Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Kenedy joins Newcastle on loan from Chelsea

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Newcastle have signed young Brazilian Kenedy from Chelsea on loan, the club have confirmed.

The 21-year-old has made a mere five appearances for the Blues this season, and will now attempt to break into the first-team at St James’ Park.

Police, Taraba Govt Disagree Over Arms Helicopter Landing Claim

The police in Taraba State on Tuesday faulted the claim by the state government that a helicopter loaded with arms and ammunition had on Saturday night landed in Jibu, a village in Wukari Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr. Dave Akinremi, at a press briefing in Jalingo said the report was false, misleading, unfounded and a deliberate attempt to misinform the people of the state.

PSG announce signing of Lassana Diarra

Paris Saint-Germain has announced the signing of former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.
The 32-year-old French international was available on free transfer and has signed a deal which ties him to PSG until the end of the 2018-19 season.

British Man Runs Over His Kenyan Wife With His Car, Killing Her

Police in Malindi, Kenya, have arrested a 69-year-old Briton businessman suspected to have killed his wife in a road accident last Sunday night along Thalathameli-Kaoyeni road, Nairobi News reports.
Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi said Simon Harold, who owns UK Club in Malindi caused an accident with a commercial motorcycle at Kaoyeni injuring the rider and the passenger, Jacinta Njoki, who is his wife.

What Manchester United Number 7 Jersey Means To Me - Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United striker, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed what the club number 7 jersey means to him.

The Chilean international was handed the iconic number seven shirt on Monday night, after the long-anticipated swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction was completed, bringing to a conclusion one of the biggest transfer stories of the January window.

Man Utd pip Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in world

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte’s “Money League” report said Tuesday.

It is the 10th time United have topped Deloitte’s list, with a revenue in 2016/17 of 676 million euros ($828 million, £593 million) — just 1.7 million euros ahead of the Spanish giants.

Photo: Former Minister And Two Others Docked By EFCC For Allegedly Collecting N450m Election Bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office on Monday, January 22, 2018 arraigned the trio of Sarah Ochekpe, Evan Leo Sunday Jitong and Raymond Dabo before Justice H. M. Kurya of the Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State, on two-count charge bordering on money laundering. 
While Ochekpe was a former Minister of Water Resources during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Evan and Raymond were the state deputy director for Goodluck/Sambo 2015 election campaign and former Acting Chairman of PDP, Plateau State respectively. 

Passengers Dead As Small Plane And Helicopter Collide In The Air

Police have said no less than four people were killed on Tuesday when a small plane and a helicopter collided in southwestern Germany.
NAN reports that the two aircraft crashed in the skies above the town of Philippsburg, close to the French border, a German police spokesman said, adding that he was unable to say if there may be other victims. 

NFF Announces Maiden Awards To Honour Players, Teams.

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony organized by it to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.
NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos on Tuesday that the Federation decided time was ripe for ‘The NFF Awards’ as the stock of Nigerian Football is on the upward trajectory.

Dog Accidentally Shoots Owner Dead

A dog has shot dead its owner after they ventured into the snow-covered countryside hunting in Russia.
According to Newsweek, the 64-year-old hunter, Sergey Terekhov was apparently shot in the torso while he was letting dogs out of the trunk of a car while on a hunting trip with his brother on January 21, said the regional branch of the Investigative Committee.

Mascherano To Leave Barcelona For China

Javier Mascherano will leave Barcelona after seven and a half seasons at Camp Nou, the Catalan club have confirmed.
Argentina international Mascherano is expected to continue his career with a reported €10million switch to Hebei China Fortune ahead of the 2018 Chinese Super League season.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows to kill corruption

Since taking office four months ago, Angola’s new president has made some attention-grabbing moves that he says are part of his campaign promise to clean up the nation’s ailing, corruption-riddled economy.

In December, President Joao Lourenco removed Isabel dos Santos, eldest daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, from her post at the head of the nation’s oil company.

Former PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metu Rushed To The Hospital

A former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metu, has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
There were fears over Metu’s state of health when anonymous source disclosed that he was rushed to a medical facility in Anambra following a sudden breakdown.

Outrage As University Of Ilorin Reportedly Bans Hair Attachments, Tight Pants For Females

The Management of the University of Ilorin on Monday, January 22, reportedly rolled out its yearly dress code notification for male and female students on campus.
The instructions were contained in a notice signed by Management which stated, in part, that “Every student must comply by dressing decently, as the mode of dressing is a reflection of individual character and personality.”

PSG Show Lucas Moura The Exit Door

Unai Emery has declared that Lucas Moura’s time at Paris Saint-Germain is up.

The Brazil international winger has struggled for game time this season – playing only 79 minutes of competitive football – and has been told by his coach that he is no longer in his plans.

Arsenal and Tottenham will have taken particular not of the Spaniard’s words, as they are both reputedly interested in making a move for him.

53-year-old man escapes mob attack for sleeping with daughter-in-law

A 53-year-old man narrowly survived mob lynching after he was caught pants down having an illicit affair with his son’s wife.

