Thursday, 8 February 2018

Saraki’s trial: Reps accuse AGF, EFCC of manipulating course of justice

The House of Representatives on Thursday accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of alleged “manipulation” of justice by reopening the corruption case against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar.

The House noted that Malami and the EFCC had earlier cleared Umar of any wrongdoing in the alleged corruption act involving about N1.8billion.

Why Obasanjo’s Son Abandoned Baba Ijebu’s Daughter

The marriage between Olujonwo, one of the sons of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Tope, the daughter of Chief Adebutu Kessington aka Baba Ijebu, has reportedly hit the rocks.

According to Kemi Ashefon, the grand marriage conducted between May 11 and 13, 2017, has run into troubled waters after the man complained repeatedly of being assaulted by his buxom wife.

Troops commence road construction in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops have started building a major highway to open up Sambisa Forest, the fortress of the Boko Haram insurgents, following the defeat of the terrorists.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, said in Maduguri on Thursday that the road project was to make troops to establish total dominance of the expansive forest that has been home to the insurgents for years.

Internet users hit 98.3 million in December - NCC

The internet users increased marginally to 98.3million in November, the Nigerian Communications Commission, has said.

The NCC made this disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December 2017 on its website on Thursday in Abuja.

N14bn Police Pension scam: EFCC closes case in trial-within-trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday at an FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, closed its case in the trial- within –trial of the fourth defendant in the N14billion Police Pension scam.

Veronica Onyegbula, is the fourth defendant in the case filed by the EFCC against them.

Others are: Esar Dangabar, Atiku Kigo, Ahmed Wada, Sani Zira, Uzoma Attang, and Christian Madubuke.

Man Loses Manhood After Being Stabbed By Lady With Chisel In Lagos

A furniture dealer Henry Umoh is now battling to restore his manhood after he was attacked by a 32-year old single lady, Oladunni Ogunsumsire with a chisel in Lagos. The attack took place at Idimu Road, Idimu, Lagos where Umoh had his office.

Omo narrated that he no longer had erection and his marriage was in jeopardy as he cannot have sex with his wife.

Nigerian govt arraigns civil servant found with 86 cars

The federal government has arraigned a director of finance and account at the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, Ibrahim Tumsah, for alleged fraud.
Mr. Tumsah was indicted by the Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property, after he was found in possession of 86 cars and some landed properties beyond the capacity of what he should earn as a civil servant.

NNPC to import 100m litres of petrol daily to tackle scarcity

In a bid to tackle the fuel shortages still ravaging some parts of the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has programmed to import two cargoes of petrol daily for the rest of February 2018 to boost supply.
Each cargo has 50 million litres, making an import of a total of 100 million litres per day for the rest of February to increase supply and replenish strategic reserves.

Study finds masturbation kills 100 Germans every year

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As many as 100 people are dying every year in Germany from ‘risky masturbation practices’, a new study has shown. Oxygen deprivation is the most common cause of death in people who are searching for the ‘ultimate orgasm’, according to forensic examiner, Dr Harald Voss.

Germany Based Nigerian Man Reportedly Commits Suicide After Being Dumped By His Girlfriend

A 35-year-old Nigerian man, Francis Ibegbulem, has been laid to rest, days after committing suicide in Altenstadt Bayern, Germany.

It was reported that Ibegbulem, from Imo State, moved to Germany from Turkey in 2015 and he was granted 3 years asylum by the German government.

Ebonyi lawmaker, Maria Ude Nwachi, breaks her silence on her controversial suspension

Suspended Ebonyi state house of assembly member, Maria Ude Nwachi, has broken her silence over her suspension from the House. Recall that in January, Maria was suspended for taking too many photographs and posting on IG.

In an interview with Micheal Ugwu, Maria said she is being victimized for her decision to move from the House of Representatives after her tenure in the state House of Assembly. Read excepts from the interview below:

PDP To Presidency: ”Tinubu Cannot Deliver A Bad Product”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lampooned the Presidency for abandoning its responsibility of governance and now deploying resources meant for the good of the people to push a desperate but ill-fated mission to perpetuate on Nigerians, an obviously unpopular Presidential candidate in 2019.

