Friday, 23 February 2018

Mattias Sammer: Bayern Munich made mistake to let Toni Kroos join Real Madrid

Former sporting director Mattias Sammer has told Sport Bild that Bayern Munich made a “very bad” decision to allow Toni Kroos to leave for Real Madrid.

Sammer joined Bayern in 2012 and won the Bundesliga title every season during his four years at the club, also carrying off the Treble in 2013 — including the Champions League — when he worked closely with coach Jupp Heynckes and Kroos.

Pep Guardiola: Spanish police searched my jet looking for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

The Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon during games.

Guardiola, who has supported calls for a referendum over Catalonia’s independence from Spain, has worn the ribbon in a show of support for Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, two members of the Catalan government who were imprisoned in October.

Arsenal drawn against AC Milan in Europa League last 16

Arsenal will play AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League after their scare against Ostersunds.

The Gunners beat their Swedish opponents 4-2 on aggregate but came close to giving up the three-goal advantage they had built during Thursday’s second leg at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger backs Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere after Roy Keane rant

Arsene Wenger defended Jack Wilshere after Roy Keane labelled the Arsenal midfield “probably the most over-rated player on the planet.”

Arsenal slumped to an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at home to Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday, advancing to the last 16 by virtue of a 3-0 win in the away leg.

Aaron Samuel: I must play regularly to justify my pay

Aaron Samuel has said he can only justify his pay by playing regularly and that is why he is excited to have secured a loan move to Russian club Amkar Perm.

Samuel has completed a loan move from CSKA Moscow to Amkar Perm as he has struggled for game time at the top Russian army club.

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in Daimler

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group’s largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday.

Li, who chairs auto giant Geely Automobile Holdings, bought a 9.69-percent stake in the car maker, worth around 7.2 billion euros ($8.9 billion), according to the filing.

FIFA says it trusts Russia to ensure safe World Cup despite clashes

The world football governing body FIFA expressed “complete trust” Friday in Russia’s ability to ensure a safe World Cup despite fan violence in Spain during which a policeman died.

A Basque officer died Thursday as hundreds of security forces clashed with supporters of Russian club Spartak Moscow in Bilbao before the start of a Europa League match.

#BBNaija: Tobi reveals how he contracted gonorrhoea at 17

Big Brother housemate, Tobi Bakare, on Friday revealed how he contracted a sexually transmitted disease, gonorrhoea, at 17.

Tobi opened up on his sexual experience while presenting a topic on ‘the practice safe sex using condom.’

According to him, he was sexually active at the age of 12; and after a while, he stopped having safe sex as he assumed he was clean.

Driver who caused death of Professor Festus Iyayi jailed seven years

The dangerous driver, Danladi Baba, who drove recklessly and thereafter sniffed life out of the former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Festus Iyayi, in a road traffic crash on the Lokoja-Abuja Highway has been sentenced to seven (7) years imprisonment without an option of fine.

According to a press statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi kazeem, the ruling took place today at a Chief Magistrate Court 11 seating in Lokoja where the case was originally instituted in Cop v Danladi Baba SMCM/CR76/2014 case file.

EFCC amends corruption charges against Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday amended the 30-count charge against Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a federal judge, by adding an additional count.

Rotimi Oyedepo, the EFCC counsel, said the amendment became imperative due to new evidence uncovered during investigations.

At the last court sitting, Abdullahi Lawal, an EFCC investigator, while giving evidence said a Customs official paid N12 million into Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia’s bank account. The judge had sustained an objection to the witness’s statement on the grounds that it was unrelated to the charges before the court.

Court affirms Henry Okah’s prison sentence

South Africa’s top court on Friday reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for Henry Okah convicted of a series of terror attacks in Nigeria eight years ago.

Okah was jailed in 2013 for masterminding a number of attacks, including twin bombings which killed 12 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja during independence day celebrations in 2010.

I’m sorry that Dapchi School Attack Happened - Buhari

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was sorry that the attack which led to the abduction of pupils from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, happened.
He described the incident as “national disaster.”
Buhari stated this in a release made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

NDLEA Destroys Drugs Worth N10b In Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) Edo Command on Friday destroyed illicit drugs valued at more than N10 billion in Benin.

