Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The mad person you healed is roaming about – Freeze mocks Salvation Ministry

Controversial On Air Personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze, has slammed the Church of Salvation Ministry in Port Harcourt, for reportedly saying that the church had healed a well-known mad man in Rivers State.

Freeze, who posted a video of the man on his Instagram page, blasted the church members and their leaders, insisting that the man is back to the streets.

22-yr-old Boko Haram Commander jailed 60 years

22-yr-old Boko Haram Commander jailed 60 years

The Federal High Court in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, on Tuesday sentenced a commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abba Umar, to 60 years imprisonment for various acts of terrorism.
The 22-year-old, who was remorseless and maintained a hard look throughout the proceedings, confirmed  that he would return to Sambisa Forest to continue the terrorism acts if he was ever released.

Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Wife

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced one Katungi Phillips to death for stabbing his wife, Justina James, to death for allegedly infecting him with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Justice Raliatu Adebiyi, sentenced Phillips after finding him guilty of  murder.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette undergoes knee procedure, out for six weeks

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks, the Premier League club have revealed.

“Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning,” Arsenal stated on their official website on Tuesday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears return as Manchester United vow to keep fighting

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is nearing a return to fitness as Manchester United seek to strengthen their grip on second place in the Premier League when they visit Newcastle on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has struggled to get back to his best since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during a Europa League victory over Anderlecht last April.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma agrees to resign within 6 months

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday agreed in principle to resign within a time frame of three to six months, said ANC secretary general.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said this when briefing the media in Johannesburg about ANC’s NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting last night.

University of Lagos postpones 2017 convocation

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Tuesday said it had postponed its convocation ceremony for the 2016/2017 academic session.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who disclosed this in an interview with our reporter in Lagos said that a suitable date for the ceremony would be announced in due course.

Medical Doctor Declared Wanted For Robbery As Police Parade Gang Members

A medical doctor has been declared wanted for alleged robbery in Abuja. Dr. Ola Solomon Jimade, who is currently at large, is said to be the proprietor of Vital Care Hospital in Kubwa area of Abuja. He is said to be the leader of a robbery and car snatching gang that operates in various areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The police on Tuesday paraded five members of his gang at the FCT Police Command headquarters.

Man Pours Hot Water On His Wife In Borno State Over A Misunderstanding

The Police in Borno have arrested one Bukar Ali, for allegedly pouring hot water on the face of his first wife, Falmata Bukar.

The Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, told newsmen that the suspect was now in police custody in Maiduguri.

Mourinho Stay Ends Man Utd's Ronaldo Hopes

Jose Mourinho's new contract at Manchester United has ended any chance of Cristiano Ronaldo rejoining the Red Devils, according to Le10Sport.

Ronaldo is reportedly unsettled in the Spanish capital and could be set for a summer departure if Real Madrid do not offer him a new contract. 

Nigeria To Benefit From Facebook's $10m Investment

Nigeria’s technology communities are set to benefit from Facebook Community Leadership Programme, a global initiative that invests in people building communities.

The platform will commit tens of millions of dollars to the programme, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities.

Why Alexis Sanchez Fell Out With Arsenal's Players - Hector Bellerin Finally Opens Up

Hector Bellerin admits Alexis Sanchez‘s demanding mentality became ‘too much’ for Arsenal‘s players.

The Chilean was involved in a confrontation with Laurent Koscielny during a training session with Arsenal last season, while in December, the forward was at the centre of a bust-up with his teammates and was dropped by Arsene Wenger.

Obasanjo and Babangida should join retirees club - Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has asked former military President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to join the club of retirees.

Tinubu said this on Tuesday while addressing state house correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari joined politics to save Nigeria - Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari joined politics to save the country.

Speaking after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Tinubu described the president as “one of those rare beings around”.

Divorce-seeking pastor blames wife for his extramarital affair

A 41-year-old pastor, Oluwasanjo Eniola, has asked a Grade C Customary Court, Inanlende, Ibadan, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Basirat, over her alleged resentment to his pastoral call.

Eniola, on Tuesday urged the court to grant his prayers for dissolution of his 20-year marriage to Basirat to enable him to be free from his wife who’s not supportive.

Liverpool willing to “break the bank” for Super Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi

Liverpool are ready to “break the bank” for Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.

The New Telegraph reports that Jurgen Klopp is willing to sanction a £54.3million bid for the Leicester City enforcer.

Emir Sanusi denies calling for slashing of legislature’s salaries

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, has denied issuing statement where he allegedly called for the slashing of salaries of members of the National Assembly.

The 19th Kano Fulani emir who spoke through his Chief of Staff who also doubled as the Danburam Kano, Alhaji Munir Sunusi, told reporters in Kano that the emir was indoors on the day he was tagged with fake news.

Zinedine Zidane relaxed as Real Madrid get ready for PSG clash

Zinedine Zidane insists he is not letting the pressure get to him as he prepares his Real Madrid side for Wednesday’s huge Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I’m very happy. We all live for these moments. I don’t feel any particular pressure,” a relaxed Zidane said at a press conference at Real’s Valdebebas training complex on Tuesday.