Tuko.co.ke has gathered that Hassan Chelimo from Kapkwata village in Uganda was roughed up and clobbered by enraged locals who accused him of having an affair with his daughter-in-law.

Woman Found Cut Into Pieces And Cooked On A Stove In Her Ex Husband's House

The dismembered remains of a woman who vanished from a town in southern Mexico were discovered inside pots atop a stove in her ex-husband’s home.
Magdalena Aguilar Romero, 25, was last seen leaving her home in the city of Taxco the morning of Jan. 13, after saying she was going to pick up her children from her ex-husband’s home, police said.

Dogara calls for completion of 2nd Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday called for the completion of the Second Niger Bridge and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that they are pivotal to national development.

Dogara made the call while declaring open a two-day investigative hearing on the nature of the contract or concession arrangement on the projects, organised by the House Committee on Works.

Dambazau, heads of agencies meet over internal security challenges

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday in Abuja, held a crucial closed-door meeting with heads of internal security agencies over the security challenges in the country.

Speaking before the meeting, Dambazau expressed concern over the current security situation in the country.

Man Who Abducted 13-Year Old Girl In Ogun State Nabbed With Her In Benin [Photos]

A 35-year-old man has been arrested by security operatives after he allegedly abducted a 13-year-old girl in Ota Sango, Ogun State.

Catholic sisters hold thanksgiving after release from abductors

Six Catholic sisters from the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent in Edo State who were rescued from their abductors after spending 53 days in the kidnappers’ den, have said they have forgiven their abductors.

The sisters who gained their freedom on January 7, 2018 were kidnapped by gunmen on November 13, 2017.

Teletubbies' Star, Simon Barnes Is Dead

The actor Simon Barnes, best known for playing Tinky Winky in the BBC children’s series Teletubbies, has died aged 52. The father of three, who once described being in the Teletubbies as being “a bit like the Beatles or Take That of television”, died four days after celebrating his birthday.

Ooni suspends Oduduwa University’s founder over poetry

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has suspended Chief Ramon Adedoyin, as the Maye of Ife, for allegedly releasing an ewi ( poetry) composed to deride the stool of the Ooni.

The Chiefs also said that they had started the process of removing the Oloyere of Oyere, Oba Adeoye Adefarakan, who they accused of conniving with Adedoyin to tarnish the image of Oba Ogunwusi.

Atiku condemns burning of Falae’s farm

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the burning of a farm belonging to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Atiku said in a press statement by his media office in Abuja on Tuesday that arson is a punishable offence under the law and that when the crime is aimed at destroying a private investment, it carries the additional penalty for economic sabotage.

Not all Fulani people are criminals – APC chieftain

An All Progressives Congress, APC, party chieftain and elder statesman in Taraba, Alhaji Dahiru Umar, on Tuesday, called on the media to stop portraying all Fulani people as criminals because of the activities of a few.

He said the media have the duty of investigating events and not being quick to jumping to conclusions and profiling of any ethnic group.

Man Allegedly Beats Up Female Inspector

A 41-year-old man, Kazeem Balogun, who allegedly beat up a female inspector attempting to invite him for questioning, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The police charged Balogun with threat to life, assault and damage to property, but the accused pleaded not guilty.

Letter to Buhari: ACF responds, says OBJ has right to talk

The Arewa Consultative Forum said on Tuesday that the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 election, was his (Obasanjo’s) democratic rights.

Lagos businessman impregnates maid, rapes her after abortion

A 16-year-old girl, Ibukun, is undergoing psychological and medical treatment in a shelter of the Lagos State Government after she was allegedly raped and impregnated by a businessman, Mr. Adewale Fajemiroye, in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The suspect, who is married with three children, was alleged to have forced the Junior Secondary School Two pupil to have an abortion in a medical centre in Ijegun, Ikotun.

Ibrahimovic sends message to Mkhitaryan

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent a farewell message to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the midfielder completed his move to Arsenal on Monday.
The Armenia international joined Arsenalin a deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head in the opposite direction to Manchester United.

Obasanjo attacks Buhari, asks president not to run in 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Wat Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse” to join the league of the country’s former leaders whose “experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country.”

Man seeks divorce after wife went to 11-day church programme

An Ikole-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State on Monday fixed February 5 to deliver judgment in a divorce suit filed by Folorunsho Onipede over his wife’s absence from home for 11 days.

The President of the court, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, fixed the date for judgment after listening to the evidence of the estranged couple.

IG orders probe of alleged $10,000 loan to senator, threat

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an investigation into an alleged threat to life and an unpaid $10,000 loan between Senator Nelson Effiong and a United States based lady, Nsedu Onyile.

Counsel to Onyile, Dr. Emmanuel Eyo, had petitioned the IG alleging that Effiong threatened her life over an alleged unpaid debt of $10,000.

Nigerian Plastic Surgeon Vows To Make Women Sexier Than Sex Dolls (Photos)

Dr laser as fondly called by his admirers has craved a niche for himself in Nigeria as one of the most valuable plastic surgeons in Africa . the young medical practitioner allegedly claims to be working on some females to enable the look like sex dolls , he has created one already. See picture below...

