Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Transferred To A Maximum Security Prison

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has been transferred to a maximum security prison after refusing to pay the $6 billion as part of a government anti-corruption purge.

Recall that the prince was amongst the 60 detainees being kept under arrest at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Fraudsters arraigned in court for attempting to dupe Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of N50m

The Lagos state government today arraigned two young men, Rilwanu Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole, before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere for attempting to dupe the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to the tune of N50 million.

The alleged fraudsters are being prosecuted on a three-count charge of possession of fraudulent document, impersonation and attempt to commit felony.

Police arrest 27 suspects, recover arms in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested 27 suspects for various crimes in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who presented the suspects to newsmen at the Command’s premises in Ikeja on Tuesday, said they were picked up at different locations in the state.

Imohimi said that five suspects were arrested for conspiracy and stealing of street lights and Nitel cables.

I Will Continue To Do My Job With or Without Senate Confirmation - Magu

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said senate’s non-confirmation of his appointment won’t discourage him from carrying out his responsibilities.

The anti-graft agency Czar made the statement after he visited the Lagos State Chief Judge, Mrs Opeyemi Oke, at her office at the Ikeja High Court, on Monday.

Two Fraudulent Nigerian Businessmen Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court Maiduguri, Borno State, on Monday, January 15, 2018 sentenced Prince Philip Power and Attah Adoga to ten years imprisonment on each of the 2-counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false presence preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Anderlecht join chase for Super Eagles ace Tyronne Ebuehi

The Dutch media have reported that Belgian champions Anderlecht have joined the hot chase for “versatile” Tyronne Ebuehi.

Benfica, Olympiacos and Norwich City have lately been linked with the 22-year-old Nigeria international, whose contract at Dutch club ADO Den Haag runs out in the summer.

Hit-and-Run Driver Who Escaped Scene Ordered to Report at Police Station After Mistakenly Leaving Plate Number at the Scene

A hit-and-run driver is in serious trouble after disappearing from the scene of the accident leaving the victim to die. 
However, the driver has been told by the Rapid Response Squad unit of the Nigeria police to voluntarily report at the Ajah police station after mistakenly leaving behind the plate number at the scene of the accident.

How to End Violent Clashes Between Farmers and Herdsmen - By Femi Falana

Following the tragic killing of 73 people during the violent attack on Logo and Guma in Benue State January 1, 2018, Chief Paul Unongo, a former minister had accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of masterminding the crisis since he is a patron of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association. Although Alhaji Abubakar promptly denied the allegation and threatened to institute a libel suit in court the governors of Nasarawa and Plateau states, Governors Tanko Al-Makura and Simon Lalong respectively, have publicly blamed their Benue state colleague, Governor Samuel Ortom for the tragic killing. As far as both governors are concerned, it was the enactment of the Open Grazing Prohibition Law of Benue state which provoked the violent attack.

Billionaire Kidnapper: Evans Loses In Court As Suit Challenging His Continued Detention Is Dismissed

According to report by Premium Times, a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed the N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans.

The judge, Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the suit for lacking merit.

Arsene Wenger called referee Mike Dean ‘a disgrace’ – FA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned referee Mike Dean’s honesty and called him “a disgrace” during an angry exchange after last month’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, it has been revealed.

Wenger received a three-match touchline ban after he admitted questioning the integrity of the referee in the match officials’ changing room.

Real Madrid ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave

Real Madrid seem happy to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club, but there are doubts over Manchester United’s interest, says Guillem Balague.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who will be 33 in February, is reportedly unhappy that promises over a new contract have not been kept and is ready to call time on his glittering nine-year stay in Spain’s capital.

Nigerians accept I’m doing my best – Buhari

Nigeria has been ranked as the second worst nation in power supply as power drops to 3,851 megawatts, MW.

The Spectator Index of the world’s worst electricity supply in 2017, stated this in a report released by @spectatorindex twitter handle, yesterday.

FRCN, RayPower Shut Down Over Tax Debt

The Edo State Internal Revenue Service has closed down the Benin station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Daar Communications Plc, over alleged indebtedness.

It was gathered that the stations, also known as Bronze FM and RayPower FM, respectively, were sealed on Tuesday morning by officials of the EIRS.

