Thursday, 1 February 2018

My husband beat me up for voting in 2014 poll in Ekiti – Woman tells court

A housewife, Folasade Fatunla, on Thursday told an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court that her husband, Gbenga, beat and stabbed her after she went to cast her vote in the 2014 Ekiti governorship election.

Folashade, 32, who made this known when she testified in her divorce petition, said that her husband stabbed her in the hand with a broken bottle.

Premier League clubs spend record-breaking £430million in January 2018

Premier League clubs spent £430million in the January transfer window.

The total is almost double of the previous record of £225million.

On deadline day alone, clubs in England’s top flight completed transfers totalling £150million, which is also a new record for the winter window.

Gunmen assassinate Kaduna politician Moses Banka

Mr Moses Banka, a politician and businessman from Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

Banka was reportedly killed at Ankwa village of Jema’a Local Government Area in Kaduna state.

High court judge calls for castration of rapists

A Zimbabwean High Court judge has renewed calls for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles.

Justice Francis Bere made the remarks as he dismissed an appeal by 57-year-old Sikunda Dube, who is serving 20 years in jail for raping and impregnating his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter.

Why I Decided To Write Buhari A Letter - Obasanjo Reveals

Following his scathing letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed he wrote Buhari out of his deep concern for the situation in the country.

Speaking on Thursday at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oke Ilewo area of Abeokuta, shortly after the Coalition for Nigeria Movement was inaugurated in Ogun State, Obasanjo said he was surprised that many Nigerians were worried that he had exchangec pleasantries with President Buhari at the African Unity summit at Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, few days after he wrote the open letter to him (Buhari).

Officials Force Bet Naija Agents To Clean Their Surrounding In Calabar.

Earlier today, officials of the cross river green sheriff discovered an empty bin with huge presence of refuse all around the bin at IBB way by Okoroagbo in Calabar, the state capital.

The officials investigated and discovered that the mountain of refuse around, is as a result of the activities of a bet naija center in the area.

Football Team Parade Models For Entertainment While Flying For A Competition

An airline has been slammed after footage was taken of lingerie models parading themselves on a flight. The Vietjet flight was carrying Vietnam’s under-23 football team back home after a competition in China when the racy “celebratory” display took place.

Despite narrowly losing to Uzbekistan in the final of the under-23 cup, the team received a “hero’s welcome” but it was a move that cost the airline a small fine.

Ekwueme: Shagari speaks on what ex-Vice President went through because of Abacha

Shehu Shagari, Second Republic President, has said his late former deputy, Alex Ekwueme was a reliable and trusted ally.

The former President said the deep trust he had for Ekwueme made it difficult for mischief makers to drive a wedge between them.

"Corrupt elements opposing Buhari’s second term bid"

The Centre for Anti -Corruption and Open Leadership said on Thursday that Nigerians asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest in 2019 were those feeling the heat of his anti-graft fight.

The Chairman of the centre, Mr Debo Adeniran, said that the voices of such people were loudest in discrediting the President, “because they knew it was no more business as usual.’’

Man’s photograph found inside bottle in river (Photos)

A man’s photograph has reportedly been discovered floating along the shores of a river at Tarkwa Bay. The photograph of the unidentified man was placed inside a bottle alongside a cross image.

Michael Crown who shared the discovery on Facebook wrote:

DJ Cuppy to send 10 people to the university this year

Daughter of billionaire and disc jockey, Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, has decided add value to the lives of 10 individuals.
The DJ took to her Twitter handle to reveal her plan to send 10 people to university to further their education this 2018 and she has started by sending one Akeem Owolabi to the University of Lagos.

ASUU Vice Chairman Allegedly Defrauds His Own Colleague In Enugu

A lecturer with the college of medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Dr. Theophilus Akachidelu Udeani, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, on Wednesday, before Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu, on one count charge that borders on obtaining the sum of N3,000,000 (Three Million Naira) under false pretences, Today reports.

Sack Magu Now Or ... Senate Threatens Buhari

The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, according to Vanguard.

According to the Senate, failure to accede to its request will result in boycotting of all nominations from the Presidency.

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 9 In Kaduna Last Night

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday night killed nine persons in a  rural community in Kaduna.

The incident occurred at Kaguru village in Birnin Gwari local government area.

Ozil becomes second-highest paid Premier League player with new deal [See top 20]

Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil, is now the second highest-paid player in the Premier League, after he signed a new deal with the club.
Ozil’s previous contract was set to expire in June, but he has agreed terms on a bumper three-and-a-half year deal worth £300,000 per week.

Goldman Says Oil to Surpass $80 With Market Likely Balanced

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. hiked its short-term crude oil price forecast by as much as 33 percent, saying the market is now likely balanced. 

The bank now estimates Brent will reach $75 a barrel over the next three months and will climb to $82.50 within six months, analysts including Damien Courvalin wrote in an emailed report. Their previous estimate for both time periods was $62 a barrel.

