Friday, 5 January 2018

Jose Mourinho forgot his past in ‘touchline clown’ comment – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism of managers who are like “a clown on the touchline,” suggesting that the Manchester United boss has forgotten the way he had behaved.

Mourinho’s comment — which came in response to a suggestion that he does not show enough passion — was widely interpreted as a barb at more demonstrative coaches such as Conte and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, both of whom have clashed with him before.

Residents flee over alleged beheading of security official in Bayelsa

Residents of Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa have fled the area following the alleged beheading of a security operative by militants.

A resident of the community, Mr Henshaw Ebi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the security official was negotiating with a militants’ leader in the area to surrender their arms when the incident occurred.

Suspected Drug Traffickers Kill NDLEA Officer

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Col. Mustapha Abdullah, says one of its officers in Kano command has been killed by some suspected drug traffickers.

Abdullah disclosed this on Friday in Kano when he addressed officers and men of the agency.

Lady jailed for attempting to sell her set of twins for N350,000

A Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court has sentenced to 10 months in jail, Salima Lawal, who was arrested for attempting to sell her 32-day-old twins for N350,000 in December 2017. 

The court, however, gave her an option of N10,000 fine. In his judgment on Wednesday evening, the presiding magistrate, Nuradeen El-Laden, explained that he gave Lawal a light sentence in view of the health of the twins and that of the mother herself. 

Akwa Ibom governor sacks commissioner over alleged rift with Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has sacked the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udo Ekpenyong.

The Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Ekpenyong was sacked on Friday afternoon.

90-year old tourist killed in Zimbabwe crocodile attack

A nine-year-old tourist was killed and another tourist left on life support when crocodiles attacked them as they paddled an inflatable boat in Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park, a parks official said on Friday.

John Bowman, 90, and Rosemary Mitchell, 65, were canoeing at Mpopoma Dam, a known crocodile hotspot, when their boat was attacked, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo told Reuters.

Police Arrest 2 Soldiers With Stolen Truck

The police have nabbed two soldiers who deserted the army while attempting to cross the border to Republic of Niger in a stolen unregistered navy blue Ford pick-up truck.

The suspects, identified as Abubakar Ibrahim and Jaduwa Thalma, were said to have deserted the military during an operation against the Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Borno State.

FRSC redeploys 109 personnel

The Federal Road Safety Corps, has redeployed 109 personnel as part of efforts to enhance its operational efficiency, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem has said.

Kazeem in a statement on Friday in Abuja,  quoted the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, as saying the shakeup was aimed at actualising the 2018 strategic goals of the FRSC.

Nigerian Woman Stabbed to Death by Her Boyfriend in Italy

A 26-year-old Nigerian woman has been stabbed to death by her boyfriend in the asylum-seeker reception centre at Mineo near Catania, Italy on Tuesday, January 2.
The young lady was killed by a blow to the neck with a sharp object as the Police think she was murdered after a row with her partner, a fellow asylum seeker identified as Francis Miracle.

Nigerian Senator Spotted Dozing Off During Senate Hearing on Fuel Scarcity (Photos)

A photo have emerged on social media showing the moment a Nigerian Senator was captured on camera dozing off at the public hearing on the current fuel scarcity yesterday.

Notorious Female Badoo Member Caught Alongside Others in Ikorodu (Photos)

Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS)  in the Lagos State Police Command is committed to ending violent crimes and all forms of criminality against innocent Nigerians in Lagos State especially the menace of the activities of mischievous cult group 'Badoo'.
The Squad, on 3rd January, 2018, working on actionable intelligence and credible information from members of the public has smashed a syndicate of serial Badoo Ritual Killers at Igbo Agbowa Ibeshe Ikorodu, Lagos State and arrested Four (4) badoo members, discovered and destroyed shrine.

Liberia's NEC Presents Certificate of Return to George Weah, Who Will Be Sworn-in on January 22

Liberia’s National Elections Commission, NEC, has presented certificate of return to the President-elect, George Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives.
The Chairman of NEC, Jerome Korkoya, performed the ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday evening.

