Saturday, 27 January 2018

French Montana honoured with Global Citizen Ambassador in Uganda

French Montana has been honoured with the Global Citizen Ambassador for his incredible efforts in Uganda.

The "Unforgettable" rapper received the honor at a ceremony in NYC Friday night. French filmed the music video for his 2017 hit with Swae Lee in Uganda, where he witnessed the country's healthcare hardships first hand.

Nigeria Olympic star Sadiq Umar signs to NAC Breda on loan from Roma

Nigeria Olympic striker, Sadiq Umar has been signed on loan until the end of the season by Dutch club NAC Breda. The tall forward arrives from Italy's AS Roma, who Umar joined in July 2015 from second tier side Spezia Calcio.

"Sadiq (Umar) is a very talented player who has already played at the top level," Technical director Hans Smulders told Breda's official website.

Showdown As Kwankwaso Vows To Visit Kano State Against Police Warning

A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said nothing will stop him from visiting Kano on January 30.

According to Kwankwaso, the state commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf, should be held responsible if anything happens to him during his proposed visit.

EFCC Releases Babachir Lawal On Bail

Engineer Babachir Lawal, the former secretary to the Federal Government, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for corruption, has been released on bail.

EFCC sources confirmed that he has been allowed to go home on administrative bail.

Ronaldo reveals what he will do when he quits football

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted he will not play until he is 41 as he wished to.

Ronaldo, 31, is under contract at the Bernabeu until 2021.

Billionaire Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, Is Freed From Detention

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia’s most prominent investor, has been released from detention in the Ritz-Carlton in the capital after he was arrested amid a sweeping crackdown on corruption, two close associates of his family said on Saturday.

$1.3b NNPC Cash: I Acted On Jonathan's Instructions - Ex Oil Minister, Diezani Speaks From London

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke yesterday said she acted on the instructions of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in directing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to release $1.3billion to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

According to SaharaReporters, she said it was not within the power or discretion of any minister to question or disregard the written directive of a president.

Arsene Wenger Gives Condition For Giroud Joining Chelsea

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has stated that Olivier Giroud would only join Chelsea or any other club if Arsenal bring in another striker this January.

Wenger spoke amid speculation that Chelsea are making move to sign Olivier Giroud. The 31-year-old Frence striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent weeks.

Lionel Messi Shows Off His New Custom Boots As It Gets Delivered By A Drone

Lionel Messi received his new Adidas boots in spectacular fashion on Friday as the stunning custom footwear was delivered by drone. At the Club Montjuic of the Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona, Messi was presented the Nemeziz Cold Blooded boots.

The 30-year-old Barcelona ace was guest of honour at the sponsors event and they took the boot unveiling to the next level.

Security Guard Shot By NSCDC Officer Attached To Commissioner In Imo State

A security guard working at East Gate Hotel, Owerri , Imo State, Chizorom Anayo , was saved by passersby after he was shot by a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Tuesday. It was learnt that the 43 -year-old guard , who hails from the Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area of the state, was allegedly shot around 8 .20 pm by the NSCDC official attached to the state Commissioner for Public Safety , Chidi Nwaturuocha .

LCC To Increase Lekki & Ikoyi Toll Fares By February

The Lekki Concession Company Limited has announced that it will increase the toll tariffs being charged at the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza on the Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza with effect from Thursday, February 1, 2018.

The LCC said in a statement on Friday that the upward review of the tolls followed “extensive consultations held with stakeholders in the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway of Lagos State.

How bank’s ATM analyst connived with fraudsters to steal over N20m from customers’ accounts

The operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) have arrested a staff member of a new generation bank, Christian Amechi, who allegedly helped fraudsters to steal millions of naira from customers account using a string of impersonators.

Amechi, who until his arrest, was serving at the ATM customers service unit, of the bank in  Victoria Island Lagos,  is currently being detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Police Command.

Billionaire Businessman Accused Of Funding Obasanjo's Coalition Speaks Out

Mr. Benedict Peters, the Billionaire businessman and founder of Aiteo Group, has denied social media reports that he is funding the new coalition reportedly being headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to a report by Saturday Punch, Mr Peters said this in a statement on Friday night.

He said, “For the record, I wish to state, categorically and unequivocally, that I am not a financier of the said organisation or any socio-political partisan association or political party in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world.

Late Deji Tinubu to be buried January 30 in Lagos

The late former Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, will be buried on January 30.

Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, died on Thursday in the Epe area of Lagos State. Lagos State Executive members and other top government functionaries were in Epe for a retreat.

My Wife Rains Curses On Me Whenever We Are Making Love - Ibadan Man Cries Out Bitterly

The 17-year-old marriage of Adewole Bankole and Grace Bankole has been dissolved by the Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State over alleged act of stubbornness, disregard and disobedience regularly displayed by the defendant.

According to Nigerian Tribune, Adewole had dragged his wife to court pleading that it separated him and his wife who according to him was stubborn, disobedient and always rubbing shoulders with him in the home. He added that she was always fighting him.

No One Can Defeat Fulani In Nigeria - Fulani National Leader Boasts

The National Chairman of Fulbe (Fulani) Development Association of Nigeria (FULDAN), Malam Ahmad Usman Bello, has declared the Fulani as too good to be beaten by any other ethnic groups in the country, according to The Nigerian Tribune.
According to the report, Bello made the remark in what appears to be an assertion of the supremacy of the Fulani ethnic group over all others in the country while speaking with Saturday Tribune in Kano on Thursday evening.

