Thursday, 11 January 2018

Japan football legend Kazuyoshi Miura renews contract before 51st birthday

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who will turn 51 next month, renewed his contract with Yokohama FC on Thursday, extending his record as the oldest player in the J-League.

The golden oldie, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited grit and style, will kick off his 33rd career season this year after a stunning 2017 in which he surpassed the previous professional longevity record set by England legend Stanley Matthews.

Police Uncover Suspected Trafficking Camp In Lagos, Rescue Six Children

No fewer than six children between the ages of three and 10 have been rescued from a suspected human trafficking transit camp in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

The owner of the camp, 25-year-old Comfort Anwana, was arrested on Tuesday during a raid carried out by operatives of the state police command and the Ministry of Youths and Social Services.

Odion Ighalo open to offers from Premier League clubs

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo is willing to listen to offers from Premier League clubs, according to Sky Sports.

Ighalo is currently playing in China with Changchun Yatai. He has three years left on his contract and has a £20m release clause.

First women-only car showroom opens in Saudi

A Saudi private company on Thursday opened the first car showroom for women only just five months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect.

The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the western Red Sea port city of Jeddah to allow women the freedom to choose their own cars before they hit the road.

Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin completes Valencia move

Valencia have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign Francis Coquelin from Arsenal, with the value of the deal reportedly worth £12 million.

Coquelin had joined Arsenal in 2008 as a youth, and made 150 Premier League appearances for the club, but had not featured prominently this season. Indeed, he played only seven times for the Gunners in the league this season, starting only once – at centre-back in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

Schalke in talks to sign Chelsea’s Baba Rahman

Bundesliga side Schalke have confirmed the club are in talks to sign Baba Rahman from Chelsea.

The full-back has not made an appearance for Antonio Conte’s side this season and has been tipped for a return to the Bundesliga, having spent part of last season on loan in Gelsenkirchen.

Manchester Utd Makes Quick Move for Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United have lodged a £25 million bid for Alexis Sanchez as they seek to pip arch-rivals Manchester City to the Arsenal forward, reports The Guardian.
Pep Guardiola is said to have a £20m offer on the table for a player who is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

Member Of Don Waney’s Gang, Desmond Okotubo, Paraded By Police After His Arrest

senior member of Don Waney's gang, Desmond Okotubo

Concerned by the Gruesome Murder of Innocent people in Omoku Rivers state on the 1st January, 2018 by the vicious and Notorious kidnap for ransom and cult syndicate leader Don Wanny and his gang. The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni set-up special Police joint investigation team, comprising the IGP-Intelligence Response Team, the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Force Department of Operations and the Rivers State Police Command to immediately unravel those behind the killings and bring them to Justice.

Lagos generates N504 billion in 2017

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday commended residents of the state for supporting his administration to deliver on key projects in various sectors and sections. He said the state generated a total of N503.7 billion revenue in 2017 despite the harsh economic climate in the country.

Woman Stabs Husband To Death For Denying Her S*x

Police in Uganda are holding a teacher for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after he denied her conjugal rights.

Harriet Nambi, 24, a resident of Nakiyanja Village in Kaliro Town Council, allegedly stabbed Musa Batera, 25, for refusing to sleep with her ever since she delivered a baby boy by caesarean section about two months ago.

Mob attack soldier over advances to married woman

An Angry mob attacked a yet to be identified soldier over his alleged advances to a married woman in Gadumo area of Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
Daily Trust learnt that the incident occurred in the evening of Tuesday close to the Master Energy filling station in Gadumo community.

Photos:Boy strangles girlfriend to death during sex game

A teenager was strangled to death as she laughed and joked with the man accused of murdering her.

The suspect, Ashley Foster, 24, was released from prison just three days before he allegedly killed 17-year-old Megan Bills during a sex game.

Barca sign Colombia centre-back Mina for €11.8m

The Colombia international had been scheduled to arrive in the summer, but a deal has been pushed through that sees him go to Spain now.