10 Year-Old Boy Forced To Carry Out S*x Act On Mum & Pose For Naked Selfie With Her

A 10-year-old boy was forced to carry out a sex act on his mum and pose for a "naked selfie" with her, a court has heard.

The child was subjected to horrific sexual assaults and abuse from his mum and her partner, which was branded "despicable" by a judge.

Swansea Crown Court heard sex acts performed on the victim were filmed while a man repeatedly asked him if he was watching him have sex with his mum as the boy lay on a blow-up mattress under their bed.

Aare Ona Kakanfo: Why I chose Gani Adams out of 25 candidates – Alaafin of Oyo

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Otunba Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland.
Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Oyo to mark his 47th year on the throne.

Teen beauty queen dethroned over indecent birthday photos

Teen queen dethroned

After series of photos parading the social media space weeks after her coronation, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo, winner of Mr/Miss Akwa Ibom Teen, 2017/2018, has been dethroned by the Akwa Ibom State Teenagers Forum for releasing semi-nude photos on her birthday, CALABAR REPORTERS gathered.

Customs finds $22m worth of cocaine hidden in imported furniture

Federal officials found a lot more than fancy décor inside a Philadelphia furniture shipment.

Officials said they discovered 317.5kg of cocaine hidden inside bedroom furniture and kitchen cabinets that had been shipped from Puerto Rico.

Wilson Oruma: Family gives update on financial, health condition of ex-Nigerian star

Family of former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, has given update on his health condition.

Dominic Oruma, younger brother to the former football star, said he is recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown.

Nigeria practicing 'military democracy' – Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the presidential system of government Nigeria is practising can no longer sustain its growth and success.
Akande made the remark while addressing a news conference in his country home, Ila, Osun state as part of activities to mark his 79th birthday.
He said multi-party parliamentary democracy was the best form of government for Nigeria if it wanted to catch up with the rest of the civilised world.
Akande, a former governor, said the American democracy system of multi-party presidentialism was too complicated and costly for a country of poor people with large illiteracy rate like Nigeria.
According to him, the Nigerian nation is currently running a difficult government under an unworkable set up.
“President Buhari is my friend and I want him to succeed but he is running a difficult system of government,” he said.
“Nigeria’s democracy is a military democracy of sharing and if we continue like this, there is no how we can succeed.
“Up to this present age, evidence-based analyses has proven parliamentary democracy to be the most accountable transparent form of government in the whole world.”
He said parliamentary democracy had helped countries like the United Kingdom rich, stable and respected globally and also made Israel very strong economically and militarily.
“It is also transforming India from acute poverty and hunger into self sufficiency and reliability virtually in all fields,” he said.
“Apart from being transparent and accountable, parliamentary democracy is absolutely inclusive.
“It appears to be the best form of governmental structure for Nigeria now.”
Akande, a former governor of Osun state, maintained that anything less accountable and transparent would not help the development of the country. (The Cable )

Theo Walcott to undergo medical after Everton meet Arsenal's price - Sources

Arsenal veteran Theo Walcott is close to completing a £20 million move to Everton, ending a 12-year stint with the Gunners, sources have told ESPN FC.
Walcott, Arsenal's longest-serving player, has yet to start a Premier League game this season and Arsene Wenger has sanctioned a move away for the winger.

Alleged N450m fraud: I’ve no case to answer - Belgore

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Dele Belgore, has filed a no-case submission in response to money laundering charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Belgore’s co-defendant, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, a  former Minister of National Planning, filed a similar application, urging the court to discharge him and let him go.

You lied over genocide claim against Fulani in Taraba, CAN slams Sanusi

The Christian Association of Nigeria in Taraba State on Tuesday described as outright false the claim by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, that over 800 Fulani people were killed in Taraba last year.

Sanusi had in an interview with journalists last week alleged that in one weekend, 800 Fulani people were killed on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State.

It’s time Nigerians say no to division, acrimony caused by selfish people – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that time has come for Nigerians to stand with one accord and say no to anything that will bring division in the country, noting that Nigerians problem are caused by those who fight for their selfish interest.

The elder statesman in his tweeter handle disclosed this yesterday while commenting on the armed forces remembrance day and the need to always remember our fallen heroes.

