statistics website Squawka Football.

France Invests €350m in Nigeria

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to France, Dr Modupe Irele, on Tuesday announced that France invested about N150 billion (350 million euros) in Nigeria in 2017.

“It is estimated that in 2017 alone, France invested around 350 million Euros (about N150 billion) in Nigeria, mostly through soft loans to both the Federal and State governments and the private sector.

Mother abandons child with cerebral palsy in Delta State hospital

A 14-year-old boy, Steven Orode, diagnosed of Cerebral palsy and acute malaria has allegedly been abandoned by his mother at the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State, TheNation reports.
The hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Success Obere, revealed that the teenager was admitted on December 12, 2017 and absconded shortly after he was diagnosed of the ailment at the hospital.

Mercy Aigbe and hubby, Lanre Gentry reconcile after 40th birthday celebration

It appears that actress Mercy Aigbe has buried the hatchets with her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry.

Recall that on her birthday on the ist of January, Mercy Aigbe received a birthday shout out from Mr Gentry, an act that many fans applauded.

FFK has “been abducted and forcefully taken prisoner by the most beautiful woman in the world”

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has revealed that he has been abducted and forcefully taken prisoner by someone. He further thanked the someone, who happened to be his wife for being there for him while also gushing about her.

He posted the photo above and wrote…

Dele Momodu recounts how he met and fell in love with his wife

Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momdu, in a revealing piece published by City People has this to say about his marriage and love story:

50 years ago, a beautiful baby girl was born into the illustrious family of Chief Akinola Adaramaja, a first-class brain, erudite lawyer, the first Attorney-General of Ogun State, and Mrs Ebunoluwa Adaramaja, an extremely beautiful and very successful businesswoman, dealing in assorted merchandise of textiles and jewellery on the famous Lebanon Street, in Gbagi Market, Ibadan. On the 7th day, the baby girl was named Mobolaji Abiodun Adaramaja. The Adaramajas are a very prominent family in Ijebu-Igbo, while Mrs Ebunoluwa Adaramaja descended from Ijebu-Ode but grew up in Kano.

NNPC as sole importer, distributor inadequate – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources has said the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation does not have the capacity to be sole importer and distributor of petrol.

New Year Killings: We Must Remain United Against Violence - Saraki

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki says recent killings in the country that left countless Nigerians dead is  ‘heinous’ and ‘reprehensible’, and called on all Nigerians to remain united in this trying times.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the recurrent random and widespread acts of hate and disorder prompted the senate last year to inaugurate an Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Nigeria’s Security Infrastructure for better delivery across the board.

APC chieftain urges Buhari to rejig cabinet

Mr Ebi Beredugo, Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet and inject technocrats to key positions to achieve the change promised by the party.

Beredugo told the Newsmen in an interview on Thursday in Yenagoa that most of the political appointees in the present administration have outlived their usefulness and must go.

Samsung becomes world’s biggest chip maker

South Korea’s Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world’s biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday.
Samsung Electronics “gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel -— the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992,” said Gartner analyst, Andrew Norwood.

Another Chibok Schoolgirl Salomi Pagu rescued

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno, on Thursday rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in April 2014.

The rescued girl was identified as Salomi Pagu, published as No.68 among the missing Chibok schoolgirls, according to Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesman of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

No permanent solution to fuel crisis without operational refineries – Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says the Federal Government is working assiduously to revamp the country’s refineries to address the problems of fuel crisis.
Kachikwu said this on Thursday in Abuja during a one-day public hearing of the National Assembly Joint Committees on Petroleum (Downstream), investigating the causes of recent fuel scarcity recorded across the country since December 2017.

Zimbabwean woman arrested with 10 carats of diamonds in her undies

A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested after being found with 10 carats of diamonds stashed in her underwear, says a report.
According to New, Happiness Chikwenje was arrested after being lured to the home of Lebanese businessman Sleiman Ahmad by police.

Popular Ghanaian Actress Confesses That She's a Witch

Popular Kumawood actress, Christiana Awuni has confessed in a sarcastic manner that she is truly a witch.
The actress who who has been portrayed as a ‘witch’ in local movies was accused by many of being a ‘witch’ in real life because of her ability to act the role perfectly well.

Israeli Scientists Develop World’s First Formation Flying Nano Satellites

A cluster of three nano-satellites developed by scientists at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, will be the world’s first to be flown in formation.

The project, developed with the collaboration of the French Adelis-Samson Foundation and the Israeli Space Agency (ISA), will be launched on the Indian launcher PSLV at the end of 2018 by the Dutch company Innovative Solutions In Space, which has a specialization in launching Nano-satellites.

