Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Fani-Kayode has heart disease, lawyer tells court

The trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn was stalled on Wednesday due to his absence from the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Counsel for the ex-minister, Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), told the court that his client was unable to make it to court as he had been hospitalised for a heart disease.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joins Arsenal

Arsenal have completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for £55 million plus £5m in further add-ons.
The 28-year-old joined from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil signs new contract through to 2021

Mesut Ozil has ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year deal with Arsenal, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.
Ozil, 29, was due to be out of contract at the end of the season but will now be tied to the club until the summer of 2021.

Why Chicago- bound passenger was restrained on flight – Emirates

Emirates Airline on Wednesday explained why a 71- year old passenger, David Ukesone, was restrained on a flight between Dubai and Chicago.
The airline said Ukesone was unruly on board the flight and forced his way into another passenger’s seat.

Nigerian police officer shoots superior dead over girlfriend

The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the death of a sergeant from gunshot by a corporal, allegedly following a feud over a girl.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the death of the officer “over a minor disagreement.”

Herdsmen, farmers hold peace meeting in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa have held a security summit for farmers and herdsmen in a bid to find solutions to the security challenges in the region.
The state police command in collaboration with eight local government councils in Jigawa North-east and Hadejia Emirate councils organised the summit.

Obasanjo to unveil ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ in Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will flag off the registration of the Coalition for Nigeria in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday.

Kehinde Akinyemi, spokesman of the ex-president, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.

‘R. Kelly is not going to jail because his victims are not white’ – Angry father claims

According to the father of one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends, R. Kelly is getting away with his alleged sex cult because America doesn’t care about underage black girls being victimized.
Angelo Clary told TMZ he’s incredulous Kelly isn’t facing the same fate as Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby and believes race is the only difference.

Ex-Italy football coach Vicini dies

Former Italy national coach Azeglio Vicini, who led the Azzurri to third place at the 1990 World Cup on home soil, has died at the age of 84.

Vicini managed the national side from 1986 to 1991, leading them to the semi-finals of the 1988 European Championships and also the 1990 World Cup.

Senate to probe ex-JAMB, NECO registrars over low remittances

The Senate at the plenary on Wednesday resolved to investigate former registrars of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board over low remittances during their administration of the board.

The probe will also be extended to the National Examinations Council and the West African Examination Council.

Olivier Giroud joins Chelsea for £18m

Olivier Giroud has completed his transfer to Chelsea for £18million.

Giroud leaves Arsenal having played in their 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Tuesday night, coming off the bench in the latter stages of the game.

The French striker has now signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge, where he will provide much-needed competition for the struggling Alvaro Morata.

Nigeria’s Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Isaac Success is leaving Watford for Malaga on loan after an unsuccessful spell at the EPL club.

The forward is returning to La Liga to join Malaga on loan for the rest of the season.

Senate President tasks police on crime control

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday in Abuja, tasked the Nigerian Police Force on the need to do more in tackling crime in order to restore confidence in all Nigerians.

Saraki made this remark when a delegation from the Police Service Commission visited him at the National Assembly Complex.

Man Dupes His Friend Of N2.4m, Sets Him Up At Computer Village, Lagos (Photo)

A suspected conman, Eruagah ThankGod has been arrested after he duped his bosom friend, Vitalis Darlinton to the tune of N2.4m and set him up at the computer village in Lagos.

The incident happened in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where both the suspect and the victim resided. But the suspect tricked the victim to Lagos and set him up at the computer village in Ikeja, Lagos.

Customs raid Real Estate Billionaire, Olu Okeowo’s Home, seize his cars over unpaid import duties

The officials of Nigeria Customs have reportedly raid Lagos home of real estate billionaire, Olu Okeowo, seize his Rolls Royce cars over unpaid import duties.

Usain Bolt parties with gold-plated Champagne in South Africa

Usain Bolt was locked and loaded in Cape Town this past weekend, partying with the help of a gold-plated champagne super soaker.

Bolt rolled through local hot spot Grand Cafe & Beach with a small entourage -- poppin' bottles, smokin' cigars, TMZ reports.

Harvey Weinstein denies Sex Trafficking Allegations

Harvey Weinstein has said that actress Kadian Noble is way off base with her allegation he engaged in sex trafficking when she met him in his Cannes hotel room.

Weinstein is responding to Noble's lawsuit, and insists there was no exchange of money or movie roles for sex during the alleged 2014 incident. 

28-Year-Old Nigerian Student Kidnapped And Killed In Cyprus (Photo)

The body of a 28-year-old Nigerian student has been recovered at the Çanakkale Pond near Famagusta area of Cyprus after he was reportedly kidnapped and killed.
According to Kibrisgercek News, the Nigerian identified as Kennedy Toomwabwa Dede was assaulted by 8 people, yesterday, kidnapped from his car, taken to the Çanakkale Pond, seriously beaten and killed there.

Soldiers Arrest Benue Native Doctor Who Gives Wanted Criminal, Gana, Spiritual Powers

The Army said it had arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counselor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue.

A statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Tuesday, said the suspect was picked up in Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state during a raid on his shrine.

Federal govt committed to safety of journalists – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the safety and freedom of the media professionals are not compromised in any way.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the reassurance on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening of a two-day training workshop for the media and stakeholders on: “Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists.”

Buhari Helped Fulani Herdsmen 'Graduate' From Killing Farmers To NNPC Staff - Reno Omokri

In a swift reaction to Fulani herdsmen's attack on staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), at Tse Torkula area of Benue State, former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on Wednesday, attacked the presidency.
The former aide to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, said the herdsmen had “graduated” from attacking and killing farmers to NNPC staff because President Muhammadu Buhari had treated their situation with “kid glove.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reportedly Signs For LA Galaxy

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is on the verge of joining LA Galaxy in the Major Soccer League.

According to L’Equipe, Ibrahimovic has already signed a contract with the California club.

The 36-year-old has never made any secret of his desire to play in the US and is now set to end his spell at Old Trafford.

Earthquake hits Kabul, tremor felt in Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, with the effect felt as far as Delhi, the Indian capital.

There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, according to the Times of India.

Lassa Fever: WHO Confirms 3 Deaths In Taraba

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday confirmed that three persons died of Lassa fever in Taraba State.

A WHO Surveillance Officer, Dr. Bello Ahmed, disclosed this at a sensitisation workshop on Lassa fever in Jalingo, the state capital. The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Health.

Police arrest Onitsha ‘beggars’ who make N25,000 daily

The police in Anambra State on Tuesday arrested two suspects who allegedly used abducted children for alms begging in Onitsha.

The suspects, the police said, made N25,000 daily from the act.

The suspects were identified as Friday Edet and Ezekiel Ubong, both from Akwa Ibom State.

How a Delsu Student was expelled for refusing to ‘bribe’ his way through project

Osula Daniel Enahoro, an aggrieved Delsu student (Delta State University), has taken to Facebook to recount all that he faced in the school, that led to his expulsion.

Daniel recounted his bitter ordeal in the hands of a lecturer and the HOD (Head of Department) of Civil and Environmental Engineering department he was admitted to, started after he refused paying his way through his project.