Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Michel Platini takes corruption appeal to human rights court

Disgraced former France star Michel Platini has appealed against his suspension from football for corruption to the European Court of Human Rights.

“It’s a fight for rights against an injustice and if, above and beyond me, this can evolve FIFA, so much the better,” Platini told AFP on Wednesday.

Disgraced US doctor sentenced to 175 years for abusing gymnasts

Disgraced Olympics doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to up to 175 years for sexually abusing young gymnasts in his care.

As she read the sentence, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious” and “despicable”.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr can’t wait for the FIFA World Cup

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he cannot wait to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway as he hopes to make an impression.

The Super Eagles mentor revealed he is excited to lead the West Africans to Russia in June this year.

Bride And Groom Get Married By Robot In Groundbreaking Ceremony At AI Centre

According to Daily Star UK, a bride and groom have been married with the help of a robot in a world first ceremony.

Abdullah Ahmad Tahlak married the daughter of Ali Ahmad Ahli at the futuristic Service 1 Centre in Dubai.

Chelsea and Roma agree Edin Dzeko deal

Chelsea and Roma have agreed terms on a deal that will see Edin Dzeko move to Stamford Bridge, according to Sky.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday that the two sides were coming close to an agreement on a double deal for Bosnia international striker Dzeko and his club team-mate, Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri, and it now appears progress has been made.

Man Nabbed For Threatening To Burn Down Oba's Palace In Lagos

Shamsideen Adebimpe, a 67-year-old man, who allegedly threatened to burn the palace of a Lagos chief, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
NAN reports that the accused is standing trial on a six-count of conspiracy, false publication, breach of peace and threat to commit arson.

Police arrests killers of 19 villagers, two policemen

The killers of 19 villagers and two policemen in Alawa In Shiroro local government area of Niger state have been arrested by the Police.

The Force Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood, while parading the bandits at the Niger state Police Command said that the 11 bandits were responsible for razing down the Police Station at Alawa and killing two policemen.

Cristiano Ronaldo to open three new hotels

World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is expanding his ‘CR7’ hotel portfolio by opening new franchises in New York, Madrid and Marrakech, his associate said on Wednesday.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo has already opened CR7 hotels, alongside Portuguese hotel group Pestana, in Lisbon and Funchal in his homeland.

Taraba anti-open grazing law has come to stay – Governor Ishaku

As the long anticipated date for the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law in Taraba State arrives, Governor Darius Ishaku has reiterated that the law has come to stay and nothing would stop its full implementation.

Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, Governor Ishaku stated that the law would now be implemented more gradually to make room for the herdsmen to get more used to the idea and familiar with the working of the system while the government also tries to put in place the necessary infrastructure.

Sanchez Denies Henry Told Him To Quit Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has denied that Arsenal great Thierry Henry advised him to leave the club before his move this week to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The Chile international clarified remarks he made referring to the Gunners’ record goalscorer after completing his much-anticipated switch to Old Trafford on Monday.

Atiku visits Fayose, fails to comment on OBJ’s letter

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar held a meeting with Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti on Wednesday.
Abubakar’s plane touched down at Akure airport in Ondo state on Wednesday morning before heading to Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state.

EFCC Arraigns Couple for N32.5m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, arraigned the duo of Austin Mbonu and Nnenna Mbonu, a.k.a. Chika Mbonu, alongside their companies, Global Steno Nigeria Limited and Nestins Global Links Limited, before Justice O. A. Taiwo of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

NDLEA Uncovers N20m Indian Hemp In Warehouse

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo State Command, have burst a warehouse at Ugbubezi forest in Owan West Local Government Area of the State, stored with large quantity of harvested dried weeds of cannabis sativa, popularly known as indian hemp.

Ofoyeju Mitchell, Principal Staff Officer Public Affairs, for the anti-narcotic agency in Edo, said in a statement that the illicit drugs, compressed in 34 bags with a total weight of 1,996kg, were evacuated from the warehouse by 70 officers of the agency.

Oil prices hit $70 per barrel amid OPEC cuts

Oil prices were firm on Wednesday, receiving ongoing support from healthy economic growth and supply restrictions led by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia.

NAN reports that brent crude oil futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at 70 dollars a barrel, up four cents from Tuesday.

China Bans Hip-Hop Culture & Tattoos From Media

China has banned references to hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing in the media as part of a crackdown on “low taste content”.

There were four “don'ts” that the media must now abide by, according to Gao Changli, the publicity department director at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT). China has banned references to hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing in the media as part of a crackdown on “low taste content”.

Jilted lover posted unclad photos of his girlfriend online and threatened to kill her

Jilted lover posted unclad photos of his girlfriend online and threatened to kill her lailasnews

A 37-year jilted man, Shinugande Victor has been arrested for allegedly posting his estranged girlfriend’s unclad photos online and also threatened to kill her after their relationship hit the bricks in Lagos.

P.M Express reported  that not only did the man post the nude photos of the lady online, he also sent the photos to all her contacts on Whatsapp and at the same time, threatened to kill her.