Barcelona have announced their second signing of 2018, with defender Yerry Mina joining La Liga's leaders from Brazilian side Palmeiras for €11.8 million.

Court grants bail to Maryam Sanda’s mother

Justice Mairo Nasir of an FCT High Court on Thursday granted Maimuna Aliyu bail in the sum of N10 million.

Mrs. Aliyu, a former Executive Director, Aso Savings and Loans plc, is accused of N57 million fraud while in office.

She faces a separate charge in a murder case involving her daughter, Maryam Sanda, who is accused of murdering her husband, Bilyaminu Haliru.

84-year-old man rapes 77-year-old woman at gunpoint

An 84-year-old man is accused of using a gun to force a 77-year-old woman to have sex with him in the city of Emden in the north of the country.

The local public prosecutor and police force said on Thursday that several weapons with ammunition were discovered during a search of the man’s flat in the village of Krummhoern on Wednesday.

“If Senators Make N36m Monthly Why is Minimum Wage N18k?”- Muslim Group

A Muslim rights group has slammed the Federal government over their continued implementation of the minimum wage which is currently at N18,000, saying it is callous and is making Nigeria a joke to the rest of the world.
While the Government has plans to increase the minimum wage, the Muslim Rights Concern have questioned why it has taken so long. The group also asked that if Senators taken home millions at the end of the month in earnings, then why is the common man paid so little.

Man Arrested for Sexually Molesting a Horse

Article Image: Alabama Man Arrested for Sexually Molesting a Horse

In a disturbing report of animal abuse, an Alabama man has been accused of sexually molesting a horse multiple times.
Daniel Bennett, 18, of the small community of Irvington, is facing multiple charges after he allegedly admitted to Mobile County Sheriff's Office investigators that he attempted to molest a horse locked in the barn stall of a local resident.

Horror As 200 Migrants From Nigeria, Others Drown In The Mediterranean Sea

In what will come across as a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.

According to NAN, IOM’s Public Information Officer in Libya, Christine Petré, reported that the boats carrying the migrants departed from the coastal towns of Azzawiyah and Al Khums in Libya.

24-Year-Old Woman Stabs Husband to Death After He Refused to Get Intimate with Her

A Ugandan teacher is in hot soup after she reportedly stabbed her husband to death after he refused to get intimate with her. 
The 24-year-old Harriet Nambi, who is a teacher at a primary school in Kaliro town allegedly stabbed her husband, 25 –year-old Musa Batera for denying her conjugal rights since she gave birth two months ago.

Photos: Woman Dies After Husband Poured Petrol On Her and Set Her Ablaze

A 29-year-old woman died yesterday at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after being set on fire by her estranged husband at their matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, Kenya.
According to Nairobi women leader, Dianah Kamande the woman identified as Salome Kanini suffered over 60 per cent burns after her estranged husband poured petrol on her and set her ablaze last Thursday, January 4th. Her younger brother is nursing deep cut wounds on his left hand following a struggle to save her.

Liverpool Prepare to Hijack Aubameyang Transfer Deal

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the bookies.

The forward has angered officials at the Bundesliga club and could be sold this month. Aubameyang is odds-on to join a club in the Chinese Super League but the Reds could now hijack any deal. Liverpool have money to spend after letting Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona in a £142m earlier this week.

Chinese woman remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly setting hotel ablaze

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese woman, Zhen Zhen, be remanded in Kirikiri Female Prison for allegedly setting fire to a hotel and damaging the property.

Photo: Heartless Man Kills Wife Because She Changed the TV Channel

An Arkansas man identified as Tony Thomas, 58, of Carlisle has been charged with capital murder after police said he fatally stabbed his wife for changing the TV channel from a football game he was watching while he went outside to smoke.
According to Dailymail, Thomas confessed to killing his wife, Elke nearly two months after the incident. The incident happened during a domestic argument in November. He's been jailed since the incident.

I Don't Like Handsome Men - Gorgeous Actress Yvonne Okoro Reveals

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro has revealed that she is not the type of woman who would easily fall for handsome guys. The award-winning actress and producer made this known while replying a fan on Twitter.

