Saturday, 6 January 2018

At least 25 dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya – charities

At least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 migrants, ran into trouble, two rescue organisations said Saturday.

“Rubber dinghy sunk north of Tripoli. At least 25 people died in the incident, exact numbers still unclear. Italian navy on the scene,” the German charity Sea Watch said on Twitter.

Arsenal make fresh enquiry to sign West Brom’s Jonny Evans

Arsenal have made a fresh enquiry for West Brom captain Jonny Evans, according to Sky Sports.

The Gunners expressed an interest in Evans last summer, along with a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester City, who had an £18m bid rejected in August.

Super Eagles good in attack – Ex-Argentina coach

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Legendary Argentinian coach, Alfio Basile, has commented on Argentina’s opponents in Group D of the FIFA World Cup, and has praised the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles for its attack. He also highlighted Nigeria’s major weakness.

Basile was in charge of La Albiceleste when they beat the Super Eagles 2-1 at the 1994 World Cup, despite Samson Siasia giving the Africans an early lead in the eighth minute.

Sharia Court Judge Abducted In Niger

There was pandemonium in Jermiya village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on Thursday evening as gunmen invaded the village and kidnapped a Sharia court judge, Abubakar Jibrin.

It was learnt on Friday that the judge was returning from work when he was accosted by the kidnappers at around 6:05 pm.

Emmanuel Eboue is alive - Report

The news today about the death of former Arsenal and Glatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue is outrageously fake and a depraved attempt at gaining traffic by some blogs and website.

A certain GLOBAL NEWS website published an article that claimed Eboue commited suicide on Thursday by hanging himself on a fan, the said article also claimed police are unsure if his death was perpetrated by someone or indeed a suicide.

89-year-old great-grandmother raped in her home as another looked on laughing

AN 89-YEAR-OLD great-grandmother with Alzheimer’s was raped in a horrific early hours attack in her own home.

The vulnerable victim has told how one young man sexually assaulted her as another looked on and laughed.

Now police have launched an appeal to trace the offenders following the terrifying incident in the Rossmore area of Poole after 10pm on Saturday, December 30.

Philanthropist to sponsor wedding of 100 couples in Sokoto

A Sokoto State-based philanthropist, Alhaji Umarun Kwabbo, has indicated his intention to sponsor a mass wedding of at least 100 couples.

He said that the gesture was part of his contribution towards ensuring that the number of unmarried men and women in the state was reduced drastically.

Bursaspor confirm interest in Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa

Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor have confirmed their interest in Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa for a possible loan deal.

The Nigeria international has found first-team action difficult to come by, featuring just once for the Foxes this season in a League Cup tie against Sheffield United.

Two feared killed in cult war in Cross River

Two people are feared killed in a cult war in Iso-Bendege Community in Boki local government area of Cross River State.

The warring cult groups also burnt down houses in the community.

Members of the community it was gathered had to flee their homes into hiding in the bush for fear of being killed.

Nigel de Jong signs short-term deal with Mainz

Former Netherlands international Nigel De Jong signed a short-term deal with Mainz on Friday.

The 33-year-old will return to the Bundesliga for the first time since 2009, when he left Hamburg for Manchester City.

Everton confirm £27m Cenk Tosun signing

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Everton have confirmed the signing of Turkey international forward Cenk Tosun for £27 million from Besiktas.

The 26-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal with the Toffees to keep him at Goodison Park until 2022.

Tosun joins Everton having scored 41 goals in Super Lig play since the start of the 2014-15 season, more than any other player in the Turkish top flight during that period.

22-Year-Old Man Found 'Frozen To Death' At A Ski Resort After Night Out (Photos)

A young British man is thought to have frozen to death at a ski resort in the French Alps.
Owen Lewis, 22, from Coventry, is believed to have died after getting lost as he tried to find his holiday apartment in Risoul.

Woman Exposed After Hiding Dead Babies Inside Her Freezer For Years (Photo)

This woman has has been accused of hiding two dead babies in her freezer for years after a shocking discovery in Germany this week.

According to Metro UK, the frozen bodies were found in a home in the German town of Benndorf, Saxony-Anhalt.

Atiku commends Liberia President-Elect, George Weah for visiting his opponent (photo)

Atiku commends Liberia President-Elect, George Weah for visiting his opponent (photo)

Former President Atiku Abubakar has commended Liberia President-Elect, George Weah for following in the footsteps of Goodluck Jonathan by visiting his opponent.

"Slowly, but surely Liberia is on the mend as it's President-elect, George Weah visits his opponent - following in the footsteps of our own PDP's former President @GEJonathan in 2015." he wrote.

