Friday, 2 February 2018

Young Boy Gets Finger Blown Off And Blinded In One Eye After His Phone Exploded While Charging

A young Chinese boy was recently found covered in blood after his mobile phone suddenly exploded while being charged at his home in China.
According to Daily Mail UK, apparently, the blast was so strong that 12-year-old Meng Jisu, who was reaching for the phone, had his right index finger ripped off right away and was left blinded in the right eye. 

FG, UK exchange data on assets owned by Nigerians — to nab tax defaulters

The federal government and some foreign countries including the United Kingdom, have started the automatic exchange of tax information (AETI), on overseas assets owned by Nigerians.
Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, made this known on Friday during the presentation of the progress report on tax laws reform by Taiwo Oyedele, vice chairman of the national tax policy implementation committee.

Obasanjo Brought Shame To Nigeria - Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, on Friday urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to admit that he (Obasanjo) brought shame to the country during his time as Nigeria’s leader.

Falana said the ex-President should stop insulting the collective intelligence and memories of Nigerians having instituted the culture of impunity in the country.

CHAN: Super Eagles want to make history – Dele Ajiboye

Home-based Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye, says the team will strive hard to make history by winning Nigeria’s first African Nations Championship title when they face host nation Morocco in the tournaments’s final game in Casablanca on Sunday.

Salisu Yusuf’s men will be playing in their first final in the history of the competition against the North Americans.

Olivier Giroud was sold because he wanted regular football – Arsene Wenger

Olivier Giroud was “massively popular” at Arsenal but the club “opened the door” on a sale to Chelsea because the striker wanted regular football before the World Cup, says boss Arsene Wenger.

Frenchman Giroud, 31, joined the Blues in an £18m deal on the closing day of the winter transfer window, the same day Arsenal completed the club record signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

All 955 miners trapped in South Africa rescued

All 955 gold miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa following a power cut resurfaced unharmed on Friday, and were greeted by overjoyed relatives waiting at the site.

“Everybody’s out,” mine spokesman James Wellsted told AFP, adding that there were no deaths or serious injuries reported.

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.

Bitcoin value drops below $8,500

Bitcoin has had a disastrous week, falling below $8,500 today as investors remain spooked about the future of cryptocurrencies. According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin opened at $9,052 today and hit a low of $7,695. At the time of writing, it had recovered slightly and was trading at $8,403, its lowest price since late November. Bitcoin is extremely volatile and has been declining for the past month.

Elections May Not Hold In Benue In 2019- Bafarawa

A former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, on Friday expressed fears that the 2019 elections may be stalled unless the Federal Government quickly finds an enduring solution to the persistent killings in Benue State.

The ex-governor stated this during a condolence visit to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on the recent mayhem in the state.

EFCC Arraigns University Don for N3m Land Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,Enugu Zonal Office on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 arraigned  a lecturer with the college of medicine, University of Nigeria,Enugu Campus  Dr. Theophilus Akachidelu Udeani  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.

Court Jails Business Woman 10 Years For $240,000 Fraud

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced a business woman, Taiwo Martins, to 10years imprisonment on 11-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque to the tune of $240,000.

The convict was prosecuted alongside her company, Baal-Perazim Investment Limited, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following receipt of a petition from a complainant, Sholari Olasunkami, on May 19, 2011.

Obasanjo Not Among Buhari’s Advisers - Oshiomhole

The former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday added his voice to those criticising former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo, apart from faulting the Buhari’s administration, also advised him not to seek re-election in 2019.

EFCC's New Head Office’ll Be Adequately Powered –Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has expressed satisfaction at the quality of infrastructure and progress of work at the Head Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, saying that the agency deserves nothing but the best.

Man cuts off 12-yr-old cousin’s manhood in Niger

A 12-year-old boy, Farouk Ibrahim, who had his manhood cut off by his uncle in Babana area of Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, might never have a functional manhood again, according to doctors.

It was gathered that his uncle, Aliyu Mohammed, accosted Farouk who was taking food to his siblings in the farm.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to return to Italy job – FIGC official

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is “eager” to return to his role as Italy head coach, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini.

FIGC is yet to replace Gian Piero Ventura, who presided over Italy’s shock 1-0 aggregate defeat to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying play-off as the Azzurri failed to reach the showpiece tournament for the first time since 1958.

UAE bags Guinness record for ‘World’s Longest Zipline’

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) emirate of Ras al-Khaimah said its latest zipline was confirmed by Guinness as the “World’s Longest Zipline” on Thursday.

