Monday, 8 January 2018

490 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Libya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Sunday in Port Harcourt said that the Federal Government would rehabilitate and empower 490 Nigerians evacuated from Libya.

Tailor commits suicide after husband sends her out of their home

A young woman, has reportedly taken her own life after an issue with her husband.

According to reports, the said woman, a tailor by profession committed suicide at No 4, Adebiayae street, Yaba, Lagos, after her husband kicked her out of their matrimonial home.
Reports have it that the woman and her kids had been sleeping in her shop situated in Yaba, for many days, before her dead body was discovered this morning. 

Her corpse has since been evacuated by some police officers.

Father, uncle allegedly rape daughter, 16, for four years

A father, Segun Durojaiye, and his brother, Emmanuel Durojaiye, who allegedly raped his 16-year-old daughter for four years were on Monday charged with incest before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.

Segun, 52, who resides at Baba-Benja Street, and Emmanuel, 44, of No. 10, Durojaiye St., all in Oreyo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, are facing a charge of defilement.

Man gets 21 years jail term for abducting four-year-old albino boy

A  Court in Malawi on Monday sentenced a man who kidnapped a four-year-old albino boy in absentia to 21 years in prison.

The court in the Southern City of Zomba handed sentenced Jafali Ligomba, even though he is still at large and the child is yet to be found, in the hopes that the punishment would be a deterrent to others.

Ex-VP Atiku Atiku threatens to sue NEF chief Paul Unongo for libel

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday threanted to sue a leader of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, for accusing him of being a financier of the Miyetti Allah, an association of cattle breeders.

Atiku issued this threat in a letter by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji (SAN), asking Unongo to retract “the blatant and malicious falsehood” within seven days.

Photos of The All New 2019 Mercedes Benz G Class Revealed Ahead Of Its Debut

After several years, the Mercedes Benz G Class still remains true to its heritage. And this might not be changing soon as the all new 2019 Mercedes Benz G Class has just been revealed.
Mercedes-Benz has planned the unveiling of the G-Class around January 15. Nevertheless, we can already view it today. Thanks to who leaked the photos.

How President's Son, Yusuf Buhari Allegedly Acquired Power-bikes, DSS Officers Sacked Over Incident

The controversies surrounding the ghastly accident of President Muhamamdu Buhari's son, Yusuf Buhari, who crashed his BMW powerbike while racing in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, few weeks ago, has reportedly led to the sacking of some DSS operatives. Details surrounding how the young man acquired the luxury motorcycle has also been revealed in a new report.

Nigerian Actor, Yul Edochie Declares Presidential Ambition

Anambra born actor cum politician Yul Edochie, who is the son of the veteran Actor Pete Edochie has indirectly indicated interest in President Muhammadu Buhari's job ahead of the 2019 general elections.
"2018 is just unfolding, we pray for more blessings. Let us just keep our fingers crossed. I may just decide to run for president of Nigeria and I will win" he stated in a viral video on his social media page.

Almost N6 billion worth of contraband intercepted by Customs in 2017

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), intercepted contraband goods with Duty Paid Valued (DPV) of N5.96 billion between January and December 2017.
The Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Mr Jerry Attah, made this known on Monday in a statement in Lagos.

Arsenal, Manchester City interested in West Brom captain Evans

Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with West Brom about the potential signing of Jonny Evans.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger may be willing to ask his club to pay £25m to take the 30-year-old Northern Ireland international to Emirates Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to move for Riyad Mahrez

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is urging the club’s board to sign Leicester City’s Algerian star Riyad Mahrez.

Le Buteur reports that Klopp has identified Mahrez as his side’s top transfer priority, with the North African regarded as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho needs to improve – Claude Puel

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has challenged Kelechi Iheanacho to “improve aspects of his play”.

The Nigerian forward has been rarely used since he moved from Manchester City to Leicester.

U.S Set To Expel Around 200,000 Immigrants

The US government is expected to rule on Monday that hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the country as “temporary” immigrants since 2001 must return to their country.

