Monday, 19 February 2018

Robbery Suspects Arrested By Police Officers In Lagos

Four suspects were arrested in Oshodi last week with the aid of Rapid Response Squad mobile Close Circuit Television (CCTV). The four suspects were caught on the footage of the mobile CCTV camera stationed in Oshodi to assist the officers of Rapid Response Squad in their surveillance activities in the area.

The suspects, Jelili Ganiu (19), Samson Owolabi (23), Segun Lawoye (47) an ex convict and Toyin Samuel (38) were arrested in Oshodi on Thursday and Friday.

Buhari Can Be Silly Defeated In 2019- Sowore

Against the believe of many Nigerians, that President Buhari will win again if he contests in 2019, Sowore says that can be false and the Presidnet could be defeated and even defeated well. Sowore said this on his Facebook page. He said;

Trump Calls Oprah INSECURE After Watching An Interview She Conducted Discussing Him

President Donald Trump has slammed Oprah Winfrey for what he calls a 'biased, incorrect' interview with voters.

'Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,' Trump tweeted late Sunday, hours after the episode aired.

President Buhari To Visit Yola Tomorrow

Yola was on Monday wearing a new look ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state tomorrow.

The President will inaugurate various projects and present an address at the opening of the state maiden Anti-Corruption Summit.

Airport Guard Bolts With Passengers’ N83m

A former security guard with the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO), David Akinniran, who allegedly absconded after stealing $230,000 (about N83, 030,000) from two passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, was on Monday brought before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.

Akinniran, 40, was arraigned by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) before Justice Agnes Nicole-Clay.

Senator Ojudu denies plan to dump APC

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has dismissed as mischief purported plans by him to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another political party.

He said that he would not leave APC for another political party to achieve his political aspirations.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Russia Church Attack That Left 5 Women Dead

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a gun rampage at an Orthodox church in Russia that left five women dead. Khalil Khalilov screamed 'Allahu akbar' as he opened fire with a hunting rifle before he was shot dead by police in Kizlyar.

Chilling footage shows the bearded 22-year-old attacker walking to the church on Sunday and a terrified woman fleeing the scene.

Katsina gov’s aide kills own daughter with car

Tragedy struck in Katsina on Friday when Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Assistant on Religious Affairs, Abdullahi Darma, accidentally crushed his daughter, Aisha, with his car.

It was learnt that the incident occurred at Darma’s Katsina house while he was reversing the vehicle.

No job opportunity for Nigerians in China – Envoy

Mr Wale Oloko, the Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, on Monday admonished young Nigerians aspiring to travel to China for employment purposes to look elsewhere.

Oloko told newsmen in Lagos that it had been and would continue to be difficult for unskilled Nigerians to secure even menial jobs in China.

Police arraign Enugu psychiatric hospital staff over N14m job scam

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday arraigned Mrs. Stella Achara, a staff of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, over an alleged N14 million job scam.

Achara, Principal Secretary to the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, was docked before Hon. Justice C. O. Ajah of Enugu High Court for advanced fee fraud.

In the charge No. E/197C/2017, the police accused Achara of defrauding job seekers to the tune of N14m.

BREAKING: Boko Haram hits University of Maiduguri

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have launched yet another attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
A source told TheCable that a suicide bomber struck close to one of the hostels in the university around 7:50pm on Monday.

Police arrest four suspected kidnappers in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested four notorious kidnappers in Dankadon-Daji Village in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kenneth Embrimson, disclosed this at a news conference in Gusau on Monday.

Bayern Munich give Jupp Heynckes Champions League selection headache

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes admits he has some tough decisions to make with his side at near full-strength for their Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Besiktas on Tuesday.

For the first time in five years, Bayern have every outfield player fit and available for the match at the Allianz Arena.

All Recovered Assets Will Be Sold, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off.

In a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, he also vowed to ensure that the proceeds of the sales are paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country.

Sylvester Stallone: I’m not dead

Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone has dismissed reports circulating on Monday on social media claiming that he is dead.

