Thursday, 15 February 2018

PDP Vows To Stop Killings, Poverty, Hunger In 2019

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, said his party would stop killings, poverty and hunger in the country if it returned to the Presidency in 2019.

Secondus, who led members of his National Working Committee (NWC), to witness a mega rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to mark the 6th anniversary of Governor Seriake Dickson administration, said the brooms of the All Progressives Party (APC) brought killings and vengeance to the country.

Chinese ambassador warns US against strategy for confrontation

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai has warned Washington against confrontation with Beijing following the announcement of new U.S. strategies in the military field.

On Monday, President Donald Trump’s administration requested 716 billion billion for national security to reverse the erosion of the U.S. military advantage in relation to China and Russia.

Muslims Urge Macron Not To Interfere In Islam

A leading representative of French Muslims has urged Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in the organisation of the country's second-largest religion, days after the president said he would try to redefine relations between Islam and the state.

The statement came from the leader of an organisation set up 15 years ago in a bid to defuse concern about conservative religious leaders and foster a form of Islam that would fit better with France's hard line secularism that insists on separation of church and state affairs.

Mechanic in court for allegedly stabbing man with broken bottle

A 24-year-old auto mechanic, Mathew Adejumo, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for stabbing a man with a broken bottle.

The accused, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count of stabbing, assault, and breach of peace.

'Sex affair' rocks Australian government

The centre-right government of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been thrown into turmoil after the revelations that his deputy has been entangled in an extra-marital affair, straining the alliance between his Liberal Party and the National Party of Barnaby Joyce.

Joyce will take a break next week rather than step in for the country's leader while the PM is away, as a poll shows his popularity plummeting since admitting to a sex affair with a former staffer.

Beggar bullying people for money caught by police with £500,000 in his Pockets

A beggar menacing people for cash was arrested by police, shockingly the found more than half-a-million pounds in cash stuffed in his pockets.
According to The Sun UK, the man was threatening people who would not hand him money outside the Resecentrum bus and train station in Uppsala, 50 miles north of Swedish capital Stockholm.

Lacazette In Fight To Prove His Worth At Arsenal

Six months is a long time in football and nobody knows that better than Alexandre Lacazette.
In August, he was being lauded as the answer to Arsenal's search for a prolific No.9 after marking his Premier League debut with a goal. Now, he faces a fight to prolong his Emirates career.

IMSU Best Student Breaks Down In Tears As Governor Okorocha Gifts Him N13.7M (Photos)

Chigozie Ekenze, the best graduating student at the 2016 combined convocation ceremony of Imo State University IMSU – has been given another reason to smile as the all academic expense, being Thirteen Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (13,700,000) has been released by Governor Rochas Okorocha to enable him proceed for his Post Graduate Program in London immediately.

Fight Corruption On Your Nose - Ex-President Obasanjo Attacks Buhari Again

Just few weeks after his explosive letter asking President Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has launched another attack on President Buhari.
According to The Nation, Obasanjo has once again asked President Buhari to fight the corruption on his nose.

Man Who Planned To Kidnap His In-Law And Political Party Member Arrested (Photos)

Police operatives in Rivers state have arrested a suspected kidnapper who planned to abduct his In-law and a fellow political party member for ransom.
According to reports, the suspect was arrested by officers of the Rumuorlumeni Police Division as he's currently helping with investigation.

Jacob Zuma's Five Biggest Career Scandals

South African leader Jacob Zuma has resigned from office with immediate effect, ending a controversial and turbulent period in the country's political history.
Zuma, 75, has been in power since 2009 and faced numerous allegations of corruption.

Manchester Utd's Defensive 'Hall of Shame'

#10 Tyler Blackett
Drafted in during the early days of Louis van Gaal's tenure amid a defensive injury crisis, Blackett was soon found to be out of his depth at the highest level, at both centre-back and left-back.
Sent out on loan to Celtic in a bid to gain more experience, he only made three appearances for the Bhoys before being sold to Reading in 2016.

Nigerian Police Speaks On Bomb Scare In Jos Today

The Police Command in Plateau on Thursday dismissed rumour of a bomb scare at the terminus area of Jos township.
The command’s Spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, made the denial in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos.

Prophet Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With 10-Year-Old Boy In Asaba


A prophet has been arrested by police for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old boy in Asaba, Delta state capital. The suspect identified as Dr. Prophet Chinonso Udemezue, a senior pastor with ‘The Chosen One To Rule Ministry’ prophesied that the little boy, Oluchukwu will be kidnapped.

Out of fear, the boy’s guardian hurriedly took Oluchukwu to the Prophet’s house for prayers and safe keeping.

Ebonyi assembly recalls suspended lawmaker

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension slammed on the member representing Afikpo North East State Constituency, Mrs Maria Nwachi, for neglecting ethics of her office as lawmaker.

The House came up with the resolution after considering a motion filed before the House by the Deputy Leader Chief Kingsley Ikoro.

