Friday, 9 February 2018

Newborn abandoned in airport bathroom with handwritten note

Authorities are looking for a mother who they believe abandoned her newborn baby at Tucson International Airport with a handwritten note pleading, “I just want what is best for him and it is not me.”

Arsene Wenger calls for cool heads as Arsenal face Spurs test

Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars to keep their cool when they face bitter rivals Tottenham as the heated north London derby returns to Wembley for the first time in 25 years.

Languishing in sixth place in the Premier League, Wenger’s side are however just four points behind fifth placed Tottenham.

Why President Buhari's Case Is Different

First was former President Obasanjo’s letter asking PMB not to contest in 2019 citing many reasons why he has to leave the exalted office. It was quickly followed by another letter from former dictator Ibrahim Babangida asking PMB to step aside In 2019 for a younger president.

This was followed by the hate and weeping from the losers of 2015 elections who are yet to come to terms with the situations they found themselves since the feeding bottles were forcefully taken away from their rapacious greedy mouths.

I will continue to give my all for Leicester City – Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez says assumptions made about his recent absence from Leicester training were “completely untrue”.

The former PFA Player of the Year returned to training on Friday for the first time since the January transfer window closed.

Premier League leaders Manchester City had a bid for Mahrez turned down on deadline day and it had been suggested that was a factor in his recent absence, the forward having put in a transfer request at around the same time.

'I Am Not Afraid' - Innoson Reacts to Bench Warrant Notice

Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma OFR popularly known as Innoson has stated that as a law abiding citizen, he is not afraid of arraignment in the court but he must be arraigned through the due process of law. Innoson stated this today why receiving the news of issuance of bench warrant against him today by State High Court Ikeja.
In a ruling by Justice Mojisola Dada, the court ordered that Innoson should be arrested and kept in custody a day before the next adjournment and be produced on the adjourned date, March 14, 2018 for probable arraignment over alleged forgery.

Gospel Artiste Fakes His Own Death To Gain Popularity On Social Media

A Ugandan musician, Onyong Yubu alias Prince Yubu, has reportedly faked his own death which he announced on social media.
The 23-year-old gospel artiste yesterday sent a message on different WhatsApp groups saying that he was dead. 

Edo State Governor Visits Family Of Commercial Driver Pushed To His Death By Police Officers (Photos)

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has paid a condolence visit to the family of a driver who was allegedly pushed to his death by police officers in the state.
He also set up a N10 million education fund for the training of two children of late David Okoniba. Obaseki disclosed this when he led some members of his cabinet on a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Urora community, in Benin city.

Woman seeks divorce because of husband’s sexual demands

A 32-year-old businesswoman, Adenike Bolarinwa, has urged an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve her eight year loveless marriage, citing sexual harassment and constant battering.

Adenike, an indigene of Abeokuta, Ogun State, told the court on Friday that there was no more love between her and the husband, Abiola Bolarinwa.

My life is in danger – Kassim Afegbua

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, says his life is under threat.

Afegbua, who has been in and out of the offices of the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) since Sunday when he issued a statement on behalf of his principal, said the last six days have been traumatic.

Sex Scandal: Kayamo Withdraws From Case As Otobo Disowns Statement, Documents

FESTUS Keyamo, lawyer to Stephanie Otobo – the Canada-based musician that accused the general Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman of breaching a marriage proposal – has withdrawn as legal counsel to her from the case his chamber filed against the cleric.

This information emanates from Otobo who also deposed an Affidavit of Disclaimer, stating, interalia, that the statement of defence filed at Ikeja high court, purportedly on her behalf by her lawyer was untrue.

Ex-student sues Oxford for £1m, says his 20-year-old degree failed to give him success

A graduate who tried to sue Oxford University because he just missed out on earning a top degree has had his claim thrown out.
Faiz Siddiqui wanted £1m in damages from the university over what he described as “negligently inadequate teaching” that affected his degree grade 20 years ago.

