Sunday, 7 January 2018

New-born Baby Found Dead On Plane

Indonesian police Sunday detained the suspected mother of a new-born baby who was found dead in a aircraft toilet at Jakarta's international Airport.

Hani, a 37-year-old migrant worker from Cianjur in West Java, was held soon after arriving from Bangkok at Soekarno-Hatta airport around 1:00 am, said airport police chief Ahmad Yusef.

Go On Strike Tomorrow & Get Punished, El-Rufai Replies Kaduna Teachers

The Kaduna State Government has warned its school teachers not to obey the call by the Nigerian Union of Teachers to embark on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow.

Academic activities are scheduled to resume in all government schools on January 8 across the state after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Meet The Prince Who Shunned Royalty To Play Football (Photos)

Faiq Bolkiah has the world at his feet. A nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, who has a fortune estimated at £15bn, he is the richest young footballer in the world. The youth starlet also once had his own private concert with the King of Pop

Bolkiah, 19, is currently on Leicester City’s books, playing reserve football to gain some much-needed match-experience.

I Am Glad I Married Adesua- Banky W Gushes

One of Nigeria’s favourite celebrity couple Banky W and wife Adesua Etomi in their reality TV show showed on Saturday talked about their marriage ceremony and their relationship so far.

Banky says he never wanted to marry somebody in the entertainment industry but alas his wife was a different ball game when he found her and he is glad he married her.

“Mercy Aigbe And I Are Not Fighting” – Lanre Gentry gives reasons for missing his estranged wife’s birthday

It appears Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe and her estranged husband Lanre Gentry are still friends despite their differences.

We cannot all forget in a hurry the case of domestic violence involving Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Lanre Gentry.

Suspected Badoo kingpin petitions Osinbajo, IG, NASS, others

A counsel to alleged Badoo kingpin, Abayomi Alaka, on Friday said that the wanted suspect had submitted petitions against the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr.Edgal Imohimi.

According to the lawyer, Babatunde Ojehomon, the petition was addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Assembly and others.

How 20 Nigerians were sold for N260,000 in Libya

Nigerian returnees from Libya have continued to recount the harrowing ordeal they experienced while in the country, including a day when 20 of them were sold for just $730  (N260,000).
The Nigerians gave their accounts in interviews with BBC at a hotel in Benin, where they are being accommodated by the Edo state government.

World′s Most Expensive Vodka Bottle Found

A bottle of vodka, claimed to be the "world's most expensive," was found intact in Copenhagen after it was stolen from a bar earlier this week, Danish police said.

Made from three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of white and yellow gold, three kilograms of silver and crowned with a diamond-encrusted replica of the Russian Imperial Eagle on its cap, it is believed to be worth $1.3 million (€1.07 million).

Igbo group hails President Buhari over Onitsha rail line project

The inclusion of Onitsha in the next phase of rail line project by President Muhammadu Buhari is an indication of the new focus of government for South East.
Oganiru Ndigbo Worldwide has commended President Buhari for the proposed project.

Man goes to jail for marrying mother, daughter

A Pennsylvania man Christopher I. Hauptmann has been sentenced to prison after he was found guilty of marrying a 43-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter at the same time.
The 44-year-old Hauptmann was convicted of bigamy, forgery and unsworn falsification to authorities as he married the young lady without first divorcing her mother.

‘Why PDP leaders prefer Dankwambo as presidential candidate’

The Commissioner for Information in Gombe State, Umar Suleiman, has said a powerful group within the Peoples Democratic Party is mounting pressure on Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo to contest as the party’s presidential candidate because of his vast experience in financial management.

El-Rufai visits Bakare in church — a week after ‘presidential declaration’

Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, visited Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, at the church auditorium in Lagos on Sunday.

This visit is coming one week after the fiery preacher declared his intention to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, not stating when exactly he would run for office.

Klopp reveals how Liverpool failed to keep Coutinho from joining Barcelona

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has explained that the club did all they could to keep Philippe Coutinho, but the player had been “desperate” to go to Barcelona since July.