Arsenal released Harry Kane because he was ‘a bit chubby’ – Liam Brady

Arsenal released Harry Kane from their youth setup because he was “a bit chubby” and “not very athletic”, according to Liam Brady.

Kane admitted to having a “chip on his shoulder” after being released by the Gunners at the age of eight, but says the decision was the “best thing that ever happened” and he scored his 101st Premier League goal for Tottenham against their north London rivals at the weekend.

Oil falls below $60— Nigeria safe for now

The global crude oil market seems not to have recovered from the fears of another supply glut as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell below $60 on Tuesday.

Brent crude, the international benchmark of crude oil, traded at $62; a safe place for Nigeria, whose Bonny Light oil is priced the same as Brent crude.

Train Crushes UNILAG Ph.D Student In Lagos

A postdoctoral student at the University of Lagos identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade was crushed by a train along Ikeja railway line on Monday morning. The incident happened at about 7:30 am while workers and traders alike were going about their day’s businesses.

The identity card found on the man showed that he was studying Economics in UNILAG and had the matriculation number 119081228.

Please, Let’s Settle Out Of Court - Patience Jonathan Bows to EFCC

Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan appears to be tired of fighting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in court and has asked for out-of-court settlement.

In a January 30, 2018 letter, titled “Proposal for out-of-Court Settlement of all cases related to Dame (Mrs.) Ibifaka Patience Jonathan,” she told the EFCC of her intention to settle the matter.

Neymar Shows Off Champions League Tattoo Ahead of PSG’s Clash With Real Madrid

Neymar has added an impressive Champions League tattoo ahead of PSG’s showdown with Real Madrid. And ahead of the first leg with Real on Wednesday, Neymar has added some ink to commemorate his crowning moment so far.

His latest tattoo pays homage to Barcelona’s Champions League success back in 2015.

Lady Has 4 Ribs Surgically Removed In Order To Have The World’s Smallest Waist

A 30-year-old reality TV star who has already had four ribs surgically removed in her bid to have the world’s smallest waist is threatening to go even further. Sophia Wollersheim who last year came second in RTL’s The Jungle Camp – Germany’s equivalent of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, is considering another rib surgery.

According to MirrorOnline, the reality star has repeatedly gone under the knife to alter her appearance and fans are begging her to stop risking her health.

Fellow Nigerians sold us into slavery in Libya – Returnee

One of the returnees in the fifth batch of 136 from Libya who arrived Port Harcourt International Airport in the early hours of Tuesday,  Joy Job, has revealed that it was Nigerians sold her and some few others into slavery in Libya.

Job while recounting her experience in Libya, described it as “horrible, sorrowful and unforgettable.’’

Herdsmen attack Senator Imoke’s community, kill one

Hometown of Senator Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State was on Monday in disarray following a clash between the youths of the community and herdsmen.

Reports from the area said an All Progressives Congress, APC, councillorship aspirant was shot dead over a disagreement between Fulani herdsmen and the locals following the alleged killing of a cow by youths of the community.

Etebo invited for Super Eagles friendlies against Poland, Serbia

La Liga side, Las Palmas, have confirmed that Oghenekaro Etebo has been invited by the Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, for next month’s international friendly matches against Poland and Serbia.

Etebo, who has been one of Las Palmas standout performers since he joined the club two weeks ago, will be released by the club on March 19 for the games.

Former Senegalese Footballer, El-Hadji Diouf Wants To Run For President

Since hanging up his boots in 2015, we’ve not heard much from El-Hadji Diouf …until now that George Weah is the new president of Liberia. 

And if you’re guessing politics is what has brought him back to public attention, you’re right as rain because the former footballer is seriously considering running for president in his home country of Senegal.

Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma’s battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies.

Here are five of his biggest scandals:

Jacob Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3-6 months – ANC

Jacob Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3-6 months - ANC - BellaNaija

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday agreed in principle to resign within a time frame of three to six months, said ANC secretary general.
The scribe Ace Magashule said this when briefing the media in Johannesburg about ANC’s NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting last night.

Man storms Akwa Ibom orphanage to poison son who almost killed him in a dream

A 53-year-old Edem Okon, has been accused by Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network, (CRARN) Children Center in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, of storming the orphanage to kill one of son taking refuge there.

In a statement released by Sam Itauma, the head of CRARN, Okon came to the orphanage with a hidden bread laced with poison made from a local berry called, Esere or Calabar beans.

Paddy Adenuga slams Quartz Africa for linking his Chevron acquisition story to his father’s debt

Quartz Africa has linked Paddy Adenuga‘s coming close to buying Chevron’s facility in Netherlands to his Father, Mike Adenuga’s debt to AMCON. This is coming after the billionaire son revealed he came close to buying Chevron Netherlands, but eventually lost the bid.

The publication by African business journal stated that Mike Adenuga was revealed to be a debtor to AMCON, among others, by a newspaper a couple of years ago. Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (“AMCON”), according to Quartz Africa is the ‘bad bank’ set up in 2010 to stabilize the Nigerian banking sector after it had run into all sorts of trouble making dud loans.

