Friday, 19 January 2018

Chelsea could be banned for two transfer windows

Chelsea could be banned for two transfer windows as FIFA investigate the club for irregular signings, according to The Guardian.

The Premier League champions have reportedly been accused of breaking rules on recruiting under-age foreign players, with as many as 25 cases being reviewed.

Newborn baby dies as mom, nurse try to sell her

Police on Friday arraigned a nurse, Agulana Ndidi, 33, and Yakubu Lina, 34, in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court over an attempt to sell a newborn baby.

The duo are charged with criminal conspiracy and concealment of birth, punishable under sections 59 and 213 of the Penal Code Laws of Kaduna, 2017.

Motor dealers to see Buhari over customs duty

Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON)) is considering the option of writing a letter to seek the chance of meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, it was learnt on Friday.
The Nation gathered from its National President, Prince Ajibola Adedoyin, that members of the association are going to plead with Mr. President to offer the motor dealers another opportunity to submit the vehicles in their car parks for duty payment instead of running the risk of seizure by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) .

Nigerian Epileptic Mum Who Killed Her Child In An Accident In UK Spared Jail

A Nigerian mother who killed her 18-month-old daughter when she suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel has been spared jail. Chidinma Anya, 45, was slammed by Old Bailey judge Rebecca Poulet for driving despite being told not to by a neurologist.

The Judge said mum-of-four Anya had an “intermittent and unreliable” attitude to her medication.

Court throws out Union bank's application, Orders Permanently Forfeiture Of Ikoy Flat To FG

Justice Saliu Saidu sitting at a Federal High Court, Lagos, Friday, ordered the permanent forfeiture of Flat 7B situated at No. 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sum of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000, totaling N13 billion, was discovered on April 12, 2017, in iron cabinets and “Ghana-must-go” bags, to the Federal Government Nigeria. 

Delivering judgement on the suit, Justice Saidu after dismissing Union Bank Plc's application as the owner of the flat, described the Bank, as a busybody, that has no interest in the property sought to be forfeited.

National Bank of Kenya hacked, millions lost

The National Bank of Kenya on Friday confirmed it was hacked and 29 million shillings (N101.4m) lost in the process.

In a statement seen by Kenyan Pulse, the bank disclosed that the  fraud happened on January 17, 2018.

Man remanded for allegedly raping own teenage daughter

A 45-year old carpenter, Olumide Akinleye, who allegedly cohabited with and raped his own daughter, is to remain behind bars pending judgment, an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered in Ibadan on Friday.

Magistrate Modina Akanni, who gave the ruling, said Akinleye should be kept in police custody until when hearing would begin.

Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Gov Ajimobi

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

I got only 198,000 votes from south-east, yet they have four senior ministers - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has again tried to allay fears that he harbours a bias against the south-east, pointing out that he appointed four senior ministers from the zone where he  got only 198,000 votes in 2015.

Speaking on Thursday at a dinner for chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Buhari said he is fully aware of the issues confronting the country.

Burnley agree fee to sign Aaron Lennon from Everton

Burnley have agreed a fee and personal terms to sign Everton winger Aaron Lennon, according to Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old winger has been made available following Everton’s £20m signing of Theo Walcott.

Forward thinking gives Antonio Conte a headache

Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea’s problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.

Michy Batshuayi’s strike in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win against Norwich City, a success achieved on penalties after a 1-1 draw, was the Blues’ first goal after three successive scoreless draws.

Nigerian Youngster, Kelechi Nwakali Set For Arsenal Return

Arsenal are making moves to recall Nigeria U20 international, Kelechi Nwakali from a loan spell at Dutch club VVV Venlo.

This is as a result of his lack of first-team opportunities.

Nwakali’s brother and representative, Allwell, said that the attacking midfielder, who joined the VV Venlo on a season-long loan in the summer transfer market, has managed only three starts from a possible 18 this term.

Kidnapped Ex-Bayelsa Commissioner Regains Freedom

Mrs Marie Ebikake, a former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa State abducted by gunmen on the same day (Sunday) with a soldier in separate incidents in the state, has regained freedom.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ebikake was freed at about 3am on Friday, but the fate of the soldier remained unknown.