Nigerian Army places N3m bounty on Abubakar Shekau

The Nigerian Army Thursday said it has placed a N3-million reward on information that could lead to the arrest of ‘fugitive’ Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Shekau, the army said, is on the run, disguised as a woman after his Sambisa hideout was bombarded by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.

Cyril Ramaphosa elected new South African president

South African lawmakers on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party.

Oprah Winfrey confirms no plans to run for US president

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020.

The 64-year-old billionaire prompted a blaze of speculation last month that she might be nurturing political ambitions after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes, heralding a “new day” in the wake of the sexual harassment watershed.

Italy’s World Cup failure a wake-up call – FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

“I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with Italy’s Gazzetta Dello Sport five months ahead of the World Cup final match in Russia.

Civil servant sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for sodomy

A Chief Magistrates’ Court, Daura Road, Kaduna, on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old civil servants, Ibrahim Lawal, to 2 years imprisonment for sodomy.

Lawal, who resides at Ungwan Fulani Kaduna State, was convicted on a count charge of acts of gross indecency.

Four men arraigned for removing human parts from grave

The Police on Thursday, arraigned four men in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court, for alleged unlawful possession of human parts.

The defendants, Suleiman Hammed, 35, an Islamic cleric, Olatunji Abiodun, 26, bricklayer, Olapade Saheed, 32, bus conductor and Akinyele Tope, 45, clergy all of Ibadan.

South Africa’s new president vows to tackle corruption

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday used his first speech in office to vow to fight government corruption, in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma.

Florida shooter charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

The heavily armed teenager who gunned down students and adults at a Florida high school was charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, court documents showed.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed fifteen people in a hail of gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Two others died of their wounds later in hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal’s new prime minister

Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) has been sworn in as the 41st prime minister of Nepal, formally concluding the long-delayed democratic transition.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office at Sheetal Niwas at 4:30pm on Thursday in the capital, Kathmandu, hours after she appointed Oli to the post.

CCTV captures the moment a burglar breaks into a Lagos computer firm

CCTV captures the moment a burglar breaks into a Lagos computer firm Lailasnews 1

A suspected burglar broke into a computer firm in Lagos and looted all their computers. The moment was captured by the CCTV camera in the office surrounding.

Reports have it that the suspected burglar broke into NexTekk Technology System around 6pm on Friday, January 26, 2018, shortly after the company’s manager locked the office and closed for the day.

Man allegedly sets girlfriend’s house ablaze

A 27-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ede, on Thursday appeared in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s house on fire.

Ede, who lives at Pipeline Kubwa Village, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to three charges of criminal trespass, causing mischief by fire and criminal intimidation.‎

Valentine’s Day Special: Condoms Sale Increases By 70% — Survey

As Nigerians joined the rest of the world to celebrate St Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, a survey has indicated that was about 70 per cent increase in the sale of condoms and contraceptives purchased mainly by fun seekers.
A check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) around Oyingbo, Yaba, Ikeja and University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the day shows that there was an increase in the sale of the materials for safe sex.

Catholic bishops urges federal govt to protect lives at all cost

The Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have urged the Federal Government to protect all human lives at all costs to avoid disintegration and destruction of the Nigerian society.

The bishops speaking through their representative, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, made this call at a public presentation of two books on Thursday at the John Paul II Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Liverpool can beat Manchester United to second spot – Emre Can

Emre Can believes Liverpool are capable of edging out arch-rivals Manchester United and ending the Premier League season in second spot.

The Reds were among those to open the 2017-18 campaign harbouring ambitions of challenging for the English top-flight crown.

Police, Peace Corps supporters clash in Abuja

The police on Thursday clashed with activists and supporters of the Nigerian Peace Corps at the organisation’s headquarters in Abuja.

The police arrived in five Toyota Hilux vans after activists and Peace Corps members attempted to implement court orders that the facility be reopened.

Police apprehend man with fake N1 million currency notes in Gombe

The Police Command in Gombe have arrested one, Abbas Abdullahi, 32, in possession of fake N1,000 currency notes totaling N1 million.

The Police Commissioner in the state, Shina Olukolu, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Gombe on Thursday.

Man seeks divorce from fifth wife, says she’s a drunk

A 54-year-old man, Mr. Sheyi Imoohi, on Thursday asked an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his marriage, saying his wife is a drunk.

Imoohi, presently unemployed, told the court that he was no longer interested in the four-year marriage which is blessed with one child.

Nigeria's foreign reserves hit $42.8bn – CBN

Nigeria’s external reserves rallied to a new high of $42.8 billion on Tuesday with confidence returning to the economy as the continuing intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) draws various exchange rates to convergence point.
The figure is $2.4billion more than the $40.4billion for last month.

Real move for Kane

Harry Kane has reached an agreement to make a stunning move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in the summer, according to shock reports in Spain.

The England international striker has been linked with a switch to Los Blancos for months now, according to Daily Star.

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be “difficult” for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.
Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success.