I borrowed N10 billion to clear salary – Governor Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday disclosed that his administration resorted to borrowing N10bn before it could clear four-month salary areas before the last Christmas.
He said the loan was added to the over N1.2bn that accrued to the state from Paris Club refund as well as the state’s November and December allocation before the feat could be achieved.

Star Trek & Child Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dies At 33

Jon Paul Steuer, the Star Trek actor famous for being the first person to play Alexander Rozhenko in The Next Generation, has died this week at the age of 33.

Jon, also known as Jonny P Jewels in his later career as a musician and restaurateur, died on January 1, according to local reports. A cause of death is yet to be determined, the Willamette Week reports.

Carlos Tevez Set To Leave China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Carlos Tevez is said to be looking forward to ending his contract at the club.
The 33-year-old is believed to be eyeing a move back to Boca Juniors, from where he moved to China on a €700k-plus wage barely 12 months ago, although he’s believed to be tied to a two-year contract.

Mourinho reveals why it is difficult to create history at Manchester United

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that making history at the club, will be more difficult than at Chelsea.
Mourinho has already been forced to deny reports he could leave Old Trafford at the end of this season.

Police patrol team kills suspected armed bandit in Zamfara

A police patrol team in Zamfara has killed a suspected armed bandit during an exchange of gun fire with the suspected group of bandits in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.

This is contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu and issued to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday.

Governor Wike blames oil companies for Rivers violence

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has blamed the international oil companies for the increase in cult activities in the oil-rich state.

Mr. Wike, who was reacting to the gruesome killing of 17 people in the state on the New Year Day by unknown gunmen, said oil companies in the state were awarding surveillance contracts to cultists who in turn use the money to buy sophisticated weapons to terrorise the communities.

Ross Barkley has medical ahead of move to Chelsea

Ross Barkley has undergone a medical ahead of his move to Chelsea and the deal could be confirmed by the Premier League champions on Friday, according to SkySports.

Sky Sports reports the Everton midfielder and his representatives are at Stamford Bridge finalising the transfer.

Police arrests 18 persons for Ibadan clash

18 suspects have been arrested for in connection with the mayhem perpetrated by hoodlums in some areas of Ibadan, this was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Abiodun Odunde.
Rival groups in Oke-Ado, Foko, Apena, Gege, Isale Osi, Born Photo, Oopoyeosa, and Popoyemoja on Wednesday engaged one another in fight.

Woman Pretends To Faint After Attacking A Commissioner In Delta State

There was a mild drama in Sapele area of Delta state after a woman attacked Commissioner Jonathan Amitaye representing Sapele, Okpe and Ethiope West, after trying to pass her in front of her shop with his Hilux. According to reports, the woman identified as Odemi popularly known as ‘Money stop nonsense’ allegedly told the commissioner not to pass in front her store which happened to be by the roadside when he tried to drive by in his car.

Meet the pretty Yoruba Slave who became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter (Photos)

Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group.
Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey , one of the notorious slave raiders in the 19th century , raided his village.

Ese Oruru: Father of raped, Islamized girl cries out

Charles Oruru, the father of the then 13-year-old girl, Ese Oruru, who was abducted and taken to Kano where she was allegedly raped, forcibly Islamised and married off without her parents’ consent, has cried out over government’s failed promises.

Charles said all the promises made by the governments of Bayelsa and Delta states with regard to Ese’s scholarship had not been fulfilled.

Singer 9ice expecting his 5th child from the 4th woman, Yemisi (details)

Nigerian singer, 9ice is reportedly expecting his 5th child from a Lagos based skin care expert, Olori Oluwayemisi.

Since 9ice’s 2008 marriage to Toni Payne which produced a son packed up,he went to have twin girls with Vicky Godis and another girl,his 4th child with Olasukanmi Ajala back in 2015.