Boko Haram kills five in Adamawa village

Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, a community leader and a local resident said on Friday.

A group of 10 militants stormed Kaya village at about 9:00 pm in the Madagali area late on Thursday and broke into two homes, killing four people.

Guardiola congratulates Mourinho on signing Alexis Sanchez

Pep Guardiola has congratulated Jose Mourinho on signing Alexis Sanchez.

Pep Guardiola expects Alexis Sanchez to join Manchester United and says there are no hard feelings.

Sanchez played under Guardiola at Barcelona but City pulled out of the race to sign the Chile international as they were reportedly unhappy with the escalating costs of doing the deal.

Pele Hospitalized In Brazil... After Collapsing

Soccer legend Pele was rushed to a hospital in Brazil early Thursday morning after collapsing ... but doctors seem confident he'll be okay. 

So far, it appears the 77-year-old's medical episode is being chalked up to exhaustion. 
Pele was set to host a dinner in London with the Football Writers Association on Sunday -- but the FWA now says he will not make it for obvious reasons. The FWA also issued a statement about Pele's health. 

Putin Strips Down To Marks Baptism Of Jesus Christ

Vladimir Putin has bared his chest again after stripping down to his bathing trunks and going for a dip in a freezing lake.

The half-naked Russian president marked the baptism of Jesus Christ when he bathed in the icy waters in -6C weather.

Pastor rapes 14-year-old girl, gives her abortion drug

An Abuja-based clergyman, Apostle Basil Princewill, gave a 14-year-old girl he was accused of raping an abortion pill to terminate a pregnancy, a medical doctor called as witness has told an FCT High Court in Maitama.

According to Daily Trust, Apostle Princewill is facing a four-count charge bordering on rape, impersonation and attempt to cause abortion before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of High Court 4, sitting at Maitama, Abuja.

Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Dokpesi’s trial adjourned until February 6

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until Feb. 6, the trial of erstwhile Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, over alleged N2.1bn fraud.

Justice John Tsoho fixed the date after the 11th prosecution witness, Mr Gabriel Agorye, testified on Friday.

We are still living in fear, Ortom tells APC governors

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, on Friday, said that people of the state live in fear and still under siege of Fulani herdsmen.

Ortom stated this while receiving northern and All Progressive Congress governors led by the chairman, governors forum, Shetima Kashim, at the new banquet hall, Makurdi.

In attendance were five governors; Shetima Kashim, (Borno), Simon Lalong, (Plateau), Mallam El Rufai, (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello, (Kogi) and Mohamad Abubakar, (Jigawa) as well as deputy governor of Osun state, Chief Mrs Grace Titilayo Tomori.

Business man slumps & dies hours after mourning the death of his friend (Photos)

Donald Don Prince, a Maryland, US-based Cameroonian business man, has passed away yesterday following the mourning of the death of his friend. Prince died on Wednesday, January 17, just hours after he took to Facebook to mourn the demise of his friend.

Prince was until his death the founder and CEO of Khati Khati chicken Ltd.

Scientists Develop Computer Program That Predicts When Hospital Patient Will Die

A team of researchers at Stanford University in the US has developed a computer program that can predict when a hospital patient will die with unnerving level of accuracy.

According to the team, their program is right 90% of the time. It will be used to provide appropriate end-of-life car to hospital patients with a terminal disease.

FFK Reacts To Prof. Muhammad's "Benue Belongs To Fulanis" Claim

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode otherwise known as FFK on Thursday reacted to statement credited to Professor Umar Labdo Muhammad of the Faculty of Humanities, Northwest University, Kano that Benue State belongs to the Fulanis by right of conquest. 

Chief Kayode, who berated the University lecturer noted that every land Fulani herdsmen took from the Indigenous people in the past will be “reclaimed and retaken.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela loses battle for Nelson Mandela’s rural home

A South African court on Friday struck down a long-running effort by late president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of his former rural home.

The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed her appeal against a lower court’s ruling that she was not the rightful owner of the property in his childhood village.

Arsene Wenger handled Alex Iwobi’s disciplinary issue like a father – Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr has hailed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for the manner he handled Alex Iwobi’s disciplinary issue.

