Thursday, 25 January 2018

Man kills Businessman after duping him N2m over property

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Mr. Festus Chuka, and an accomplice, Evans Odiwe, for allegedly killing a businessman, Innocent Nwankwo, over N2m. It was learnt that Nwankwo had paid Chuka the money to buy property for him in Asaba, the state capital.

According to PunchChuka denied receiving a credit alert from his bank after the victim paid the money, which started an argument between them.

Woman's Skeleton found inside broken Walls of her Home 3yrs after she disappeared mysteriously

On Tuesday, Harris County Coroner’s Office identified the remains of Mary Stewart Cerruti, the 61-year-old woman who was reported missing mysteriously since 2015. It has now been confirmed she never left her Houston Heights home.

Authorities now believe it is likely Cerruti fell through her attic floor and became wedged in the walls.

No immunity for Grace Mugabe – Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says he has not granted former First Lady Grace Mugabe immunity from prosecution.

Speaking in an interview at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Mnangagwa, however, said he had given former President Robert Mugabe a lucrative retirement package and would ensure that Mugabe’s family lives in peace, the state run Herald newspaper reported Thursday.

Obasanjo should be in prison, not qualified to speak for Nigerians – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has condemned a statement credited to former president Olusegun Obasanjo over poor governance in Nigeria.
The former president had on Tuesday given several reasons Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019.

Madrid is on fire, I don't need to add fuel to it - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has seemingly played down speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could make a sensational return to Manchester United this year, by telling reporters that “every manager and every club” in the world wants to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The boss recently revealed that he expects to make a big signing in the summer and, during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, he was asked if Ronaldo might be that star.

I Wrote 5 Songs For Drake In His 'More Life' Album - Burna Boy

Burna Boy who is one of the most celebrated artistes and song writers in Nigeria has opened up on how he wrote five songs for Drake in  his last albums.

Burna Boy made this revelation during the listening party for his forthcoming album titled “Outside.” which held on Sunday January 21st, 2017 at the We´re´ House in Lagos.

Africa Loses $148 Billion To Corruption Annually - Report

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to make a presentation on corruption in Africa, report says the continent loses $148 billion a year to the scourge.

The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mrs. Vera Songwe, said on Thursday that the money was lost through various fraudulent activities,

Arsenal's Second Bid For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Fails

Arsenal have had a second bid for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by Borussia Dortmund.

The bid of 50m euros (£43.64m) was made by the Premier League club on Wednesday and was turned down immediately.

Notorious Gang Torturing And Killing Nigerians In Libya Arrested

Libyan forces have arrested gang members suspected of torturing Nigerians and other African migrants.

They are reported to have been arrested near Tripoli after torture video surfaced on Social media.

More details later...


Photos: 12-Year-Old Schoolgirl Commits Suicide Allegedly Because Her Classmates Bullied Her

People have been left in shock after a 12-year-old boarding school student reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday, Jan 23, after she was bullied by classmates because she was a nerd and loved Math and Science.
It was gathered that the beautiful girl named Storm killed herself inside a prestigious boarding school in Washington D.C.Storm was a seventh-grader at The SEED Public Charter School of Washington (SEED DC).

Oprah Winfrey Finally Speaks On Presidential Ambition

Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is not interested in running for president in 2020, The Guardian UK has reported.
The TV host revealed this on Thursday, following fevered speculation that she would attempt to challenge Donald Trump in the next election.

Tension As Suspected Herdsmen Kill Police Officer In Benue State

A policeman and another have been killed by suspected herdsmen in the troubled Guma local government area of Benue State.
According to Punch, the incident was said to have occurred between Wednesday and early hour of Thursday. Guma and Logo council areas had been under severe attacks of herdsmen since the new year.

Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks On Crisis In Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo issued a defiant message to Real Madrid's critics after Wednesday's Copa del Rey exit at the hands of Leganes plunged them further into crisis.

Leganes overturned a 1-0 first-leg loss to progress to the semi-finals of the Copa with a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, although Ronaldo was left out of the squad.