C. Ronaldo Wants Jurgen Klopp as Replacement for Zidane at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane’s Real future is currently up in the air as Cristiano Ronaldo wants Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp at Real Madrid.

Reports this week claimed the Frenchman’s time at the Bernabeu could be limited, with Real president Florentino Perez losing patience with the former Galactico.

Wenger Hopes Alexis Stays at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club "for longer" despite links to a January move to Manchester City.
The 29-year-old has been heavily touted for a switch to City, who failed to conclude a deadline-day swoop for the star back in August.

Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies 'Will Come To Bad End' - Warren Buffett

According to a report by The Guardian UK, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Wednesday that he would never invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, and predicted the wildly popular assets are in for a fall.

“I can say almost with certainty that cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end,” Buffett told CNBC in an interview.

Coaching Italy would be ‘an honour’ – Roberto Mancini

Former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says he would like to coach Italy’s national team, describing the possibility as an honour.

The job has been vacant since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked in November following Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup and Carlo Ancelotti, another potential candidate, has already said he is not interested at the moment.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said Thursday.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera signed an excise notification gazette extraordinary under the Excise Ordinance, revoking the ban.

Police deploy 8,000 personnel over NLC protest in Kaduna

The police have deployed 8,000 personnel across Kaduna State ahead of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress over the sacking of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that heavily armed security personnel were stationed at the NLC headquarters along Independence Way and strategic areas of the metropolis while others were patrolling the town.

Orji Kalu reveals the People Attacking Nigerians, says its not Fulani Herdsmen

Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu said that Fulani herders are not in charge of the current killings in parts of the nation. He revealed that the are from Niger Republic.

In his revelation, Kalu confirmed that significant corrupt Nigerians who oppose the fight against corruption are the ones sponsoring the group.

Aregbesola urges Nigerians to pray for Buhari’s son

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has called on Nigerians to pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf.

Aregbesola made the call while speaking at the closing of 19th edition of the Annual National Conference of the Jama’atu Ta’awunil Muslimeen (Society of Nigeria) on Wednesday in Iwo.

Taraba anti grazing law not against any religion, tribe – Gov Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Mr. Darius Ishaku, has said the state anti-open grazing law is not targeted at any religious group or tribe.

In a statement issued in Jalingo by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Hon. Emmanuel Bello,  the governor said that the law was colour blind as it was not enacted to punish any tribe or religion.

Arms Manufacturer And Guns Runner Arrested With Fabricated Weapons

Troops of Nigerian Army on internal security operations deployed at Akwanga highway Nasarawa State, yesterday  Wednesday 10th January 2018, arrested a suspected gun runner, Mohammed Bello, in an Opel Vectra Saloon Car with the fabricated guns heading to Saminaka to link up with his gang leader Damina Saminaka.

Chelsea Star, Kante Crashes His Car After Collision With Lorry On His Way To Stamford Bridge (Photos)

Chelsea star N’Golo Kante crashed his car on Wednesday – but still took time for selfies with fans. The £32million midfielder, 26, was on his way to Stamford Bridge for the clash with Arsenal when he had a collision with a lorry.

'I don't want my daughter to play tennis' - Serena Williams

Serena Williams in an interview with Vogue Magazine said she doesn't want her baby daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. to play tennis when she grows up.

Williams and Olympia appear on the February cover of Vogue together and Williams revealed how she has no intentions of grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps on the tennis court.

Congolese Footballer, Ntaku Zibakaka Dies In Training

Angolan club Sagrada Esperança have announced the death of Ntaku Zibakaka during a pre-season camp in the western city of Benguela.The 23-year-old defender, originally from DR Congo took ill during training, but he was pronounced dead before he could reach hospital.

Stephanie Linus Arrives Italy To Advocate Against Human Trafficking

 In the wake of the increased rate of human trafficking being experienced by Nigerians trying to migrate to Europe via Libya, Actress and Producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived in Italy to give support to rescued people and raise her voice against such human rights violations.