We can only confront killer herdsmen if we have good weapons – Injured policeman

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has lamented over the continuous attack and killing of indigenes of the state by herdsmen suspected to be aliens, describing the situation as unacceptable.

The Governor made the remarks Friday, during a visit to a camp at Local Government Primary School Gbajumba in Guma L.G.A of the state where some Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs are being kept and catered for.

EFCC arraigns fake investigator for attempting to defraud Governor Al-Makura

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned one Muhammed Momoh before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Apo, on one charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretences.

Momoh was arrested on December 22, 2017 by operatives of the EFCC for attempting to defraud the Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife, Mairo.

Robinho: Neymar to Real Madrid is possible

Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid is “a possibility”, according to fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.

Amid mounting speculation suggesting that a man who was involved in a €222 million deal last summer could be about to make another big-money switch, it was recently revealed that PSG have vowed to open the exit door if Champions League glory is secured in 2018 .

EFCC arraigns fake investigator for attempting to defraud Al-Makura

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned one Muhammed Momoh before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Apo, on one charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretences.

Momoh was arrested on December 22, 2017 by operatives of the EFCC for attempting to defraud the Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife, Mairo.

Supreme Court affirms conviction of ex-Kogi lawmaker, Daudu, for N1.4bn fraud

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the conviction and sentencing of a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and ex-Caretaker Chairman, Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state, Gabriel Daudu, for N1.4bn fraud.

Daudu was  arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Federal High Court  in April 2010.

I am insane – Alleged child-killer, Ifeanyi Dike tells Port-Harcourt court

An alleged child killer, 23 year old undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike who is reported to have killed his 8-year-old niece, Chikamso Victory at Eliozu area of Rivers state has claimed insanity.

Counsel to Ifeanyi Dike, Lezina Amegua made the claim in an application filed before Justice Adolphus Enebeli of a High Court in Port Harcourt.

Why Ekiti airport plan failed – Afe Babalola

Renowned lawyer and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has revealed why the Ekiti airport project failed.

He said the “much-expected” airport project failed because the administration of a former governor of the state and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, allegedly said that the state did not need such a facility and hence did not follow up the Federal Government’s intention of setting up one in the state.

17-year-old beats father to death in Bauchi

The Bauchi State police command, have arrested a 17-year-old boy, Nuhu Bulus, for allegedly beating his father to death.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Kamal Datti, while parading the suspect confirmed that the boy killed the father by hitting him with a mud pot, wood and Sickle.

Dana aircraft loses control, hits fence at Abuja airport with passengers on board

A commercial aircraft belonging to Dana Air nearly crashed after hitting the fence of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday.

This is coming in less than 24 hours after a chartered aircraft lost its tyres and landing gear at the same airport.

Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal forces the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign

Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal forces the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign

The entire board of the US Gymnastics board is set to resign in the wake of the scandal involving the sexual abuse of more than 150 female athletes by former team doctor, Larry Nassar.

Nasser, 54  was sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in prison following a week of testimony by his victims. He pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving girls who were 15 years old or younger. Nearly 160 women who were under his care have come forward with abuse allegations against him.

We have more confidence in our ‘traditional bullet-proofs’ than in standard body armour – Policemen

In May 2017, three months after 34-year-old police corporal, Ade Daniel (not real name), was posted to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ogun State Police Command, he came face to face with death.
It was a locate-and-arrest operation at a community in Ijebu Waterside area of the state. The SARS team had got a tip-off about the hideout of an armed robbery suspect.

Crytocurrency: $533m lost to hacking at Japan exchange

Some 58 billion yen (533 million dollars) in cryptocurrency has disappeared from a Japanese exchange due to hacking, local media reported Saturday.
The Coincheck exchange, the operator of the cryptocurrency called NEM, said on its website on Friday that it had suspended sales and withdrawals of the currency as well as trades of most other cryptocurrencies and the Japanese yen.

Buhari on rising oil prices: We won’t repeat mistakes of the past

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will ensure that proceeds from rising oil prices will be put to good use.
Brent crude, the international benchmark of crude oil, traded at $70.55 on Friday.

Indian Bride-To-Be Films Herself Taking Poison

A bride-to-be has filmed herself fatally drinking poison and sent the clip to her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly blackmailed her.

The young woman, named as Nisha Devidas, is seen drinking a thick black substance in the video at her home in the village of Rohini in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Piers Morgan presents Donald Trump with an Arsenal jersey, says he needs to replace Arsene Wenger

Lol..Piers Morgan presents Donald Trump with an Arsenal jersey, says he needs to replace Arsene Wenger?

Controversial British journalist, Piers Morgan has called for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to be ousted and be replaced by no other person but President Donald Trump.
According to the TV presenter, he wants Wenger who has not won a Premier League title for 14 years to be replaced by Trump because he would build a 'strong defensive wall'

Manchester City’s David Silva a ‘special guy’ – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has described David Silva as a “special guy” and outlined the Spaniard’s importance to his Manchester City team.

City have won their last 24 matches in which Silva has been involved, either as a member of the starting XI, or after coming on as a substitute.

Nnamdi Kanu Sureties Must Produce Him, Court Fumes

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, said the sureties of Nnamdi Kanu, the skedaddle leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) must produced him.

This is just as the court dismissed an application before it seeking the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce Mr. Kanu.