The zipline, locally known as “Jebel Jais Flight,” enables visitors to travel at speed of up to 120 kph to 150 kph at a height of 1,680 meters above the sea level.

EFCC files fraud charge against CCT chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a two-count charge of fraud against Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
In the charge sheet seen by TheCable, the anti-graft agency alleged that in 2012, Umar demanded a bribe of N10 million from one Rasheed Taiwo who had a case at the tribunal.

461 stranded Nigerians in Libya arrive Port Harcourt

The fourth batch of 461 stranded Nigerians evacuated from war-torn Libya landed in a Max Air Cargo Plane at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa tarmac at exactly 12.24 am on Friday, after a four-hour flight from Tripoli, Libyan capital.

Nigerian-British actor, Oyelowo, awards scholarship to Chibok girls

Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo, says he has granted leadership scholarship to five freed Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.
The Oscar nominated actor, born in England to Nigerian parents, is best known for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in the award winning movie ‘Selma’ in 2014.

South Africa schedules new no-confidence vote against Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s parliament has scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for Feb. 22, the parliament’s speaker said on Friday, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party.
Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes during his scandal-plagued presidency, but the calls for him to step down have grown louder since he was replaced as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in December.

Obasanjo's new coalition is dead on arrival

Obasanjo's Coalition for Nigeria is an assemblage of expired geriatrics. It isn't the solution Nigeria needs.

When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo made public that very famous special press statement in which he practically tore President Muhammadu Buhari to shreds, he announced his rescue mission for his nation called Coalition for Nigeria.

Premier League title race is over – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has conceded defeat in the race to win the Premier League this season.
United are currently second on the table, 15 points behind rivals Manchester City.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s home game against Huddersfield, Mourinho says their objective is to finish behind City.

”Appointment of security chiefs by the Buhari Govt violates Federal Character Principle” ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the appointment of Service Chiefs by President Buhari is not in line with the Federal Character principle as provided by the Constitution. The former President said this when he spoke after registering as a member of the Coalition For Nigeria Movement in Abeokuta, Ogun state yesterday February 1st.

Senate asks President Buhari to obey court ruling and sack Ibrahim Magu now

The faceoff between President Buhari and the Senate over the appointement of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of EFCC in 2015, took a different direction yesterday after a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that the senate can reject Magu’s appointement.

The senate had on two occassions rejected Magu’s confirmation as the chairman of the antigraft agency. The senate based its decision on a report released by the State Security Service accusing Magu of corruption and abuse of office.

“She is my queen and it’s my job to take care of her in any way” Man Pushing His Girlfriend Around In A Trolley Reveals

A Jobless man and his pattern of expressing love is currently causing mixed reactions on the internet, after photos of him pushing his girlfriend around in a babysitter in Cape Town area of South Africa flooded social media..

The 42-year-old man named Lizo Taliwe says he loves her too much, and so for that he won’t let her feet touch the ground, And since he doesn’t have a car, he will have to push her around, According to him its something that he enjoys alot.

Jay-Z files docs to officially trademark the Iconic Roc-A-Fella Diamond hand Symbol

Rapper and businessman, Jay-Z, has made a swift move to officially trademark the Iconic Roc-A-Fella Diamond hand symbol.

According to TMZ, the hip-hop mogul recently filed legal docs to obtain exclusive rights to the iconic symbol, which he’s been flashing for several years.

Photos: Patience and Goodluck Jonathan attend ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s burial in Anambra

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, are among the dignitaries at the final funeral rites of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. See more photos below…

Elon Musk Calls It Quits For The 2nd Time With Amber Heard

Elon Musk has called it quits for the second time with Amber Heard! The on-again, off-again couple are done, after only about 2 months of dating for the second round. They broke up last year in what was initially an acrimonious split.

Letter to Buhari: Obasanjo is playing politics - Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, has said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was playing politics with the open letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

He said if Obasanjo had meant well, he would have met with Buhari to talk about the issues he raised in the letter.

How Assassins Beat Man To Death and Dragged His Corpse Inside His Car

A 62-year-old Igbo businessman, Mr. Vitalis Okoro, has been clubbed to death by some suspected assassins in Calabar, Cross River State, after chasing away his son.

According to Punch Metro, it was learnt that the assailants, after killing Vitalis in the bedroom, dragged the corpse into his Toyota Sequoia and drove some distance away from the house on Anaku Street, in the Ikot Effanga Mkpa area of Calabar.

