Monday, 15 January 2018

Hoodlums Attack Police Station, Free Suspects, Destroy Cars

Operatives of the Ojodu Abiodun Police Station in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State were stunned on Sunday as some youths invaded the division and vandalised property.

The assailants reportedly broke into the cell of the station, freed detained suspects and carted away some valuables, including television sets and seized motorcycles.

Cars parked beside the station were also destroyed.

Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban

Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women over the age of 18 on Monday, just two days after it was lifted.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera revoked the 1979 on Friday.

“I spoke with the finance minister, …prime minister, and several other ministers and asked them to cancel the gazette immediately.

Police Arrest Suspected Robber, Recover Fake Dollars, Marijuana

A 28-year-old armed robbery suspect, Gambo Musa, has denied being an armed robber, saying that he only sold Indian hemp, some of which was found in his home.

Musa told journalists when he was paraded on Friday at the Katsina State police command headquarters, that he was arrested in his house while he was with his wife.

Manuel Akanji set to join Borussia Dortmund on record €22 million

FC Basel central defender Manuel Akanji, whose father is Nigerian, is close to joining top German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a record transfer fee of 21.5 million Euros, according to various media reports.

Dortmund will beat top Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur after they offered more cash.

Manchester United working to give David de Gea new contract – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have the chance to trim leaders Manchester City’s lead to 12 points on Monday night when they host Stoke City at Old Trafford and manager Jose Mourinho has reiterated the importance of keeping David de Gea who’s been one of their standout performers.

De Gea has established himself as one of the leading goalkeepers in world football since moving to United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and Mourinho has urged the club to offer the Spaniard a bumper new contract and take his Old Trafford career into a second decade.

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after 35 years ban

Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films, at the weekend, in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

The first permanent theaters could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that has already opened the door to concerts, comedy shows and women drivers over the past year.

Army Takes Delivery Of Innoson Vehicles

The Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of vehicles it ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company which were configured for deployment for Operation Lafiya Dole and other military operations.

Police confirm killing of Taraba assemblyman by kidnappers

Police in Taraba State on Monday confirmed the death of an abducted state assemblyman, Hosea Ibi.

The police spokesman in the state, David Misal, said Mr. Ibi, who represents Takum 1, at the assembly was found dead early Monday.

Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Kill 38

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad today, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May.

The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart of the capital, setting off their explosive vests among laborers and street vendors during the morning rush hour. More than 100 people were wounded, according to police and hospital officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Arsenal’s Petr Cech accepts blame for equaliser in loss at Bournemouth

Goalkeeper Petr Cech has accepted blame for Bournemouth’s equaliser in Arsenal’s 2-1 loss on Sunday, saying he “should have done better.”

Cech was beaten after he made an ill-timed run off his line as he attempted to intercept a cross toward Callum Wilson in the 70th minute. Wilson beat the Czech veteran to the ball and easily slotted home a leveller for the Cherries, who then netted a winner through Jordon Ibe four minutes later.

Woman arrested for impersonating Aisha Buhari

The FCT Police Command on Monday paraded one Aisha Bello for allegedly impersonating President Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari.

The police said the woman used the President wife’s name to solicit for contracts from members of the public who are mostly head of government agencies.

18-year-old Nigerian killed during fight in East London

An 18-year-old Nigerian, Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, has died from injuries sustained in a squabble in Chislehurst, East London.

Odeyingbo was found wounded in the garden of a home in the street few minutes past 9pm and died the following morning in a hospital, Evening Standard reports.

Sunderland agree to cancel Jack Rodwell’s contract

Sunderland have agreed to cancel Jack Rodwell’s contract after their highest-paid player asked to leave, Sky Sport reports.

The cash-strapped Championship side are willing to cancel his £70,000-a-week deal and let him leave for free.

The Zimbabwean Army Warned Mugabe He May End Up Like Gaddafi - Aide Reveals

It has been revealed that the immediate past president of Zimbabwe, Mr Robert Mugabe was warned by generals to step aside as protests against him grew, or face being “lynched” like Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi.

This was revealed by an aide to the former long-serving leader, the Agence France Presse, AFP, reports.

Guinea-Bissau premier resigns in bid to end political crisis

Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo has submitted his resignation to the president, in a bid to end a two-year political crisis in the poor west African nation.

Guinea-Bissau has been in the throes of a power struggle since August 2015, when President Jose Mario Vaz sacked former prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira.

Youths boo Ozekhome at Gani Fawehinmi lecture

There was a mild drama at the 14th Annual Chief Gani Fawenhimi Lecture in Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, as some youths booed Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who was one of the discussants.
The youths blocked the path of Ozekhome, who arrived the venue of the lecture at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, at about 1.30pm, insisting that the SAN would not be allowed into the lecture hall.

Ondo won’t prohibit cattle grazing – govt

The Ondo State Government said that it would not prohibit cattle rearing in the state but regulate the activities of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle to ensure peaceful co-existence of farmers and the herdsmen in the state.