Woman sells boyfriend’s generator, spends proceeds on hair cream

A 24-year-old woman, Bimpe Adeite, who allegedly stole a generator valued N70,000 belonging to a male friend, risks three-year imprisonment if found guilty.
The court heard that Adeite sold the generator and spent the proceeds on hair and skin creams.

‘Looters angry because they can no longer pay tithe’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Catholic bishops

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has taunted the Catholic bishops who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.

During the visit, the clerics told the president that his goodwill is being depleted by “glaring failures”.

Air Peace aircraft burgled at Lagos airport

Suspected Burglars attacked an aircraft belonging to Air Peace at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, as it was about to take off on Thursday.
The attackers were said to have opened the cargo section of the Flight 7138 taxiing for departure on runway 18R (A1) of the airport.

Buhari sacks two judges, orders background checks on judges

Following recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.
According to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the disciplinary actions on the two Justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Alleged N400m Fraud: Supreme Court Rules On Metuh's Case

The Supreme Court ruled on Friday ruled on the alleged N400m and $2m case instituted against former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Ruling on the matter, the Supreme Court said that Metuh, had a case to answer in respect of the money laundering charges brought against him.

UK-based Nigerian lady loses N15m to fake Oba of Lagos

Mrs Ajoke Moriselade, a UK based-Nigerian lady, on Wednesday, narrated before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos, how she was swindled of N15 million by a fraudster, Salami Peter, who claimed to be Oba of Lagos, HRM, Oba Rilwan Akiolu. 
According to Vanguard, the victim said the fake Oba of Lagos had promised to get her a slot at the Lekki Free Trade Zone. It will be recalled that the said fake Oba of Lagos, Salami Peter, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Akorede Ajibade by the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos on August 18, 2017, on charges of conspiracy, impersonation, fraud, forgery and stealing.

I Was Moved To Tears After Visiting Graveyard Of 73 People Killed By Herdsmen - Fayose

After paying a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to stop ruling the country with double standard.
The Governor said he was moved to tears after visiting the graveyard of 73 innocent people killed by Fulani herdsmen. He commiserated with Benue people over the loss.

Nigerian Rapper, M.I Set To Release Studio Album

Award winning M.I Abaga entered the Nigerian music industry with the release of his first album "Talk About It", since then, he has risen to become one of Africa’s biggest musicians especially in his top genre of Hip Hop.

American Boxer, Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua is a nobody  in America — and must fight him across the pond to become a superstar, The Sun reports.

World heavyweight champion Joshua  has hinted he does not need to fight in the USA because British boxing is booming.

Katsina APC chairman escapes mob attack

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Katsina, Shittu Shittu, escaped a mob attack on Thursday.

Mr. Shittu was rescued by security operatives from the mob who attacked him after some people decamped to the party, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Army chief Tukur Buratai loses father

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Friday lost his father, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai.

According to available information, the senior Buratai died in the early hours of Friday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Riyad Mahrez will return to Leicester City training on Friday

Riyad Mahrez will return to training on Friday and has made himself available for Leicester’s game at Manchester City on Saturday, Sky Sports reports.

The Algeria international has not trained with the club since his proposed transfer to City failed to materialise during the January transfer window.

Arsenal urged to replace Arsene Wenger with Antonio Conte

Ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson has called on the club to replace manager Arsene Wenger with Antonio Conte should the Italian boss leave London rivals Chelsea.

Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title last season but his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain following back-to-back defeats.

Wizkid signs deal with Nike for StarBoy jerseys (Photos)

Nigerian and international singing sensation Wizkid of the StarBoy brand fame has signed a deal with the sportswear giant Nike to produce and sell the Star Boy jerseys.

Fans of the ‘Daddy Yo’ star have been expressing their excitement and anticipation to own their own replicas of the jersey that was unveiled yesterday.

Court okays continuation of Dasuki’s Trial

Court okays Continuation of Dasuki's Trial - BellaNaija

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that if by April 9, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki’s counsel fails to appear, the Federal Government can proceed with his trial.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the prosecuting counsel, Oladipo Okpeseyi, (SAN) the go ahead after he objected to a letter written to the court by Joseph Daudu (SAN), seeking an adjournment.