We’ll surprise Nigerians by delivering Apapa road before schedule - Dangote

Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group, says the Apapa Wharf road being constructed by his company will be completed in a few months time and “Nigerians would be surprised to see the project delivered even before scheduled”.
According to a statement signed by Francis Awowole-Browne, a media relations officer with the company, Dangote made this assurance when he visited the construction site on Tuesday.

Fraud: Jacob Zuma’s son on the run as police hunts for him

The South African elite police have swooped on the Johannesburg mansion hunting for Duduzane, the son of former President Jacob Zuma.

The Hawks (elite police unit) in a pre-dawn raid failed to find Duduzane being sought for his alleged role in a fraud at the Estina Dairy Farm at Vrede Town in the Free State Province.

Kachikwu directs NNPC to clear fuel queues in Abuja before Sunday

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that petrol queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday.
Kachikwu gave the directive at a world news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition tagged the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS).

Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB ‘Inspired by Private Jet’

Some of the people who can afford to buy a Rolls-Royce can also afford even more expensive toys, like a private jet.

Those can be had for anywhere between $1 million that is about 360 million naira (really old models) or even $100+ million if you want to custom fit an Airbus or Boeing. Now, Rolls-Royce wants to bring those two worlds closer and provide a similar experience on the road as when you’re flying through the clouds.

Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister of Ethiopia, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests.
Desalagen, who has led the country since 2012, also stepped down as chairman of the ruling coalition.
His departure follows a national state of emergency that ended last year.

Zari Dumps Popular Singer, Diamond Platnumz For Cheating On Her

South African based Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan 'The Boss Lady' has broken up with her Tanzanian musician husband, Naseeb Abdul Juma aka Diamond Platnumz. It is alleged that she took the decision after he reportedly cheated.
She made the sad revelation on social media on valentine's day, writing: "Understand that this is very difficult for me to do. There have been multiple rumors some with evidence floating around in ALL SORTS of media in regards to Diamond’s constant cheating and sadly I have decided to end my relationship with Diamond, as my RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DIGNITY & WELL BEING cannot be compromised.

I Was Sacked For Refusing To Participate In Illegal Activities- Sunday Oliseh

Sunday Oliseh who was yesterday sacked by Fortuna Sittard,has explained why he was sacked. Oliseh took to Twitter to say he was sacked because of his refusal to participate in the club's illegal activities.

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks

After months of ongoing protests, people in Togo and the international community have set their hopes on the upcoming talks between President Faure Gnassingbe’s government and opposition parties.

“The hope of everyone involved is that the dialogue will have the parties resolve the ongoing crisis,” Jeannine Ella Abatan, a West Africa researcher based in Dakar, Senegal, said about the talks which are scheduled to begin on Thursday.

18 new sexual abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations said Wednesday it had registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year.

Fourteen of the allegations involve paternity cases or complainants seeking “care for children born out of relationships,” said Adama Ndao, head of the conduct and discipline unit at Monusco, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the country.

Governor Ambode sacks sport associations boards

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved with immediate effect the dissolution of the 36 State Sport Associations, excluding the State Football Association, under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
The dissolution, according to the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, becomes necessary to enable the State Government rejig and reposition the activities of all the Sports Associations in line with the vision of the state becoming the Sports hub of Africa.

Nigerian Man Cries Out After His Girlfriend’s Family Rejected His Proposal Because He’s Osu (Outcast)

An Igbo man, Didi Mehn on Facebook has narrated how his girlfriend and family initially accepted his marriage proposal, but gone against it after they discovered some things about him.

Didi narrated the story on Social media, and revealed his girfriend family disoveed he is an Osu (outcast), and they called off the engagement between the love birds.

‘All my husband wants from me is sex and my money’ - Woman tells Court

A mother of five, Tawakalitu Kareem, yesterday told a customary court in Mapo, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, that the only things her husband, Bolaji Kareem, liked about her were her money and sex. 

Tawakalitu, who had approached the court to ask for the dissolution of her marriage to Kareem, alleged that her husband was “careless about the family’s welfare, house rent, feeding,  school fees of the children and other functions of a family head.”  

Imo To Arrest Parents Who Make Their Kids Hawk

Parents and guardians in Imo State who send their kids to hawk when they should be in school would be arrested. Governor Rochas Okorocha, who read the riot act to them yesterday, said parents have no reason to keep their children and wards away from school.

He said the policy has been okayed by the House of Assembly.

Five killed in crash with DR Congo presidential motorcade

Three soldiers and two civilians were killed and 11 other people injured in an accident involving DR Congo President Joseph Kabila’s motorcade, his office said Wednesday.

The accident happened on a road in the southwest of the country, 220 kilometres south of Kinshasa, as Kabila was returning to the capital on Tuesday.

29-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Torturing Her Stepdaughters With Hot Knife And Pepper

A 10-year-old girl, Vera, and her younger sister, Favour, five, are grappling with injuries inflicted on them by their stepmother.

The woman, Chidima Nnachi, reportedly beat up Vera, rubbed pepper on her eyes and burned her back with a hot knife.

She also reportedly injured Favour on the forehead and inserted pepper in her eyes for allegedly soiling her body.