Retired Col. Mohammad Abdallah, the Chairman of NDLEA who supervised the exercise, said that the quantum of drugs being destroyed clearly called for state of emergency over drug situation in the country.

Australia's Scandal-Hit Deputy PM To Resign

Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia's deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer.

Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner.

Oyegun replies Tinubu: You have my full support

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Bola Tinubu, national leader, has his “fullest” support on his reconciliation assignment.
TheCable had reported how Tinubu wrote a scathing letter to the national chairman of the party accusing him of sabotage.

Banks get two weeks to settle complaints

Banks and other financial institutions must settle customers’ complaints on overcharge, unauthorised deductions and other matters within two weeks, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed.
Mr Tajudeen Ahmed, the CBN Head of Complaints Management Division, broke the news yesterday.

N650m fraud: EFCC rejects ex-FCT minister Akinjide’s settlement terms

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N650m.

The anti-graft agency called its first witness in the case, after rejecting the proposal by the ex-minister and her co-defendants to settle the case out of court.

Yobe govt apologises for false news on missing Dapchi girls

The Yobe State Government has apologised for a false report it released stating that some of the missing schoolgirls from the state had been rescued.
At least 30 girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, were still missing as at Wednesday evening, three days after their school was attacked by suspected Boko Haram members.

Transparency International report erroneous - Sagay

Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) yesterday described the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) as erroneous.
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

“I Slept With 230 Nigerian Girls, 1170 Others From 5 Other Countries” – French Tourist

Many Nigerian and African women see all westerners as very wealthy people who can change their lives, hence a man has revealed his escapades with hundreds of women.

While speaking to an online news site, Africa24, a 40-year-old French tourist, Jean Michel, admitted that he impregnated more than 600 women in six African countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and Guinea, within two years.
His confession has been translated from French to English by Simon Ateba in Washington, District of Columbia and it reads:

Former UNILAG VC named Ibadan Technical University Pro-Chancellor

The governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has appointed a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, as the pioneer pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council of the Technical University, Ibadan.

The appointment was announced through a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Olalekan Alli, in Ibadan, on Thursday.

Tinubu: APC govs, members, stand with Oyegun, says Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has said that state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the majority of the party members have confidence in the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Bello said this in an interview with State House correspondents on Thursday evening after a meeting the governors had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

BREAKING: Benue court jails three herdsmen

A magistrates’ court in Makurdi, Benue state, on Friday handed a one-year jail sentence to three herders – Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk – for violating the law enacted in 2017.
The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.

Dangote Refinery: Hyundai wins $58m contract to construct LPG tanks

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., one of the world’s largest shipbuilders and industrial equipment manufacturers, said yesterday that it has received a $58 million order to build 15 bullet tanks for storing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for Dangote Oil Refining Company, Africa’s largest refinery, beginning in April 2019.
Dangote Oil Refinery Company (Dangote) is constructing an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos. The refinery is expected to be the world’s biggest single-train facility, upon completion in 2019.

Allocation drops by N20bn, FG, states, LGs share N635.55bn

The Federation Account Allocation Committee on Thursday approved the sum of N635.55bn to be shared to the three tires of government from the Federation Account as statutory allocation for the month of January.

The figure was announced by the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, shortly after the FAAC meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance in Abuja.

We’ll beam searchlight on Dana Air, others – FG

The Federal Government has said that it will beam its searchlight on Dana Air and other airlines operating in the country to ensure that Nigerians travelling by air are safe.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made this known when he visited the scene of the incident involving a Dana Air plane at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State.

Woman files for divorce 40 days after wedding because husband refused to buy her shawarma

A 30-year-old woman filed for divorce from her 32-year-old husband after only 40 days of marriage on grounds that he is “so stingy” that he refused to buy her a shawarma sandwich on their first and only outing as a married couple.