Kalu Blasts Obasanjo Over His Letter To President Buhari

A former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, on Thursday faulted ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, criticising his poor handling of the economy and advising him not to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Mr Kalu told journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos, that Mr Obasanjo lacked the moral right to comment on such national issues.

Mourinho Signs New Contract With Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has extended his contract with Manchester United until at least 2020, the club announced on Thursday. 

Recent reports had suggested the manager was close to signing a fresh deal at Old Trafford, as he nears the end of his second season in charge. 

And the news was made official as the club confirmed an extension that will keep him at the club for at least two more years. 

Couple Arraigned In Lagos Court Over N32.5m Scam

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.

They were arraigned on a 20-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N32,507,628.08 (Thirty-Two Million, Five Hundred and Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty-Eight Naira, Eight Kobo).

Gang Who Slaughtered Over 19 Kidnap Victims Including Policemen Arrested

Following the loss of innocent lives in the towns, villages and communities along the Minna-Bida-Birnin Gwari-Funtua and Tegina-Kaduna highways, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris deployed personnel of the Special Tactical Squad attached to Operation Absolute Sanity and personnel of Niger State Police Command under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, Niger State to restore law and order in the communities mentioned and arrest the perpetrators.

PSG gives Neymar condition to join Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to let Neymar join Real Madrid this summer if he helps the club win the Champions League.

Neymar is a top transfer target for the LaLiga giants.

A board member of Paris Saints Germain said the club’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has promised the Brazil international that he will be granted permission to return to Spain if European glory is delivered in the French capital.

How I handled N2.3bn released to NIMASA by Jonathan – Akpobolokemi

A former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, on Thursday denied looting N2.6bn from the agency while he was the helmsman.

He narrated before the Federal High Court in Lagos where he is being prosecuted alongside five others, how he handled a total of N2,365,600,000 released to NIMASA for a maritime security project by the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Obasanjo’s letter exposes corruption, nepotism in Buhari’s government – Secondus

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said in Abuja, on Thursday, that the All Progressives Congress had become a lame duck after former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him not to seek re-election.

He said that the letter also exposed the corruption and nepotism in the Buhari administration.

90-year-old grandma begins primary school

90-year-old grandma, Priscilla Sitienei, who hails from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county, has not given up on education, as she has enrolled in a primary school in Kenya.

Priscilla chose to attend school simply because she had an eagerness to read the Bible and learn how to send an SMS on her phone, states.

Nigerian prophet arrested for drug trafficking

A Nigerian prophet, Isaac Amata, was arrested for allegedly trafficking 26.29 kilogram of ephedrine, a medication and stimulant drug.
Prophet Isaac Amata is famous for having predicted that, President Edgar Lungu will win Zambia’s 2016 general elections and several other prediction.

Court convicts motorist using South Korean driver’s licence in Awka

A mobile court attached to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) in Awka on Thursday sentenced a motorist, Azuka Okoye, to two months imprisonment  for  driving a vehicle using a South Korean driver’s licence.

The court, however, gave the convict an option to pay N7,000 for the offence.

Governor Fayose’s Brother Flies In From Canada To Welcome Atiku In Ekiti (Photos)

The Fayose siblings pictured welcoming former vice president Atiku Abubakar and his son; Aminu Atiku yesterday afternoon at the Ekiti state government house. 

Jones Fayose flew in from Canada as he joined his brothers Otunba Emmanuel Fayose, Isaac Fayose and of course governor Ayo Fayose himself to meet with Atiku.

Cop Surrenders After Renting Guns To Criminals

A policeman who is wanted over allegations of renting out guns to criminals has surrendered. Senior sergeant Gabriel Rotich, 56 attached to DCI Kiambu division had been on the run for close to a week after a gun assigned to him was recovered from slain criminals.

Police searched his house on Wednesday and recovered a Taurus pistol loaded with five bullets, which was missing from police armory, a bullet proof vest, a holster and two pistol magazine pouches.