Armed Fulani-herdsmen had allegedly murdered many farmers, raped their wives and female children and destroyed several farmlands in recent times in some parts of the state.

Governor Ganduje lifts ban on Kano popular actress Rahama Sadau

Kano Actors’ Guild has commended the state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, for lifting the ban on Rahama Sadau, popular female actress suspended from Kannywood for featuring in a romantic musical video.

Rahama, one of the leading actresses in Hausa film industry was expelled by the regulators of the Kannywood film industry, the Motion Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN).

Drama as policemen chase suspected criminals through traffic …over stolen ATM

There was panic and confusion yesterday at the Car Wash area of Egbeda, Lagos State, as armed policemen and angry crowd chased a suspected thief through moving traffic, causing gridlock.
The fleeing suspect is said to be part of six men that collected an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card from an 18-year-old boy at the Gowon Estate area of the metropolis, after he withdrew N10,000 for his elder brother.

Man sentenced for attempting to sell baby N150, 000

Mr Ifeanyi Kelvin Okorogu has been sentenced to prison for trafficking a 16-year-old girl and attempting to sell her baby for N150, 000.

According to Head, Press and Public Relations, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr Josiah Emerole, Okorogu was sentenced by a Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Woman bathes self with acid to get attention

A woman has bathed herself with a substance suspected to be home-made acid.
However, she first told the police that a black beggar was responsible for the “attack,” until police investigations proved otherwise and she confessed to the self-inflicted injuries.
Lizzie Dunn from Staten Island in New York City, told police last Monday that she was attacked with acid when walking alone to a bus stop.

EFCC in fresh moves against Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N7.3bn found in 15 bank accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is in fresh moves to seize funds in 15 bank accounts linked to Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

The funds, which the EFCC is seeking to seize, include a total of $8,435,788.84 and over N7.35bn.

Barca’s Dembele suffers new injury setback, out for four weeks

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for “three to four weeks” in a new blow for the French forward, his club announced on Monday.

Dembele hurt himself after coming off the bench in the second half of Sunday’s 4-2 win away to Real Sociedad in La Liga.

Paul Lambert appointed Stoke manager

Struggling Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager on Monday after the Scot signed a two-and-half-year contract to replace the sacked Mark Hughes.

The club face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday, but the 48-year-old former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager will take charge on Tuesday.

Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14, 771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of National Open University of Nigeria ( NOUN ), Prof. Abdalla Adamu, NOUN’s Vice-Chancellor, has said.

The former president is expected to receive a doctorate in Christian Theology, Adamu said at a news briefing on the institution’s 2018 convocation scheduled for Jan. 20 at its s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

FG summons US Ambassador to Nigeria over Donald Trump’s ”Sh*thole” comment

The Federal government has summoned the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington to explain the remarks made by President Donald Trump which referred to African countries as “shitholes” alongside Haiti and other black nations.

Aziz Ansari addresses sexual misconduct allegation, says it was “completely consensual”

American actor, Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who claims he repeatedly got sexually aggressive with her despite her protestations in 2017. The comedian has now replied, saying he believes the sexual activity he engaged in with the anonymous woman was completely consensual.

President Buhari meets Benue leaders in the state house

President Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with 35 elders from Benue state. The state governor, Samuel Ortom, led the elders to the meeting in the state house.

Ekiti Bars Kayode Fayemi, Other From Holding Public Offices In State

A White Paper released by Ekiti State Government has barred a former governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from holding a public office in the state for 10 years.

The state also barred his former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, for the same number of years.

5 Details About Men's Fashion Every Guy Can NOT Ignore

No matter how confident a man is, specific fashion details should not be ignored. Here are common mistakes men make that keep them from looking well-dressed.

Arsenal, Chelsea chasing Watford forward Richarlison

Arsenal and Chelsea are both chasing Watford forward Richarlison as they prepare to launch an audacious summer swoop.

Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte are looking to add the Brazilian to their ranks and have approached the player's agent over a future transfer, according to reports.

No Liverpool player has better start like Mohamed Salah – Carragher

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has revealed that only former Reds star, John Barnes comes close to matching the start winger, Mohamed Salah has made at the club.
Carragher made this claim after Liverpool beat Manchester City 4-3 in a stunning game at Anfield on Sunday with goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

FG Buys Five More Aircraft To Fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday in Kaduna took delivery of five new Super Mushshak aircraft purchased by the Federal Government from Pakistan to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.

With the new five aircraft, which were delivered to the NAF Base in Kaduna, 10 trainer aircraft have now been supplied by Pakistan to Nigeria to aid the counter-terrorism operations.

Another $44 million vanish from NIA vaults

Two months after Ambassador Ayodele Oke was sacked as Director General of the National Intelligence Agency [NIA] and two days after Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar was appointed as its new DG, another scandal hit the intelligence agency at the weekend when $44million in cash kept in its vaults in Abuja was removed to an unknown destination. 

Daily Trust on Sunday learnt from top security sources that the money was surreptitiously removed even before the agency’s new DG resumes duty. 

