Monday, 12 February 2018

Stop Associating Fulanis With Killer Herdsmen - Rochas Okorocha

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has called on the general public to stop associating Fulanis with Killer Herdsmen.

Okorocha on Sunday said that it would be wrong for anyone to link the Fulanis to the killings by herdsmen in the country.  PoliticsNGR gathered that he defended the Fulanis while addressing members of the Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim led by its supreme head, Solomon Alao, during a courtesy visit to the government house, Owerri.

Harry Kane can prove European pedigree at Juventus

Harry Kane scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in 2017, but it is on the Champions League stage the prolific Tottenham striker must deliver to be truly measured against the five-time World Players of the Year.

Kane gets his chance when Europe’s premier club competition returns on Tuesday as he leads Spurs into the lion’s den of Juventus’ Allianz stadium in Turin, where the Italians have lost once in 27 Champions League games.

Central bank injects $210 million into currency market

Nigeria’s central bank said on Monday it had injected $210 million into the interbank foreign exchange market, part of an effort to improve liquidity and alleviate the dollar shortages of the past few years.

The bank said in a statement it had released $100 million earmarked for the wholesale market, $55 million for small businesses and individuals, and $55 million for certain dollar expenses such as school fees and medical bills.

Father in court for sexually assaulting daughter

An auto-mechanic, Okoro Sunday, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos, for sexually assaulting his 14-year-old daughter.

However, Sunday, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and assault.

Suspected herdsmen kill two NSCDC officers in Benue

Two officers of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps have been found dead in Benue State following a gun battle with armed attackers suspected to be herdsmen.

“They were in a gun duel with the herders and, unfortunately, we lost two,” NSCDC spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, said.

Lionel Messi Reveals Why He Can’t Be Friends With Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona star Lionel Messi doubts he will ever be close friends with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The two stars have never shown disdain for one another but have also never had a relationship outside of the many matches and award ceremonies they have been a part of.

Messi told World Soccer magazine; ‘I don’t know if we will be (friends in the future),’ .’Friendship is built through spending time together and getting to know each other.

Woman Bags 6 Months Jail Term for Stealing

Justice O. O. Majekudunmi of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta has convicted and sentenced one Folashade Olukemi Adeleke to six months imprisonment without an option of fine on two court charge bordering on stealing contrary to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The convict who was arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal  office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday 25th November, 2016 and pleaded not guilty to the two count charge preferred against her was later found guilty of the charges after full trial. The Court convicted and sentenced her accordingly.

FG to arraign Senator Dino Melaye on March 1

The Federal Government will on March 1, 2018 arraign Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on two counts of giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017.

Melaye was accused of falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Edward Onoja David, in the said assassination attempt.  The office of the Attorney General of the Federation filed the charges, marked CR/106/18 on January 31, 2018.

One Of Two Missing Policemen In Benue Found Dead

A Nigerian police officer who went missing in Benue State on Saturday has been found dead, locals told PREMIUM TIMES Monday.
The officer, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was amongst the four mobile police officers that went missing following an ambush on their patrol vehicle in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday.

MC Oluomo Buries Father-in-Law In Lagos (Photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Monday said despite perceived opposition across the state, he would support his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to be governor in 2019 if he decides to contest.
Nwosu, who is currently the governor’s chief of staff, is married to Okorocha’s first daughter, Ulomma.

I’ll support my son-in-law’s governorship ambition — Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Monday said despite perceived opposition across the state, he would support his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to be governor in 2019 if he decides to contest.
Nwosu, who is currently the governor’s chief of staff, is married to Okorocha’s first daughter, Ulomma.

Ghana issues Lassa fever alert

The government of Ghana has issued an alert, warning members of the public on the possible outbreak of Lassa fever.
Ghana Health Services (GHS) also cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever.

Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou shares photo with singer Flavour and calls him African royalty

Award-winning Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou has become friends with Nigerian singer Flavour and he is showing off the singer on social media.

Djimon apparently sees Flavour as more than a friend and even referred to him as a brother.

Nigerian Lady Who Tattooed OBO On Her Chest Slams Critics As Davido Follows Her On Instagram

Yesterday, a die-hard female fan of Nigerian singer, Davido flaunted a tattoo of his music label logo on her chest.