Last year the Trump administration decided to stop renewing Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for 59,000 Haitians and 5,300 Nicaraguans residing in the United States for decades, and is expected to make the same decision for an estimated 200,000 Salvadorans covered under the same program.

Kalu declares intent for senate bid

Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday declared his intention to run for Abia North Senatorial seat in 2019.
Kalu, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists at his Igbere country home, regretted that the people who represented the area in the past were concerned about “self- aggrandizement” at the expense of people’s welfare.

Air Force Helicopter crashes

The Nigerian Air Force has announced the crash of one of its helicopters while on a mission in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the Northeast.

The Director of Public Relations and Information of the NAF, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya however said no live was lost in the mishap.

Jerusalem should be a shared capital – U.K

Jerusalem should ultimately be shared capital of Israeli and Palestinian states, British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, told his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad al-Malki on Monday, a statement from Britain’s foreign office said.

“I reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution, the urgent need for renewed peace negotiations, and the UK’s clear and longstanding position on the status of Jerusalem,” Johnson said.

How My Mother In-law Seduced Me - Man Confesses After Impregnating Wife's Mother (Photo)

A 45-year-old farmer and carpenter identified as John Ulaha, is reported to have impregnated his mother-in-law, the 42-year-old mother of his wife.
Their relationship started last September when the 42-year-old Ashetu Igbasue, relocated to Awe, Nasarawa to harvest her farm.

How Fraudsters Duped Former House Of Rep Member Of $1.3 Million

According to a PremiumTimes report, the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday re-arraigned four suspected fraudsters who allegedly obtained the sum of $1.362 million and N46. 533 million under false pretence, from a former House of Representative member, Eseme Eyiboh.

Appearing before Muslim Hassan of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court were Izekor Osatohanmwen Ogiemonyi, alias Prince Joshua Akenzua; Stephen Victor, alias James Ajayi; Bolade Babatunde, alias Honourable Lawal Adewunmi; and Jimoh Saka, alias Tola Ajayi.

How 20 Nigerians Were Sold In Libya For $730 - Returnees Tell Of Harrowing Experience

According to a report by Vanguard, the 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.
The Nigerians gave their accounts in interviews with BBC at a hotel in Benin, where they are being accommodated by the Edo State government.

Why Arsenal Lost 4-2 to Nottingham Forest - Wenger Cries Out as Gunners Crash Out of FA Cup

Arsene Wenger admitted he was hurting after Arsenal surrendered their grip on the FA Cup with 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The Frenchman lost a third-round tie for the first time as his much-changed side lost in an action-packed clash at the City Ground.

Usain Bolt Gets Open Invitation To Play With Borussia Dortmund

Usain Bolt, Olympic legend, had an open invitation to train with German Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund for a year, and he is finally going to take the club up on the offer.

According to Yahoo News, Bolt revealed last weekend that he would participate in a trial with Dortmund as he looks to pursue a professional soccer career at age 32.

How Young Girls Were Saved from Fulani Herdsmen - Singer, Jon Ogah

Former BB Naija housemate and singer Jon Ogah has revealed how some girls were saved from attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

Ogah in a post shared on his Twitter applauded soldiers who saved girls travelling from Benue to Abuja.

CHAN Eagles Depart for Morocco Today

Nigeria’s trophy-hunting Home-based Senior Team will fly out of the country in the night today for the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th January - 4th February 2018.
A few days ago, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf named a 23-man team to fly Nigeria’s flag at the finals, where the 2014 bronze medalists will play 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in Group C. 

Why Kogi Dismissed 1,774 Workers, Sacked Eight Perm Secs

The Kogi State Government on Sunday confirmed the retirement of eight permanent secretaries, some directors and the dismissal of 1,774 employees from the state civil service.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered in Lokoja that the affected members of staff were served their letters last December.