A message had appeared on Facebook claiming Stallone had been found dead at his Los Angeles home.

Stallone who took to his twitter handle to debunk the reports expressed sadness over the death prank which emanated from a site notorious for sharing celebrity death hoaxes.

How herders, farmers clashes can be resolved – Dons

Some lecturers of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, FUNAAB, and Bayero University Kano, BUK, have proposed the establishment of integrated crops-livestock settlements to address the protracted farmers-herdsmen clashes.

The dons made the proposal at a validation workshop on controlled grazing, which was organised by Synergos Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

Diego Costa: Referees hate me and can’t wait to get cards out

Diego Costa was booked again in his latest outing for Atletico Madrid, but claims “officials hate me” and that he is being unfairly singled out.

The Spain international was cautioned during a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao for contesting a decision.

He also saw a penalty appeal waved away in that contest – a game in which he netted his fourth goal in eight appearances since returning to Atletico.

Antonio Conte wants ‘perfect game’ from Chelsea against Barcelona

Chelsea must play the “perfect game” to beat a formidable Barcelona in Tuesday’s first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie, the manager of the Premier League club Antonio Conte has said.

The Premier League champions have recovered from a poor run of form, winning consecutive matches over West Bromwich Albion in the league and Hull City in the FA Cup.

However, Chelsea’s Italian coach is not getting carried away.

Paul Put quits as Kenya national team coach

Kenya’s Football Federation confirmed that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars.

The 61-year-old Belgian stepped down for “personal reasons.”

Kenya’s Federation said in a statement that Paul Put’s resignation is “a setback to the country’s ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign.”

Men used to miss their steps looking at me during parade – Zone Two Police PRO Dolapo Badmos

Police Zonal Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, exudes charm with a cheerful personality. Her voice could sing a baby to sleep and at the same time readily puts fear into a criminal. 

She brings finesse into her police duties, and even at social functions, she remains the toast of many. For a public relations officer, Dolapo, who studied Accounting in school, has not done badly. No wonder she was recently elevated from the Lagos command level to the zonal level. In this interview with PAUL UKPABIO and BIODUN ADEYEWA, she talks about her love life; why she almost dropped out of her police training course and how she missed death narrowly during a police shoot out with robbers.

Borno farmers ready for rice Pyramid

Farmers in Borno has  announced plans to unveil rice pyramid sequel to the bumper harvest recorded this cropping season.
They made the announcement on Monday in Maiduguri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 18, 000 farmers were supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under its Anchor Borrower scheme in the state.

A psychiatrist should examine me if I join Obasanjo’s coalition - Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says he should be examined by a psychiatrist if he joins the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) masterminded by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo recommended the coalition in a letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari in January.

Lagos abolishes cash payment in revenue collection

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday paid his Land Use Charge, with an announcement that the State Government will no longer accept cash payment in revenue collection effective from March 1, 2018.

Speaking shortly after paying at Opebi branch of Guaranty Trust Bank in the presence of top management staff of the bank, Governor Ambode said the measure was aimed at improving on service delivery to residents of the State and as well block all revenue leakages.

Furious 73-year-old man allegedly stabs nephew, 50, to death in Lagos

A septuagenarian, Emmanuel Ajasa, was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for the murder of his nephew, whom he allegedly stabbed to death.

Ajasa, 73, is to remain behind bars, pending receipt of legal advice from the office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, the Magistrate, Mrs O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, ruled.

Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates

Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline, Emirates, by five years.

The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until the end of the 2023/2024 season.

Naked couple found dead in car

A naked couple found dead in a car are believed to have suffocated after turning on the engine to keep warm while allegedly having sex.
The 39-year-old man and 44-year-old woman’s bodies were discovered by police in a locked garage in the city of Bottrop in western Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia state.