Idris Elba celebrates his cute daughter as she turns 16

Idris Elba celebrates his cute daughter as she turns 16

British actor, Idris Elba is celebrating the 16th birthday of his first child, Isan Elba.

'No one is pregnant for me' - 9ice reacts to news of him expecting a 5th child from a 4th babymama

Nigerian singer and father of 4, 9ice has reacted to news that another woman os pregnant with his 5th child.

Mary J Blige to be honoued with 'Star' on Hollywood Walk Of Fame next week

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Mary J. Blige will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a  ceremony scheduled to take place on Jan. 11 at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Eastown. Sean “Diddy” Combs will join Hollywood Chamber president and CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star.

How Kenny Ogungbe saved me from having baby mamas- Eedris Abdulkareem

At a point when singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, thought nothing of sowing his wild oats, he got some wise words from none other than his one-time label boss, Kenny Ogungbe.

Although a lot has been heard about the controversial singer, not much is known about his family life. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer opened up on how Kenny Ogungbe, fondly called Baba Keke, helped to shape his life.

Akwa Ibom jailbreak: 28 inmates still at large – CG

The Controller General of Nigeria Prisons Service Mr Jaffaru Ahmed, has disclosed that 28 inmates of Ikot Ekpene Prisons that escaped during jailbreak on Dec. 27, 2017 were still at large.

Ahmed disclosed this to newsmen after an inspection of facilities in Ikot Ekpene Prisons on Friday.

‘We defended ourselves from thieves’ — herdsmen speak on Benue attack

Garus Gololo, a leader of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders in Benue state, says the new year attack in the state was a reprisal for the alleged theft of cows.
The assailants had attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday, killing not less than 20 people, including nine livestock guards.

Prominent lawyer dies few days after celebrating SAN induction

Bayelsa State, was yesterday thrown into mourning following the sudden death of a newly-inducted Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Francis Egele.

Egele, an illustrious son of the state, who hailed from Okoroba in Ogbia Local Government Area, reportedly breathed his last on Friday morning.

2019: APC restates commitment to peaceful, credible elections in Ebonyi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday restated its commitment to peaceful and credible 2019 general elections in Ebonyi.

The state’s Chairman of the party, Mr Eze Nwachukwu, who gave the assurance while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, therefore, appealed to groups and individuals preaching violence and war ahead of the elections to have a rethink.

1050 Boko Haram insurgents surrender

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said 1, 050 insurgents had surrendered to troops in Lake Chad and Monguno general area of operations, as it also warned that many of them are on the run.

The army urged abutting communities to watch out for the fleeing Boko Haram insurgents as their enclaves in Lake Chad region come under intense onslaught.

Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest

Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday.
Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop paying the water and electricity bills of royals.

Nigerians Ordered To Pay Enslaved Nanny $121,000

A Nigerian couple who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to forcing a Nigerian woman to work nearly 20 hours taking care of their home and five children without pay for two years was ordered Friday to pay her more than $121,000 in restitution.

Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra Nsobundu, 49, also were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years on probation.

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg set to “fix” Facebook in 2018 – Details

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is a man known to set high goals, faces the challenge involved in achieving such goals and against all odds – achieves the goals. Zuckerberg has in time past challenged himself in areas like running one mile a day, reading a book every other week and eating only what he kills.

Coutinho set to join Barcelona – report

Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Spanish giants for 120 million euros ($144 million) with add-ons worth another 40 million euros, a report said Saturday.

Barcelona-based Sport newspaper said Coutinho would join Barca this month on a deal for five seasons, although it said the details of the deal were still to be finalised.

Donald Trump Screw Claims Of Mental Instability, Says 'I'M A GENIUS!'

Donald Trump surprised no one Saturday morning by finding it irresistible to respond to claims he's mentally unstable, declaring himself a genius.

Trump reacted to claims made in Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury," tweeting, "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.  Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames." 

Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors for 3rd time

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Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.

Police arrest female banker who locked maid inside Lagos apartment

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the banker who locked her maid inside an apartment in Mafoluku area of Lagos. 

This comes after the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, personally rescued the 11- year-old maid , Precious Nwafor on Thursday . Her rescue followed complaint of ill treatment by neighbours. 

EFCC detains UBEC contractor over alleged N20bn scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a contractor with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Prof. Adesanya Adelekan, in connection with alleged N20billion textbooks and science equipment fraud.
The commission has also restricted the movement of a former Executive Secretary of the UBEC, Mr.Suleiman Dikko, to the country, pending the conclusion of the ongoing probe.