My Wife Sleeps With Younger Men, Beats And Brandishes Cutlass At Me - Ibadan Man Cries Out

Olukayode Akande has dragged his wife, Arit  Akande, before Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, seeking the dissolution of their 25-year-old marriage.
“My lord, all I pray for is divorce. If I go back home with my wife today, I might not live to see tomorrow.  I neither have peace nor rest at home because she’s always threatening to kill me. My medical report is not encouraging at all. My doctor actually advised me to mind my health so as to avoid dropping dead suddenly.” he said

Gunmen Storm Popular Hotel In Ondo, Disappear With Hotel Director And Guest

Some gunmen who are suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday evening, kidnapped two people in Supare, in Akoko southwest local government area of Ondo state.

According to Nigerian Tribune, a source revealed that the two victims were kidnapped at a popular hotel in the town by the gunmen who dragged them into a waiting vehicle.

Fire breaks out in Trump Tower

A fire has broken out on the roof of the Trump Tower building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department has confirmed.

Firefighters are currently making sure it did not spread.

28 Inmates Still Missing as Prisoners Escape from Jail in Akwa Ibom

The Controller General of Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) 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.

New Barca Record Signing, Coutinho Out For Three Weeks

Barcelona have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a thigh injury and will not be able to make his debut for the club for around three weeks, according to
The 25-year-old Brazil international star who completed his €160 million move - a record signing for the Camp Nou side - from Liverpool was told of the news on Monday after undergoing medical.

We Support Buhari's Plan To Subsidize Fuel - APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC has declared its support for the President's move to subsidize fuel following the recent fuel scarcity rocking the country.

Speaking with Guardian, the party's national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the party believes the development is in the 'best interest' of Nigerians adding that 'tough decisions eventually have to be made'.

N4.6 Billion Lost to Power Sector System Collapse in Three Days

The system collapse experienced in the power sector between January 2 and 3, 2018 has cost the Federal Government more than N4.6billion revenue.
Also, a total of 9,162.7 megawatts (MW) of power were not generated as a result of non-supply of gas to power generation companies (Gencos) from January 2 to 4 2018 due to the system collapse.

Benue Massacre: We Will Soon Start Raining Curses On Leaders - Cleric Blows Hot

Rev. Fr. Kwaggas Matthew, a Catholic cleric on Sunday in Abuja said that Nigerians especially the Christians will soon start raining curses on the nation’s leaders who have abandoned their primary responsibility of protecting the lives of the citizens.
According to Vanguard, the Borno State born cleric and Parish Priest of Church of the Annunciation Parish, Kubwa, Abuja, in his homily at the Feast of Epiphany noted with dismay the killings and destruction of property by the Fulani herdsmen while the government that swore to protect the lives and property of Nigerians remained silent.

18-Year-Old Man Tries to Slice His Neighbour's Throat After Climbing Her Fence In Ibadan

Emmanuel Ajayi, an 18-year-old man has been remanded in prison by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court Ibadan on Monday for alleged attempt to kill his neighbour.
According to Daily Sun, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Kehinde Omotosho, in her ruling said the court lacked the jurisdiction to try the case.

Africa’s Women’s Best Player, Asisat Oshoala Takes Her CAF Award To Mushin

Asisat Oshoala was named the best women’s football player in Africa for the year 2017. Oshoala won African Women’s Footballer of the Year award on Thursday, after beating Cameroon’s Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and South Africa’s Chrestina Kgatlana.
The former Arsenal Ladies and Liverpool Ladies inspired her Chinese side Dalian Quanjian to a double with 19 goals.

Fire service Rescues Woman From Pit Latrine In Kano

The Kano State Fire Service on Monday said it successfully rescued a 48-year-old woman, Aisha Usman, after she accidentally fell into a collapsed pit latrine at her residence on Sunday.

The Public Relations Officer of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told newsmen in Kano on Monday that the incident occurred while the woman was trying to use the rest room at her residence in Sharifawa in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Ortom Declares Three-Day Mourning For Victims Of Herdsmen Attacks

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday declared three days of mourning for those killed in recent attacks on communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state.

The mourning period will be from Tuesday to Thursday this week and ends with a church service for the victims at the IBB Square in Makurdi.