Fake Military Officer, 2 Others Nabbed With Stolen Honda Crosstour Car

A suspected fake Military Officer, one Seaman Okonkwo Ebuka Emmanuel, dressed in military uniform to deceive the police on stop and search along Ogwashi-Uku/Ibusa expressway has been arrested along side two others – Ugochukwu Eludi and Chuks Ogbonna for allegedly stealing a Honda Crosstour saloon car with Reg. No. Abuja (BWR 199 PV).

According to the PPRO of the Delta State Command, the suspects were heading from Kwale to Asaba on the 30th of January, 2018, when they were intercepted by the Dragon Patrol Team 21, led by officer Imonikhe Imo.

Man has testicles chopped off after being lured into ‘sex game’ by jealous girlfriend

Man has testicles chopped off after being lured into 'sex game' by jealous girlfriend

A man has had his testicles chopped off by his girlfriend in a fit of jealous rage, court documents have revealed. Zhanna Nurzhanova, 36, allegedly used a scalpel to remove her boyfriend R Suleimanov’s genitals after he confessed to his sister that the was attracted to another woman.

Senate right to reject Magu as EFCC chairman, Court rules

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has affirmed the decision of the Senate to reject Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Mr. Magu was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari twice. In both times, the Senate rejected the nomination.

Ex-President Obasanjo challenged to public debate over President Buhari

A media consultant, Malam Mohammed Garba, on Thursday, challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to a televise debate over demand for President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Garba, the Chief Executive Officer of Right Contact Services Nigerian Ltd., said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, that the demand contained in a letter to the president by Obasanjo negates all democratic tenets.

SARS men arrest widow’s 10-year-old son, beat teachers

There seems to be no end in sight in human rights’ violations and brutality of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) attached to Ojodu Abiodun Police Station, Ogun State.

Less than three weeks after they shot a youth, leading to vandalism of the police station, the operatives, once again, had done the unimaginable.

Coalition for Nigeria: Obasanjo stole our idea - Group

A group, Coalition for Nigeria (CN), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of adopting its name to launch his Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM).

The proposed political movement by Chief Obasanjo  was launched in Abuja on Wednesday  with former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke in attendance..

20-Year-Old Talented Nigerian Player Signs For New Premier League Club

West Ham signs 20-year-old Oladapo Afolayan

West Ham have landed 20-year-old Nigerian forward Oladapo Afolayan from Solihull Moors. The player agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract.

“It’s a dream come true,” Afolayan told West Ham’s website. “I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m grateful for the opportunity. “I started out with Chelsea and was there until I was 15, then my family moved to Canada and I was part of the academy at Toronto FC .

Imo Govt Would Revoke Titles To All Unused Lands

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, said today that the state government would revoke titles to all unused lands. He said government would give priority to the Industrial layouts where people acquired lands and kept them for years without developing it, while waiting to sell them at very exorbitant prices.

The governor stated these when members of the Owerri Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture visited him at the Government House in Owerri.

Violence, street begging have no place in Islam – JNI

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday said street begging had nothing to do with Islam and the act was clearly prohibited because it inflicted pain on the children.

Dr Khalid Abubakar, the Secretary-General of JNI, made the statement in Kaduna at a National Conference with the theme “Ending Violence Against Children (VAC) in Nigeria”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme was jointly sponsored by USAID and UNICEF.

Benue government increases ransom on notorious criminal from N10m to N50m

The Benue Government has increased the ransom it pledged to give anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of Mr Terwase Akwaza, alias Ghana, from N10 million to N50 million.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Lawrence Onoja, disclosed this on Thursday in Makurdi after the State Security Council meeting.

We received notice to be attacked in 10 days – Taraba governor

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State yesterday disclosed he has received a letter by suspected insurgents that the state would be attacked within ten days.

Ishaku spoke when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, visited to offer condolences over the killings in the state.

Police confirm 6 killed, 44 wounded in multiple bomb attacks in Borno

The Police in Borno have confirmed that six people were killed and 44 others sustained injuries in the Wednesday night multiple suicide bomb attacks at a Konduga community and the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Joseph Kwaji, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Nigerian youths should be concerned about the character of those who aspire to lead - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the youth to be concerned about the character of those who aspire to lead Nigeira. He said they should offer themselves for service.

“Being apolitical, ultimately, does you no good as political leaders make decisions that affect you in many ways. As such, you should be concerned about the character of those who aspire to lead you, just as I urge you to offer yourselves to serve where possible. “

Killings: Govs set up committee to dialogue with Miyetti Allah

The sub-committee is headed by the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, disclosed these to State House correspondents on Thursday at the end of a meeting of the Osinbajo committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.