The 21-year-old was reported to have been partying the night before Arsenal’s FA Cup loss to English second-tier side, Nottingham Forest.

Despite his misdeed, the Frenchman still fielded the Nigeria international for 90 minutes in their barren draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Everton squad is “too big” – Sam Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce believes his squad is “too big” and is now looking to “move a few players on” after the January arrivals of Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun.

The Toffees have spent close to £50m on the pair and they have now brought in 14 players since the start of last summer’s transfer window, spending more than £206m.

Buhari Treated Late Yar'Adua With So Much Hatred - Sule Lamido Reveals

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “intolerant and vengeful” person. He made the remark while alleging that Buhari never forgave the late Musa Yar’Adua for defeating him during the 2007 presidential election.

Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, Lamido claimed that despite not attending Council of State meeting while Yar’Adua was alive, upon the death of the late president, Buhari attended the next meeting.

EFCC Launches Probe As $500m Abacha Loot Goes Missing

This is the question the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to answer.

The cash was recovered from the family of the late Head of State during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

It was repatriated from slush accounts in foreign jurisdictions. The foreign governments, which released the loot to the Federal Government after hard negotiations, demanded that the cash be used for concrete developments, including infrastructure, such as roads, water, healthcare and education.

Tinubu Speaks on Farmers/Fulani Herdsmen Clashes

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday said herdsmen attacks on farmers festered because past administrations did not deal decisively with the problem.

He said the crisis had assumed dimensions that troubled the body politic because it had not been addressed.

Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan Agree Personal Terms With Arsenal

Arsenal are growing increasingly confident of signing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this month with both players agreeing personal terms with the club, Goal understands.

Arsene Wenger is looking to soften the blow of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United by bringing in what he sees as two world class attacking players and talks with Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola have finally seen a breakthrough after Arsenal agreed a healthy financial package to make the Armenian one of the club’s highest paid players.

Top Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Perishes In Helicopter Crash

Mr Roy Bennet, a key Zimbabwean opposition leader has died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico that also killed four others, authorities said.

According to PM News, State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett’s death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five others went down in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico. Details of why the 60-year-old Bennett was in the area were not immediately available. The crash injured one person aboard.

Mother Strangles Son and Burns His Corpse Over An Argument

Indian police on Friday arrested a 42-year-old woman for killing her teenage son, set his body on fire before dumping the charred remains near their home in the southern state of Kerala.
The bone-chilling crime that shocked the entire country took place in Kollam, over 65 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram, earlier this week, but came to light later after the woman, identified as Jaya Mol, broke down during sustained interrogation by police.

FG Sues Pioneer APC Scribe, Brother Over Refusal to Declare Assets

The Federal Government has charged a former interim National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Tijani Musa Tumsah and his brother for allegedly refusing to declare their assets without reasonable excuses, DailyTrust reports.

Tijani, who is the Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) and a member of the APC’s board of trustees, was charged alongside his brother, Ibrahim Musa Tumsah, the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Giroud Bound For Dortmund in Aubameyang Deal

Olivier Giroud is set to move to Borussia Dortmund as part of the deal that takes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, claims the Daily Mirror.
Already struggling for game time following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, Giroud would slip further down the pecking order should Aubameyang land at the Emirates Stadium. 
But Dortmund could offer a way out in a cash-plus-player deal for their Gabon striker, having already shown an interest in the Frenchman over the summer. 

Court Ruling On IPOB As Terrorist Group Denigration Of Judiciary - Ohaneze Says

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, declined to set-aside the order that designated the Indigeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation.
The court, in a ruling that was delivered by the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, dismissed the application IPOB filed to challenge the September 20, 2017, order that outlawed its activities in Nigeria.

President Buhari Hosts APC Chieftains In Aso Rock (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari met some leaders of the All Progressives Congress at a dinner on Thursday night.
The APC chieftains were led by national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and in the photographs shared by Presidential Assistants, Sunday Aghaeze and Femi Adesina, Buhari shook hands with all the guests, before they settled down for the dinner.