How 19-Year-Old Student Killed His Ex-girlfriend And Had Sex With Her Corpse.

A student gave a horrifying account of how he strangled his ex girlfriend and raped her as she lay dying. The 19-year-old Russian student, Artyom Iskhakov, told Tatiana Strakhova’s parents in the appalling online message how her heart was still beating, so he stabbed her and then had sex with her corpse.

He then paused to eat sandwiches, boasting that several hours later he repeated the depraved sex act.

“It’s Difficult To Play When Messi Is Not Around”; Di Maria Speaks On Nigeria’s Victory Over Argentina

Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di María says the reason Argentina lost to Super Eagles in the international friendly last November was because of the absence of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi. Nigeria recovered from a two-goal deficit to thrash Argentina 4-2, with Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu finding the net for the three-time African champions in Krasnodar.

Zidane Reveals Why Ronaldo Used A Phone On Pitch

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed exactly why star striker Cristiano Ronaldo ran to look himself in a camera phone after being booted in the face - and it wasn't about vanity.

Ronaldo has shown off the extent of the facial injuries he suffered after being booted by Fabian Schar during Real Madrid's win over Deportivo.

Javier Mascherano joins Hebei China Fortune

Javier Mascherano has joined Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune after eight years at Barcelona.

The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2010 for £17m after spells at West Ham, Corinthians and River Plate, and will leave on 26 January.

Obasanjo has no moral justification to tell Buhari not to seek re-election – Prof Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof Itse Sagay, has on Wednesday reacted to the special letter written by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, noting that Obasanjo has no moral justification to tell Buhari not to seek re-election coming 2019.

Leave now when the ovation is loud - I Go Dye writes President Buhari

With the letter from former President Olusegun Obasanjo, advising President Mohammadu Buhari not to seek reelection causing political uproar in the polity,  ace comedian and UN ambassador,  I Go Dye,  has written  his own letter to the President, also,  advising him to leave now as the ovation. Is still loud for him.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Rushed To Hospital

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been rushed to the hospital and now hospitalised with a kidney infection.  The 81-year-old was a South African anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of late President Nelson Mandela.

Saudi to use $50bn corruption cash settlements to finance packages for citizens: Minister

Cash settlements obtained from people detained in Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption will help to finance a 50 billion riyal (13.3 billion dollars) package for citizens to cope with the rising cost of living, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday. 

The package was announced by King Salman early this month, said Jadaan, speaking to Al Arabiya television at the World Economic forum in Davos. Jadaan said the package would also be financed by money from the state budget. 

Why We Won't Reply Obasanjo Now - APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress says at this time it has no response to the blistering remarks by former President Olusegun Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection.

Mr. Obasanjo, in the statement Tuesday entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, said Mr. Buhari as well as his party, APC, had become a disappointment, faltering even in the major boast of his administration — anti-corruption campaign.

Husband divorces wife of 22 years for refusing to stop wearing trousers

A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, has lost her 22 years marriage for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish.
Delivering the judgment, Akin Akinniyi, president of Igando customary court, Lagos, said it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.

Lagos entertainer bites off Neighbour’s lips over girlfriend

A 28-year-old man, Abayomi Odejobi, who was accused of biting a man’s lip for wooing his girlfriend, yesterday, appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court.

The accused, a popular Lagos-based entertainer, who resides at 7, Oremeji Street, Iju-Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for assault.

Zimbabwe president orders ministers, govt officials to declare assets

Mnangagwa, 75, took power after Robert Mugabe was toppled by the military.
He immediately promised to tackle corruption, especially in public institutions.

Jose Mourinho keen on signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen on signing midfielder Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.

The Germany international is yet to sign a contract extension at the Emirate Stadium and could be available on a free transfer this summer.

INEC dismisses Rumors of Voter Registration ending January 31st

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed the rumors circulating that the deadline for the voters registration will be on the January 31, 2018.

The commission, in a tweet, described the information as false misleading.

Why I Visited President Buhari In Aso Rock Yesterday - Bola Tinubu

All Progressives Congress National Leader,  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday said that his visit to President Muhammadu  Buhari was not connected with the critical statement issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Buhari’s presidency.

Mr Tunde Rahman of  Tinubu’s Media Office said the visit by Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun State,  to the Presidential Villa was scheduled since last week.

Oldest Actress in Hollywood, Connie Sawyer dies at 105

Connie Sawyer, the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy, has died at the age of 105.

The actress died peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline. She had previously resided at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s residential community for entertainment industry retirees in Los Angeles.

Real Madrid to start construction of Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed that the management of Real Madrid Football Club will be in Nigeria by the first week of March to lay the foundation for the construction of the Real Madrid Football Academy in the state.

Okorocha, Wike, Kaduna Senator Reject Cattle Colonies

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said he will not give any land in Imo State to the Federal Government for a cattle colony, Punch reports.

Okorocha also dismissed the speculation that he had adopted the proposed colonies and ceded a part of the state to herders as wicked, unfounded and untrue.

Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer Resigns

Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto has resigned to join online lender Social Finance Inc (SoFi) as its chief executive officer.