Speaking before a Family Court in Zananiri, Egypt, the young woman, known only as Sameeha, said the shawarma incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Residents of Kwara Local Government Denounce Nigeria,claims Benin Republic

Residents of Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State have denounced their Nigerian citizenship.

According to reports gathered, they now to belong to Republic of Benin.The residents attributed their decision to long neglect of the local government in terms of basic infrastructure by the Kwara State government.

In a statement made available to journalists, Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat of Kwara Must Change, accused Kwara politicians of deceiving residents of the local government with promises during electioneering campaign.

‘Send your child to school or risk imprisonment’ – Bayelsa State Government

The Bayelsa State Government has vowed to arrest and prosecute any parent who refuses to allow his child to acquire formal education. The decision came on the heels of the signing into law of the Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Law by Governor Seriake Dickson.

Addressing journalists on Thursday after a meeting by the State Executive Council, the Commissioner for Education, Jonathan Obuebite, said that with the signing of the bill into law, every child of school age must be enrolled in any of the various model schools in the state.

Barber bags 42 years in jail for robbery

An apprentice barber has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for robbery.

Samuel Edet was sentenced at a Lagos High Court in Igbosere. Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya convicted Edet of robbing an aluminium technician Adewale Elelo of his Nissan Pathfinder on February 21, 2012. She sentenced him to 21 years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit robbery and another 21 years for robbery. The sentences, which were without an option of a fine, will run concurrently, meaning Edet will spend only 21 years in jail, The Nation reports.

Argentine Police find $62m worth of cocaine in Russian embassy

Police in Argentina have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang.

Patricia Bullrich told a press conference that the drugs discovered in an annex of the embassy had a street value of around 50 million euros (about $62 million).  “A gang of narco-criminals was trying to use the diplomatic courier service of the Russian embassy” to ship the drugs to Europe, she said.

Explained: The Unexplained Wealth Order and how it affects rich Nigerians

On 27 April 2017, the UK Parliament passed the Criminal Finance Act 2017 (Act) into law amending the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Act, amongst other things, introduces the Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) effective from 31 January 2018.

Lady Explains How Electrician She Brought To Her House Almost Raped Her Children's Nanny

A Nigerian lady has taken to social media to narrate how an electrician she brought into her house to fix a thing almost raped her children's nanny. She said she didn't have cash at hand and had to rush to the ATM in other to be able to pay him, but before she returned the unthinkable almost happened. Here's what she said;

Imo Zenith Bank robbery: Police nab fleeing suspect one year after

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One year after an armed robbery gang invaded a branch of Zenith Bank in Owerri, Imo State, killed two policemen and wounded another, the Police have arrested the last member of the gang.

His name is given as Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, aka, Ogolo, from Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.

Missing Girls: Angry Dapchi Residents Stone Governor Gaidem's Cars (Photos)

Some aggrieved residents of Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government area of Yobe state, attacked Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, on Thursday.

They not only booed the number one citizen of the state but threw stones and dangerous objects at his convoy, resulting in the destruction of some vehicles.

Gaidam had gone to the community to inform the people that the students kidnapped from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, have not been rescued.

Thousands Of Teens Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Gun Laws Across The U.S.(Photos)

Thousands of studentshave walked out of their classrooms in protest over gun laws as they showed support for the teen survivors of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting who are rallying in the state's Capitol.

Students from across the country participated in the mass walk out on Wednesday to honor the 17 people killed in the deadly massacre in Parkland, Florida a week ago.

11,000-car traffic jam in China causes commuters to spend the entire night and the next morning in traffic

11,000-car traffic?jam in China causes commuters to spend the entire night and the next morning in traffic

If you think traffic in Lagos is bad, wait till you hear of the one that happened in China on February 21.

Due to extremely heavy fog causing low visibility on Wednesday night, ferry services on the Qiongzhou Strait were canceled. This meant that the thousands of cars, coaches, buses and lorries that needed to use the service were stuck. And the number of people waiting in or outside of the three Haikou ports just built up until there was heavy traffic.

Photo: ICPC declares woman wanted in Lagos for fraud

 Photo: ICPC declares woman wanted in Lagos for fraud

Mrs. Gladys Aginwa and one Mr. Dennis Ale, have been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with issues bordering on fraud.