The Reds have agreed an initial fee of €120million (£106.4m), with a further €40m (£35.5m) in add-ons with the Catalans.

Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Abuja

Security forces have arrested leaders of Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country.
French is the official language in the country but English is spoken in two regions.

Eko DisCo apologises to Lagos residents over irregular power supply

The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Sunday apologised to its consumers over the irregular power supply.
General Manager Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said the epileptic supply was due to last week’s system collapse on the national grid.

'Please I Beg You, Don't Run For A 2nd Term', Dele Momodu Appeals To Buhari



After 8 years, China completes world’s longest sea bridge

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China says it has completed the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge on after its lighting system was installed and tested.

It took six years preparation, and eight years to build the 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.

Mass Sack: Kaduna Teachers Begin Strike Tomorrow

The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has directed its member to commence indefinite strike on Monday, Jan. 8, over the planned sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state.

This is contained in a notice of strike dated January 4, 2018, signed by the union’s Assistant Secretary General, Adamu Anglo, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday.

Kogi Retires 8 Permanent Secretaries, Dismisses 1,774 Other Workers

The Kogi State Government on Sunday confirmed the compulsory retirement of eight permanent secretaries, some directors and dismissal of 1, 774 others from the state civil service.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered in Lokoja that the affected staff were served their letters last December.

Reverend Sister Who Was Kidnapped In Edo Released After 52 Days In Captivity (PHOTO)

One of the three kidnapped Catholic reverend sisters, Aloysius Veronica Ajayi, has been released after being abducted by gunmen from the Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus convent in Iguoriakhi, in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State on November 14, 2017. The Reverend sisters were kidnapped along with three aspirants for the convent as their abductors reportedly demanded N20m for their release.

Man Gifts Wife New Car For Exclusively Breast-Feeding Their Baby For 6 Months (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian man has just gifted his wife her best gift ever and his reason left us emotional! 

The man identified as Omo Olope gifted his wife a brand new Toyota car and it's her gift for feeding their daughter exclusively for 6 months. He took to his social media page to share a photo of the red car to show to the world how much he cares anout his beautiful wife. 

Governor Obaseki Meets With Edo-Ijaw Leaders, Sues For Peace (PHOTOS)

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Friday, said without the rule of law, peace and order, there would be no progress and the realisation of individual and collective ambition in any society.

Obaseki made this disclosure at the Government House when he met with the elders and leaders of thought and the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress, Edo chapter in Benin.

The governor said that the meeting, which held at his instance, was to interact with the Ijaw leaders on their basic needs in their communities.

'Amaechi Was Governor When 32 People Were Killed In Omoku' - Wike Replies APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the APC is preaching insecurity because it has nothing to offer the people of the state.

He wondered why the Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his political godson, Dakuku Peterside would magnify the issue of kidnapping and cult-related killings when the current administration is tackling security challenges for the development of the state.

Over 30 football supporters injured after stadium's glass barrier breaks as fans celebrate in Gulf Cup victory (Photos)

Over 30 football supporters injured after stadium

Nearly 40 football supporters from Oman were injured on Friday evening after a glass barrier broke during celebrations following the country's Gulf Cup win over the United Arab Emirates.

The incident occurred at the Jaber International Stadium after Oman claimed the title for the second time in the nation's history with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win following a scoreless 120 minutes play.

O.J. Simpson threatens $100M lawsuit against Las Vegas hotel after they threw him out

O.J. Simpson threatens $100M lawsuit against Las Vegas hotel after they threw him out

Former NFL star, OJ Simpson is threatening to sue the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for $100 million over an incident in November that got him kicked out and banned from anywhere close to the establishment.

Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, withdraws from all political activities, says he cannot be a leader over dead people

Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, withdraws from all political activities, says he cannot be a leader over dead people

Following the recurring attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on residents of the state, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday announced his withdrawal from all political activities until the problem of herdsmen invasion in the state is adequately addressed by the Federal government.