BREAKING: Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Innoson Chairman

A Lagos High Court Sitting in the Ikeja area has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Motors Limited, Innocent Chukwuma for failing to appear before the court to face his trial.

Justice Mojisola Dada ordered that Mr Chukwuma should be arrested and brought to court on the next adjourned date of March 14.

Ramaphosa in final push for Zuma’s ouster

African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday, fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa’s head of state.
Zuma, in power since 2009 and battling corruption allegations, has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling party in December.

Trump urges congress to end US visa lottery

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to end the visa lottery programme, citing a Justice Department crackdown on a recipient who abused resident status to finance terrorist activities abroad.
“Time to end the visa lottery,” Trump said in a Twitter post.

EFCC arrests fake U.S. Army colonel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested two men for “impersonating” its operatives to obtain $10,000 by false presence.

Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement.

Uwujaren identified the suspects as one Mike Nkwocha and Richardson Obasogie, a “self-confessed Colonel in the United States Army”.

Lion Kills Zookeeper In Kaduna

A man identified as Mr. Adams has died after he was mauled by a lion in Gamji Gate amusement park in Kaduna.

According to a post on Facebook, the lion broke out of the cage and wounded Mr Adam on his neck and he later gave the ghost in the early hours of Wednesday.

Hundreds of people to be out of jobs as OLX plans to shutdown in Nigeria and Kenya

Hundreds of people to be out of jobs as OLX plans to shutdown in Nigeria and Kenya

According to reports, OLX, one of Africa’s leading e-commerce platforms, is shutting its Kenya and Nigeria outlets. 

A source at the firm said the staff in both countries were formally informed of the decision on February 6, 2018 saying staff were reportedly notified of their termination beginning in March. 

Iconic Nigerian painting “Tutu” to be sold for N100 million In the UK

Iconic Nigerian painting ?Tutu? to be sold for N100 million In the UK

An iconic Nigerian painting that's been missing for decades has been discovered in a north London flat.

The discovery of Ben Enwonwu’s 1974 masterpiece of the Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, has been touted as the “most significant discovery in contemporary African art in over 50 years”, Nigerian novelist Ben Okri told the Guardian. 

Photos: Woman hits her 9-year-old stepson with a stool on the head killing him instantly

 Photos: Woman hits her 9-year-old stepson with a stool on the head killing him instantly

Police in Bweyogerere, Uganda have arrested a couple over the horrific death of their 9-year-old son.

Yvonne Oyo Vena, 28, a resident of Bweyogerere, hit Zion Ssendagire, the son of her co-wife, with a stool on the head killing him instantly.

South African-Born Billionaire Buys Los Angeles Times

Billionaire physician and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong who was born in South Africa to Chinese parents agreed on Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the newspaper amid recent turmoil.
Publishing group Tronc Inc. said it reached a deal to sell the LA Times and San Diego Union-Tribune to Soon-Shiong’s Nant Capital for $500 million plus the assumption of $90 million in pension liabilities.

Only 20% of policemen actively working, says AIG

The Police Force Headquarters has launched an investigation into its personnel’s attitude to work.
The probe it was gathered was aimed at solving the problems of lazy, unprofessional and mischievous policemen in the system.

19-Year-Old Guy Stabbed To Death Over WhatsApp Chat

A teenager has lost his life over an argument on a WhatsApp group chat.
According to reports he was arguing about who was least gay in the group, a court heard.

The deceased John Wright, 19, and a guy on the group Paul Akinnuoye, 20, got into an argument after Ice City Boys, members of the group, commented on Donnell Jones being in a new relationship with a girl called Fifi.

Obasanjo’s Son Asks Mother to Stop Declaring Him Missing

Olujowon, one of the sons of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has debunked the claim by his mother, Taiwo Martins, that he was missing and described the alleged search for him by the police as ridiculous.
During an interview his mother granted a newspaper a week ago, Martins had disclosed that Olujowon was missing and that the security agencies had been alerted to search for him.