FAAN Shuts Abuja Runway As Plane Loses Gear

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Thursday shut down the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after an aircraft lost its landing gear while touching down at the facility.

Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition for Nigeria for launch January 31’

A political movement promoted by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Coalition for Nigeria is due to launch January, 31.
The movement is currently being coordinated by a former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Anti-Islam German politician quits party and converts to Islam

Far-right German politician quits party and converts to Islam

A leading politician with anti-Islam Alternative for Germany has quit the party and become Muslim. 

Arthur Wagner, who previously campaigned against Islam, has had a change of heart and resigned from the board of AFD, the party confirmed on Wednesday.

Roma reveal why they rejected Chelsea’s bid for Dzeko

Roma sporting director, Monchi, has revealed that the offers they have received for Edin Dzeko, are not “acceptable”.

Dzeko has been heavily linked to a move to Chelsea, with Sky Sports and The Guardian both reporting earlier in the day that a deal had been agreed.

Reps member, Awaji-Inombek commends Obasanjo for speaking out against Buhari

Abiante Awaji-Inombek, House of Representatives member from Rivers, on Wednesday reacted to the statement by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on the current state of the nation.

Obasanjo had on Tuesday lambasted Buhari over poor government .

Reacting to the statement, the lawmaker, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, commended Obasanjo for his statement, saying it is beneficial to Nigerians.

Coutinho could make Barca debut in Copa del Rey clash

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, has included Philippe Coutinho in his squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey game against Espanyol at Camp Nou.

Coutinho joined the LaLiga giants for a club record €160million earlier this month from Liverpool, but has not played yet because of a thigh injury.

South African Actor Sandy Mokwena Is Dead

Popular South African actor Sandy Mokwena, 68, has died. He died in the early hours of Thursday morning of natural causes.

Mokwena was best known as bra Eddie Khumalo in’s popular weekday soapie Scandal! He has been with the soapie since 2005.

Senate’s embargo on Buhari appointees remains, says Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that the upper chamber of the National Assembly has not lifted the embargo on the confirmation of appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki had read a letter from the President seeking the Senate’s approval for the 2017 budget estimates of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Robot Demoted And Fired At A Supermarket In UK After A Week Of Incompetence

The UK’s first cyborg shop assistant was fired after a week due to “incompetence,” suggesting the much-feared AI takeover may still be some way off.

Fabio, the Pepper robot, produced by Japanese company Softbank, was hired as a retail assistant at a Margiotta supermarket in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of an experiment run by Heriot-Watt University for the BBC documentary Six Robots & Us.

AREWA Youths React To Obasanjo's Letter To Buhari

The AREWA Youths Consultative Forum has reacted to former president Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari warning him against running for president in 2019.

According to a statement released by the president of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, he lauded former president Obasanjo for his courageous demands.

Hoodlums Arrested For Attacking And Wounding Lagos Environmental Officials

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday arrested a total of 24 persons including cart pushers, street traders and some residents for dumping waste on road medians and canals contrary to the Environmental Sanitation Laws of the State.

The suspects, who have been charged before the Special Offences Court sitting in Ogba, Ikeja, were arrested in an early morning operation carried out by men of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) recently inaugurated by the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.

Meet The Hot And Sexy Widow ‘Who Has Had Over 100 Affairs’ Including With Married Men

A wealthy widow, who has claimed to have had affairs with more than 100 men, has revealed she is splitting her time with three married suitors in the lead up to Valentine’s Day – but will be spending February 14 alone. Gweneth Lee, 47, says she is having flings with an international jeweller, a high-flying stockbroker and a powerful banker at the same time – and claims unfaithful husbands spend more on valentines gifts for their mistress than they do their spouses.

Photos: New Aare Ona Kakanfo Storms Ile-Ife For Oodua Festival

The new Aare Ona kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Aare Gani Abiodun Ige Adams yesterday stormed Ile-Ife, Osun State for the 2018 Edition of the Annual Oodua Festival in Ile-Ife. He was received by the Ooni of Ife, and they sat side by side during the activities. More photos...