Buhari appoints Adamu deputy governor of CBN

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Edward Adamu as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, who disclosed this in a statement, said the appointment is subject to the confirmation of the senate.

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, registers as member of Coalition For Nigeria Movement(photos)

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has formally registered as a member of the Coalition For Nigeria Movement, the group he proposed in his letter to President Buhari. The group was launched at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, yesterday January 31st.

Court Bans Tonto Dike From Including Son On Reality Show

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike and Linda Ikeji media have been ordered by a Lagos state magistrate court not to air ‘King Tonto’ Reality TV Show until the case is settled in court.

The court banned them from airing, showing, disseminating or broadcasting, either through television, blogs or the Internet the person, name, face, image, likeness or picture of King Andre Omodayo Igo Churchill in the King Tonto Reality TV Show produced by Linda Ikeji Media pending the hearing of the originating motion in the suit.

Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts ban on 28 Russian athletes

Twenty eight Russian athletes could still take part in this month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport today lifted life bans imposed on them for alleged doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Sport’s top court ruled there was “insufficient” evidence that the 28 athletes out of the 43 that sought the court’s help, had benefited from a system of state-sponsored doping at the last Winter Games, hosted by Russia in Sochi.

Mechanic To Receive Six Lashes For Trespass

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that a mechanic, Friday Monday, 25, convicted for criminal trespass into a clinic, be given six strokes of the cane.

Monday of Angwan Shahu, Karmo, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and attempt to commit offence, offences he admitted committing.

APC’s report on restructuring a ruse – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the report of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring, describing it as a ruse and fresh attempt to beguile Nigerians with another round of lies, empty proposals and hollow promises ahead of the 2019 elections.

Saying that it is a recast of APC’s deceptive stunts in the run up to the 2015 general elections, the PDP also said the report is another calculated ploy by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to divert public attention from the woes of a worsening economy, unrelenting killings, corruption and the endless litany of afflictions occasioned by ruling party’s dysfunctional governance.

Super Eagles beat Sudan, set up CHAN final against Morocco

The Super Eagles on Wednesday qualified for the Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship final.

The team defeated Sudan 1-0 at Stade de Marrakech.

Arsenal hand over Henry’s jersey to Aubameyang

In his first day as a Gunner, new Arsenal buy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed the club’s iconic number 14 jersey, used by legend, Thierry Henry.

The Gabon international arrived at the Emirates Stadium for a club record fee of 56million pounds from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal.

Man sues Buhari, urges his sacking as Petroleum Minister

An activist, Mr. Sambo Muritala, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami before a Federal High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, presided over by Justice N. I. Afolabi.

The suit was brought through originating summons under Order 3, Rules 6 and 9 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure, Rules 2009; Section 14 and 147 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.

Namibia bans officials from foreign travel

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday banned politicians and civil servants from foreign business travel to save money, after he swapped his own jet for commercial flights.

The southern African country has been struggling to control its finances with government debt levels soaring in recent years, leading to investor warnings over its economic outlook.

Federal Government frees 951 inmates, 430 others gain admission to University

 Federal Government frees 951 inmates, 430 others gain admission to University

The Federal Government, through the National Stakeholders on Prison Reforms has freed 951 inmates across three geo-political zones of the country. The inmates had to meet conditions for release before benefitting from the prison decongestion programme. 430 inmates also gained admission to the National Open University while three more are on the verge of completing their doctorate degrees.

EFCC arraigns five medical doctors for alleged N13.6m Fraud

EFCC arraigns five medical doctors for alleged  N13.6m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 arraigned five former officials of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Edo State Branch, on a 21-count charge of fraud, stealing, conspiracy to commit felony and false accounting before Justice Efe Ikponwonba of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.

‘Many feared dead as two suicide bombers attack Borno IDP camp

 ?Many feared dead as two suicide bombers attack Borno IDP camp

Many Internally displaced persons are feared dead after two suicide bombers attacked the IDP camp in Daori, Borno state today January 31st. Confirming the attacks, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement released today, said only the two suicide bombers were killed duiring the attack.

"I Make N150,000 Monthly Selling Akara" – Widow

A widow in her early 50s and a mother of four, Fatima Abdullahi, has found succour in selling beans cake popularly known as “akara”.

Rather than resort to begging for alms, as is common with aged women in some parts of the country, she now makes an average of N5000 daily from selling akara and pap, known as “koko”, to make ends meet.

Photos: Married Kenyan man kills his girlfriend then commits suicide

 Photos: Married Kenyan man kills his girlfriend then commits suicide

A 23-year-old welder in Thika East, Kiambu County, Kenya committed suicide after killing his 27-year-old girlfriend following a disagreement on Saturday, January 27.
Timothy Ndirangu, a married man and father of two, allegedly strangled Grace Wanjiru after three months of a turbulent relationship.