South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Dies

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela’s long battle with prostate cancer ended on Tuesday in Johannesburg yesterday at the age of 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career, and his anti-apartheid activism.

“After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa,” his family said in a statement.

Container laden with military uniforms, weapons disappears from Apapa Port

A 14-foot container loaded with military camouflage uniforms and other suspected dangerous weapons has reportedly disappeared from Apapa Port, Lagos.
Already, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Ports Command, Celestine Okoye, yesterday, directed his detectives to trace the location of the missing container and arrest both the importer and others connected with the importation within 24 hours.

Southern states shun FG’s request for land to set up cattle colonies

No state in the southern Nigeria has volunteered to provide land to the Federal Government to set up cattle colonies in order to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

It was also learnt that the 16 states that had volunteered to provide land for the establishment of the cattle colonies are from northern Nigeria.

Google celebrates Stephen Keshi

On what would have been his 56th birthday if he were to be alive, former Nigerian Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has been honoured by tech Giant Google with a doodle.

Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Seized 86 cars, houses: FG charges civil servant, Buhari panel chief

The Federal Government, through the Chief Okoi Obono-Obla-led Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, has charged a federal civil servant, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah and his brother, Tijani, before the Federal High Court in Abuja with failure to declare their assets to the presidential panel.

Ibrahim is said to be the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing, while his brother, Tijani, is said to be a member of the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative and a former Interim National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Send Army after killer-herdsmen, Anambra monarch tasks Buhari

Worried by the incessant killings of farmers in various parts of the country, by some Fulani herdsmen, the traditional ruler of Obosi community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state, Igwe Chidubem Iweka has appealed to the federal government to sent Army after the killer herdsmen to monitor their activities and prevent them from shedding more innocent blood.

$40m scam: Judge fumes as EFCC fails to produce vital document against Jonathan’s cousin

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, expessed his dissatisfaction over the way the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is handlng the trial of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola.

Justice Dimgba frowned at failure by the EFCC to adduce some documents which the court had in December last year, ordered the agency to produce.

We defeated NUT without recalling sacked teachers – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has boasted that the state has secured a major victory for public education, defeating an indefinite strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, without recalling any of the sacked teachers.

In his first public reaction to the collapse of the NUT strike, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai said that there was no time to dwell in the euphoria of removing trade union obstacle to better standards in the education sector.

Eight Libya returnees die in crash

Eight persons among those brought back from Libya last week, have died in an accident.

Seven others sustained injuries. The crash occurred on Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State.

The victims were said to have embarked on a journey to Lagos to see a popular pastor to seek financial assistance, after being allegedly informed that the pastor doles out N50,000 each to Libya returnees, who arrived through Lagos.

Cristiano Ronaldo Calls Messi A 'Bad' Player While Discussing With Mascot (Video)

The Real Madrid superstar was caught mocking Lionel Messi with a mascot shortly before the trashing of Deportivo La Coruna on sunday night

Cristiano Ronaldo trash talks Lionel Messi with Real Madrid mascots

The Portuguese has endured frustration in front of goal in recent weeks but scored a brace in an eight goal thriller at the Santiago Bernabeu with Nacho and Gareth Bale also scoring braces.

Police Gun Down 4 Notorious Robbers In Rivers

Four notorious armed robbers that have been terrorising Adam axis of Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State were on Monday shot dead by policemen.

It was gathered that the gunmen had lodged in a hotel in Oyigbo after one of their operations when a team of policemen trailed them to the hideout.

Gunmen Kidnap Zamfara House Of Representatives Member's 2 Children, Kill 3 Villagers

The Police in Zamfara have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told newsmen in Gusau on Monday that the children were abducted after the gunmen invaded the lawmaker’s home village at Gora in Maradun Local Government.

20-Year-Old Lady Raped During Job Interview In Lagos

A 20-Year old job seeking young lady, (name withheld) that was promised one has been raped by the person who promised to give her the job in Lagos.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect, 35-year old Babatunde Orekoya has been arrested for having unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.

Two NIA chiefs grilled as bid to grab $44m fails

Who attempted to  remove  $44million from the vaults of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)?
This is the question detectives are battling to find answers to.
The National Security Adviser ( NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno, has ordered that the cash be kept in protective custody pending the conclusion of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC).

Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

A self-acclaimed herbalist, Adeniyi Adewunmi has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for duping a diabetic businessman of N190million under the guise of finding a cure for the ailment. 43yr old Adewunmi is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing.

10 catholic priests arrested in Congo for protesting and demanding resignation of President Joseph Kabila

10 catholic priests arrested in Congo for protesting and demanding resignation of??President Joseph Kabila?

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 10 priests and more than 200 protesters over Sunday’s demonstrations demanding President Joseph Kabila leave power.

The Catholic Church had called for demonstrations against the leader, whose constitutional mandate ended in 2016.  Six people were killed in the capital, Kinshasa, when police used tear gas and live bullets to disperse the protesters, which also took place in other parts of the country.