Senate responds to Tunde Bakare’s attack on Buhari, insists President has not failed

The Nigerian Senate has reacted to a statement credited to Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, where he claimed that president Muhammadu Buhari’s government has failed.

It would be recalled that Pastor Bakare, on Monday attacked Buhari over corruption and unemployment rate in the country.

Reno Omokri reveals why Buhari has been allegedly lying to Nigerians

Reno Omokri, former Presidential aide, on Tuesday maintained that President Buhari has been lying to Nigerians about his government’s achievements.

Omokri made the remark while reacting to report by Spectatorindex saying Buhari lied about Nigeria generating 7,000mws of power.

"Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney"

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has warned against indiscriminate or misuse of Paracetamol, saying such practice damages the liver and kidney.

Mr Jelili Kilani, PSN Chairman, FCT Chapter, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday emphasised that Paracetamol, an analgesic, was not suppose to be misused.

EFCC arraigns ex-FCT minister, Akinjide for N650m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, for allegedly laundering a sum of N650m.

Akinjide was arraigned alongside Senator Ayo Adeseun and Chief Olanrewaju Otiti before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

EFCC asks Jang to account for tenure as governor

The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang has again appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to give an account of his stewardship to the people of Plateau State, when he served as Governor from 2007-2015.

Jang Tuesday honoured the invitation by the Commission stressing he is a firm believer in the mandate of the EFCC to probe and bring to account public office holders.

How hackers uploaded Funke Akindele’s photo as Avenger’s cast – Freeze

Controversial media personality, Daddy Freeze, and Actress Tonto Dikeh have reacted to report that popular actress, Funke Akindele’s name has been removed from the cast list of coming superhero movie, Avengers: Infinity War.

It was reported that Akindele’s name was published on the popular movie review website, IMDB, where it revealed she would act alongside international movie stars, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth, in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity Wars.

"I Regret Making Udom Governor" - Akpabio

The Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in a meeting held on Monday to review the ongoing onslaught against him by his Successor told his Annang cabal that the greatest mistake he has made in his life was to have made Udom Emmanuel his successor in 2015 against all odds and warnings by some well meaning people within and outside the state.

Governor Okorocha Spotted Wearing Army Uniform At Armed Forces Remembrance Day In Owerri

Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at the Heroes Square Owerri on Monday, January 15, 2018.

London house: Arthur Eze to pay £1m in damages

A Nigerian billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze, has been ordered to pay £1m in damages to a couple for pulling out of a £5m deal to buy their seven-bed London mansion after paying a 10 per cent deposit.

Eze is the Chairman of Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum, a Nigerian privately-held, Africa-focused oil exploration and production group.

Make burial plans before going to N/Korea, U.S. warns citizens

The U.S. State Department has warned Americans travelling to North Korea, to see their journey as a death wish following its frosty relation with the Asian country.

The State Department gave the warning on its website urging those wishing to travel to make their burial plans and write a will if they wish to embark on the journey.

Man Sacks Wife Over Her Penchant For Giving Birth To Babies Like Rabbit

A marriage of nine years was dissolved on Monday in Lagos after Michael Ayinde, a 39-year-old man, had taken his wife, Glory, to court over her penchant for unbridled procreation.

Akin Akinniyi, the President of Igando Customary Court in a Lagos suburb, said that it was obvious from available testimony and the respondent’s refusal to appear in court that the marriage had hit the rocks.

Man Stabbed To Death Over Chicken In Calabar

A fight over chicken at a political gathering in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has claimed the life of a young man, Eyo Nsa, who was reportedly stabbed to death by members of a cult —King Crackers.

It was gathered that a councillorship aspirant in Calabar South visited the ward’s secretariat at Gibson to signify his intention to contest and went with refreshment for members.

Lagos Auto Parts Dealer Dies In SARS Custody

An auto parts dealer in the Owode Onirin area of Lagos State, Lukman Ogundele, has died in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.

Although the police formation had been reportedly  evasive on the whereabouts of the father of two children, a police charge sheet sighted by our correspondent marked his name ‘late’.

EFCC’s Attempt To Arrest Abba Kyari Sparks Panic Aso Rock

Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian Presidency, was, on penultimate Sunday, thrown into a panic, following an alarm by Mr. Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, that he was about to be arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Kyari, who has been named in a number of corruption cases, said sources, told, Presidency officials that his residence at Defence House in Abuja was ordered invaded by Mr. Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman.