The lady identified as @Symply_Tacha on Instagram has now revealed that the ‘FIA’ crooner is now following her on the platform.

Kwara United coach reportedly slapped Katsina United’s coach after their NPFL clash (Photos)

Things turned nasty in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) as Kwara United head coach, Maji Mohammed reportedly landed his counterpart, Katsina United’s team manager Abdulahi Biffo a resounding slap after their weekend game.

According to a Facebook user, Niyi Busari, who shared an eyewitness report, it was reported that trouble started when Kwara United defender handed the ball in his own 18-yard box, but the referee pointed to the corner flag that it was corner-kick.

Why men should stop using Tramadol for sex, ‘highness’ – Expert

A Consultant Pharmacist, Dr Clever Okeke, has warned that the use of Tramadol for “highness” or delayed ejaculation during sex could lead to depression and irrational behaviour.

According to him, even though Tramadol is meant for the treatment of severe pains, it is sometimes abused because of the euphoric feeling that comes with its use.

Lagos seals RCCG building, others

The Lagos State Building Control Agency has sealed a zonal headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God under construction in Ajegunle, a hotel in Ikeja and six other buildings for illegal development and breaking government seal.

The RCCG parish, located on Old Ojo Road in Ajegunle, was accused of breaking government’s seal after a stop-work notice was served.

Patience Jonathan’s N7.4bn: Judge’s absence stalls suit

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned until February 14 hearing of a motion seeking the forfeiture of funds linked to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had commenced fresh moves to seize funds in 15 bank accounts linked to Patience, totalling $6.4m and over N7.4bn.

NASS, Presidency to harmonise on tax reforms

The National Assembly Technical Committee on Tax Reforms has assured of harmonious working relationship with the Presidential Initiative on the Ease of Doing Business.

This, it said, is in its determination to enthrone a tax system that would improve the overall wellbeing of Nigerians and diversify the nation’s economy.

150 support groups working for President Buhari in 2019

150 support groups have so far sprang up  for the re election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ita Enang disclosed this in Warri, Delta state during the commissioning of the Delta state office of Council for New Nigeria, in Warri.

He assured people of the Niger Delta region that President Buhari would continue to give them special attention, dismissing as untrue allegations that the federal government planned to  rob  the Niger Delta region of oil proceeds offshore.

Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Benue For Open Grazing (Photos)

After  series of meetings between the Otukpo Local government Chairman, Hon. George Alli and the Fulani community in Otukpo over the law prohibiting open grazing as enacted into law by Benue State government, with its implementation from November 2017, recalcitrant Fulani herdsmen were seen openly grazing their cattle in Otukpo.

China Police Starts Wearing Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition

Chinese security operatives have began to use smart glasses equipped with facial recognition technology to identify citizens. The new initiative is to help identify culprits, missing persons, or crime witnesses by scanning the faces of people in a crowd and areas where there are no CCTV cameras. Before now the country uses CCTV cameras that can identify citizens and even track their movements around, now the facial recognition sunglasses will help security personnel in both crowed area and areas where are no cameras.

Russian Jet Crash: Plane Carrying 71 'Breaks Up' In Moscow Sky; No Survivors

A RUSSIAN aircraft carrying 71 people has crashed just outside of Moscow "leaving no survivors" after an incident following take-off from Domodedovo international airport, an emergency service source told local media.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the An-148 aircraft operated by Saratov Airlines "breaking up in the sky" after it went missing from radar shortly after take-off from the Moscow airport.
Russia’s emergencies ministry has confirmed the crash and Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his "profound condolences to those who lost their relatives in the crash".
Rescue teams are approaching the crash site on foot as they were unable to get there in their vehicles.

Maradona: "Teams No Longer Fear Argentina.. Nigeria Disgraced Us"

Argentina legend Diego Maradona believes the Albiceleste have lost their fear factor and will have to rely on the influence of Lionel Messi to do well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Maradona enjoyed remarkable success with the Albiceleste, having captained the side at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico which they won and is regarded by many as the greatest footballer to have ever played the game.

Brothers put metal balls in their penises to make rape more painful for their female victims

Brothers put metal balls in their penises to make rape more painful for their female victims

Two sick brothers are on trial in Spain after inserting metal balls into their penises in order to cause more pain to the women they were raping.