Wife beaten to death by husband for giving him small fish

Wife beaten to death by husband for giving him small fish lailasnews

2018 has taken off, and a wife is already dead for giving her husband small fish. Twitter user @DCelebrityNurse who shared the story of her tenant’s sister, said that wasn’t the only time the lady who had scars on her body resulting from broken bottles and cutlass had been assaulted by her husband.

@DCelebrityNurse went further to disclose that preliminary scan, revealed that the lady suffered broken limbs and blunt injuries especially her kidney.

Benue Massacre: Miyetti Allah Wants Compensation For Herdsmen Affected In Crisis

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to pay compensation to herdsmen affected by all forms of crisis in the country.

The National Secretary of MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma, made the appeal while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday on the position of the association to the crisis between farmers and herdsmen across the country.

"419 Pastors Salivating, Waiting To Rob You Of Your January Salary" - Aribisala

Jesus says: “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” (Mark 11:17)

This statement was true in the time of Jeremiah, who wrote it initially. It was true in the days of Jesus, who quoted Jeremiah. It remains true today, confirming it as a word of God. Jesus says: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.” (Matthew 24:35).

Benue Youths And Police In A Shootout In Makurdi

A state of unease pervades Benue State capital, Makurdi, as youths engage security operatives at Wadatta area, a suburb of the capital city.

Source told our correspondent that some youths had gathered in a particular place, with policemen and soldiers suspecting they could cause havoc, hence the decision to engage the youths.

Photos: Four Suspected Migrants Caught While Hiding Under Car Bonnet To Sneak Into Europe

Four suspected migrants have been caught trying to sneak into Europe by hiding inside a car as it crossed into the Spanish North African territory of Melilla.

Two of the people - from sub-Saharan Africa - were hiding in the car's boot, while another was found under the bonnet.

Rodman, Kim Jong Un’s buddy, arrested for drunk-driving

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and sometime buddy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was released from jail on Sunday after being detained overnight on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

Rodman, 56, was stopped at 11:11 pm Saturday for a vehicle violation, said Police Lieutenant Rachel Johnson in Newport Beach, California, south of Los Angeles.

Britain's Top Primary School Bans Hijabs, Says No To Fasting During Ramadan

The top state primary school in UK has banned girls under eight from wearing hijabs as well as fasting among young pupils.  St Stephen's primary school has called on the government to take a firm stand and follow suit rather than leaving schools to create their own rules.

The school in Newham, east London, has demanded that parents don't allow their children to fast throughout the school day during Ramadan when pupils will have to sit summer exams.

Cyrille Regis Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack.

The former West Brom and Coventry striker made 614 league appearances across his 19-year career and won five caps for England.

Regis, who was voted West Brom's all time cult hero in a 2004 poll, passed away yesterday evening.

U.S. desperate after ‘losing’ five centuries of global influence — Russia

The U.S. resorts to illegitimate measures in a bid to stop its influence on the international arena from shrinking, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

Lavrov said during his annual news conference.

“The U.S. and the … West are losing their absolutely dominant positions they enjoyed for at least five centuries, as new centres of economic growth, financial power and political influence are emerging in the natural course of history,” he said.

Venus Williams sent packing at Australian Open

World number five Venus Williams crashed out on day one of the Australian Open Monday.

Williams, who lost in the final to sister Serena last year, was stunned by Swiss star Belinda Bencic, fresh from winning the Hopman Cup with Roger Federer.

Lady breaks down in tears as her boyfriend rejects her marriage proposal (video)

The video making the rounds on social media, shows a man, presumably Nigerian, rejecting his grilfriend’s proposal. The young lady who might have waited for him to pop the question, took it upon herself to do the asking inside a mall. The man who appeared shocked, hugged her and walked away without taking her ring. The young lady couldn’t hold back her tears as she wept profusely after the rejection. 

Watch the video below

10 killed as gas station explodes in Lagos

Photos: 10 killed as gas station explodes in Lagos

10 persons have been confirmed dead in an explosion that occured at the Second Coming Gas station in Magodo, Lagos state this morning. The gas plant is located on CMD Road, opposite Magodo Brooks Estate.

Governor Fayose kicks against FG’s plan to build cattle colonies across every state in Nigeria

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, via his twitter handle, kicked against plans by the Federal government to build cattle colonies in the state. Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, at a meeting with some Northern governors and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, disclosed plans by the government to build cattle colonies as ay of curbing the bloody clash herdsmen have with farmers in some parts in the country.

Photos: Tony Okoroji begins indefinite ‘One Man’ demonstration at a Federal high court in Lagos

Tony Okoroji, the Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has begun an indefinite one-man demonstration in front of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Okoroji said that his action has become necessary to draw the attention of the world to a new and dangerous attempt to destroy the Nigerian judicial system by the blackmail of a Nigerian judge to force him not to deliver a judgment written by him.

Before & After Makeup Photos Of A Lady With Vitiligo

These ‘before and after’ makeup pictures of a lady with vitiligo has gone viral for obvious reasons.

The picture which was shared on Instagram, has received mixed reactions from online users particularly Nigerians.