FFK Reacts To News Of His Marriage Crash

After Sahara Reporters this morning claimed former Minister, Femi Fani Kayode's marriage has crashed, the ex-minister has now taken to twitter to debunk the news labelling it FALSE. He says he wonders why the online medium likes fabricating stories instead of them to focus on the state of the country.

George Weah invites Arsene Wenger to inauguration as president of Liberia

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the BBC that he has been invited by the new Liberia president George Weah to his inauguration later this month.

Wenger was Weah’s manager at French side Monaco between 1988 and 1992 but he is not sure he will able to attend.

Revealed: Inside Donald Trump's and Melania's toxic marriage

Donald and wife Melania Trump's marriage has bbeen burst wide open in an explosive new book, which claims the pair barely speak and never share a bed.

Michael Wolff's new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, already branded as "false and fake" by Trump over Twitter, charts the billionaire's chaotic rise to power and alleges his wife never wanted him to become President.

US Soldiers Spotted Eating Snake Meat in Ghana (Photos)

Some soldiers from the U.S Army were captured on camera while queuing to feast on python meat.
The U.S soldiers who were being trained by their Ghanaian counterparts, lined up to eat python prepared during a survival course.
The training took place on May 19, 2017, at the Jungle Warfare School at Achiase military base in Akim Oda, Eastern Region.

IMSU Final Year Student Slumps and Dies Few Months to His Graduation (Photo)

A 400-Level student of Imo State University, identified as Mr. Amadi Junior Ralph of Business Administration expected to graduate by July as a second class upper student has died few months to his graduation.

Panama extradites ex-Mexican Governor Roberto Borge accused of corruption

A former state governor for Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, was extradited on Thursday from Panama to Mexico, where he would face corruption charges, Mexico’s attorney general’s office and secretary of external relations said on Thursday.

Roberto Borge, who governed the touristy state of Quintana Roo from 2010 to 2016, was taken under strict security from the offices of Panama’s national police to an air force base.

Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw

Apple has confirmed an Intel glitch has affected all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.

The US tech giant said the processor flaw, known as Meltdown and Spectre, could leave millions of customers exposed to security vulnerabilities.

It emerged this week that developers have been trying to prevent hackers taking advantage of the flaw in microprocessors built by Intel and ARM.

Two Brothers Arrested For Alleged Serial Rape

The police in Ogun State have arrested two brothers, Paul Jibunor and Nkoenye Jibunor, for alleged serial rape and robbery.

The  Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested on  December 31 following a complaint by one of their alleged victims at Ojodu Abiodun police division.

I have sex with my son every Wednesday to maintain his riches – 52-year-old woman


A 52-year-old Zambian woman identified as Banda Yvonne, has openly confessed to having sexual intercourse with her son in order to maintain his riches.
She disclosed that she has had sex with her son, identified only as Abel every Wednesday for the past 14 years, and the day she stops, the boy will lose his wealth and die mysteriously.

Oil Hits $68, Boosts Nigeria’s Revenue, But Petrol Imports Hurt Finances

The price of crude oil rose further Thursday exceeding $68 per barrel, its highest since May 2015, supported by unrest in Iran and raising concern about risks to supplies, cold weather in the United States boosting demand, and output cuts led by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The development, which will increase the Nigerian government’s oil revenues to fund the 2018 budget, will however, hurt the country’s finances via petrol imports and mounting demands by oil marketers for subsidy payments.

Femi Fani Kayode In Domestic Abuse Scandal With Third Wife – Report

Former Minister of aviation and vocal opposition figure, Femi Fani Kayode has been accused of battering his wife, Precious Chinwedu who is allegedly pregnant with triplets.
Fani-Kayode who is previously divorced three times is said to have battered his latest wife, Precious, since 2015 when they got married. The allegations are contained in a new report by Saharareporters.

BUA MD Declared Wanted Over Attack On Gov Obaseki's Convoy

A spokesperson to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has released a statement saying the governor was attacked in the state.

