Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sudan seizes newspapers for covering protests

Sudanese security agents seized the entire print-runs of three newspapers on Thursday after they covered food price protests in Khartoum and other towns, their editors said.

Opposition groups have organised repeated demonstrations since bread prices jumped in early January when a government decision to leave wheat imports to the private sector triggered a sharp rise in the cost of flour.

Two other Nigerians arrested in connection with murder in Italy

Two other Nigerians have been arrested over the death of an Italian teenager and drug addict, Pamela Mastropietro, in Macerata. The two suspects are Desmond Lucky, 22 years old and Lucky Awelima, 27, according to reports.

They have denied the allegation. Innocent Oseghale, 29, who was first arrested was released, after the police said they could not pin the charge of murder on him. But they appear to want to press a charge of complicity, disposing of and disrespecting a body, whose remains were found in two suitcases at Pollenza outside Macerata.

Police shoot man during sword attack on church

Indonesian police have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people including a priest.

Around 100 people were attending the mass at the church in Sleman town, Yogyakarta province when a man barged in wielding a one-metre-long sword and began attacking people seemingly indiscriminately.

FG charges Melaye for false information against Kogi governor’s aide

The federal government has filed a two-count charge against Senator Dino Melaye for allegedly giving false information to the police in relation to claim in April 17 of an attempt on his life.
The charge marked: CR/106/18 was filed on January 31 this year before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

I don’t have powers to create cattle colonies - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday denied the Federal Government has concluded plans to create cattle colony across the nation.

He said he has no powers to give lands for grazing reserves in states.

Residents protest as suspected ritualists attack man in Ibadan

Hundreds of residents of Gbekuba, Araromi, Akilapa, Oladele and Agbofieti communities in Apata area of Ibadan on Saturday morning protested against attack on the chairman of the landlords association of the area by suspected ritualists.

The residents, who trooped out as early as 7.00a.m., also expressed their displeasure over incessant dumping of rituals at strategic junctions within the community by the group of suspected ritualists heads by one Lekside.

Fake blind beggar arrested in Ondo

A 30 year-old-woman, Chinyere Onuara, has been nabbed for pretending to be blind and receiving alms from unsuspecting members of the public.

Chinyere who is now in custody of officials of the Ondo state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development claimed to be a widow and mother of five.

32 Arrested For Violating Benue Open Grazing Prohibition Law

No fewer than 32 persons have been arrested by the Police in Benue state for allegedly violating the Benue state Open Grazing Prohibition Law which took effect on November 1.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni who made this known at the weekend in Makurdi said the suspects were currently facing trial for breaking the law.

President Buhari loses two family members within a few hours

President Buhari loses two family members within a few hours

President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family has been struck by the loss of two senior members who died within a few hours of one another.

Hajiya Halima Dauda who was buried in Daura on Saturday morning is the President’s niece and younger sister to his close associate and nephew Malam Mamman Daura. She died at about the age of 56, leaving behind 10 children, four of them male and six female including one of President Buhari’s Personal Assistants, Mohammed Sabi’u Tunde.

"I Don't Like Buhari's Culture Of Silence" - Arewa Consultative Forum Spokesman

In this interview with GODWIN ISENYO, Secretary-General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Elder Anthony Sani, comments on the recent statement by the Minister of Defence that blamed the blockage of grazing routes for the incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen and other issues

''Well Behaved Ladies Are The Ones That Snatch Other Women's Husbands'' - Man

A Nigerian guy and a social media Evangelist identified as Adewale Aladejana has taken to his Instagram page to shares his own views from the research he made about ladies who snatched another woman's husband. 

In a post shared on his Instagram page, the man with user name @walejana said from his research, it is women that are well behaved and respectful to men that tend to snatch other people's husbands and not ugly and trashy women as usually expected.

Snake Swallows N36m Cash In JAMB Office Makurdi, Benue State

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.

Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or to check their admission status but the reforms introduced by JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, recommended an end to the use of scratch cards.

Manchester City agree £44.5 million deal to sign Fred

Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred for £44.5million this summer.

The Premier League leaders tried to bring the 24-year-old in January, but the Ukrainians refused to part with the player.

''APC is not a political party, it is a congregation of people who did not want Jonathan to continue in office'' Wike says

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, said this when he received a letter of nomination as "Independent Newspapers Political Icon of the Year 2017" in his office in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday February 9th.

Kenyan Godfrey Kiprotich, Wins #AccessBankLagosCityMarathon

Breaking:  Kenyan Godfrey Kiprotich, Wins #AccessBankLagosCityMarathon

The winner of the 2018 edition of the #AccessBankLagosCityMarathon has emerged. He is Kenyan athlete, Godfrey Chirchir Kiprotich. The 32 year old former IAAF World Half Marathon Champion finished first at two hours eight minutes.
He takes home $50,000 prize money. Congrats to him!

Ecobank doles out $750,000 for Mozambique’s malaria battle

Ecobank Foundation has donated $750,000 to Mozambique to support the country’s malaria eradication programme.

The Mozambican Ministry of Health received the money from the bank, APA reports.

Suspected herdsmen ambush police patrol team in Benue

The police in Benue are searching for four officers following an attack on a patrol team in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday afternoon, according to a report.

The men were returning from a confidence-building mission in remote villages when suspected herdsmen opened fire on them in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town, police and residents said.

Neymar lifts Paris Saint-Germain past Toulouse ahead of Real Madrid trip

Neymar scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain ground out a 1-0 victory at Toulouse on Saturday in their final tune-up for next week’s Champions League showdown against holders Real Madrid.

The runaway French league leaders stretched their advantage over Marseille to 13 points courtesy of Neymar’s 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season midway through the second half in Toulouse.

I don’t have anything to prove to Mourinho – Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said he does not have anything to prove to Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho.

He also said he had no excuses for failing to deliver during his spell at Old Trafford.