Atiku denies being chief financier of cattle breeders

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has dismissed allegations linking him as the chief financier of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

A statement in Abuja by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said: “It is very disheartening that in this period of intense grief in Benue State, Chief Paul Unongo would choose to level these sad and false allegations on the person of Atiku, who he erroneously described as the chief financier of MMACBAN.

Government to prosecute marketers selling petrol above N145

The Federal Government would prosecute any marketer that sells petrol above the recommended N145per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has warned.

Speaking yesterday during a meeting of the committee set up by government to resolve grey areas in the supply of petrol, Kachikwu denied saying that marketers could be allowed to sell petrol above the prevailing N145 per litre.He said: “We are actually looking at those who have breached this process to see what we can do to penalise them and set stiff penalties for those who sell above N145 per litre.

‘I find it hard to believe why Jay Jay Okocha never won the African Player of the Year award’- Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has questioned why one of Nigerian great footballers,  Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha never won the African Player of the Year award throughout his playing career.

Okocha, a quick and skillful playmaker, who is widely regarded as the best Nigerian player of his generation and one of the greatest African players of all time, never won the prestigious award. He only went close on three occasions to win the African Player of the Year award.

Wenger gets three-match ban, fined £40,000′ Invited To Weah’s Inauguration As Liberia’s President

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has received a three-match touchline ban and has been fined £40,000 for his behaviour in the referee’s changing room following last Sunday’s draw at West Bromwich.

Wenger was furious after referee Mike Dean awarded the Baggies a late penalty for handball when a cross by Kieran Gibbs struck Calum Chambers at close range.He confronted Dean after the match, launching a foul-mouthed tirade after Jay Rodriguez converted the penalty to nick a 1-1 draw.

Killer herdsmen not part of us – Miyetti Allah

A Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has distanced itself from killings that occurred in Benue State.
The association said whoever perpetrated such crime is not a member of the socio-cultural group.

Man Impregnates Mother-In-Law In Nasarawa

A 45-year-old man, John Ulaha has confessed to impregnating his mother-in-law, Mrs Ashetu Igbasue, 42.
The incident occurred in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.
Mr Ulaha, a farmer and carpenter, is a native of Keana LGA who lives in the state capital Laifa, where he carries out his carpentry business.

Jose Mourinho escalates Antonio Conte feud with ‘match fixing’ jibe

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has continued his feud with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte by saying he will never be “suspended for match fixing”.
Conte received a four-month suspension while at Juventus in the 2012-13 season for failing to report match fixing at his previous club Siena.

Oliver Kahn does not like me – Jay -Jay Okocha (Video)

Nigerian legend, Austin Okocha has revealed that former Germany goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn is still unhappy with him 23 years after he scored a wonder goal against the revered shot stopper.

Okocha disclosed this at an interactive media briefing tagged ‘Bundesliga Legend Tour with Jay-Jay Okocha’.

Ben Bruce fights back, challenges el-Rufai to public debate

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has challenged Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to a public debate.
The lawmaker did this in response to the governor’s salvo.
El-Rufai had dismissed the statement of Bruce that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should be given credit for the progress in the rail sector.

Suspected Herdsmen Attack Villages In Adamawa

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked two villages, Mbang and Baga in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The incident occurred on Thursday night as security operatives have been drafted to the affected villages.

Aisha Buhari appreciates Nigerians and Doctors for keeping Yusuf Stable after his Motorbike Accident

First lady, Aisha Buhari, is showing gratitude to Nigerians for their prayers towards the quick recovery of her son, Yusuf who was involved in a bike motorbike accident at the end of last year, 2017.

In her message, the first lady also thanked the team of medical doctors and nurses that are keeping him in a stable condition.

Parents beat up head teacher over poor results (photos)

There was drama at Uradi Primary School in Kisumu West, Kenya, during a meeting to discuss the management of the institution when parents attacked the head teacher over poor Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results.

According to SDE, Yonah Oyugi found himself in hot soup when parents demanded an explanation on the poor results recorded by the school. They attacked him with chairs and stones, leaving him with multiple injuries. 

Breast implants linked to heightened risk of rare cancer

Women with breast implants have an increased risk of getting a rare type of lymphoma, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology.

But the overall chance of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer of the immune system cells, as a result of having a breast augmentation is relatively low.

Benue Killings: Thousands Seek Refuge In Nasarawa Communities [Photos]

Thousands of Benue indigenes have fled the state and taken refuge in communities in Nasarawa State as a result of the New Year’s Day killings in state.

According to, Thirty-three persons including women and children were allegedly killed by suspected herdsmen in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state on the first day of the year, causing outrage and a protest in the state capital, Makurdi.