Sunday, 21 January 2018

Court overturns ban on Bollywood movie Padmaavat

India’s Supreme Court Thursday overturned a ban on a Bollywood film imposed by four states ahead of its country-wide release later this month.

The ban on Padmaavat was imposed by the western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat as well as northern state of Haryana and central state of Madhya Pradesh, citing law and order problems after protests by the Rajput community.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees to join Arsenal in Alexis Sanchez swap

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez going in the opposite direction in a straight swap.

Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday.

Nigeria’s Shehu Abdullahi joins Turkish side Bursaspor

Nigeria international defender Shehu Abdullahi will on Monday become the ninth Nigerian player currently on the books of Turkish side Bursaspor after agreeing a four and half year deal ‎to join them from Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta.

Bursaspor have agreed terms with the defender who can also play in the midfield and his transfer will reportedly cost the Turkish side a fee in the region of €300,000.

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labor activists.

“I’ll be a prime minister and a mum”.Ardern said she planned to work until the end of her pregnancy in June and then take six-weeks leave, during which time Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters would run the country.

Venus Williams hits Vacation with boyfriend, Nicholas Hammond after losing Australia Open

Venus Williams, who lost on the opening day of Australian Openhas stormed a vacation area with her boyfriend, Nicholas Hammond on Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia.

Venus and Nicholas started dating pretty recently. Nicholas, who's 25, was Venus' plus one at little sister Serena's wedding. 

Only passionately foolish person will believe that sowing seeds in church will make them wealthy – Daddy Freeze

On Air Personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze has clapped back on people, who feel that sowing seeds in churches will make them wealthy. He rather advised that what will make one wealthy is good investment.

"Only a passionately foolish person will believe that sowing seeds in a church will make them wealthy! - 

Niger Delta youth demand oil and gas colony

The Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) has asked the federal government to establish an oil and gas colony in the region.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Bayelsa state chapter of PANDLEAF in Yenagoa on Saturday, Richard Akinaka, president of the forum, said if the government wants colony for cattle, the Niger Delta people also need one for oil and gas.

Police fraud unit arrests 20 visa racketeers

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) claimed to have arrested over 20 suspects that specialised in counterfeiting entry visas of some foreign countries.

Spokesman for the PSFU, Audi Lawal, said in a statement yesterday that the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of the foreign countries in Lagos.

Doctor Contacts Lassa Fever In Kogi

Kogi State has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever as an unnamed medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, has contacted the disease.

Briefing journalists on Saturday in Lokoja, the Chief Medical Director of FMC, Dr. Olatunde Alabi, said the doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.

Abducted Americans, Canadians Have Been Rescued

The Inspector-General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), on Saturday said it has rescued two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped on Tuesday along Jere-Kagarko Road in Kaduna State.

Two policemen were killed by gunmen during the incident.

Nigerian Man, 59, Convicted Of Stabbing Fiancée, 52, To Death In United States

A Nigerian immigrant has been convicted in Fort Bend County in the 2015 stabbing death of his fiancée.

After deliberating for some 13 hours, a jury late Friday afternoon convicted 59-year-old Osa Alohaneke in the slaying of Evelyne Ebane Epiepang, 52.

Fallout of court verdict: We still have axe to grind with Olubadan – 21 new kings

The 21 new kings in Ibadanland have said they are not  bothered by the judgment delivered on Friday by an Oyo State High Court  nullifying their enthronement, noting that it hasn’t   changed the fact that they have an axe to grind with the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

They said they are not fighting the law in  but the Olubadan for allegedly undermining the  traditional institution  by involving his wife in traditional matters that should be the  exclusive preserve for members of the Obas-in-Council.

Sambo Dasuki’s aide under probe over diversion of N36.4 Billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced N3.12billion to the bank account of a company allegedly owned by a Special Assistant to a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

The sum is suspected to have been diverted from about N36.4billion voted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration for the protection of dams, wells and sources of water in the North-East against being poisoned by Boko Haram.

16 states ready for FG’s cattle colonies

Sixteen of the 36 states have signified intention to be part of the cattle colonies initiative of the federal government according to The Nation newspaper

More are expected to join, according to Dr. Olukayode Oyedele, Special Assistant to Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh. Oyedele did not name the 16 states or those in line to join the initiative.

United States visa appointments to hold despite govt shutdown

United States visa processes across the world may not be disrupted following government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday.

All but the most essential operations of the US government are affected including the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Air force deploys N9.7bn helicopters seized by FG

The second Bell 412 Helicopter, which was among the two aircraft seized by the Nigeria Customs Service in January 2017, has been deployed by the Nigerian Air Force.

The air force said on Saturday in a release that the aircraft was deployed, following the induction of the first helicopter in November 2017.