The party said the Presidency has become so panicky that it effectively hijacked the functions of the leadership of its dysfunctional and ideologically vacuous All Progressives Congress (APC), by appointing people into partisan offices, outside its much-desired responsibility of governance.

Ibrahim Magu: Corruption causes cancer

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says most of the problems plaguing Nigeria are caused by corruption.

He added that even cancer could be traced to corruption.

Magu said this when he visited the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.

Rivers govt accuses Governor Okorocha of shielding wanted cultist

The Rivers State Government has accused the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, of shielding one of the 32 cultists recently declared wanted by the Rivers State Security Council.

The state government gave the name of the cultist as Emenike Agamu, otherwise known as General Red Scorpion.

Buhari’s sister in-law, Aisha is dead

President Muhammadu Buhari’s sister in-law Hajiya Aisha Mamman is dead.

Hajiya Aisha Mamman is the wife of the late Alhaji Mamman Danbaffale, the elder brother to Buhari.

Killings: It's dishonest to think I fold my arms -- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the impression that he was folding his arms over the recent spate of killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba and Zamfara States was dishonest. 

The president stated this at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja while receiving Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) led by Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama. Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina, condemned the killings, saying security operatives would ensure prosecution of perpetrators and all those found with illegal arms in the affected areas.  

West Africa working on peaceful transitions to ensure safe region - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the Economic Community of West African States is working hard to ensure peaceful transitions.

This, he said, was aimed at ensuring that a safe and secure region is bequeathed to the next generation.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving Letters of Credence from some envoys at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Your goodwill is fast depleted, Catholic Bishops tell President Buhari

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the enormous goodwill with which he assumed office in 2015 is being fast depleted by some “glaring failures” of his government.

The bishops said this when they paid the President a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buildings tilt on sides as earthquake hits Taiwan

Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 250 and left dozens missing.

Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-storey apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday.

Real Madrid Vs PSG Ticket Sold Out In 37 Minutes. Over 81,000 Tickets

Real Madrid . vs PSG Ticket sold out in 37 minutes. Over 81,000 tickets , February 14th 2018.

BREAKING: MultiChoice, DSTV/GOTV to shut down June 2019

The Federal Government may have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations, in Nigeria, will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year.
According to a letter to that effect issued, on Tuesday, by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), the license issued to them in 2014 by NBC will not be renewed because it was not in line with Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper.

Court jails herb seller in Osun for theft, burglary

A Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo, on Tuesday sentenced a 33-year-old herb seller, Mr Quammarudeen Abdulfatai, to 28 months imprisonment for burgling a residential building and carting away valuable items and cash.

The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Rasaq Lamidi, had earlier informed the court that the convict invaded the apartment of one Oyebola Johnson Olarewaju of Agojesu Area, Iludun Quarters, Osogbo on May 11, 2017, around 1.30 am and made away with his victim’s personal belongings.

Chinese club prepare to pay €1.4bn for Lionel Messi

Chinese Super League club, Hebei China Fortune, are reportedly prepared to meet the €700m release clause of Barcelona’s Argentine wizard, Lionel Messi.

Messi recently signed a new long-term deal at the Nou Camp with a €700m release clause.
New rules in Chinese football mean any deal would cost Hebei a staggering €1.4bn (£1.2bn).

Troops arrest two Fulani herdsmen in Benue

Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigerian Army, on  a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma LGA of Benue State have  arrested two Fulani militias.

According to a statement signed by the Assitant Diector Army Public Relations,707 Special Forces Brigade Nigeria Arny makurd,Major Olabisi Ayeni, stated that suspects  were  planning a dangerous mission.

Tunisia’s bank governor is fired after EU blacklists nation

Tunis – Tunisia’s prime minster has removed the governor of its central bank hours after the European Parliament put the North African country on a blacklist of non-EU nations amid fears it posed a risk over money laundering and terrorist financing.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed proposed Wednesday to replace Chedli Ayari with 58-year-old Marouane El Abassi, currently the representative of Tunisia and Libya to the World Bank.