2019: NBC warns broadcasting stations over political campaigns, hate speeches

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday read the out riot act to broadcast stations on political campaigns and hate speeches.
Its Director General, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, said liable stations will soon face the law.
He noted that it was wrong and against the ethics of the profession to broadcast campaign messages or programmes when the lid was yet to be lifted.

Herdsmen Arrested After Exchanging Fire With Soldiers

Two herdsmen were yesterday arrested in Benue State after they exchanged fire with troops 707 Special Forces Brigade troops on a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma Local Government Area.

They were arrested close to a fish farm owned by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Tin Can Customs generates N29.4b in January

The Tin Can Island Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated N29.4 billion in January 2018, up from N19.8 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2017.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Uche Ejesieme, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.

UK to accept naira payments from Nigerian businesses

The United Kingdom government, through its export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), says it will now accept naira payments from Nigerian business owners who make procurement in the UK.
The UK department of international trade made this known in a statement sent to TheCable.
The statement said the local currency financing structure follows the same format as a conventional buyer credit in sterling or any other currency.

Unfair to say the President ignores herdsmen killings because he’s Fulani – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the assertion that President Mouhammadu Buhari ignores the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen because he is Fulani is unfair and untrue.

The Vice President said this yesterday, during a summit on national security organised by the Senate in Abuja.

IBB’s spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, invited by DSS over his controversial statement

Spokesperson of former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, will today be honoring an invitation by the Department of State Security DSS over the controversial statement he released on behalf of the former military leader last Sunday.

Babangida in the state released by Kassim, called on Nigerians not to vote for President Buhari in 2019. Controversy started when Mohammed, the son of the former military leader, allegedly released another statement countering the one Afegbua had released. Babangida however granted an interview in which he stated that the one released by Afegbua was on his authority.

Daddy Freeze reacts after a lady declared that she does not pay tithes anymore

The controversial leader of the freethesheeple movement has reacted to the Facebook post of a lady who declared that she has stopped paying tithes to Winner Chapel.

Benita Owobi declared on Facebook that she feels do good about her decision and she also used the opportunity to encourage others to pay their tithes to any ministry they believe is using the money to feed the poor and Daddy Freeze reacted to what she said.

She wrote;

Nigerian man gets compensation 6 years after losing his babe to Osi Suave

A Nigerian man has taken to his twitter handle to reveal how he lost his girlfriend to popular on-air-personality (OAP), Osi Suave, about six years ago.

Identified as Abdul-Rasheed (@FineboyKrane) on Twitter, he opened up on how the radio presenter had come to pick up his girlfriend in his presence while at the University of Lagos (Unilag). He added that his lover came back with loads of goodies.

”I am a member of APC but if Benue people want me to defect to PDP, I will” Governor Ortom says

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday said that he will defect from APC to PDP or any other political party if his people so wish. Ortom said this yesterday when he received Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose who paid him a condolence visit over the killing of 78 persons by suspected herdsmen in January. Governor Fayose in his speech, called on Governor Ortom to leave APC and move over to PDP where he will be well catered for. He accused the Buhari-led government and the APC of neglecting one of their own states.

“My home is so silent now without him” – Eucharia Anunobi speaks on battling loneliness after son’s death

Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, is yet to get over the death of her only child, Joshua Ekwu, who died in 2017 after loosing the battle to sickle cell.

The actress cum evangelist who recently got back to acting lamented on the set of a new movie early this week while chatting with Inside Nollywood saying, ‘my home is so silent now without my son’.

The rich can no longer evade tax - Adeosun

It will be difficult for the rich to avoid paying taxes given the plans by the government to widen the tax net and capture all those who should be paying, Finance Minister  Kemi Adeosun said yesterday in Enugu.
She expressed regret that no fewer than 56 million Nigerians, who should be paying taxes, are not paying.

I Use Human Flesh For Money Ritual – Alfa

The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday paraded an Islamic cleric (Alfa), a pastor, and two others, who were allegedly caught with suspected human parts in the Ayegun area of Ibadan.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, said Alfa, Sulaiman Hamed, 35, participated in the Fidau prayers for a dead man but later contracted two men to exhume the corpse because he needed the body parts for money ritual.