''If I wasn’t the six foot and some more, successful, famous, somewhat good-looking RMD, will you still love me?” – Richard Mofe Damijo asks

The award winning actor asked this question on his IG page. He shared the photo on his page and wrote

''If I wasn't the six foot and some more, successful, famous, somewhat good-looking RMD, will you still love me?

Aftermath of Ralia Odinga's 'self' inauguration, 3 Kenya TV stations to remain off-air indefinitely

Aftermath of Ralia Odinga

Three of Kenya's biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leader's unofficial "inauguration" in Nairobi. 

Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i told reporters they would stay closed until investigations were complete. Shortly after he spoke, opposition MP Tom Kajwang was arrested. 

“I Found My Best Friend Nude Pictures On My Fiancé Phone, My Wedding Is February 10th”- Heartbroken Lady Seek Advice

“Did I Catch Him Red-handed Or Maybe This Is A Sign From God?

I am engaged to be married in a few weeks. February 10th precisely. However,I just made a very disturbing discovery.

I found my best Friend’s nude pictures on my fiance’s phone and I have no idea who is telling the truth!

Lagos High Court jails two oil marketers 8 years for N789.6m oil fraud

Justice Latifat Okunnu of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two oil marketers – George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah, owners of Rocky Energy Limited to eight years imprisonment on a 26-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and forgery to the tune of N789.6million.

Nigerian Auto Dealer, Obi Okeke buys Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti for $2.5m

Nigerian Auto Dealer, Obi Okeke buys Arnold Schwarzenegger?s Bugatti for $2.5m

According to TMZ, Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold his Bugatti Veyron for $2.5 million. The action movie star and former governor of California only had about 1,000 miles on the 2015 Bugatti, which can go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

''Nigeria does not need a God-fearing leader'' Bishop Kukah says

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, says Nigeria does not need a man that has the fear of God in him. According to him, fighting corruption and fixing Nigeria requires more than a God-fearing leader. Speaking at a book launch yesterday January 30th, Bishop Kukah said

Technically, There Is No Subsidy But ‘Under-Recovery’ - Adeosun

The Federal Government on Wednesday explained why the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is charging Nigerians higher than the official N143 per litre to fund the importation of petrol.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun gave the explanation at of the four-and-half hours Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate summons police chief Idris

The Senate yesterday invited the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over allegations that the police have failed to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of January 1st killings in Benue State.

The invitation followed a point of order by Senator Joshua Lidani on the alleged failure by the police to arrest the perpetrators of the Benue killings.

I have heart related ailment, not disease – Fani-Kayode

A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has dismissed media reports linking him with heart disease, saying he only has a heart-related ailment.

The said report emanated from court proceedings where Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Mr. Norrison Quarkers, SAN, told the court that the former Minister had a heart related ailment.

How SARS men shot my leg, collected N1m for bail -Victim

The Peoples Democratic Party has said there are signs that the 2019 elections may lack credibility.

Apart from this, the opposition party said the ruling All Progressives Congress administration was not ready to conduct free, fair and credible elections.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while playing host to a United Nations delegation which paid him a courtesy visit at the party’s national secretariat.

Herbalist arrested for fake pregnancies, stealing new born babies

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A 38-year-old herbalist, Mr Chigozie Emmanuel, aka Akuchi has been arrested for allegedly selling new born babies in Abuja.

 Emmanuel was arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).

Suspected robbers demand N25, 000 to return victim’s N110,000 jewelry

Five suspected armed, who robbed an old woman of $800, 400 Qatari Riyald, N45,000, America Visa card, gold trinkets valued at N110,000 and an Hawaii phone, have been arrested.

The suspected attacked and robbed a 58-year-old woman of her handbag containing foreign and local currencies as well as other personal effects on New Year’s Eve around 9pm.

Buhari Campaign Organisation Plans 1m-Man March In Minna

Niger chapter of Buhari Campaign Organisation on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to organise a one-million-man march for President Mohammadu Buhari in Minna.

Alhaji Ubale Kagara, Coordinator, North Central Zone of the organisation, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

3 Men Arrested For Drugging And Gangraping A 14-Year-Old Girl.

The Plateau State police command has three men for gangraping a 14-year-old girl in Angwan Rogo.The suspects were identified as Suleiman Usman, 18, Umar Aliyu, 18 and Usman Bala, 20. They are said to have lured and drugged the teenager before gangraping her on the afternoon of January 23. .

Troops Recover Lost Battle Tanks After Military Onslaught Against Boko Haram

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been making tremendous progress in the on going clearance operations nicknamed Operation DEEP PUNCH II. On Tuesday 30th January 2018, the advancing troops had contact with Boko Haram terrorists and engagement ensued.

During the encounter, they were able to recover an Eagle Main Battle Tank (EMBT), 1 VBL, 1 AK-47 Rifle, a Police Teargas Rifle, religious books, many Gas cylinder and bags of fertilizer, ostensibly for Improvised Explosives Devices making.