Shekau in terrible state of health, says military

The Nigerian Military has claimed that the main leader of Boko Haram terrorists set, Abubakar Shekau, is in a terrible state of health, and so does not constitute a threat to its ongoing fight against the insurgents anymore.

It described Shekau as a “spent horse, waiting for his Waterloo.”

Mike Dean admits he was “wrong” to award West Brom penalty against Arsenal

Referees’ chief, Mike Riley, has revealed that Mike Dean has admitted his decision to award West Brom an 89th-minute penalty in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on December 31, was “wrong”.

Dean gave the penalty for handball against Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Jay Rodriguez equalized from the spot.

Court Sentences Six men to death over 1971 Crimes

A special court in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced six men, including a former lawmaker, to death for crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

The war crimes tribunal in Dhaka handed down the sentences against Abu-Saleh Aziz, the former member of parliament from the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, and five others for mass killings, arson attacks and looting during the nine-month armed struggle.

Police arrest 2 of 4 yahoo boys who killed their grandma for rituals in Edo State

Two of the four men accused of killing their grandmother, Grace Ovbiedo, for money ritual in Edo State, have been arrested.

The suspects are – Dickson Oluka, Salaya Oluka, Martins Oluka and Austin Enayi. However, Dickson and Salaya have been arrested by the police while the other two are currently on the run.

Saudi Women To Attend Football Matches For The First Time On Friday

Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.

"The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday January 12," the ministry of information said in a statement on Monday.

Iran Bans English In Primary Schools

Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.

“Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run High Education Council, told state television late on Saturday.

Atiku reacts to Tinubu’s alleged support for him, says Nigeria in trouble under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has launched a fresh attack on the Federal Government, saying Nigerians are currently “jobless, hopeless.”

The former Vice President said this while reacting to insinuations that national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu was in support of his 2019 presidential ambition.

Shehu Sani: Every drop of blood shed by herdsmen stains the conscience of those in power

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says every attack carried out herdsmen erodes the credibility and integrity of the Buhari administration. 

The lawmaker said the mass murder in southern Kaduna, Taraba, Benue, Numan and other affected places are “unpardonable and despicable crime”.

Harrysong Shows Off Newly Acquired Bulletproof Mercedes Benz (Video)

Yes I Will Invite KIM To My Wedding- Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton holds no grudges, because she says inviting Kim Kardashian to her wedding is a no-brainer.

TMZ got Paris and fiance Chris Zylka Saturday night in WeHo at Craig's restaurant, and she didn't miss a beat when their photog asked about Kim.

Trump to undergo medical check amid fears over his health

Donald Trump will attempt to end speculation about his mental and physical suitability for the presidency later in the week by undergoing a formal health check.
The US president is to be examined by the same doctor as his predecessor Barack Obama and a summary of the results will be made public.

Senator Dino Melaye throws ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed birthday party (photos)

Controversial Senator, Dino Melaye, clocked plus one on Sunday 7th of January 2018 and he marked it by organizing a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed birthday party, which celebrities, family and loved ones turned up for.

“You are better with your hair covered” – Man advises Kano Governor’s daughter Fatima Ganduje

Fatima, bride-to-be and daughter of KanoState Governor Umar Ganduje on Saturday,  posted some photos in which she left her hair uncovered, eliciting disapproving comments from her Muslim followers.

One in particular said that “beauty is when you obey Allah”, adding that she is better with her hair covered.

Davido Makes Acting Debut In New Nollywood Movie

Nigerian award winning music star, Davido, has made his acting debut in a yet-to-be released Nollywood film titled “The Legend At 60”

Nigerian banks stop ATM cash withdrawal abroad

Four major banks in Nigeria have barred their customers from making use of their debit and credit cards to withdraw dollars, euros, pounds and other foreign currencies whenever they travel out of Nigeria.

Some Nigerians who traveled out of the country during the Christmas and New Year holiday, said they were shocked when they got to their destinations and could not make withdrawals with their Naira cards abroad.