‘We won’t return’, abducted Chibok girls in new Boko Haram video

Terrorist group, Boko Haram on Monday released a new video showing remaining schoolgirls abducted four years ago from Chibok, Borno State.

The video is the first since May last year when another woman who also claimed to be among the 219 seized from the town in Borno state said she wanted to stay.

Delta State May Soon Be Short Of Teachers

No fewer than 152 secondary school teachers are set to retire from the Delta State Unified Teaching Service this month, Chairman, Post Primary Education Board, Patrick Akporuno has said.

To mitigate the manpower loss, Akporuno said the PPEB has mandated principals and vice-principals in public secondary schools to teach a specific number of periods weekly.

Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Scores Huge Win In Nasty Custody War With Baby Daddy

Tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka is one step closer to resuming her pro career, after getting a huge win in her custody case that should clear the path for her to travel with her baby again.

Azarenka, who's a citizen of Belarus went to war with her baby daddy Billy McKeague in 2017 after he filed paternity papers in L.A., where Azarenka trains.

Oil price rises above $70 as supply drops

International oil benchmark, Brent crude, hovered near a three-year high of over $70 per barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia were tightening supplies.

Brent, against which Nigeria’s crude oil is priced, rose to a high of $70.23 as of 7:45pm Nigerian time, while the United States’ West Texas Intermediate stood at $64.90 per barrel. Both benchmarks hit levels not seen since December 2014.

Ronaldo wants to rejoin Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘feels cheated’ by Real Madrid and wants to rejoin Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

As report that the Portuguese superstar feels that Real president Florentino Perez hasn’t kept promises about his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu and he has now run out of patience.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Take Their Twins To Museum For Martin Luther King Jr

Their twins turn seven this April. And while their romance came to an end in 2014 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, who were married for six years, are still just as committed as ever to co-parenting.

The pair were at Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, California, yesterday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Parents arrested after their 13 children are found bound and shakled

Two parents have been arrested after 13 of their children were shackled to beds inside their home in California, police say.

The victims, all siblings aged between two and 29 years old, were being held captive at the home of David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, in Perris, California, police said.

Leader Of Britain's UKIP Splits With Girlfriend Over Derogatory Comments About Markle

The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (Ukip) said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle and black people.

Mr Henry Bolton, 54, who became the ailing UK Independence Party's fourth leader in a year when he was elected last September, said he had ended his relationship with model Jo Marney after the "appalling" text messages she sent to a friend were published.

Parents of the child model involved in H&M hoodie race row move out of their home

?Parents of the child model involved in H&M hoodie race row move out of their home (Video)

Terry Mango and Frank Odhiambo, the Kenyan parents of the child model involved in H&M race row, have reportedly moved out of their home because of the global backlash the campaign triggered as they fear it will affect their young son.

Diddy's son Christian Combs walks the runway at Dolce & Gabbana Show during Milan Fashion Week (Photos)


Italian luxury fashion, Dolce & Gabbana’s fall ’18 runway show took place at Milan Men’s Fashion Week over the weekend and it featured young up-and-coming talent.
The sons of rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs and actor James Marsden including social media influencer Cameron Dallas were among the young stars who made the runway.

“I will sing till I’m 80” - Nigerian singer, Asa

?I will sing till I?m 80? - Nigerian singer, Asa

She's just 35 years old now, guess the world will still enjoy her vocal power-house for another 45-years!

Photo: Robbers invade school in Anambra, steal big Generator Set

Photo: Robbers invade school in Anambra, steal big Generator Set

Suspected robbers over the weekend, invaded a secondary school in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and made away with the Generator that supplies power to the school. Report by a Facebook user:

Legendary African musician, Khadija Daleys dies in Canada

Legendary African musician,?Khadija Daleys dies in Canada

Legendary Somali singer, Khadija Abdullahi Daleys has died in Toronto, Canada at the age of 81. 

Somali information minister Abdirahman Osman announced Daleys’ passing on his Twitter account.  She rose to fame in 1952 when she became the first Somali artist to sing on the state-run Radio Mogadishu, Osman said.