CJ illegally transferred Farouk Lawan’s $620,000 bribery case – FG

The Federal Government has told the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal that the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, acted illegally by transferring a part-heard bribery trial of a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Farouk Lawan, from one judge to another in March 2017.

Lawan ran into trouble when he was the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy in 2012 for allegedly collecting $620,000 from the Chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, Mr. Femi Otedola.

‘World’s Most Expensive’ Bottle Of Vodka Gets ‘Stolen’ From A Bar

The ‘world’s most expensive’ bottle of vodka has been stolen from a bar in Denmark prompting a police investigation, according to reports. The alleged theft happened at Cafe 33, a bar in Copenhagen which displays a collection of vodka bottles, Deutsche Welle reports.
The owner reportedly said the bottle – made with gold and silver and worth $1.3million (£961,233) – was brought from Russia and produced by the Latvian company Dartz Motorz.

I Am A Force God Has Created, I’ll Become A Pastor After Retiring From Politics – Fayose

governor Fayose to become pastor

Governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said he would become the pastor of a “very big ministry” after retiring from politics,. He said his next target after leaving office is to become the president of the country after which he would go into full-time ministry.
Fayose said his “popularity” and “influence” would serve him in achieving his ambitions.
He said this during an interactive session with some reporters in Lagos.

‘Yahoo Boy’ Allegedly Kills Woman After Hitting Her And Her Child In Delta State

A suspected internet fraudster popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boy’ or Ghana Burger reportedly killed a woman after hitting her with his blue car in Delta state. According to Sapele Oghenek, the ‘Yahoo Boy’ ran into the woman who was selling water melon with her child by the roadside of Simple Ocean Hotel in Sapele area of Delta state.

Lionel Messi And Suarez Arrive Back In Barcelona After Holiday With Their Families

Lionel Messi has returned to Barcelona after spending the Christmas and New Year period back in his native Argentina.
The 30-year-old football star touched down in Spain on Tuesday and was accompanied by his family along with team-mates Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano on a private jet.

Ransom Reduced To N1m For INEC Official’s Wife

Abductors of the wife of Mr. Effiong Ekereke, a senior Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official in Akwa Ibom State have reduced their ransom to N1 million.

Mrs. Ekereke, a senior nursing officer, was kidnapped on New Year day by suspected hoodlums at her home in Ikot Akpankuk, Ukanafun local government area of the state.

I Will Appear Before Police, But Not CP Edgal – Lagos Alleged Badoo Kingpin

A suspected Badoo kingpin, Alhaji Abayomi Alaka, has said he is ready to submit himself to the Nigeria Police Force for investigations.

Alaka said this in an interview with The PUNCH.

Alaka, whose properties were sealed off by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday, has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command.

Naval Officer Writes Buhari, Exposes Salary Embezzlement By Superiors

A personnel of the Nigerian Navy, L S Atona A. has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, exposing tactical embezzlement of salary by military chiefs.
In the letter, he said that “military generals are not happy with your [Buhari’s] recovery as they wished him dead to enable them continue their fraudulent activities.

Man gets 7 years for forcing girlfriend to walk naked

A Manhattan judge slammed the misogynist sicko who forced his girlfriend to march outside naked with the maximum sentence Wednesday — sending him to prison for as many as seven years.

Jasson Melo, 26, faced time for coercion, a felony, for making the 22-year-old mother of his child undress and walk around his Harlem block. This followed hours of verbal and physical abuse inside his apartment, according to evidence submitted at his trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Chadian Kills Friend In Lagos For Not Lending Him Glasses

Two childhood friends, Yusuf Sanni and Ahmed Sosan, have parted on a tragic note after a fight broke out between them on Alhaji Alla Street, Morcas, Agege, Lagos State.

Sosan, a Chadian, reportedly stabbed Sanni in the chest during the fight on the New Year’s Day.

Buhari not decided yet on 2019

Presidency Muhammadu Buhari is yet to decide on whether to run in the 2019 election, Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu has said.

Shittu who is also the national chairman of the Board of Trustees Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group said this after visiting President Buhari at the Aso Villa. Amon other briefings, he came to inform Buhari about the group and his appointment as the head.

Police arrest eight herdsmen over Benue attacks

The police in Benue State have arrested eight herdsmen over the killing on Monday of 20 residents of Guma and Logo Local Government councils.

Police spokesman Moses Yamu said in a statement that “eight herdsmen, six in Guma and two in Logo, have been arrested in connection with the attacks.”