Nigerian man wanted in the US over $560million fraud

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A Nigerian man is on the wanted list of the US authorities in connection with an international gang accused of committing $560 million in cybercrime fraud.

Anthony Nnamdi Okeakpu, 29, is wanted on behalf of US authorities for allegedly being a member of the Infraud Organisation, the country’s department of justice said.

We can arrest anyone without warrant - EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it can arrest anyone without a warrant.

Chile Okoroma, director, legal and prosecution of the EFCC, said this on Wednesday at a hearing organised by senate anti-corruption committee.

NAFDAC Destroys N80m Fake Drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Abuja on Wednesday destroyed counterfeit and expired drugs as well as other unwholesome items worth over N80m.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said during the destruction of the items that the seizures were made within Abuja and neighbouring states in the last one year.

Wike Donates N200m To Benue IDPs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has donated N200m to the people of Benue who were displaced from their homes following herdsmen invasion of their communities.

Wike also called for comprehensive measures to resolve the “unfortunate killing” of Benue people by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Wealthy Ibadan Businessman Donates 2 Brand New SUVs To Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has been commended for routing out Boko Haram terrorists. This commendation was made on Wednesday 7th February 2018, by an Ibadan based businessman and a patriotic Nigerian, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola, the Aare Muslimi of Yorubaland, Delta and Edo States and owner of De-Damak Motors company, while presenting 2 brand new vehicles he donated to the Nigerian Army.

30-year-old woman who killed her husband in Bayelsa sentenced to death by hanging

30-year-old woman who killed her husband in Bayelsa sentenced to death by hanging

Justice Nayai Aganaba of a Bayelsa High Court has sentenced 30 year old Victoria Gagariga, to death by hanging for killing her husband, Henry Gagariga, on February 4th 2015, at their residence along Ebisam Road in Akenfa, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Delivering judgement in the case that had lingered for three years, Justice Aganaba said the prosecution called six witnesses and produced seven exhibits while the defence only had one witness who happened to be the accused.

We'll monitor 2019 elections through satellite - INEC


INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu during his visit to the the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Abimbola Alale, in Abuja said there's going to be a change in the manner the Commission handles Nigeria’s elections in 2019.

INEC said it would deploy satellite to remote areas where 3G and 4G networks are not available, to monitor the 2019 general elections.

Garba Shehu berates journalist who referred to president Buhari as a murderer

Garba Shehu berates journalist who referred to president Buhari as a murderer(video)

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday berated a columnist with The Sun newspaper, Amazi Obi, who in his article referred to President Buhari as a murderer over the killings in Benue state. Shehu while speaking to state house correspondents in Abuja, called on the media to be responsible in its reportage of events happening in the country. He particularly stressed on the need to avoid hate speeches as it does not serve any purpose in uniting the nation.

Convictions upheld for Israelis in murder of Palestinian teen

Israel’s supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

The decision upholds life sentences for two of them and a 21-year jail term for the third over the chilling attack that was part of a spiral of violence ahead of the 2014 Gaza war.

‘Aircraft doors cannot fall off without conscious efforts to open it’ – Dana Airline reacts

This morning, a Twitter user narrated the story of how a Dana plane’s exit door came off as the plane touched down.

According to the twitter user who shared the story, he said, ‘flew Dana. Exit door was unstable throughout the flight. As we touched down it fell off’.

Reacting to the allegation, Dana Airline issued a statement saying, ‘Aircraft doors cannot fall off without conscious efforts to open it’.

Family Burnt After Using Phone Near A Gas Cylinder At Their Home In Lagos (Photos)

A Nigerian lady identified as Funmi Adewola, took to social media to warn Nigerians to be careful when using mobile phone near gas cylinder.

Stray dog returns home ten years after

A year-old black puppy, Abby who wandered away while playing with her human family outside of their Apollo, Pennsylvania home, has returned home ten years after.
Her owner, Debra Suierveld explained that they spent weeks searching for the pup, but she eventually gave up, assuming the dog had been killed. Life went on for Debra and her family, but last week they got an unexpected blast from the past.