When they were in jail, Cristian and Sebastian Sandulache made a series of cuts along their penises and inserted small metal balls into the incisions. The metal balls apparently makes sex more pleasurable to them, but more painful to the women with whom they practice it.

Nollywood actor, Ayanfe Adekunle hospitalized after surviving terrible car accident

Nollywood actor,?Ayanfe Adekunle hospitalized after?surviving?terrible car accident

Barely 24 hours after a veteran Nollywood Actress, Joke Muyiwa and her family survived a ghastly auto accident, another Yoruba Actor, Ayanfe Adekunle popularly known as Monsuru has been hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a car crash.

2019: Governors shun Obasanjo’s coalition

Governors are yet to identify with the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) – former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s antidote to Nigeria’s leadership quandary.
CNM had claimed that 13 of the 36 governors would embrace it.
But with the exception of a southern governor whose commitment is “fluid”, no governor has joined the movement, The Nation learnt.

Brothers inject themselves with deadly chemicals so they can look buff

Brothers?inject themselves with deadly chemicals so they can look?buff

Two Brazilian brothers injected themselves with deadly chemicals so they can look buff and they are pleased with the unnatural result.

Tony ‘Hulk’ Geraldo, 49, and Alvaro ‘Conan’ Pereira, 50, are so obsessed with having big muscles they pump themselves full of supplement Potenay B12, which is normally used to treat cows and horses. The chemicals gave them fake 28-inch biceps and they are not bothered about possible side effects.

EFCC Reacts To The Story Of Money-Swallowing Snake

Following the story of the N36 million allegedly swallowed by a strange snake, the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission have hilariously reacted to the news.

According to the commission, It will show no mercy to a money swallowing snake.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State sacks 104 aides over non-performance

On Saturday, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State sacked 104 Executive Assistants over non-performance.

The Governor, while announcing the sack, expressed dismay with his Executive Assistants from Enugu North Senatorial District of the state over their nonchalant attitude towards the ongoing voters’ registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Fulanis are not criminals – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has declared that Fulanis are not terrorists or criminals as perceived by some Nigerians.

Sanusi made the declaration at the weekend in Minna at a National Executive Council meeting of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) attended by Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Musdafa, Professor Ango Abdullahi, Dr. Aliyu Tilde and other stakeholders.

Father in court for sexually assaulting daughter

An auto-mechanic, Okoro Sunday, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos, for sexually assaulting his 14-year-old daughter.

However, Sunday, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and assault.

‘General Overseer’, other held for robbery

Police in Ogun State have arrested a pastor, Daniel Onwugbufor, in connection with alleged armed robbery. The pastor, who is the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, in Lagos State, was arrested along with a man, Israel Animashaun, on February 1, by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement yesterday that the arrest of the suspects followed a series of carsnatching report which the command had been trying to unravel. Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, stated that the police had been working on a clue to smash the syndicate.

President Buhari summons emergency security meeting

Barely 48 hours after the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by the Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting which started at about 11.00 a.m., is attended by all service chiefs and Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

EFCC Invites Oduah Over Alleged Diversion Of N3.6bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah, has been ignoring invitations to her over an alleged diversion of N3.6bn meant for the installation of security devices at the airports when she was the Minister of Aviation.

How FG abandoned multi-million naira electricity turbines since 1982

The German made gadgets are now obsolete – Dam authorities Only private investors can rescue the Iseyin project – Expert The multi-million naira electricity turbines bought by the Federal Government in 1982 for the hydro-power project at Ikere Gorge dam in Iseyin, Oyo State, have since become obsolete, Daily Trust can report. 

Daily Trust learnt that the turbines were bought during the Shehu Shagari administration in 1982 from a German company and have been abandoned at the dam since then. 

Jerusalem is off negotiation table – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table after his decision to declare the city as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv.

“By taking Jerusalem off the table I wanted to make it clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and as for specific boundaries, I would support what both sides agreed to,” Trump told newspaper Israel Hayom on Sunday.

Trial Of Fresh 1,000 Boko Haram Suspects Begins

The Federal Government, through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) will today resume the trial of suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.

A press statement by the Special Adviser to the AGF on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, said on Sunday that the second phase of the trial at the Kainji detention facility in Niger State would begin on today.