His departure comes at a time when the social media company is in the middle of a turnaround plan, sending the shares of the owner of a microblogging site down as much as 3.9 percent.

EFCC Arrests Patience Jonathan's Sister At Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the younger sister to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, over suspicious payments of N3bn made into her many accounts

The accounts, with a combined balance of N3bn, are in Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Diamond Bank  and Ecobank.

Reekado Banks brother remanded in Prison over N2 million debt

Last week, we made a report on Reekado Banks and his manager being given an ultimatum by the Police to refund a couple they refused to show up at their wedding. It can be confirmed now that Temi, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison on same case.

Reekado Banks and his brother, Temi, who also doubles as his manger were invited to the Ogba Area G police station, regarding a case of obtaining the sum of N2m as the fee for a performance at a wedding in Benin City on the 23rd of December, 2017 but failed to show up.

70% of Nigeria’s revenue ‘used to maintain less than 20% of the population’

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a civil society organisation (CSO), says 70 percent of Nigeria’s revenue is used to maintain less than 20 percent of the country’s population.

Auwal Musa, executive director of CISLAC, said this in Abuja on Tuesday during an address on the state of the nation.

Fayose reacts to Obasanjo’s statement on Buhari

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 election.
Fayose said the former president contributed to failure of Buhari’s government.
He stressed that Obasanjo has outlived his usefulness in Nigeria and should leave the scene.

Photos: Man buries his father with US$7,630 in cash filled inside glass-topped coffin

Photos: Man buries his father with US$7,630 in cash filled inside glass-topped coffin

A beloved son on January 16, gave his deceased father a final and befitting send-off with lots of cash.

The man from Selangor, Malaysia filled his father’s glass coffin with RM30,000 (US$7,630)
Photos from the funeral have since gone viral on social media, with stacks of RM50 notes covering the dead man’s body in the glass-topped coffin.

Photos: Kcee gifts his long time logistics officer a new car

Photos: Kcee gifts his long time logistics officer a new car

Today, Five Star music act, Kcee gifted his long time chief logistcs officer, Nnamdi Nnowi Okonkwo a brand new Toyota car.

He shared photos from the car presentation on Instagram with the caption, 'congratulations @captainbanger, Thanks for all your support over the years . We are all moving to a greater height together. You have been hardworking'.

Taye Diggs dresses like a woman in skimpy outfit

Taye Diggs dresses like a woman in skimpy outfit

African-American actor Taye Diggs dressed like a woman on national TV. This isn't the actor's first time dressing like the opposite sex. He also had on a face full of makeup and exposed some skin. Another photo below...

"You Can’t Decide For Buhari" — Northern Leaders Reply Obasanjo

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a group comprising elders from the north, says it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari to decide on whether to re-contest or not.

ACF said this in response to the opposition of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to the re-election bid of Buhari.

First Timer Steals Phone In A Church In Lagos, Gets Arrested By SARS (Photos)

A man identified as Seun Ajayi Hicks has been arrested by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives for allegedly stealing mobile phone in a church. The man who claimed to be a first timer at the church in Lagos allegedly stole a member's Samsung Grand Prime phone on Sunday 4th December, 2017 and ran away.

Six Areas Obasanjo Scored President Buhari Low In His Warning Letter

Elder statesman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for performing below the expectations of Nigerians.

Obasanjo, who ruled Nigeria at different times as a military and democratic president, had in a strongly worded letter titled: ‘THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT’, highlighted the failings of the ruling All Progressives Congress-led government.

Ebonyi House Of Assembly Suspends Afikpo Chick For Turning Herself To Photographer

The Ebonyi state house of Assembly has handed a two week suspension to the member representing Afikpo North -East constituency, Hon. Maria Ude Nwachi popularly called afikpo chick.

The circular learnt that the suspension came for abusing and disgracing the honourable house by turning herself to ordinary photographer.

I am not desperate for Nigerian Presidency - Lamido

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido on Monday, said that he was not desperate for the position of Nigeria’s president in the 2019 general elections.

Lamido said this in Abakaliki when he led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to Gov. David Umahi.

The former governor said he would accept the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decision on its torchbearer for the election.

Lassa Fever: Anambra Bans Drinking Of Garri

The Anambra State Government has prohibited the drinking of garri in the state as a measure to prevent the contraction of Lassa fever.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, announced the ban while educating residents of the state on measures to prevent the disease, which is spreading in parts of the country.

Angry Wife Pours Hot Water On A Lady For Having S*x With Husband

It was double tragedy for a young lady who was lured by a married man, who had anal sex with her and was bathed with hot water by the man’s angry wife in Lagos.

The incident happened at Aunty Toyin Street, Kedeibo Estate in Ijegun area in the outskirts of Lagos.

Robbers Kill Medical Doctor In Edo

Gunmen, suspected to be highway robbers, have killed a medical doctor with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The deceased, identified as Dr Ehidiamen Oaikhena, was said to have been shot by the gunmen in the Okada area, while returning to Benin on January 16.