Buhari in a trance – Soyinka

Revered playwright, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance.

Soyinka, while reacting to a question on the three things he would tell the President if he meets him, stated, ” I will say Mr. President you are in a trance.”

Boko Haram now finding it difficult to recruit - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said it was to the credit of his administration that the Boko Haram sect is now finding it more difficult to recruit people.

He said the Nigerian Army was also not making things easy for the terrorist group again with what he described as measured onslaught on their camps.

Why I won’t dump PDP – Jimi Agbaje

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A former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos State in 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, says he has not contemplated quitting the party because most parties lack ideology.

Mr. Agbaje made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos while reflecting on his political aspiration.

2019: Kwara youths oppose Senator Saraki’s plan to defect to PDP

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Some youths under the guise of Face of Change, on Monday, protested the rumoured plan by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his aides to decamp from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The youths, who are also members of the PDP in Kwara State, carry placards reading: ‘No to Bukola Saraki and cronies in the PDP,’ ‘PDP exco, shine your eyes,’ and ‘PDP gov ticket is not for sale.’

South Africa’s ANC confirms ‘recall’ of Zuma from presidency

South Africa’s ANC party confirmed Tuesday it had decided to “recall” scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but said there was no deadline for him to resign, pitching the country into further uncertainty.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had “agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three to six months”.

Nigerian customs seize illegal tramadol shipment at port

Customs officials in Nigeria on Tuesday said they had seized banned drugs, including the powerful pain killer tramadol popular with jihadists such as Boko Haram.

Nigeria Customs Service spokesman Joseph Attah said it was discovered in four containers of controlled and prohibited pharmaceuticals that arrived in Lagos from India.

Sexual assault case against American singer, Seal has been dropped due to lack of evidence

The sexual battery case brought against Seal has been thrown out by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

According to TMZ, the D.A. said there was a lack of witnesses or evidence to go along with the story brought up by actress Tracey Birdsall.

Harrysong Finally Reveals Why He Fell Out KCee and Five Star Music

Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Harrison Tare Okiri, better known by his stage name Harrysong, has finally revealed why he left Five Star Music.

Speaking in an exclusive Interview with media mogul, Olisa Adibua, Harrysong finally shared his side of the story and revealed what went wrong in his relationship with KCee and why he ultimately decided to walk away.

I’m not afraid of going to prison, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he is not afraid of going to prison.
Melaye said this on Tuesday on the floor of the senate while drawing the attention of the upper legislative chamber to the charges filed against him by the federal government.

The government had accused Melaye of framing Edward David, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, over the alleged assassination attempt on his life.

Kingibe, NIA DG appear before house of reps committee

Ahmed Abubakar, newly appointed director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), appeared before the house of representatives committee on national security and intelligence on Tuesday.

Members of the panel which the president set up to restructure the NIA also appeared before the committee.

Bus crash claims 22 secondary school students

At least 22 secondary school students died on Tuesday in a road accident in Gaya local government area of Kano state, police have said.

The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to “calm the situation”.

KiKi Osinbajo set to wed the son of Billionaire Business woman,Hajia Bola Shagaya, Seun

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki, is set to wed the son of Billionaire Businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya, Seun.

After a year 2017 that she would rather forget in terms of her business and brush with the authorities, amiable society lady and billionaire businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya is about to smile again as one his sons, Seun, is set to wed the daughter of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President.

Senator Sani & Snake Charmers Storm JAMB Office To Arrest Snake That Swallowed N36m

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Sen. Shehu Sani has today stormed the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board in Bwari, FCT with snake charmers.

Sani said, the visit, was with a view to getting to the bottom of the issue surrounding the reported case of missing N36 million from the JAMB office in Makurdi, Benue.

President Buhari Meets Abdulsalami Abubakar In Aso Rock (Photos)

President Buhari meet the former head of state at the state house today.
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President Buhari Meets Tinubu In Aso Rock

NATIONAL Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, were at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari ostensibly over the crisis in the ruling party.

Both men arrived at about 3.03pm and were expected to meet with the president at his official residence.

Zimbabwean first lady’s resignation from parliament ‘raises eyebrows’ – report

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa’s resignation from parliament has reportedly received mixed emotions from the country’s opposition parties.

Auxilia gave up her seat as Chirumanzu-Zibabwe legislator on Saturday, with her husband, President Emmerson Mnangagwa telling Zanu-PF supporters at a rally in Mvuma that there was need for her to focus more on her role as the country’s first lady.

Free medical team to conduct surgery on conjoined twins

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A team of not less than 50 medical personnel sponsored by Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who are billed to perform free surgery on conjoined twins at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital has commenced the surgeries.

Speaking to journalists on Monday in Bauchi, the medical Team Leader, Dr Joseph Kigbu, said that the exercise would include minor and major surgeries.

Antonio Conte thanks Chelsea fans for their support during West Brom win

Antonio Conte thanked Chelsea supporters for their backing after his team bounced back from consecutive defeats with a 3-0 win over West Brom on Monday.

The victory – just a third in 11 in all competitions – sees Chelsea climb back above Tottenham into fourth and eases pressure on the Italian.