Last week, suspected herdsmen attacked two communities in the state killing 20 persons including a pregnant woman. Speaking at an emergency stakeholders meeting at the state government house, 

'He was shocked when he saw me' - Phyno's lookalike says after both musicians met in Imo State

Nigerian rapper, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, better known as Phyno recently met his lookalike, Amaechi Perfect Gideon popularly known as M2 at an event in Owerri, Imo State and he was shocked and excited.

Liverpool to offer £50 voucher to fans with ‘Coutinho 10’ shirts

Liverpool have announced they will compensate supporters who bought a 2017-18 replica shirt with Philippe Coutinho’s name and number printed on the back, after a deal was agreed for the Brazilian to join Barcelona.

After five years at Anfield, Coutinho is set complete a €160 million move to La Liga leaders Barca on a five-and-a-half-year contract, subject to a medical.

I’m Yet To Get Political Appointment Promised Me –Tony Tetuila

During the last election, Nigerians were surprised at the number of entertainers who ventured into politics. Among them was popular Nigerian singer, Tony Tetuila. While a few got the offices they contested for, most lost the elections.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, Tetuila fondly referred to as the Golden Boy of Africa, narrated what it was like participating in Kwara State politics.

Jose Mourinho is a ‘little man’ – Antonio Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte called Jose Mourinho a “little man” with a “very low profile” and a “fake” as he continued his extraordinary public war of words with the Manchester United manager after Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday.

David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

A curious payment of N2, 922, 236.310 to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President is now engaging the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Each of the Senators is believed to have received N45, 509, 090.

I’ll forever be haunted by World Cup penalty miss vs Uruguay – Asamoah Gyan

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has confessed that he will always live with the nightmare of the missed penalty which cost his team dearly at the 2010 World Cup.
The former Sunderland star would have taken his country to the semi-finals if he had scored a late penalty against Uruguay after Luis Suarez handled in the box.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah is worth £200m – Ian Rush

Mohamed Salah’s form at Liverpool means he would justify a £200 million price tag, says Ian Rush, with Real Madrid already sniffing around.
The Reds invested a then club-record fee of £36.9m in the Egyptian forward when acquiring him from Roma in the summer of 2017.

Army, DSS gun down notorious kidnapper, Don Wani

Don Wani, the notorious kidnapper, who allegedly masterminded the killing of 23 persons in Omoku in Rivers state,  has been killed.
Wani, a suspected militant leader, was confirmed killed in a combined operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Army at a border town between Rivers and Imo.
A source said the incident happened at about 5 p.m. on Saturday.

HIV-positive track coach pleads guilty to sexually abusing students

A former Maryland school aide and track coach with HIV pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography.

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, entered a plea deal admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges, and attempted transmission of HIV, the state’s attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington, said, KTLA reported.

Business activities expand in Nigeria, others on increased demand

Business activity in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest economies is expanding due to increased demand and the return of political stability.

Purchasing Managers Indexes published on Thursday showed expansion in companies in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia in December, Bloomberg reported.

I Am Under Pressure To Remarry Four Years After My Wife’s Death — Fuji Star, Sefiu Alao

If recent development is anything to go by, Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle may be taking a new wife sometime soon.

The Abeokuta, Ogun State based talented artiste who lost his pretty wife, Nimotallahi, 4 years ago, has told Potpourri that he is currently under a mild pressure from his own children, family members and indeed, in-laws to remarry. And he added that he is giving the demand from his people a serious consideration.

FG makes N909bn from VAT in one year

Between October 2016 and September 2017, the federation account received a total inflow of N908.9bn in Value Added Tax receipts  from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed.

An analysis of the VAT report obtained from the NBS showed that the amount was collected from 28 sectoral activities during the period under review.

Marketers give conditions to sell petrol at N145

The cost of petrol in the pricing template that is currently being reviewed will be determined by the rate of foreign exchange, oil marketers have said.

According to them, marketers will only import Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, if the rate of forex is suitable enough to encourage the importation of the commodity, despite the ongoing review of template by the Federal Government.