Kaduna APC faction invalidates el-Rufai’s suspension

The All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State, loyal to Governor  Nasir el-Rufai, on Monday upturned the six-month suspension order slammed on him by a faction of the party.
Two factions of the party — the ‘Akida APC’ and the ‘Restoration APC’ — had, after a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday, announced the suspension of the governor for six months over what they described as “anti-party activities.”

Christians are idol worshipers - Femi Aribisala

Atheism does not exist. Man is a worshiper. Everybody worships. The critical question is who or what we worship.

I went to buy blank videotapes in a van emblazoned with Christian VideoNet on both sides. When I came out of the van, an Asiatic gentleman engaged me in friendly banter. He was clearly not a Christian, but I soon got the impression he was in the marketplace for a new religion. He did not wait for me to witness to him. Having seen the insignia on the van, he wanted me to tell him about Christianity. But then he had some vital questions he wanted cleared up right at the onset.

EFCC Reveals How Aides, Unidentified Persons Lodged N15 Billion, $13 Million Into Personal Bank Account Of Saraki

Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State how aides and other yet to be identified persons lodged cash and other monetary instruments totaling N15 billion and $13 million into the personal account of Senate President Bukola Saraki when he was governor of Kwara State.  

Lady dating a married man cries out for help after getting beating of her life (Photos)

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A Facebook user by the name Ronke Alabi has shared pictures of her brutalized face after she cried out for been beaten by a married man whom she said she is dating.

Ronke Alabi shared pictures of her swollen face and wrote;

Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

Oxfam’s country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity on Monday. 

It is the first time Oxfam has directly addressed accusations against Roland Hauwermeiren, who has denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors. He ran the Oxfam operation in Haiti after an earthquake in 2010 and resigned in 2011. 

There Was No Protest At APC Headquarters - Group Warns Nigerians To Beware Of Fake News

The national president of APC frontiers for change group, (AFCG) Mallam Mohammed Rabiu has warned the general public to beware of fake news in the social media and online platforms.

Speaking at the APC Secretariat today, Mallam Rabiu  drew the attention of the public to a photograph containing a group of protesters making rounds on social media and other online platforms that there was a protest against the Oyegun-led APC leadership at the National Secretariat of the party.

Supporters Of Imo State Dep Governor & Those Of Gov Rochas Okorocha's Son-In-Law FIGHT DIRTY

Many people were injured on Monday when the supporters of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, and those of the son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, had a violent altercation at a political meeting, Punch reports.

The clash happened at the council hall of the Mbaitoli Local Government Area, at Nworubi, where the supporters of Okorocha’s son-in-law had allegedly gone to endorse him to run for the 2019 governorship election.

Amokachi Reveals the country he will like his twin boys to play for

Former Super Eagles player, Daniel Amokachi has revealed in an interview the country his twin sons will play for. The former Super Eagles forward said he would want to see his twin sons play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria instead of Tunisia, the country their mother hails from. He also spoke on the coming 2018 Russia World Cup and why he believes the Nigerian team will perform well. He noted that injuries can be the only reason why their performance will not be up to expectaion. When asked if he would like to see his children wear the Super Eagles’ shirt like their father did, he said,

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido vows to be next president

Alhaji Sule Lamido, a former Jigawa State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, has expressed optimism on becoming the country’s next President after the 2019 general elections.

According to him, “There is no soul on earth that can stop the will of Allah if He desired that I should be President of this country no matter the intimidation or harassment through court persecution, I shall certainly be.”

Cameroon separatists prepare for guerrilla war

For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun.
“I don’t want to die, but the only future is our independence, and they will not give it to us,” said the student, whose name has been changed for his own safety.

Botswana hangs man who murdered girlfriend, son

Botswana has hanged a man for murdering his girlfriend and her son, the first execution in two years by the only southern African nation not to have abolished the death penalty.

Joseph Tselayarona, 28, was executed on Saturday after the 2010 murder of his girlfriend and her three-year-old son, the Botswana Prison Service said.

Kano Pillars star Chinedu Udoji passes on

The erstwhile Enyimba of Aba skipper, Chinedu Udoji, was reportedly involved in a ghastly motor accident in Kano on Sunday night.