I’ve parted ways with Kwankwaso ­– Ganduje

The feud between the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, deepened on Wednesday as Ganduje ruled out the possibility of reconciling with the ex-governor.

Six traders die, 12 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to Kebbi State Governor, said on Wednesday that six traders died while 12 persons were missing after a boat mishap on River Niger in Shanga Local Government Area of the state.

Dakingari made the confirmation on Wednesday in statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.

I left Liverpool to win titles with Barcelona – Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho says the opportunity of winning titles and playing alongside Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta were two of the main reasons for leaving Liverpool for Barcelona.

Coutinho completed a £142 million transfer from Liverpool in the January transfer window after failing to force a move to the Camp Nou in the summer.

Here's the viral Quincy Jones interview where he said he once dated Ivanka Trump and revealed the secrets of Michael Jackson


84 year old music legend, Quincy Jones is breaking the internet with his world exclusive interview with Vulture Magazine where he spoke on the secrets of Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.

Fuel scarcity worsens in Abuja, marketers arrested

There seemed to be no end in sight with respect to the queues for petrol in Abuja and neighbouring states of Kaduna, Niger and Nasarawa, as the situation persisted on Wednesday.

Queues by thousands of motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, have been a regular sight in the Federal Capital Territory and neighbouring states since the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

EFCC justifies Innoson boss’ arrest, Senate summons GTB boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes on Wednesday told the Senate that it had the powers to wade into the dispute between Innoson Group of Companies and the Guaranty Trust Bank.

The Director (Legal), EFCC, Mr. Chile Okoroma, while appearing on behalf of the commission before the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, dismissed the claims that the anti-graft agency was not expected to be involved in the loan crisis between the bank and the Chairman of Innoson, Innonent Chukwuma.

BREAKING: Gov. Lalong sacks commissioners

Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has dissolved his cabinet.

Our correspondent learnt that the decision was to inject fresh blood into his government that would pave way for his planned reelection in 2019.

Sources also hinted that Lalong decided to sack all his commissioners because of poor performance.

“Your Husband Has Been Raping Me” — 16-Year-Old Girl Tells Housewife In Lagos

A 42-year old married man, Adewale Fajemiloye has landed in trouble after he was implicated by a 16-year old girl who told his wife that she had slept with him severally in their compound.

The incident happened at Unity Close, Eruwen area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Nigerian Army begins operation 'Cat Race' in Benue, Taraba States

Nigerian?Army begins operation

Today, the Nigerian Army said it would begin a major deployment of troops to the troubled states of Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kogi and Niger to restore peace and orderliness.

The exercise is tagged: Ayem Akpatuma (Tiv Language) meaning Cat Race. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the exercise which runs from February 15 to March 31 would be targetted at killer herdsmen, cattle rustlers, armed bandits, kidnappers, armed militias and other criminal elements in the six states. 

Victoria Beckham Will Join Spice Girls Reunion For Money, Self-Esteem

Victoria Beckham went from wanting nothing to do with a Spice Girls reunion to being fully on board ... largely because she wants to step out of David Beckham's shadow and do her own thing again ... sources connected to the group tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... the Spice Girls will reunite for a concert tour, probably towards the end of summer that will begin in England and migrate over to the U.S.

E-payment channels record N29.44trn transactions in Q4 - NBS

Electronic payment channels recorded N29.44 trillion worth of transactions in the last quarter of 2017. 

Data on Electronic Payment Channels in Nigeria’s banking sector released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that a total volume of 461,980,541 transactions were recorded in the last quarter of last year. 

Nigerian Dad Reveals What His Son Did To Him After Giving Him N136K

Nigerian Dad Reveals What His Son Did To Him After Giving Him N136K

Nigerian man with a facebook account name Stella Igherighe shared his ordeal with his. The man shared a photo of him been inflicted with wound and a bandage tied round his arm. The man felt so disappointed that he called his son worthless, following a disagreement over money for his school and that of his younger sister.