Tanzanian government bans socialites, Instagram models, video vixens and celebrities from posting raunchy photos on social media

Tanzanian government?bans?socialites, Instagram?models, video vixens and celebrities from posting raunchy photos?on social media

The government of Tanzania through its Music Regulatory Board, popularly Known as BASATA, has banned posting of nudes photos on social media.

Those affected by the ban include musicians like Gigy Money, Pretty Kind, Model Sanchoka, Video Vixen Amber Lulu among others.  According to the executive secretary of the Board, those affected by the ban will not be allowed to do music for a period of six months. 

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr permits squad to bring wives and girlfriends to 2018 World Cup in Russia

 Is it a good idea? Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr permits squad to bring wives and girlfriends to 2018 World Cup in Russia

The Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has given his permission to the squad to bring their wives and girlfriends to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The German-born coach made this known at a press conference organised by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to unveil partners and friendly matches for the squad ahead of the competition.

Photos: Pope Francis conducts wedding for flight attendants Paula and Carlos 36,000ft above sea-level

Pope Francis has made history by performing a wedding ceremony for two flight attendants on board a plane travelling between cities in Chile.

Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, had been married earlier in a civil service but asked the Pope to bless their marriage.  “Do you want me to marry you?” he said.

Rep Saleh to Rep Dukku: It is an insult to say cows have more value than human beings (Video)

Boy kills his mother over missing memory card

Boy kills his mom with pestle over missing memory card Lailasnews

A 17-old boy identified as Emmanuel Gyan, has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother over a missing memory card at Wassa in the Western Region, Ghana.

The accused, on Monday January 15, allegedly accused the mother of taking his memory card and subsequently confronted her on the missing item. The deceased, Faustina Agyeiwaa, 52, denied any knowledge of the missing memory card but Emmanuel wouldn’t take the mother’s plea.

Former vice-president, Alex Ekwueme to be buried on February 2nd

Former vice-president,?Alex Ekwueme to be buried on February 2nd

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has confirmed that Late Alex Ekwueme, the former Vice President of Nigeria will be buried on February 2, 2018.

Mustapha, who is the chairman of the committee, was represented by Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity, who is also a member of the burial committee. The committee, which was inaugurated on the December 15, 2017, has come up with a nine day long Programme for the burial. 

Parents who regularly raped their 12-year-old daughter said "better us than some maniac"

Parents who regularly raped their 12-year-old daughter said "better us than some maniac"

A mother and father who repeatedly raped their daughter are alleged to have told police "better us than some maniac"
The couple, both aged 35, turned their daughter into a "sex slave", according to Russian law enforcement. It is alleged that the girl was subjected to horrific and frequent sexual abuse from December 2016 to March 2017. The unnamed father is accused of raping the girl often with the mother in the same bed "every other day". The mother is also separately accused of sexually torturing the child with an artificial penis.

Benue Killings: ''You Are Hypocrites'' PDP Tells APC Governors, Ministers

Benue Killings:

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and some serving federal ministers following their silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue state over the killings of scores of citizens in the state by bandits.

Photos: Delta Pastor arrested for abducting and hypnotizing 21 year old girl he claims God told him was his wife

Photos: Delta Pastor arrested for abducting and hypnotizing 21 year old girl he claims God told him was his wife

The Delta state police command have arrested a Pastor in Delta state for abducting a 21 year old girl identified as Faith, hypnotizing her and claiming God told him that she is his wife. Humanrights activist of the Behind Bars Initiative, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison, who helped rescue the girl from the pastor's captivity and also got the police involved, narrated the story online. Read what he wrote below:

Benue killings, 2face Idibia visits IGP, Idris Ibrahim

Benue killings, 2face Idibia visits IGP, Idris Ibrahim

Singer, 2face Idibia, today paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of PoliceIbrahim Idris, to appeal to the force to help stop the killings in his homestate, Benue state.

Fire Guts Imo Deputy Governor’s Official Lodge

A mid-day fire on Thursday gutted the official residence of the Imo State Deputy governor, Eze Madumere, at the Commissioners quarters in Owerri.

The fire, which started at 1:30 p.m. completely razed the bush bar and bus assigned to the press unit in the Deputy governor’s convoy,  as well as other valuables worth millions of naira.