The central defender starred in Pillar’s 1-1 draw against Enyinba at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Why James Rodriguez ditched Real Madrid for Bayern Munich – father

James Rodriguez’s switch from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich was the best decision he could make, according to his father, who cites a ‘loss of sporting joy’ as the reason behind his move.

After struggling for game time at the Santiago Bernabeu, James departed to the German giants on a two-year loan deal in July.

BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba services

The BBC that has operated a Hausa Service for 60 years, will this week launch Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria.

The digital-only services go live online and on social media on Monday, joining a platform for Pidgin speakers that was launched last year and has attracted widespread interest.

All three are among 12 new language services set up across the world with the help of £291 million ($408 million, 327 million euros) British government funding.

Man Surprises Wife With A Brand New Ferrari Because He Wanted To ‘Blow Her Mind’

A loving husband surprised his wife with a $470,000 Ferrari filled with 1,000 roses on Valentine’s Day. Alex Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie, reviews supercars for social media in Dubai, but could not believe Nik bought her a shiny red hot Ferrari 488 Spider of her own.

T.B Joshua Visits Zimbabwe After “False” Prophecies Against Robert Mugabe

Nigerian Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Friday arrived in the Zimbabwean capital Harare for a day’s visit on what has been described as a ‘private visit’.

Joshua who until now was banned from the country after what were seen as “false” prophecies against former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

Foreign reserves to rise on $2.5b Eurobond issuance

Nigeria’s 42.8 billion external reserves will go up, with the successful issuance of the $2.5 billion Eurobond offer, a report said at the weekend.
Besides,  cumulative transactions in the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) forex window have hit $20 billion, said one of the reports on the economy released by two investment and research firms at the weekend.

Why I left Don Jazzy’s Mavin record – Iyanya

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Popular Nigerian singer Iyanya, has finally opened up on the reason why he left Don Jazzy’s Mavin Record in under two years after he was signed unto the label.

According to an inside source, The MTN project Fame star didn’t seem to have gotten a foothold under the record label owned by one of the biggest producers in Africa, Don Jazzy. Iyanya appeared to have been struggling to repeat the same feat that made him one of Nigeria’s promising music stars some five years ago.

Ajimobi will contest senatorial seat in 2019, says aide

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed his intention to run for senatorial election in 2019.

The governor, according to his Executive Assistant on Political Matters, Dr. Morounkola Thomas, wishes to represent Oyo South in the Senate.

CBN bars banks with huge bad loans from paying dividends

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stopped the payment of dividends to shareholders by Deposit Money Banks and discount houses with huge bad loans and low capital base.

This is due to the rising non-performing loans and the need to stop further erosion of the capital base of the banks and discount houses.

Why Online Classified Businesses Like OLX Are Dying

In recent weeks, there has been a series of not so great news within the technology space in Nigeria. From the unceremonious sale of Konga to the shutting down of OLX, one of Nigeria’s leading classified ads business. Let’s not forget that about a year ago, Efritin also shut down citing “the fact that we didn’t get desired returns on our investment, so we decided to scale back on our investments in Nigeria and that means we are forced to let many people leave the company,”

CCTV catches Lagos couple robbing commuters

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple after they were allegedly caught on a mobile Closed Circuit Television camera robbing some commuters.

The police said the suspects – Segun Latoye and Toyin Samuel –were arrested on Friday after being caught on camera three times in Oshodi dispossessing passersby of their belongings.

‘Uber Chap Chap’ maybe on its way to Nigeria soon

Uber, the leading ridesharing app is currently testing the “Uber Chap Chap”, service in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to Reuters, the introduction of the new service became necessary when the platform noticed people were using Uber for errands, such as sending packages from office to office or for bank runs and aims to tap into this new segment of the city’s active ride-hailing market.

One in three Nigerian households consume contaminated water – Report

About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.

The survey was carried out in 2016/2017 by the NBS in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) as part of the global Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) programme.