This timely intervention is in partnership with the world-renowned international medical humanitarian organisation "Doctors Without Borders" (MSF). 

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange gets Ecuadorian identity number

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than five years, has been given an identity number in the South American country, its civil register showed Wednesday.

The number 1729926483 refers to the north-central province of Pinchincha, the daily El Universo reported.

Fani Kayode and his wife arrive Enugu State to pay a visit to Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors

Fani Kayode and his wife arrive Enugu State to pay a visit to?Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has just arrived in Enugu State with his wife, Precious to pay a visit to his friend Chief Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson motors

And according to him, 'I'll attend the Igbo/Yoruba "handshake across the Niger" summit which is being organised by Nzuko Umunna tomorrow. It will be a great occassion'.

Mark Zuckerberg Has Made $4 Billion In The First Week Of 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 33, has earned $4.16 billion since 2018 began, with company shares climbing more than 5%.That’s been enough to vault Zuckerberg from 5th to 4th on Bloomberg‘s billionaires list (where he’s been as recently as 2016). He’s now worth nearly $77 billion.Yet, in a Facebook post last week, Zuckerberg seemed to express concern about his company’s status.

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as premier warns of clampdown

Tunisian demonstrators defied the threat of a security clampdown as they spilled onto the streets of the capital and at least four other towns for a third night of violent protest fuelled by economic hardship.

Witnesses said police fired teargas to disperse crowds in Tunis and in Tebourba, a small town nearby where one protestor was killed in Monday.

El Zakzaky May Die In Detention, Shiite Members cries out

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, yesterday, raised the alert that Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky, their leader who had been held in confinement for more than two years might die in Prison because of his health condition when last visited in Prison.

Tending to a question and answer session in Kaduna, Chairman of the Resource Forum of the IMN, Prof. Abdullahi Danladi, said a current visit by relatives of the kept pioneer showed that his well being had taken a jump for the more regrettable.

You must visit scenes of massacre, Benue group tells Buhari

Aggrieved Benue indigenes, under the auspices of Community Development Coalition, CDC, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a visit to the state and personally assess the scenes of gruesome murder of the their loved ones by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The group, which made the call at a press conference in Abuja, insisted that after assessing the spots of the crimes, the President must address the people of the state on the alleged genocide, which resulted in deaths of over 100 people and wanton destruction of property worth billions of naira.

FIRS new headquarters is costing N39bn and will have a helipad among many other amenities

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) of Nigeria is developing a 17-storey office tower in the Central Business District of Abuja to serve as its new headquarters. The FIRS is responsible for collecting and accounting for the various taxes to the Federal Government.

Newly married man defiles six-year-old in Lagos

A newly married man, Francis Azukwo, is in  trouble after he was arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl, Ngozi, in the Ikotun area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the 32-year-old allegedly penetrated the victim’s private parts and anus during the sexual assault which occurred on Owoodu Street, Ijegun.

Adult Film Star Olivia Nova Dies At 20

Adult film star, Olivia Nova has passed away at the tender age of 20. The young pornography actress was reportedly found in her Las Vegas home. Her management team have expressed shock and sadness at her sudden death, which has come as a surprise to many who knew her.

Four Nigerians in ‘critical condition’ after fresh attack in S’Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans.

Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter, told NAN that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday.

Herdsmen killings: I’ll never beg President Buhari for anything – Governor Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has charged traditional hunters and local vigilante groups in the 16 local government areas to be on red alert and ward off any possible attack on the people of the state by Fulani herdsmen.
The Governor, who addressed hundreds of armed hunters at the Government House Pavilion, said security report suggested that the dreaded herdsmen were making incursions into the State’s Forest Reserve.

Atiku’s son escapes with son as court awards wife custody of kids

There was drama at the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon following the disappearance of Aamir Atiku, the seven-year-old son of Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Fatima Bolori.
The boy’s mother claimed that Aminu, son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, snatched Aamir and drove off with him.