Mrs. Aginwa is currently the Managing Director of Smiles & Light Ltd, and her last known address is 13A, Adediran Street, Magodo Phase II, Lagos.

Meet 15 year old Anthony Borges who saved his school amtes by using his body as a shield during Florida school gun attack

Meet 15 year old Anthony Borges who saved his school amtes by using his body as a shield during Florida school gun attack

15-year-old Anthony Borges is pictured in the hospital where he's receiving treatment after he was shot five times in last week's Florida high school shooting. Borges is being hailed a hero after saving 20 of his classmates by using his own body as a shield. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel visited him and shared the photo on IG...

Controversial Northern leader, Ango Abdullahi appointed NEF BoT chairman

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has appointed Prof. Ango Abdullahi as its Chairman Board of Trustee (BOT), with a promise to work with the Federal Government to ensure peace in the country.

The forum made the promise in a statement signed by Alhaji Mahammed Kirfi, its implementation committee chairman on Thursday in Abuja.

INEC will cancel election in any troublesome ward – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will cancel elections in wards with irregularities.

Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, said elections in areas where ballot boxes were seized or where voting was marred by any violence would be voided.

Buhari to address the nation on second term

The Chairman of the APC  Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon address the nation on whether he will seek re-election in 2019.

Okorocha stated this when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting between the President and the APC governors held on Thursday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Yobe governor visits Dapchi, says no girl has been rescued

Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted claims that the Nigerian military has rescued 48 out of the 94 girls that have been declared missing from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.

The girls went missing after an attack on their school by Boko Haram members on Monday February 19th. There were reports that 48 of the girls have been rescued.

Hot water bath dangerous for babies, expert warns

Hellen Bulu, community health technician, says giving babies hot water bath and stretching their arms in an attempt to massage them is dangerous for them.
NAN reports that Bulu of Family Health Clinic, gave the advice in a lecture to mothers at an immunisation programme on Thursday in Abuja.

Pogba feels harshly treated by Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, feels he is being harshly treated by manager Jose Mourinho and wants the Portuguese to show him more support as he endures a difficult spell.
United’s record £89million signing has fallen out of favour and was left on the bench for their 0-0 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Dangote to build sugar plants in six states, targets N100,000 jobs

Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Group, says there are plans to commence the building of integrated sugar plants in six states in Nigeria.
He made the announcement at a forum in Lagos to honour major distributors of Dangote Foods.
He said the plants, expected to generate up to 100,000 jobs, would be built in Adamawa, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kogi and Niger.

Meet The Porn Star Who Claimed To Have Slept With 36 police Officers.

A woman who claims to have bedded 36 Irish police officers has posted a video on a porn site of herself apparently having sex at the side of the road.Filmed with a man in Garda uniform, the woman – dubbed “Carla 4 Garda” – says she took part in the sex act by an Irish motorway.

The amateur porn star has claimed online that she has a fetish for officers and only has sex with members of the force.

Heroic husband jumps in front of car to save pregnant wife

Catastrophe was averted as a father of three from Fresno, Calif might just have proved himself to be a hero as he jumps in front of a car to save his pregnant wife.

The accident involved his mother,pregnant wife and kids as it came at the end of a joyous day celebrating his son’s sixth birthday at a local restaurant.

Dragon flew away with our newly worldbank loaned money $486 million, Lai Mohammad, presidency

Another information is coming in that a dragon have made away with $486 million, a loan given to Nigeria by world bank

This was revealed to newsmen by Lai Muhammad minutes after the money was received from world bank, on landing the Nigerian soil, the money was made away by unknown dragon.

Father Chains Twin Daughters, Repeatedly Rapes Them With One Giving Birth To Two Children

A man has been charged for allegedly raping, starving and beating his twin daughters in their Minneapolis home.

Charges were filed against Jerry Lee Curry, 51, who has been accused of 'torturing' his twin girls, whom he subjected to long periods of captivity in chains.

A protective order against Curry also revealed that he fathered two children by one of the twins.