How this 29-year-old virgin got pregnant without having sex

A 29-year-old virgin named Lauren has discovered she is pregnant with her first child after going against her doctor and religious family’s advice and finding a sperm donor without having sex.

According to report, the mom-to-be, who is from a Manitoban community in Canada, is expecting the baby in June and feels the happy news will help her not have to deal with dating, something she doesn’t want to do.

How 9mobile acquisition delay triggered N5.5bn revenue loss

Nigeria’s fourth telecom operator, 9mobile, has suffered a loss in market share estimated at N5.5 billion in six months, occasioned by the confusion and delay in the sale of the company.

The telecom company which prides itself as the most innovative, having tailored its services towards the growing army of Nigerian youths, has become hard to sell since the $1.2billion loan from a consortium of 13 foreign and local banks forced it to succumb to acquisition.

200-level Student Arrested By Police For Impersonating Military Officer

A student at a Lagos private university, Ahmed Hassan, has been arrested after allegedly parading himself as an officer of the Nigerian Air Force for months. Hassan, a 200-level student of Architecture, was arrested with an accomplice, Ibrahim Yahaya.

It was learnt that Hassan and Yahaya, a commercial motorcycle rider, met in the Sabo area of Ikorodu, where Hassan made the rider to believe that he was an Air Force Flying Officer.

I Tried To Stop Senator Abe From Winning, But God Said No — Governor Wike

senator Magnus Abe and governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, confessed that he did everything to stop Senator Magnus Abe from winning his senatorial election, noting that Abe’s victory was from God.

Governor Wike congratulated All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state and the lawmakers elected on the party’s platform for their victory in the re-run elections. Wike also charged Rivers politicians to have the interest of the state at heart and stop playing politics, as the people of the state expect governance and development.

Pimp Begins Business With His Latest Sex Doll Named Faith For £60 Per Hour

A sex doll pimp is offering romps with a latex dummy called Faith for £60 an hour in a UK village. Steven Crawford has admitted it might be “sleazy” but has already had two clients through the door of his sex doll brothel.

The 25-year-old began the money-making scheme earlier this month and is now offering romps for £60 a pop in his home in Quarter, Lanarkshire. He has officially registered Date A Doll Services Ltd with Companies House, Daily Record reports.

Former Internal Affairs Minister Senator John Shagaya is Dead

Former Internal Affairs Minister Senator John Shagaya Passes

Former Minister of Internal Affairs, Senator John Shagaya, on Sunday died in a road accident along Langtang-Pankshin road in Plateau, Dan Dandur, former Chairman, Langtang North Local Government, has confirmed.

“Shagaya died in a road crash today; we are right now with the corpse at the Air Force Military Hospital, Jos,” Dandur told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview.

Paddy Adenuga’s entrepreneur story and the depressing predictability of Nigeria’s elite

It was the economist Albert Hirschmann who espoused the idea of an ‘enclave economy’ in the late 1950s. This is a phenomenon where one sector of a country’s economy is highly developed but exists in a way that has practically no bearing on the rest of the country’s economy.

The best example of this is, of course, the oil industry, especially in developing countries. In Nigeria, it’s particularly stark when you consider the level of sophistication, investment and general development of the oil industry compared with the rest of the economy..

Serena Williams Makes Return To Competitive Tennis

Former world number one Serena Williams made her return to competitive tennis five months after giving birth as she teamed up with sister Venus for the US team in the Fed Cup.

In what was a last-minute change to the billing as the Americans had already won the tie against the Netherlands, the pair lost the dead doubles rubber 6-2 6-3.

Johnson-Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim prize for African Leadership

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday became the first woman to win the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, in recognition of her efforts to rebuild her country following two devastating civil wars.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Johnson-Sirleaf became president in 2006, three years after the second civil war had ended, and was re-elected for a second term in 2011.

‘Our people will deal with him’ – Catholic Bishops react to Bello’s attack

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Sunday lambasted Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, for attacking the body after its visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The clerics last week met Buhari in a close door meeting.

Controversy Trails Pregnancy Of Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda

The alleged killing of son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Bello Haliru, Bilyamin by his wife, Maryam Sanda, last year is still fresh in the memories of many Nigerians.
Most people were surprised that a woman could go to the extent of killing her husband, who she professed to love, over issues bothering on infidelity that could not be substantiated.