EFCC arrests ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested the former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

Mr. Lawal was arrested Wednesday, Channels Television reported.

Mr. Lawal was recently sacked after he was indicted by a presidential panel that investigated misuse of funds meant for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Copyright infringement: Court awards N5.9bn against Multichoice

The Federal High Court in Lagos has awarded a total of N5.9bn against Multichoice Nigeria Limited in an eight-year-old copyright infringement legal battle between it and the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./GTE.

Multichoice had in 2011 dragged the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./GTE to court, but in a dramatic twist, Multichoice not only lost the case, the court also upheld the counter-claim by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./GTE.

Reps move to stop medical tourism for public servants

Disturbed by the terrible state of Nigeria’s health care system due to government neglect and the huge drain on foreign exchange caused by the unchanging appetite of Nigerians for medical treatment overseas, the House of Representatives is considering a law to discourage international medical trip by public office holders.

It is a “Bill for an Act to Regulate International Trip for Medical Treatment by Public Officers to Strengthen the Health Institutions for Efficient Service Delivery and for Related Matters.”

Niger Delta militants give Fulani 1-month quit notice, list oil installations for destruction

The Niger Delta militants have warned Fulani herdsmen to steer clear of the region.

They also vowed to deal with any Niger Delta governor who allowed cattle colony.

The Coalition of militants gave the warning yesterday in Port Harcourt Rivers State while listing a number of oil fields and installations as targets for resumed attacks if the Federal Government failed to address specific grievances agitating the region.

EFCC’s bid to send my client to prison premature, Metuh’s lawyer tells court

Lead counsel to embattled former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, yesterday, described as premature, bid by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to get the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted his client.

Ikpeazu also faulted the EFCC for relying on a non-existent law to apply for the court to remand and allow Metuh to attend his trial from Kuje prison.

Obasanjo’s statement: Miyetti Allah reacts, reveals what ex-president wants to do

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Nasarawa State chapter has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his statement on the state of the nation.

Obasanjo, who lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his gross incompetent to superintend over the affairs of the country, had advised the president against seeking re-election in 2019.

Amosun an inspiration to younger generation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun on his 60th birthday.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina described Amosun as “a visionary political leader, legislator and administrator, whose foray into public service continues to inspire the younger generation, on the value of patriotism for the good of humanity.”

2019: Don't Vote For APC, They Have Failed You, Atiku Warns Nigerians

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised Nigerians not to vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 presidential election, saying, “APC has failed this country. That party is not the solution to our country’s challenges. ”

He made the statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday during a “consultation visit to governor Ayodele Fayose, ahead of the presidential elections in 2019.

Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China

Just when we thought we had seen the heights of innovations in science and technology, scientists in China have successfully cloned two monkeys.

China, in its aggressive bid to become the leader in science and technological innovation, have resurfaced with another groundbreaking creation – the cloning of monkeys in methods similar to the first cloned animal by scientists in Scotland in 1996 – Dolly the sheep.

Five Tanzanian School Girls Arrested In A Bid To Find Men Who Impregnated Them

Five pregnant school girls in Tanzania have been arrested so law enforcement could interrogate them about the men who impregnated them, officials have said.

The schoolgirls, whose names and ages were not disclosed, were arrested last week. They were later released on bail, Tandahimba District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba said.

Adebayo Shittu & His Buhari’s Campaign Caps In Big Ghana-Must-Go Flood Aso Rock

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday attended the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting with a bag full of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign caps.

The caps were packed inside a big bag popularly known as “Ghana-must-go.”

Shortly before the commencement of the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister handed over the bag to the council’s secretariat staff members.

Buhari replies Obasanjo: 'You’re wrong on my scorecard, I have performed very well'

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration defended yesterday its integrity — and achievements.

It scored itself better than its predecessors.

It was all in reaction to Tuesday’s ”public statement” by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which criticised the administration for not doing well and advised President Buhari to exit “in a dignified manner” and not seek reelection. The government said Obasanjo might have been too busy to appreciate how well the administration had performed.