Robin Crusoe also said the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, has been declared wanted over the attack.

What Is In A Name? Why Ibe Kachikwu’s Ex-Wife, Miriam, Won’t Marry Another Man

Marriage was never popular with Mariam Kachikwu because it combined the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. 

She would never be moved by such squalid lusts. Mariam truly loved her husband, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, until irreconcilable differences caused their marriage to crash irretrievably.

How a pair of glasses led to the death of two friends in Lagos

Two childhood friends, Yusuf Sanni and Ahmed Sosan, have lost their lives on a tragic note after a fight broke out between them on Alhaji Alla Street, Morcas, Agege, Lagos State.
The fight which took place on New Year’s Day reportedly resulted from Sanni’s refusal to lend his friend, Sosan, who is a Chadian, a pair of glasses.

11-year-old girl rescued after being locked in an apartment for days (Photo)

An 11 year-old maid whose guardian reportedly locked inside an apartment in Mafoluku area of Lagos, for days, while she traveled to the village has been rescued by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal on Thursday, January 4.

The young girl who goes by the name Nwafor Precious and is a primary six student, was said to have brought from village last October.

Nicki Minaj And Nas Split

Nicki Minaj and Nas have called it quits after just six months together.

According to TMZ, the Queens rappers broke up a few weeks ago after their long-distance became too much to handle.

Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Serena Williams, has reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open.

Williams who recently gave birth, said on Friday that she needed more time to be ready to defend her title.

She said while she was close to regaining full fitness after giving birth to her first child in September, she was not fully ready to defend her title.

I was tricked into joining Badoo-18-year-old suspect confesses

One of the five Badoo cult suspects paraded on Thursday at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja, 18-year-old Chibuzor Igwe, says he was tricked into joining Badoo cult.

Igwe explained that he had approached one of the alleged leaders of the cult, Obamoyegun Omotayo, for a driving job, but was lured into the gang.

Emmanuel has abandoned my projects, says Akpabio

Senate Minority leader Senator Godswill Akpabio has given Governor Udom Emmanuel conditions for supporting his re-election.
Akpabio, who alleged that his successor neglected his Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in terms of development, said he might not support Emmanuel’s second term bid, if the injustice continued.

One in five surgeries done in Africa has complications - Study

Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said, adding that many deaths were likely preventable.
According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal, scientists said contributory factors include few specialists, poor hospital infrastructure and a lack of post-operative monitoring.

Mark Returns To EFCC For Another Grilling

After a two-week of recuperation, former Senate President David Mark was back yesterday at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with alleged N5.4billion slush funds.

A former Minister of State for Niger Delta, Mr. Sam Ode, is being probed for N2billion campaign funds meant for Benue State.

Late Kogi Director Sacked Over Looted Pensioners’ Fund He Thought Was A Christmas Bonus

The Kogi Government on Thursday said the late Director in its civil service, Mr Alphonsus Ameh, was sacked due to alleged involvement in a fraudulent diversion of N225,936,425.72 million pensioners’ fund.

The deceased, who was in the state Pension Board, died on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, few days after allegedly receiving his sack letter.

Actor Daniel Trump requests change of name due to 'shameful embarrassment'

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Actor, Daniel Thomas Trump, 33, who's trying to make it in Hollywood has gone to court to formally change his last name.

The L.A. actor/filmmaker, who is not related to US president, Donald J. Trump in any way, filed legal documents to change his last name, because according to him, "The name 'Trump' is a shameful embarrassment."

Uncaring parents’ll be prosecuted – IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says failure by parents to cater to their children is an offence.

Idris warned parents against shying away from their responsibilities, noting that any parent indulging in such would be prosecuted.

Buhari's re-election campaign: PDP demands Amaechi's resignation


This is a press statement by PDP on President Buhari's re-election campaign, released by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday demanded the immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, from the federal executive council.